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10 Aug

Banking Dive | August 2022

BM Technologies’ Luvleen Sidhu bets on BaaS, bank charter “For those that can combine the charter with the technology, that is the most competitive way to play in the banking-as-a-service space,” said Luvleen Sidhu, BM Technologies’ chair, CEO and founder. This interview has been edited for clarity and brevity.BANKING DIVE: You started BankMobile as a direct-to-consumer bank but eventually pivoted to BaaS. How has the BaaS space changed over the years?LUVLEEN SIDHU: When we did T-Mobile and we were trying to pitch to other brands, everyone was kind of scratching their head, like, what is this? … Now all of a sudden, everyone has heard of embedded finance and banking-as-a-service.A shift is taking place, and there is an awareness of how helpful...
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9 Aug

Due Diligence Podcast | August 2022

Luvleen was recently Named Winner of Greater Philadelphia Ernst & Young (EY US) Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2022. She's also one of, probably, the youngest public company CEOs (not just MicroCap) that I've interviewed. We discussed all of this, and:• What "Banking-as-a-Service (BaaS)" means and BMTX's opportunity here• T-Mobile Partnership• Business strategy around BMTX's announced merger with First Sound Bank expected to close in second half of 2022 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rhcoI6eWxCs ...
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1 Jul

Tearsheet | July 2022

“Tough times don’t last, tough people do”: A day in the life of Luvleen Sidhu, CEO and founder of BMTX Luvleen Sidhu is the youngest female founder to take a company public as the chair, CEO, and founder of BMTX, formerly known as BankMobile.The life of a banking executive comes with challenges, and Luvleen discusses her professional journey, love for spirituality, and empowering more women to thrive in male-dominated industries. The full article can be found at: https://tearsheet.co/day-in-the-life/tough-times-dont-last-tough-people-do-a-day-in-the-life-of-luvleen-sidhu-ceo-and-founder-of-bmtx/ ...
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24 Jun

Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2022

Entrepreneurs play a vital role in transforming our lives by disrupting entire industries and reinventing economies. Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2022 Greater Philadelphia Award winner! It’s an honor to be named an Entrepreneur Of The Year winner. This past year has been pivotal for BMTX as we were one of the first neo banking fintechs to go public last year, are one of the first to have a profitable business model and are now among the first fintechs embracing a bank charter to create an innovative fintech bank for the future. Our mission is to empower entrepreneurs to positively impact the fintech and banking industries and bring innovation and financial inclusion to the market. I am honored to be recognized among such...
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16 Jun

Women of Color Rise Podcast | June 2022

For this Women of Color Rise episode, we talk with Indian American Luvleen Sidhu, Founder and CEO of BM Technologies. Luvleen checked all the success boxes - graduating from Harvard with her BS and Wharton with her MBA and working at an investment bank and a consulting firm. But instead of checking more and more boxes, Luvleen stopped and made a decision - she would pursue her dream to become an entrepreneur, which eventually led to her becoming the youngest woman to take a company public. In Women of Color Rise, we talk about aligning with your North Star - your joy, passion, strengths, and values. And the best time to do this is now. Luvleen is a great example of...
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20 Apr

Lendit Fintech Podcast | April 2022

Luvleen was last on the show back in 2019 and returns to give an update on all things BMTX. In this podcast you will learn:• The core business of BM Technologies today.• Why they decided to spin out from Customers Bank.• The thinking behind going public via SPAC.• What has changed now that BM Technologies is a public company.• Why they decided to acquire a community bank.• What attracted them to First Sound Bank in Seattle.• What they will do with the bank once the merger closes.• The difference in approaches for partnering versus acquiring a bank.• The highlights from their 2021 earnings report.• Details of the T-Mobile banking-as-a-service partnership.• Who banking-as-a-service for brands is best suited for.• How the branding...
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4 Apr

FinTech Magazine | April 2022

FinTech Magazine caught up with Luvleen to find out which areas of the financial services industry are ripe for reform and how fintech is redressing the balance. Q: What are the biggest challenges facing women when it comes to wealth management today - and how is fintech addressing these things? There are three main challenges that need to be overcome. In my opinion, they are: Women underestimate their ability and knowledge to make financial decisions.Products and services in the market fall short in catering to the unique needs of women.COVID and other variables/unknowns (like unemployment) Fintech trends to make things simpler, easier to access, and provides a better customer experience, all with no to lower fees—especially for complex (or stereotypically complex) realms like wealth...
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14 Feb

Absolute Return Podcast | Feb 2022

On the show, Luvleen discusses:• The opportunity for entrepreneurs in fintech.• How management consulting experience and an MBA from Wharton assisted her in becoming an entrepreneur.• Founding a fintech company at 28 and taking it public.• Key opportunities in the crypto space. And more! You can find the original podcast at: https://absolutereturn.podbean.com/e/199-leadership-chat-bm-technologies-ceo-luvleen-sidhu/ ...
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