Synctera Blog

Your go-to resource for Banking as a Service insights, guides to building FinTech apps and embedded banking products, and updates from Synctera

BaaS

Synctera's 2022 summary: Climbing the FinTech mountain

In Synctera's 2022 year-end review, our CEO writes about how we've been helping FinTechs and banks partner together while scaling our platform to support over 2 million consumers.
Changelogs

Changelog: December 2022

A summary of the Banking as a Service product updates we've made over the last month
Guides

How can FinTech startups survive the ‘VC winter’?

“Oh, my sweet summer child,” the old FinTech startup founder said quietly, “what do you know of fear? Fear is for the winter, my little lord, when the snows fall a hundred feet.” 
BaaS

Get ready: Regulators will focus on FinTech <> Sponsor Bank partnerships in 2023

Regulatory scrutiny of FinTechs isn’t going away. Synctera's CEO, Peter Hazlehurst, talks about his 2023 FinTech prediction about the relationship between FinTechs and their sponsor banks.
Changelogs

Changelog: November 2022

A summary of the Banking as a Service and Embedded Finance product updates we've made over the last month
Product

How to get started with Synctera Smart Charge Card

Synctera Smart Charge Card is a new Banking as a Service credit product companies of all sizes can access to build, launch, and issue secured charge cards to their customers via a simple set of APIs. Get the details about our latest product launch and how to get started.
Guides

Friendly fraud: How should FinTechs view the risks?

Trust us - friendly fraud is not friendly at all. Read our Chief Compliance Officer Sarah's best practices on three key areas for how FinTechs can mitigate this risk and protect their partners, brand, and bottom-line.
Product

What will determine FinTech’s success in 2023 and beyond?

Four words: customer experience and brand. Learn about our our newest Banking as a Service product offering, which can help FinTech developers launch beautiful, delightful mobile banking apps in record time.
Changelogs

Changelog: October 2022

A summary of the big Banking as a Service and Embedded Finance product updates we've made over the last month
Product

Meet Synctera’s Use Case Explorer: The new blueprint for building with Banking as a Service

Discover your FinTech use case and make it reality in a few minutes. With the Synctera Use Case Explorer, watch Synctera's APIs come alive and connect with the Synctera Starter App for retail banking - a customizable codebase we’re giving away for free.
Changelogs

Changelog: September 2022

A summary of the big product updates we've made over the last month
Guides

What is embedded finance? An explainer on the new way non-financial companies can help people

Peter Hazlehurst, CEO, shares his definition of embedded finance and provides a brief history from his POV as a FinTech builder. Read Peter's thoughts about: what embedded finance looks like for big companies, a hypothetical use case for a company you may have heard of, and how to start thinking about embedding financial services.
Product

How to get started with Synctera Line of Credit

Learn about our newest lending product, its benefits for companies and consumers, and how to start building with it
Changelogs

Changelog: August 2022

A summary of our big product updates we've made over the last month
Product

Ledger as a Service: The power of using a modern ledger for your financial product

We introduce FinTech builders to modern ledger technology that "rocks." Read on to learn about: What a ledger is; Why ledger technology is important for modern FinTechs; Ledger as a service; Benefits of using ledger as a service
BaaS

How to create resilient Banking as a Service partnerships

FinTechs getting debanked is completely avoidable as long as their relationship with their bank partner is strong. Read our CRO's guide on how FinTechs and banks can both make their BaaS partnership resilient.
Changelogs

Changelog: May, June, and July 2022

Over the past few months, the Synctera product team has been hard at work building innovative new debit card, ACH, KYC, account verification, and platform features that make it even faster and easier to build a financial product than ever before. We also released wire transfers and transfers with cards in alpha. Read about our work.
Guides

Ultimate Guide to Lines of Credit

Lines of Credit are an important way today’s consumers can get access to credit to manage expenses, make purchases manageable, and more. FinTechs can also unlock a new revenue stream by offering Lines of Credit to their customers in an increasingly competitive credit-product market.
Product

What is a case management system?

Case managers or case management systems are designed to help teams manage cases related to fraud, KYC, AML, and more. Read about how Synctera is making it easy for teams to manage compliance and operations for their financial products.
People

What the ParityPledge means to me

Synctera announced its commitment to the Parity Pledge. Learn more about this exciting DEI initiative and how one of Synctera’s Leaders, David Holmes-Kinsella (DHK), thinks about extending it beyond just the interview process

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