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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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9 Feb

2022 LendIt Fintech’s Woman of the Year

Out of six finalists, Luvleen was chosen as the winner of this prestigious award from a panel of 35 judges, made up of a diverse group of leaders and experts in the financial services industry from companies such as Andreessen Horowitz, QED Investors, Upgrade, Cornerstone Advisors, and the International Finance Corporation (IFC) to name a few. The judges worked to give this award to a female senior executive who has demonstrated outstanding leadership, integrity, performance and a commitment to fostering gender diversity within her company and to the industry as a whole. This award is a testament to both Luvleen's leadership, as well as the continued growth and innovation demonstrated by BMTX, one of the first publicly traded neo banking...
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27 Jan

FemCity | Jan 2022

Luvleen Sidhu is the Chair, CEO and Founder of BM Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: BMTX), one of America’s largest digital banking platforms. At the time of BM Technologies’ listing, Sidhu was the youngest female Founder and CEO to take a company public. She has been recognized by many awards, including being named one of PaymentsSource’s Most Influential Women in Payments: Next in 2021 and one Crain’s New York Business 2021 Notable Women on Wall Street. She is a member of YPO and is also passionate about mentoring women. Sidhu has been featured frequently in the media and speaks regularly at conferences, including LendIt Fintech USA 2021. She holds a Master of Business Administration from The Wharton School at the University of...
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9 Dec

Inc. Magazine | Dec 2021

Luvleen Sidhu was just 28 when she founded BankMobile with a lofty mission: to reinvent banking for millions of Americans through the power of tech. The 2015 launch presciently anticipated the coming rise in mobile banking, and six years later the Radnor, Pennsylvania-based business merged with a special purpose acquisition company (SPAC) in a transaction worth $150 million. That made Sidhu the youngest female founder and CEO ever to take a company public at the time, and led her to even grander goals: Still at the helm of the company--now called BM Technologies--she says she wants to "create ripple effects and inspire other women." Here's why you should put your money on her to do just that. Full article: Inc. Magazine...
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8 Dec

Boardroom Alpha Podcast

BM Technologies (BMTX) is a digital, mobile-first FinTech that was born out of BankMobile and boasts ~2M accounts. BankMobile was originally founded by Luvleen Sidhu and developed at parent Customers Bank (CUBI), before ultimately separating and going public via SPAC Megalith Financial Acquisition in January 2021. BMTX recently announced a strategic merger with First Sound Bank and now has plans to become a FinTech bank. Luvleen is part of a family of lifelong bankers. Father Jay is chairman of Customers Bancorp and brother Sam is the CEO of Customers Bank (we recently spoke to him on our podcast). Luvleen sat down with the Know Who Drives Return podcast to discuss BMTX's future as a FinTech bank, digital banking, and rationale for...
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