11:FS on tour – Money 20/20 Vegas, Day 2 Roundup

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Sarah Kocianski Head of Competitor Strategy
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Day 2 has come to an end here at Money 20/20 and, despite last night’s industry party, it was jam packed with action.

There was the final of the Payments Race, and we hosted a live news show with no fewer than seven guests. The show was a whistle stop tour of some of the most interesting announcements to come from the event. The episode will be out on Monday but here's a sneak peak of what we talked about:

    • Executives from AMEX and Amazon told us about a new partnership that will see them launch the Amazon Business American Express card for small businesses. The story sparked conversation about how you build payment habits, and how best to serve small businesses.
  • Worldpay told us about its new contactless payment solution which is currently being tested with fast food chain Jimmy John's. For our non-US readers, apparently they are big in Seattle!
    • Credit scoring and insights firm Credit Karma’s CEO sprinted across the conference from another stage to tell us all about its new Marketplace product.
  • We chatted about Canadian company Finn Ai's $11 million funding round. Yes, we talked about how great it was that the story included the number 11, but also the importance of some of the funding coming from BDC's Women In Tech fund.
  • The final section of the show was led by banking executives who first discussed JPMorgan Chase's IIN blockchain project expanding to include more than 100 banks.
  • One of those banks was BBVA, so the next topic was its recently launched Open Banking platform, which offers banking-as-a-service, in the US. The news reopened old wounds for at least one panellist still smarting from the outcome of yesterday's F'in Debate.

The day closed with the Pitch-Off of the Startup Pitch At Money 20/20 competition, judged by a panel including Shaquille O’Neal no less.

All in all, another great day here in Las Vegas!