May 20, 2011
by Adam Erlebacher

We Have Cards

3 credit cards on a sheet of graph paper

It’s humbling. We now have over 50,000 people who have requested an invitation to BankSimple. And today, we are one step closer to opening our doors. The first twenty BankSimple cards have been issued to our employees and we are testing them in New York, Portland, and San Francisco at some of our favorite places.

While we are thrilled to have our cards in-hand, we will be taking the necessary time to ensure that our systems are rock solid and that our card fulfillment operations can handle the demand. It is critical that we get this right from the very beginning. As our testing progresses, we’ll add family and friends. We’ll then begin inviting those who requested a beta invitation, on a first-come, first-served basis.

We are crafting an experience that we think you are going to love. The last many months have taught us greater patience. It is difficult to change an industry. But we’re leaning into it and can’t wait to show you what we’re building. Thank you for your patience.

We have cards.

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