Esports Venue Coming To Mall of Georgia

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Allied Esports and Simon announced that the Mall of Georgia, located in Buford, Georgia, will host the companies’ initial esports venue, according to a press release. The upcoming Mall of Georgia location as well as future locations will become key components of the Simon Cup.

Georgia Tech Data Breach Leaves 1.3M Exposed

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The Georgia Institute of Technology confirmed that it suffered a data breach that has exposed the personal information of 1.3 “A central Georgia Tech database was accessed by an unknown outside entity.

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First Bancshares to enter southern Georgia with acquisition

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The Mississippi company will also top $4 billion in assets when it buys Southwest Georgia Financial. Community banking M&A Growth strategies Mississippi Georgia

Former MidSouth chief named CFO of Oconee in Georgia

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Community banking Recruiting C-suite GeorgiaJim McLemore has a new job just three months after orchestrating MidSouth's sale to Hancock Whitney.

Bitcoin ATMs Sprout in Georgia

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Bitcoin ATM network Coinsource on Thursday installed 20 new bitcoin ATMs in the Peach State. Of the 20 machines, 18 are in Atlanta and the other two are in Athens. The ATMs come as demand for the cryptocurrency in the region is on a rise, the company said.

William Mills Agency Donates $10,000 to ALS Association of Georgia

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William Mills Agency (WMA), the largest independent public relations and marketing firm specializing in the financial industry, announced today a $10,000 donation to the ALS Association of Georgia. About The ALS Association Georgia Chapter.

Walmart Revamps Delivery Service With Georgia Pilot

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But the retailer is now testing a delivery service with employees at a store in Georgia, Reuters reported. A spokesperson for Walmart told Reuters that the retailer did conclude its first delivery experiment in 2018, but that the company is “encouraged by what we’re seeing” at its store in Georgia. After announcing an experimental plan last year for store employees to deliver online orders following their shifts for extra pay, Walmart has since retreated from the original pilot.

Georgia Banks Plan $33M Merger

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million in cash for the $184 million-asset Independence Bank of Georgia in Braselton. The $685 million-asset Pinnacle Financial in Elberton, Ga., said in a press release Friday that it will pay $32.8 breaking_news community-banking dealmaking-strategy

Technology Association of Georgia Hosts Inaugural Event: FinTech South

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– Co ntent centered on ‘Disrupting and Delivering a Better Customer Experience’ by focusing on what’s happening next in fintech – Atlanta is a leader in transactions, a processing powerhouse, and home to global fintech companies and start-ups, which makes it the ideal city to host the Technology Association of Georgia ’s (TAG) first annual FinTech South conference. Blog Industry Events fintech fintech south TAG fintech ADVANCE awards Technology Association of Georgia

Synovus out to prove increased spending will pay off

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The Georgia bank's operating costs rose in the fourth quarter, but executives sought to assure shareholders that investments will produce revenue growth in the long run. Earnings Revenue and expenses Recruiting Georgia

Why 6 credit unions are partnering to access better payment solutions

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Carousel Innovation Strategy Payments Premium Coastal Credit Union Cornerstone Advisors Georgia's Own Credit Union Payrailz Teachers Credit Union VenmoAs credit unions look to improve their technology on smaller budgets, one solution is to band together and pool assets.

CBA of Georgia Spring Meetings: Change Continues to Impact Community Banks

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The Community Bankers Association of Georgia (CBA) held its annual spring meetings in cities across the state which this year included Macon, Hoschton and Albany (pronounced ALL-benie if you’re not from around these parts). The meetings also support the mission of the CBA which is the preservation and development of local, independent community banks in Georgia as well as the philosophy of hometown banking.

CBA of Georgia Spring Meetings: Change Continues to Impact Community Banks

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The Community Bankers Association of Georgia (CBA) held its annual spring meetings in cities across the state which this year included Macon, Hoschton and Albany (pronounced ALL-benie if you’re not from around these parts). The meetings also support the mission of the CBA which is the preservation and development of local, independent community banks in Georgia as well as the philosophy of hometown banking.

'Once-in-a-lifetime opportunity': Why Tennessee bank covets Atlanta

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Community banking Growth strategies Commercial lending Tennessee GeorgiaTerry Turner at Pinnacle Financial says big banks in the city, including Truist Financial and Wells Fargo, are "vulnerable" to new competitors.

Worldpay and Georgia Tech’s ATDC Financial Technology Partnership Yielding Strong Results

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million in funding ATLANTA (April, 11, 2016): A year after launching an accelerator program focused on helping entrepreneurs in Georgia’s growing financial. 8 startups in program have already raised $16.8

Regulators Close Small Bank in Georgia in 4th Failure of Year

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The Georgia Department of Banking and Finance closed the $21.4 million-asset Woodbury Banking Company on Friday, marking this year's fourth bank failure. breaking_news community-banking fdic law-regulation

Pinnacle hires Synovus exec to open first office in Atlanta

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Community banking M&A Growth strategies Tennessee GeorgiaThe Tennessee company said that Rob Garcia will be in charge of building a commercial banking team in the city.

FLEETCOR: FTC Allegations ‘Without Merit’

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The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has filed a suit against Georgia fuel card firm FLEETCOR , alleging that it bilked customers out of millions of dollars in hidden fees, a charge the company denies, according to reports on Monday (Jan. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia.

