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Flyp selects Galileo to power its gamified mobile banking platform

By Edlyn Cardoza

June 29, 2022

  • API
  • BaaS
  • Digital Wallet
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Galileo Financial Technologies, SoFi Technologies, Flyp, FinTech, API, Gamified Rewards, Digital Wallet, Embedded Finance Solutions, BaaS, VISA, Fraud Management, USAGalileo Financial Technologies, a leading financial technology company, owned and operated independently by SoFi Technologies, Inc., recently announced that its API-enabled financial technology powers Flyp. Flyp is a banking app and digital wallet with gamified rewards, challenges, and quests to attract, engage and retain customers. Through its direct integration, Galileo’s underlying solution — complete with fraud indicators, analytics dashboards, and more — will serve as the backbone of Flyp’s growing gamified banking-as-a-service (BaaS) platform. Flyp’s approach resonates with consumers because every penny counts right now, and many are looking for solutions that pair no- or low-fee options with the seamless user experience they have grown accustomed to in their digital-first lives.

According to recent Galileo research, 65% of consumers would choose embedded finance solutions to get rewards or discounts, highlighting an opportunity for innovative user experiences and embedded financial solutions. Flyp launched its mobile banking app in March 2022 to address these needs. To support modern banking customers, Flyp’s solution includes an engaging gamified rewards program, full Visa debit card functionality, early direct deposit functionality and free overdraft protection that will be delivered friction-free through Galileo’s purpose-built platform.

“We recognized early that Flyp’s processor needed to be best-in-breed to ensure a seamless user experience and be able to scale as we grow,” said BJ McAndrews, Founder and CEO of Flyp. “Galileo’s extensive track record in fraud prevention and forward-looking technology was the perfect solution to help acquire and retain Flyp users who are looking for a digital banking product that meets their everyday needs.”

Galileo’s cloud-based financial technology platform is built with flexibility, speed, and scale, enabling new and established brands to launch innovative financial services that can adapt to evolving customer needs. The integrations will work alongside Flyp’s design to combine easy-to-use services with financial literacy tools to offer a modern mobile banking app and resources for personal money management.

“Galileo’s expertise in driving innovation into the financial services sector, supporting fresh approaches to security, payments, and financial inclusion, will help Flyp to differentiate and scale fast,” said Derek White, CEO at Galileo. “Together, Galileo will enable Flyp to continue building its digital banking business with a customized, responsive and flexible program built for the modern customer.”

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