[We] are in favor of fintech partnerships … And we’re also in favor of developing technology and being entrepreneurial on the bank side.

Jelena McWilliams | FDIC Chairperson, April 24, 2019

Banks need fintech and fintech need banks.

Hugues Delcourt | CEO, BIL

By lowering the barrier to create new digital currency applications, we’ll see an explosion in the number of ideas tried.

Brian Armstrong | CEO, Coinbase

Technology innovations will be the heart and blood of the banking industry for many years to come and if big banks do not make the most of it, the new players from fintech and large technology companies surely will.

David M. Brear | Partner, Think Differently Group

The biggest opportunity that fintech provides that I’m excited by is the opportunity for financial inclusion … there’s tremendous opportunity that new technology and new ways of unlocking liquidity in the financial system allow for access, allow for growth in these areas.

David Shrier | CEO, Distilled Analytics

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Posted February 13th, 2020

Press Release: Falls Fintech Advisory Board

FALLS FINTECH ANNOUNCES INAUGURAL ADVISORY BOARD Group will advise Central Payments’ new fintech accelerator launching on March 9, 2020 (Sioux Falls, SD) Central Payments announced today its seven-member advisory board for Falls Fintech, the organization’s early-stage, onsite accelerator for upstart financial technology companies. Nikkee Rhody, Falls Fintech Managing Director and …

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Posted December 4th, 2019

Organization Focus: Falls Fintech

via StartUp Sioux Falls The state’s first fintech accelerator will kick off its inaugural 10-week program in March 2020, welcoming a cohort of five early-stage businesses to Sioux Falls. Falls Fintech was formed in 2019 as a subsidiary of Central Payments, the payments division of Central Bank of Kansas City. Based in Dell …

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Posted December 4th, 2019

The Last Mile for Fintech Start Ups is in Sioux Falls

via Power of Prepaid Podcast In the latest episode of the Innovative Payments Podcast, the founders of the Falls Fintech Accelerator talk about how they plan to help financial start-ups move from being an idea in development to being a product in market. Nikkee Rhody and Trent Sorbe, the founders …

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Posted December 4th, 2019

Falls Fintech with Trent Sorbe

via Tearsheet Smaller financial institutions are finding a way to compete in a world of too big to fail banks. The Central Bank of Kansas City is an interesting case study. The bank is one of a small number of FIs in the US certified by the Treasury as a …

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Posted December 4th, 2019

The Fintech Accelerator and Middle America with Nikkee Rhody

via Payments Innovation Podcast A lot of people ignore the middle part of the United States. The “flyover” states, as they’re called, get a bad rap. They’re ignored for the likes of New York, LA, Silicon Valley, and Austin. But there is so much happening in Middle America. Incredible things …

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