Nine companies meet with Kraninger during recent joint ‘office hours’ in Utah

A Jan. 30 joint “office hours” held by the federal Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) and Utah state officials in Salt Lake City yielded a meeting with bureau Director Kathleen (“Kathy”) Kraninger for nine financial services and technology firms, according to a bureau release Tuesday.

The companies meeting with Kraninger included Plaid, Finicity, MX Technologies, Finnovation Squad, BlytzPay, Square Bank, Park Place Payments, Strivve, and Lantern Credit. Bureau and state representatives met with additional companies during office hours, the agency said.

The joint office hours were hosted by the CFPB, Office of the Utah Attorney General, and the Utah Department of Financial Institutions as part of the American Consumer Financial Innovation Network (ACFIN), the bureau reported. The network was launched by the CFPB and state partners “to enhance coordination among federal and state regulators as it relates to innovation and further objectives such as consumer access, competition, and financial inclusion,” it said.

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