GoBank: ‘Plans,’ But No Expectations

  • Philip Ryan
  • May 1, 2014
Steve Streit, Green Dot‘s CEO, has been quite reticent about his company’s mobile-first bank account, GoBank. That didn’t change wit...

Building a Bank from Scratch

  • Philip Ryan
  • April 15, 2014
The bank of the future probably won’t be made of brick or stone, and may not be much to look at. It’s easier to say what it will do. Entre...

Here’s the Email That Started Simple

  • Philip Ryan
  • February 20, 2014
So what led to the launch of Simple, the banking startup that was acquired today for a reported $117 million by Spanish bank BBVA? Simple, just four y...

BBVA Acquires Simple

  • JJ Hornblass
  • February 20, 2014
Simple, the alternative banking company, has been acquired by Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria (BBVA.) Online reports put the price at $117 million in ...

Simple Teases New Lending Products

  • Philip Ryan
  • February 11, 2014
Simple, the banking startup, appears to be planning to launch lending products. Josh Reich, CEO of Simple, and Shamir Karkal, the company’s CFO,...

VCs Start Pining to Own a Bank

  • Philip Ryan
  • February 11, 2014
There’s something brewing in Silicon Valley: a growing crew of venture capitalists are beginning to talk about starting a bank. Among those VCs ...
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