Due to the regulatory environment in the US digital banking startups have opted to partner with banks to offer banking services; however there is a path for a digital bank to be a standalone bank through a national bank charter; Varo had plans to pursue this path from the very beginning and is now the first fintech to receive approval from the FDIC; from here they will still need to get final approval from the OCC and Federal Reserve; According to CEO and co-founder Colin Walsh pursuing this route has cost the company $100 million; once approved Varo will no longer need their banking partner Bancorp Bank and will be able to themselves offer a full suite of banking products. Lend Academy
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Emily was a part of the Zimmerman Advertising Program at the University of South Florida. She graduated in 2019 receiving a Bachelor of Science in Business Advertising.