Sofi’s Unique Approach to Become Bank-Like

Crowdfund Insider explores Sofi’s move to offer banking service without become a bank itself; the rent a bank model allows for FDIC insured accounts while Sofi gets to own the customer experience and offer these services without the regulatory burden of a bank; Sofi Money is set to roll out in 2018 and will offer 0.96% APY on accounts; there are no account fees and they will offer free ATMs internationally; many banks still have legacy systems and lack the culture of fintech companies so it will be interesting to see how they compete. Source