Georgia plans launching ecommerce platform

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(The Paypers) Georgia has plans to boost the ecommerce industry of the country by launching one of its biggest electronic commerce platforms in May 2018

Carlyle Group Sells Remaining Stake in Georgia's Brand Group

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Carlyle Group has liquidated its remaining stake in Brand Group Holdings in Lawrenceville, Ga. breaking_news dealmaking-strategy community-banking

After bumpy 2019, Cadence CEO hopes for smoother ride in new year

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Community banking Revenue and expenses Credit quality Texas GeorgiaPaul Murphy took full responsibility for a recent spike in charge-offs at the Houston company. His challenge in 2020 is keeping credit issues in check.

Another new bank proposed for Atlanta

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Community banking De novo institutions Capital GeorgiaOrganizers have applied to form Craft Bank. If successful, the bank would become the third to open in the Atlanta area in recent years.

State Bank to Buy S Bankshares in Georgia

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State Bank Financial in Atlanta has agreed to buy S Bankshares in Glennville, Ga. breaking_news community-banking m-a ga dealmaking-strategy

Bank of Georgia starts accepting JCB cards

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(The Paypers) JCB International and Bank of Georgia have announced that Bank of Georgia has started to accept JCB cards across the country

State Bank to Buy NBG Bancorp in Georgia

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State Bank Financial in Atlanta has agreed to buy NBG Bancorp in Athens, Ga. breaking_news community-banking ga m-a dealmaking-strategy

Bank of Georgia signs USD 50 mln trade finance facility with Citi

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(The Paypers) Bank of Georgia Group has announced that its bank subsidiary, JSC Bank of Georgia, has signed a one-year USD 50 mln trade finance facility with Citi

How Georgia became responsible for 70% of the worldâ??s financial transactions

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It is undeniable that the world is more connected than ever. While language, culture, history, and many other factors still separate people, the tightly interwoven economies of nearly every nation on Earth has created an atmosphere of mutual cooperation and international interest that is

Interview with Giorgi Kintsurashvili on the Bank of Georgia's digital innovation strategies

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(The Paypers) As digital transformation has become the new norm for banks, Giorgi Kintsurashvili, Digital Banking Innovations Manager at Bank of Georgia talks about the bank’s innovative banking products and services

Ripple Partners With Five European And Asian Payment Providers

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UniPAY (Georgia), and MoneyMatch (Malaysia). Blockchain APi Solution Exchange4Free FairFX James Hickman ledger technology MoneyMatch RationalFX Republic of Georgia Ripple RippleNet UniPay What's Hot xViaRipple has announced that five new customers across Europe and Asia will use xVia to power payments over RippleNet, its blockchain network. The companies partnering with Ripple are FairFX (U.K.), RationalFX (U.K.), Exchange4Free (U.K.),

Synovus hires former Regions execs to form affordable housing business

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The additions come as the Georgia regional looks to maintain momentum in commercial lending. Regional banks Recruiting Affordable housing

Trulioo now able to verify customers in Bahrain, Georgia, Iceland, and Qatar

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(The Paypers) Trulioo has announced it is now able to verify customers in Bahrain, Georgia, Iceland and Qatar through GlobalGateway, its marketplace of identity data and services

Virtual Cards Run Into Payroll Card-Like Legal Troubles

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Now, a new legislative battle is waging in the state of Georgia. Reports in Online Athens on Monday (July 16) highlighted the Georgia General Assembly’s passage of legislation that bans insurance providers from requiring medical service practitioners to accept virtual cards without another option of receiving payment. “Interest companies were charing us 3 to 5 percent,” he told the publication, a statement echoed by the Medical Association of Georgia.

Welcome To Alexa City

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The entire state of Georgia. State Of Georgia. Amazon Acquia Labs Alexa Alexa Skills Alexa Skills Kit connected devices data privacy Frightful Five Georgia GeorgiaGov GeorgiaGov Interactive Imaginuity Imaginuity Community Connect Los Angeles News Retail Texas University Park voice activationAmazon’s Alexa is overqualified for ordering a pizza or a Lyft, so a few pioneering cities are putting her to work on more complex and publicly beneficial tasks.

Coke Looks For Coffee Buzz With Costa Buy

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This is not Coke’s first dabbling in coffee beans, either, as the company has a coffee business in Japan, via Georgia Coffee. Partnerships / Acquisitions Coca Cola coffee brands costa georgia coffee james quincey mergers and acquisitions News starbucks whitbreadA coffeehouse chain acquisition generated a bit of buzz for Coca-Cola on Friday (Aug. The company said it will buy Costa, a coffee chain, for $5.1 billion.

Bitfury assists the Republic of Georgia register property on blockchain

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(The Paypers) Bitfury and the Republic of Georgia's National Agency of Public Registry (NAPR) have teamed up to design and pilot a blockchain land-titling project

Visa, designer Rebecca Minkoff launch small-biz women networking program

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Retailers Point-of-sale Payment processing Visa New York Georgia FranceVisa is working with handbag designer Rebecca Minkoff to debut a global program to fuel networking among women business owners, while also connecting them to companies in the Visa ecosystem such as Square and Yelp.

Former SunTrust employee said to have stolen customer data

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Data breaches Earnings Interest rates Commercial lending Credit cards Consumer banking Cyber security William Rogers, Jr SunTrust GeorgiaThe news of the data breach cast a shadow over relatively strong first-quarter earnings for the Atlanta bank.