On September 21st we offered a first look at what we’ve been building. Our employees and board members have been using and enjoying their test cards for some time, but today is a big day: we’re inviting our first non-employee customers to sign up and join us.
We’re thrilled to be welcoming our first customers. We want to understand what works for them and what can be improved. We also want to learn how our customers prefer to reach us so that we can intelligently grow our customer relations team. Using this feedback, we’ll rework and revise; the experience we’re launching today will continuously evolve. There is still a tremendous amount to be done, but as of today we are live to our first customers, and that’s a huge milestone for us.
Today is a new beginning for another reason as well: BankSimple is now Simple. Simple is a better representation of what we aspire to. It releases us from the constraints of an industry in desperate need of innovation.
Using Simple, you can make purchases with a Simple Visa® card, pay bills, earn interest, set up and track savings goals, and much more. Simple replaces your bank, but we are not a bank. You use our mobile and web apps and speak with our customer relations team when you have questions. We partner with chartered banks that hold your deposits in FDIC-insured products. They take care of money, we take care of customers, and together we’re delivering a new type of financial experience that’s easier, faster, and friendlier.
Simple is a clear and powerful reminder of our purpose, and we’re excited to write our next chapter under this banner.
Update - It’s been almost six years since Josh wrote this blog post to introduce Simple to the world. Since then, we’ve grown, changed, and partnered with BBVA Compass.
If you’ve been with us since the beginning, thank you so much! There’s no better time than now to try Simple and replace your traditional bank, and there’s something in it for you aside from the obvious benefits. If you refer a friend to Simple, you can get a free Tanner Goods wallet. Ready to switch to Simple?
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