Banking is Broken. For tens of millions in the U.S. and billions globally, banking remains unavailable and out of reach, as the current banking system doesn't cater for them. People suffer as a result.
Verdigris provides access to the regulated financial system to both the providers and the consumers of financial services, creating a secure, regulated global network for value transfer and wealth creation for all.
Verdigris is led by an experienced team that brings together a breadth of expertise that together have the proven ability to solve complex problems.
We specialize in risk management, AML/CFT operations, banking technology and strategy, high risk/high compliance and the delivery of new ideas from concept or failing business to successful, operational businesses.
A New Landscape = Market Opportunity
Banks increasingly cease servicing, major customer segments deemed too high risk for AML/CFT and compliance reasons. Regulators are concerned lower tier institutions can’t manage the safety and risk requirements for these “high risk” customers.
The Verdigris Opportunity
Through a technology-enabled, community-first approach, Verdigris will enable not only reduced-cost compliance support but expanded services for all those who lack reliable access.
Verdigris is led by an experienced team and advisory group that brings together the best in high risk/high compliance, risk management, commercial and community banking, technology, and social enterprise development. MEET THE LEADERSHIP TEAM.
Verdigris is establishing a US bank for those who lack equal and affordable access to the financial system. This includes the financially underserved (unbanked and underbanked) and excluded (derisked and high compliance, including fin-tech) that combines tailored financial products and services with essential financial education, and supported by an integrated risk and compliance analytics and financial-technology platform.
This integration incorporates core financial technology capabilities across digital identity, end-to-end payment process and settlement systems, credit/lending, data and consumer analytics, and risk management as value added components across the platform, which allows us to deliver products/services more cost effectively to achieve the fundamental goals of: smoothing income/expense volatility, credit enhancement, efficient and price-sensitive access to financial assets, and building financial well-being. Such a platform helps increase transparency, limit physical footprint, and reinforce community-based banking solutions, which drives profits through both fee (banking and risk/compliance as a service) and interest revenues (core banking).
Coupled with embedded community-based partnerships, Verdigris brings financial services to our clients, and provides value to banks seeking to fulfill Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) and other community engagement mandates. It provides a regulated banking solution to fintech, remitter, payment and other companies who have direct value to underserved communities, but who similarly face increasing regulator scrutiny.