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Comptroller of the Currency Brian P. Brooks Comments on Varo Bank Receiving Federal Bank Charter

Last week, Acting Comptroller of the Currency Brian P. Brooks virtually presented Varo Bank, N.A. its official charter. Varo Money has been in business for years having provided bank services by partnering with an already chartered bank. As of August 1st, 2020, Varo Bank can… Read More

Big News: Varo Money Becomes First US Fintech to Receive a National Bank Charter

Varo Money, Inc. has been granted its national bank charter from the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) and secured regulatory approvals from the FDIC and Federal Reserve to open Varo Bank N.A. This represents the first consumer Fintech in the US to… Read More

Varo Money CEO Colin Walsh : We Designed Varo to be Your Primary Bank Account

Earlier this month, Crowdfund Insider reported on Varo Money closing on a huge $241 million Series D funding round. Varo Money is a top US-based digital-only bank seeking to challenge entrenched traditional banks while battling other Fintechs. In the realm of Fintech, digital banking is… Read More

Varo Money Secures $241 Million Through Series D Funding Round Led By Gallatin Point Capital

Digital-only challenger bank Varo Money announced on Wednesday it secured $241 million through its Series D funding round, which was led by Gallatin Point Capital and The Rise Fund, co-founded by TPG, U2 lead singer Bono, and Jeff Skoll, a global entrepreneur, impact investor and… Read More

Digital Bank Varo Money’s Users to Get Direct Access to Fintech WorldRemit’s Global Money Transfer Services via the Varo App

WorldRemit, a cross-border funds transfer company, revealed on February 19 that it has teamed up with Varo Money, an established Fintech firm focused on providing digital banking services in the US.  According to a press release, the partnership between the two companies will give Varo… Read More

Digital Bank Varo Money Receives FDIC Approval Nears Final Stage of Bank Charter Journey

The Federal Deposit and Insurance Commission (FDIC), the US regulatory agency that provides vital deposit insurance for millions of account holders in the US, has given the green light to Varo Money – a digital-only bank. The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC),… Read More

Rearguard Action: Independent Community Bankers of America Supports Closure of Industrial Loan Charter “Loophole” to Eliminate “Shadow Banking”

The Independent Community Bankers of America (ICBA) has issued a statement of “strong support” regarding pending legislation targeting Industrial Loan Charters (ILC). An ILC is a regulated financial services charter that may be held by non-financial institutions. ILCs may hold FDIC insured deposits – a… Read More

Future Fintech: The Fight for the Digital Banking Crown

As 2019 moves into its third quarter, the once burgeoning industry of digital banking is starting to make serious waves in the financial world – and investors are taking notice. Big players like Monzo, Starling, N26, Revolut, and EQIBank have recently completed massive funding rounds… Read More

Varo Money Inches Closer to Becoming First True Digital Only Bank in the US

Varo Money has been in operations for years now providing banking services in a digital only environment to a growing number of consumers. Like all other US-based aspiring digital banks, Varo has had to leverage regulatory arbitrage to provide its services by partnering with another… Read More

Chatter: Digital Bank Varo Said to be Shutting Down Personal Loan Division as it Focuses on Becoming First US Fintech Bank [u]

Varo Money, one of a handful of US-based digital challenger banks seeking to receive a bank charter from the Office of Comptroller of the Currency (OCC), is shutting down its consumer lending division, according to a reliable source. Multiple employees are said to be looking… Read More

Varo Money Raises Annual Percentage Yield on Savings Account

Digital-only challenger bank Varo Money announced on Tuesday it raised the Annual Percentage Yield (APY) on its FDIC-insured Varo Savings Account to 2.80% for customers whose Savings Account balance is $50,000 or less, and who have qualifying direct deposits and debit card purchases from their… Read More

Temenos Banking Software Selected by PayPal

Digital payment platform and online lender PayPal (NASDAQ: PYPL)  has selected Temenos (SIX: TEMN) to provide digital banking services. The announcement by Temenos was buried in a brief release last Friday. Temenos stated: “PayPal, Inc. has selected Temenos T24 Core Banking. The Temenos T24 banking platform will run… Read More

Varo Money Teams Up With Temenos to Launch Banking Service in the U.S.

Just days after Varo Money received preliminary approval from the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) for a national banking charter, the digital-only challenger bank announced it has teamed up with Temenos to help launch banking services in the U.S. According to Temenos, Varo… Read More

Big News! Digital Challenger Bank Varo Money Granted Preliminary Approval for National Bank Charter by OCC

Varo Money, a digital only challenger bank, has received preliminary approval from the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) for a national banking charter. This is a very big deal in the world of Fintech, as Varo may end up being the first… Read More

Varo Money Launches High-Yield Savings Accounts

Digital challenger bank Varo Money announced on Thursday it is launching a 1.25% annual percentage yield (APY) on their savings account. the debut of the high-yield savings accounts comes just two months after Varo closed a $45M Series B funding round led by Warburg Pincus and The Rise… Read More

The Rise Fund & Warburg Pincus Lead $45 Million Series B Funding for Challenger Bank Varo

Varo Money, a digital challenger bank, has closed a $45 million Series B funding round led by existing investor Warburg Pincus and The Rise Fund, a global impact fund led by private equity firm TPG. Varo said that 30 other investors participated in the round… Read More

Digital Challenger Bank Varo Money Adds Features, Awaits Approval of National Bank Charter

Varo Money, Inc., a digital banking app has announced an expansion to its digital banking app: Varo Forecast, a tool to help customers understand their real cash flow situation and calibrate their spending. Varo says it has also expanded its core product offering to include… Read More

Jack Dorsey’s Square Comes Full Circle, Moves into Banking; Jacqueline Reses Selected to Lead New Bank

The word on the street is that Jack Dorsey’s Square (NYSE: SQ) is moving into banking business with an application to form a wholly owned bank based in Utah. The unit, to be called Square Financial Services Inc., would offer loans and deposit accounts to small… Read More

Traditional Banks are Really Shadow Finance & Wells Fargo Proves it.

Over the past several years, traditional financial services firms have thrown shade at alternative finance platforms by labeling them “Shadow Finance.” This oblique reference to Fintech firms seeking to disrupt and dethrone old school banks is standard banter on the various financial news networks. Even… Read More

New Era in Banking? Digital Only Varo Bank Files for National Bank Charter

Varo Money has applied for a national bank charter from the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) and with the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) for federal deposit insurance. This is the next step in creating a digital only challenger bank (Varo Bank) that… Read More

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