Based in Philidelphia, USA, Customers Bank is one of the latest digital banking entities to disrupt the industry. Launched in 1997, it has embraced next-generation technologies and agile practices and is now one of the leading commercial, consumer, and specialty banks in North America. We caught up with Sam Sidhu, the bank’s dynamic President and CEO, to find out more.
What made you want to get involved in fintech?
Customers Bank has been a tech-forward bank since its inception. We fundamentally believe that customers are best served when you pair high touch with high tech. We were the first to market with banking as a service solution, BankMobile Technologies, which we spun last year.
Going into the pandemic, we were able to leverage our relatively new infrastructure (vs peers) to plug in fintech partners quickly to become one of the largest PPP lenders in the country.
We view fintech companies as our partners, on the same mission to provide financial access to consumers and businesses across the country. We are using our expertise to help expand their reach with several additional…