416. Interviews: Varo Money - the first fintech to get FDIC approval

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416. Interviews: Varo Money - the first fintech to get FDIC approval

Sam Maule is joined by Varo Money COO, Wesley Wright, to talk about how the company came to be, their goals of financial inclusion and their recent FDIC insurance approval.

In today's episode, we bring you an interview with Wesley Wright, COO at Varo Money. Joining Sam Maule remotely, the pair kick things off with the story of how Varo Money came to be and how they aim to improve financial health and financial inclusion. Having now been approved for FDIC insurance, we hear about the process with regulators, why they decided to apply when other fintechs haven't, and what this means for the future of Varo Money and their ambitions. With our current environment, Sam and Wesley also touch on how to staying focused during a time of crisis, solving critical problems and the importance of listening to your customers at times of uncertainty.

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Special Guest: Wesley Wright.