MoneyTrends 2019 is

Where the Trends Are

Through General Sessions, Seminars and workshops, the MoneyTrends agenda will explore the movements, challenges and opportunities facing alternative financial service providers, as the industry witnesses these trends and others:

  • Retail Operations: achieving efficiencies of operations, workforce issues, marketing strategies and tactics, new products and new revenue stream opportunities.

  • RegTech: the ever-changing landscape of regulation and the latest tools and methods for keeping organizations in compliance.

  • FinTech: the technologies of moving money which empower organizations to improve customer experience, access to, and affordability of services.

  • Political Realm: the impact and implications of federal and state initiatives and regulations that affect the shifting populations and demographics of the market for alternative financial services.

NEW FOR 2019

New Name – Same Quality Programming: MoneyTrends encompasses traditional cash, FinTech, PayTech, LendTech and RegTech solutions to provide alternative financial services that improve access and experience for underserved consumers and small businesses.


New Program Schedule: Program now runs Monday through Wednesday to follow a business week schedule, with some pre-conference events being held on Sunday.


New Venue: The classic mid-century wonder the Fontainebleau in Miami Beach Florida plays host to MoneyTrends 2019.


New Exhibitors: drawing from the entire segment of alternative financial services, attendees will find new resources in technology, payments, lead generation, compliance tools and cryptocurrencies.


MoneyTrends is the alternative financial services industry’s only event exploring the traditional cash and digital currency movements, FinTech, PayTech, LendTech and RegTech solutions that advance access by the underserved. You should attend if you are:

  • Financial Service Center owners, operators and executive officers

  • All levels of corporate management

  • Store managers

  • Compliance officers and AML personnel

  • Chief Marketing Officers and marketing staff

  • Human resource professionals

  • Financial Service Center business partners, investors, consultants and vendors

  • State and Federal regulators

  • Association personnel representing associations covering alternative financial services, lending and FinTech



U.S. Senator, Tennessee

Senator Marsha Blackburn, who previously served in the U.S. Congress from 2003 to 2019 representing Tennessee’s 7th Congressional District, is one of the Senate’s most dynamic new members, having been appointed in just her first term to serve on the Committees on Armed Services; Commerce, Science and Transportation; Judiciary; and Veterans’ Affairs. Senator Blackburn’s public service is dedicated to promoting opportunities for women and making America a more prosperous place to live. Her leadership philosophy is based on her experiences in the private sector as a small businesswoman and author, as well as being a mother and grandmother. Throughout her career, Senator Blackburn has been committed to fiscal common sense and government accountability, repeatedly advocating for fewer regulations and policies that enable businesses to grow. While serving in the Tennessee Senate, she led a statewide grassroots campaign to defeat a proposed state income tax. While defeating the tax, she earned the reputation as a champion of anti-tax and government accountability issues.


Senator Blackburn knows the financial service center industry well, having served for several terms in the Tennessee State Senate representing its 23rd Senate District, whose environs are home to several leading FiSCA and industry companies. Like financial service center operators, Senator Blackburn knows the value of personal contact. Prior to her career in politics, and while serving her constituents, she’s learned there’s no substitute for ringing doorbells and listening to what people have to say, a lesson – and a practice – she carries with her to this day.


Jack R. Lee Chair of Financial and Consumer Finance Mississippi State University

Tom Miller, Jr. is Professor of Finance and inaugural holder of the Jack R. Lee Chair of Financial and Consumer Finance at Mississippi State University. With its focus on consumer finance, notably installment credit products, the Lee Chair is the first of its kind anywhere in the world. Professor Miller has many ongoing research projects on various topics in small-dollar loans. He received his Ph.D. in finance from the University of Washington (Seattle) and his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in applied economics from Montana State University. Professor Miller has also held appointments at the University of Missouri—Columbia, Washington University in St. Louis, and Saint Louis University. He is a Senior Affiliated Scholar at the Mercatus Center at George Mason University. Professor Miller has had, and maintains, a long-standing interest in derivative securities and investments. He has published numerous articles on various topics in these areas. His current research includes projects on various aspects of consumer credit and, specifically, small-dollar installment loans. He is a frequent speaker on consumer credit issues at national conferences, and has been honored with many research and teaching awards. Professor Miller is co-author (with Bradford D. Jordan and Steve Dolvin) of Fundamentals of Investments: Valuation and Management, 8th ed. (Mc-Graw-Hill/Irwin. Professor Miller is also co-author (with David Dubofsky) of Derivatives: Valuation and Risk Management (Oxford University Press).


Policy Analyst, Cato Institute, Center for Monetary and Financial Alternatives

Diego Zuluaga is a policy analyst at the Cato Institute’s Center for Monetary and Financial Alternatives, where he covers financial technology and consumer credit. Before joining Cato, Zuluaga was Head of Financial Services and Tech Policy at the Institute of Economic Affairs (IEA) in London. While at the IEA, he authored papers on the social value of finance, the regulation of online platforms, and the taxation of capital income, among others. His work has been featured in print and broadcast media, such as the Times, Newsweek, and the Daily Telegraph. Zuluaga is a prolific public speaker as well as a former lecturer in economics at the University of Buckingham.

Originally from Bilbao in northern Spain, Zuluaga holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in economics and history from McGill University, and an Master of Science degree in financial economics from the University of Oxford.

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Intensive Education Program 

With more than 30 General Sessions, Seminars and Workshops to choose from, MoneyTrends 2019 is the ONLY event that brings you comprehensive session content that tackles the important issues facing today’s alternative financial services providers. MoneyTrends educational sessions empower you to be strategic, efficient and indispensable to your customers — solidifying your future success in the industry.


See the Schedule of Events to start planning your trip.


Enhance Your Networking Power

FiSCA’s MoneyTrends conference is your annual — and best — opportunity to connect with other operators, industry partners, third-parties, other trade associations, regulators, and legislators at the largest and most worthwhile gathering in the industry. You’ll find like-minded attendees ready to help you work through common challenges in seminars and workshops, at receptions and vendor events, during coffee breaks and across the expo floor.


Find Solutions on the Expo Floor 

Take your newfound knowledge with you to the exhibit hall and see the concepts — from traditional consumer cash solutions to mobile, FinTech and Paytech technologies — brought to life.  MoneyTrends is the industry’s largest gathering of industry partners, with more than 95 booths, occupied by more than 60 vendors featuring exhibitors at the forefront of developing and implementing new solutions to your shared challenges.  


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You will leave MoneyTrends better able to manage your operation today, and in the future.

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Continuing the tradition of FiSCA’s past conferences, the MoneyTrends program will be led by a distinguished slate of notable industry thought-leaders, regulators, and legal experts. Their presentations are sure to inspire and help attendees cultivate fresh ideas to grown new opportunities for their organizations.


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