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FinTech

Metro Atlanta is a global leader in financial technology

One of Georgia's most important and fastest-growing industries is financial technology, or FinTech. On par with London, New York, Zurich and Singapore, metro Atlanta is quickly becoming a global center for money, markets and transactions. Our one-of-a-kind ecosystem includes global giants like First Data, Equifax, NCR, Worldpay, FIS and Global Payments, as well as today's disrupters and entrepreneurs like Kabbage, Paymetric, Greensky, ControlScan, GroundFloor, and Cardlytics.

FinTech in Georgia drives more than $30 billion in annual revenues, employs more than 40,000 people, and processed $5 trillion in transactions in 2015 alone. From Atlanta's early days clearing check payments through the Federal Reserve, to the cutting-edge work being fostered at Georgia Tech's Worldpay FinTech Accelerator program at the Advanced Technology Development Center, metro Atlanta and Georgia have consistently taken the lead in the development of new and innovative financial services.

Helping to feed the demand for this ready workforce are 29 higher education institutions including four research universities, two of which rank among the top 25 national public colleges and universities. Rounding out the robust ecosystem are important efforts like the Technology Association of Georgia, American Transaction Processors Coalition and the FinTech Atlanta Task Force, as well as dozens of FinTech and related conferences, trade shows and meetups.

Payments Processing

70%

Transaction Alley

70% of all credit, debit and gift card swipes are processed through a Georgia company.

Global Impact

15M

Processing Powerhouse

More than 15 million global card-enabled merchants rely upon Georgia companies. 

Industry Capital

60%

Leading Location

60% of payment processing companies are based or have operations in Georgia.

Recent Announcements and Expansions

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NCR

NCR will create more than 1,800 jobs and invest in Midtown Atlanta expansion.

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Global Payments

Fortune 1000 payment processor Global Payments plans to add 200 jobs to metro Atlanta.  

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Greensky

Greensky has raised over $50 million in capital and is creating 350 new jobs.

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Riskalyze

Riskalyze, a software company and the world's first risk alignment platform, has brought 100 new jobs and a $10 million expansion to the metro area.

Resources

Atlanta FinTech

Check out our one-pager on FinTech in Atlanta for more information about one of Georgia's fastest-growing industries.

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FinTech Atlanta Task Force

Learn about the Atlanta task force devoted to recruiting, retaining and expanding businesses and jobs.

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