Avanti Bank Statement on Federal Reserve Board Review of Payments System Access

Statement from Caitlin Long, founder, chairman and CEO, Avanti:

“To see the Federal Reserve propose to formally recognize nontraditional bank charters as eligible for payment system access is a welcome development. It’s a great stride for the system and industry, and we appreciate the consistency and transparency this framework would afford. We also applaud the Fed’s openness to greenlighting innovation. This move toward federal recognition validates the pioneering work the state of Wyoming has done to introduce a wave of innovation in financial services. Wyoming’s special purpose depository institution (SPDI) framework for nontraditional banks — the first novel bank charter in the U.S. in decades — fits within the Fed’s proposed principles. As the second recipient of an SPDI charter, Avanti looks forward to demonstrating in practice that SPDIs can and do meet the highest regulatory standards for safety and soundness, with rigorous oversight.”

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