With the launch of Ingo Money QuickConnect last week, the company capped off a year that CEO Drew Edwards told Karen Webster could best be characterized as the “Great Awakening” of push payments.

“We’ve finally moved beyond ‘so what is a push payment?’ to ‘how do I deliver real-time payments or fast funds to my customers?’” Edwards explained.

The proof point, Edwards said, is the sheer number of Request For Proposals (RFPs) “flying at the top of the smokestack economy left and right” at the same time that gig economy platforms, including some of the early adopters, are looking to upgrade their disbursements tech.

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