How will fintech fare in Georgia's Senate runoff?

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5 in Georgia, with the balance of power in the Senate at stake, as well as at least two years of financial services and technology policy. Fintech Election 2020 GeorgiaThe final outcome of the November election will be decided on Jan.

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.

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Georgia To Build $440 Million Convention Center Hotel

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Smith II Georgia World Congress Center sold $440 million in municipal revenue bonds through a series of transactions last week, according to regulatory filings. Real Estate Editors' Picks Georgia Investments News real estate What's HotThe authority that owns Atlanta’s George L.

Georgia On My Mind

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Compliance Economy Federal Legislation New York State Political Regulatory Carolyn Maloney GEORGIA NDAA Senator SchumerHello, folks. Your blurry-eyed blogger has gotten off to a slow start this morning after watching John King and his magic wall detail what appears to be Senate victories that will put Chuck Schumer in charge of a 50/50 split Senate. Before I get to my regularly scheduled information, I can’t help but offer a […].

Georgia Looks At Reopening Some Businesses This Week

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Georgia Gov. But Kemp’s ideas for reopening are aligned fairly well with the government’s proposed rules , including 14 days of declining virus cases, of which Georgia will have had 10 on Friday if that continues.

Georgia’s Push To Reopen Falls Flat As Consumers Stay Home

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began to get its early actual data (as opposed to theoretical predictions) as Alaska, Georgia, North Dakota, South Carolina, Tennessee and Texas and all began lifting some of the stricter parts of the social distancing regulations to allow slightly more social mobility, according to CNN.

Consumer Uncertainty Overshadows Georgia’s Reopening, Atlanta Fed Chief Says

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Raphael Bostic , president of the Atlanta Federal Reserve, called Georgia’s reopening rollout a “mixed bag” in which only parts of the state were eager to go back out. Georgia’s initial push to reopen occurred in late April as Gov.

Kia Pursuing Partners To Make Apple Cars In Georgia

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South Korea’s Kia , a multinational automotive manufacturer headquartered in Seoul, is seeking partners to assemble the Apple electric car in Georgia, The Wall Street Journal reported on Friday (Feb. The deal could see the building of 100,000 vehicles in Georgia, where Kia has a factory. .

In Georgia Senate runoffs, banks go all in for Republicans

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Senate Banking Committee Election 2020 Lobbying Georgia Regulatory reliefBanking trade organizations are usually cautious about making endorsements.

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. In a statement to Atlanta Business Chronicle, […]. Cryptocurrency Exclusive ATM Bitcoin cryptocurrencies

Georgia’s smallest bank has new tech and big dreams

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Retail Banking Barwick Bank Celent community banks Finastra Georgia Mobile banking Phoenix Fusion PremiumThe transformation of Barwick Bank began in 2019 with a note left in Chad Bowling’s unlocked Range Rover.

Proposed Georgia bank secures conditional regulatory approval

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FDIC Capital De novo institutions GeorgiaCraft Bank, which plans to open this summer, is in the final stage of raising $30 million in initial capital.

Georgia's Own Credit Union CDs Remain Competitive

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Georgia's Own Credit Union's CDs remain competitive: the 2-, 3-, 4-, and 5-year CD APYs rank near or at the top of their respective term-length categories

Investor group to buy Georgia Banking Company

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Capital M&A Growth strategies Georgia Community banksBartow Morgan Jr., who ran Brand Banking when it was sold to Renasant, also plans to raise $150 million to expand the seller's products and services.

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

Organizers plan new bank in Georgia

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Capital Community banking De novo institutions GeorgiaA former market president for State Bank Financial would serve as CEO of the proposed Classic City Bank.

New Georgia senators to join Senate Banking Committee

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Senate Banking Committee Election 2020 GeorgiaDemocrats Raphael Warnock and Jon Ossoff, who won runoff elections to flip party control of the Senate, were assigned to sit on the panel for the 117th Congress.

United Community in Georgia to buy investment advisor

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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.

Georgia's Own Credit Union CDs Remain Competitive

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Georgia's Own Credit Union's CDs remain competitive: the 2-, 3-, 4-, and 5-year CD APYs rank near or at the top of their respective term-length categories

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.

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. The ALS Association of Georgia is the only nationally affiliated, not-for-profit health organization dedicated solely to Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (Lou Gehrig’s Disease). About The ALS Association Georgia Chapter. News Release ALS Association of Georgia William Mills Agency

Georgia Car Insurance: How to Shop for the Lowest Rates

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Georgia ranks as the 15th most expensive state for car insurance, at an average of $1,865 a year. High rates are due to the fact that Georgia has some of the most accident-prone highways in the United States. Average Car Insurance Rates in Georgia. Auto Insurance Laws in Georgia.

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

“Transaction Alley” In The Spotlight at 2019 Technology Association of Georgia’s (TAG) FinTech South

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With more than 70 percent of all transactions going through Georgia fintech companies, it’s no surprise that the Technology Association of Georgia’s (TAG) annual FinTech South event continues to grow in size and influence, but seeing Georgia Governor Brian Kemp address more than 1500 attendees in the building that just recently hosted global, high profile events like the MLS Cup, NCAA Football National Championship and the Super Bowl illustrates just how far it’s come.

After chaos in D.C., fintechs find a path to normalcy

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It was also a day that Georgia's Senate runoff gave much-needed clarity to the fintech sector. Fintech Compliance Election 2020 GeorgiaHistory will remember Wednesday for the anti-democracy domestic terrorism that resulted in death, injuries and damage inside the U.S.

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Georgia Homeowners Insurance: What are the Average Rates?

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Homeowners insurance in Georgia helps cover losses and damages to your home’s interior and exterior after a peril. Before shopping, here’s what you need to know about homeowners insurance in Georgia. How Much Is Homeowners Insurance in Georgia? Homeowners in Georgia can expect to pay about $2,555 a year for home insurance. What Does Homeowners Insurance in Georgia Cover? How to Save Money on Homeowners Insurance in Georgia?

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.

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

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. On Thursday, six credit unions did exactly that to improve their online payment capabilities through an investment in the digital payments company Payrailz.

Gaming Disbursements, Fitness Studios, Georgia’s Reopening Top This Week’s News

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We have deep dives gaming disbursements and fitness studios in addition to Georgia’s move to reopen. Georgia’s Push To Reopen Falls Flat As Consumers Stay Home . News ABC Financial Digital Gaming Georgia Lyft PayPal Peloton PPP loans Snap Square Uber Weekender

Georgia’s Big COVID Comeback – And The Question No One’s Asking

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It’s also a question that now has an official answer, at least in some states – most notably Georgia, where the comeback is officially slated to start on Friday (April 24). “I think this is the right approach at the right time,” Georgia Republican Gov.

Georgia Governor Defends Reopening Decision After Trump’s Criticism

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Georgia Governor Brian Kemp, who was against COVID-19 stay-at-home mandates from the start, is preparing to open the state on Friday (April 24), despite the advice of medical experts, President Trump and even some of his own constituents. Georgia ranks 12 th in the U.S.

Colony entering eastern Georgia with deal for Cadence loan book

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The company is buying a homebuilder finance portfolio with $47 million in loans and $80 million in commitments. Homebuilders Community banking M&A Growth strategies