Synapse and Lineage Bank partner to enable financial services for FinTech companies
By Edlyn Cardoza
Synapse Financial Technologies Inc., a banking-as-a-service (BaaS) platform that increases access to financial products, and Lineage Bank, a developing, traditional community bank based in Franklin, Tennessee, announced a partnership to enable FinTech companies and other non-banks to build and deliver innovative financial apps and services.
“We are thrilled to welcome Lineage Bank as part of our multi-bank strategy, enabling us to serve fintech customers in faster, highly flexible, and more comprehensive ways,” said Sankaet Pathak, CEO and co-founder of Synapse. “Lineage is a nimble, fast-moving bank that recognizes the power of the BaaS space to serve more customers. This partnership will help both companies deliver on our promise to quickly provide best-in-class solutions to all kinds of fintech innovators.”
Synapse’s multi-bank strategy uniquely positions the company to make it faster and easier for FinTech companies to launch and scale a wide range of financial services and products, leveraging multiple bank partners simultaneously. Through Synapse’s bank relationships – as well as the regulated position of its affiliates – it can extend the most flexible and advantageous terms and features and provide a path to market for its customers that can be better, faster and with reduced partner risk by driving an efficient and frictionless onboarding experience.
“Lineage is committed to staying on the leading edge of banking technology to better serve our local customers and reach new ones,” said Kevin Herrington, CEO of Lineage Bank. “This new partnership represents an extension to our BaaS technology partners, further increasing our reach into a digital-first audience of consumers and businesses via neobanks. It also aligns perfectly with our growth strategy by providing new opportunities through embedded, digital-first banking solutions.”
Lineage Bank will serve as a sponsor bank to Synapse and its affiliates, providing core banking services such as FDIC deposit insurance, payment processing, and card issuance. By working together, Synapse and Lineage Bank will be able to help FinTech providers get up and running rapidly in a safe, regulated environment that serves the needs of everyday consumers who need access to all types of financial services.