Banking as a Service

Connecting FinTech Innovators to Smart Banking Solutions

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Academy Bank's Fintech Division delivers personalized financial services to consumers and businesses where they are when they need it. With a laser focused deposit account specialization, powerful API capabilities, innovative community-banking approach, lightning-fast decision-making, and unwavering stability, we are here to fuel your success and help you shape the financial services landscape of tomorrow.

Academy Bank is committed to fostering a collaborative fintech ecosystem with a dedicated team of experts who offer customer-centric support and strategic guidance. Effortlessly and securely integrate banking services into your apps  to enjoy account management, payment processing, transaction monitoring, compliance  and data security. Receive unique, tailored solutions from a bank that is shaping best practices in the risk management and regulatory landscape for Banking as a Service. 

Meet Our Experts 

David Robinson joined Academy Bank as the Director of FinTech Partnerships at the end of 2022.  In this role, David leads FinTech partnership strategy and execution for the organization and has responsibility for the Banking as a Service (BaaS) channel.  David brings unique perspective with broad experience across traditional financial institutions, the FinTech ecosystem, and large technology companies.  

Tom Kientz is the Chief Operating Officer at Academy Bank, bringing experience from previous roles at United Western Bank, Compass Bank and U.S. Bancorp. Tom Kientz brings a robust skill set that includes Credit, Risk Management, Banking, Commercial Banking, Loans and more.

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Why Choose Academy Bank as your Banking as a Service provider?

While our footprint is regional, our accolades are national. You might be surprised at our scale in the market. 
  • We're a top 50 debit card issuer nationally.
  • We're named one of America’s Most Innovative Companies by Fortune Magazine.
  • Scalable integration solutions built to manage a high volume of API calls for payment and account management solutions – averaging 1 million calls each day.
  • Partnered with embedded banking fintech, Treasury Prime, for faster onboarding and seamless access to Academy Bank's deposit services.
  • Member of Alloy Labs banking consortium to drive innovation, problem solving, and best practices for risk management and regulatory compliance
  • Investor and member of JAM FINTOP Network to foster connections in the fintech space. 

The Way We Do Banking as a Service

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API infrastructure is built for scale with industry leading engines to serve millions of transactions a day.
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Executive buy-in means our bank owners and business leaders are in the room to hear your challenges and understand your business.
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Versatile capabilities from account management, payment processing, transaction monitoring, and compliance.
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Data security, compliance and risk management culture drive solid banking practices.
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Operational Efficiency: Streamlined operations with a focus on best-in-class client experiences drives our continuous improvement culture.
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Dedicated Team: Here for our partners every step of the way. We understand the challenges of embedded banking and stand ready to answer questions. 
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Rock-Solid Stability: Our BaaS division is built on the trust and reliability that comes with an FDIC-Insured institution with $3.8 billion in assets.
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 Fortune Magazine named us one of America’s Most Innovative Companies. 

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Dave Robinson, Fintech specialist
David Robinson 
Director of FinTech Partnerships
Office: 816-412-0540
1201 Walnut St. Suite 1100, Kansas City, MO 64106