The Clearing House Lands First Small Bank

The Clearing House is a real time payments network owned by a consortium of some of the biggest banks; there is a debate going on as to whether or not the Fed should establish their own payments network; small banks feel The Clearing House is a monopoly by the big banks that doesn’t suit their needs; the $1.6bn asset Avidia Bank is the first small bank to join The Clearing House’s network as they look to offer commercial and fintech clients better payments options; Avidia plans to have a pilot towards the end of 2019 and be live in early 2020; The Clearing House says they have more small banks in their pipeline but they cannot release further details at this time. Source.

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He is the host of PitchIt: the fintech startups podcast, a weekly interview show featuring emerging fintech founders and leading venture capitalists.

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