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OCC to Start Processing Charter Applications from Fintechs: Report

  The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) will start processing Fintech applications to become federally chartered firms as soon as this week, according to a report. The acting Comptroller of the Currency Brian Brooks has only been managing the regulator since May… Read More

Digital Banking: Varo Money Says $100 Million in Overdraft Fees Saved by its Customers

Varo Money, Inc., the first consumer Fintech in the US to become a chartered national bank, is reporting that it has saved its customers over $100 million in overdraft fees in the past year. Varo Bank became a fully chartered bank last month after a… Read More

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

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

Wells Fargo Announces Mobile First Bank GreenHouse, Digital Bank Varo Says it Will Cause Internal Strife as Bricks & Mortar Branches Stumble

Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE:WFC)  has launched a mobile first, digital bank branded as Greenhouse by Wells Fargo. The traditional bank predicted Greenhouse “will appeal to a broad base of consumers, many of whom have several income sources or are paid infrequently, which can make… 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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