AZ Sandbox in the News

The word FinTech written in marker with money on the table.3/24/18: Arizona Becomes First State to Establish FinTech Sandbox

As the only state where all four North American deserts reside, it’s fitting that Arizona became the first state to establish a “sandbox” for financial technology firms.


Sandy beach with a toy pail and shovel4/13/18: Arizona AG Digs His Sandbox

At fintech conferences, ties are not only optional, they number in the decimal places in ratio to the crowd. So when Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich took the podium in a breakout session at LendIt Fintech this week in a suit, sneakers, and sans tie, he couldn’t resist a little joke.


Dollar sign overlay of a computer motherboard8/2/18: Fintechs Can Now Jump Into Arizona’s Innovation Sandbox

Great expectations await the Aug. 3 launch of the nation’s first state-level regulatory sandbox in Arizona. Sandbox supporters hope the project will position the Grand Canyon State as an innovative hub for financial technology and prove lighter regulation and consumer protection can coexist.


The word FinTech with hexagonal flowchart below8/3/18: Breaking the Seal? Arizona Attorney General Opens Application to First FinTech Sandbox.

The wild west of Arizona is now officially open to a new kind of fintech company. After working closely with the state legislature to develop a special bill that lets financial technology startups experiment with fewer regulatory burdens, the state attorney general is now accepting applications from fintech companies, blockchain companies, mortgage companies and more.