New York and London may be global financial services leaders, but Atlanta is the unsung — so far — leader in financial technology, fintech.

“Over a period of time when no one was paying attention, this crazy thing was happening. Metro Atlanta, and Georgia in total, has become the fintech capital of the world,” said Barry McCarthy, executive vice president and head of network and security solutions at First Data and chair of FinTech Atlanta. The nonprofit organization was formed in 2015 to develop Atlanta as the recognized global capital of the FinTech industry.