The Bancorp Releases Second Finetics Studio Interview Series: “Balancing Innovation with Regulatory Scrutiny”

Exclusive Interviews Feature Tony Craddock, Barrie VanBrackle, Brent Warrington, Gail Ball and Pawneet Abramowski

WILMINGTON, Del.--()--The Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ: TBBK), The Official Bank of Money20/20, today announces the release of its second Finetics™ Studio interview series: “Balancing Innovation with Regulatory Scrutiny” featuring Tony Craddock, Director General, Emerging Payments Association; Barrie VanBrackle, Partner and Payments Specialist, Manatt, Phelps and Phillips; Brent Warrington, CEO, Hyperwallet; Gail Ball, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, The Bancorp; and Pawneet Abramowski, Senior Vice President, Director AML & Sanctions Risk Management, The Bancorp.

Filmed from the Money20/20 show floor, Las Vegas, October 26-28, 2015, the exclusive interviews feature candid conversations about how the current regulatory environment—both in the US and abroad—impacts innovation in the financial services industry.

“I would be hard pressed to say that regulation stifles innovation because if that were the case this would become the Wild Wild West,” said VanBrackle. “I think we’ve seen a dichotomy, where newer companies say, ‘I’m willing to sort of press the bar’ yet a more established, larger company says, ‘I’m not interested in being regulated or scrutinized any more than I already am.’”

“I actually think we should embrace ‘Permissionless Innovation’ much more fully, while being respectful of our regulatory environment,” added Ball during her interview. “We should feel empowered to innovate.”

The release of these five videos supports The Bancorp’s Finetics™ Studio video series, which features one-on-one conversations with more than 30 of the financial services industry’s most influential and innovative executives, launched earlier this month.

The interviews, conducted by Sarah Gill, senior reporter with PaymentEye, cover topics ranging from the future of payments innovation to financial inclusion and the customer experience to fraud and will be released on The Bancorp’s fineticsblog.com throughout early 2016.

Finetics™ Studio participants include the following executives:

About The Bancorp

With operations in the US and Europe, The Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ: TBBK) is dedicated to serving the unique needs of non-bank financial service companies, ranging from entrepreneurial start-ups to those on the Fortune 500. The company’s chief financial institution, The Bancorp Bank (Member FDIC, Equal Housing Lender), has been repeatedly recognized in the payments industry as the Top Issuer of Prepaid Cards (US), a top merchant sponsor bank, and a top ACH originator. Specialized lending distinctions include National Preferred SBA Lender, a leading provider of securities-backed lines of credit, and one of the few bank-owned commercial leasing groups in the nation. thebancorp.com

Contacts

The Bancorp Finetics™ Studio
Sarah Nickell, 720-726-5454
Communications Strategy Group
snickell@csg-pr.com
or
The Bancorp, Inc. Investor Relations
Andres Viroslav, 215-861-7990
aviroslav@thebancorp.com

Contacts

The Bancorp Finetics™ Studio
Sarah Nickell, 720-726-5454
Communications Strategy Group
snickell@csg-pr.com
or
The Bancorp, Inc. Investor Relations
Andres Viroslav, 215-861-7990
aviroslav@thebancorp.com