Thursday, 22 December 2016

BankMobile wins accolades for transforming customer experience

Established in 2015, BankMobile is America’s fastest growing mobile-first bank. The virtual banking platform is a digital banking division of Customers Bank, which has eminent business leaders like Bhanu Choudhrie amongst the board of directors.

BankMobile recently received Bronze award in the digital distribution category at the Global Distribution & Marketing Innovation Awards ceremony jointly organized by Efma and Accenture at the Hilton Barcelona Hotel.  

Bhanu Choudhrie

More than 200 financial institutions from 61 countries submitted over 460 case studies of innovations within 10 categories that included Customer Experience; Digital Marketing; Physical Distribution; Digital Distribution; Payments and Wallets; Salesforce Change Management; Big Data, Analytics and AI; Best New Service or Product; Global Innovator; and Most Disruptive Innovation.

The winners were selected by a combination of votes from a panel of judges comprising of EFMA members and non-members and senior retail bankers from around the world.

"We are delighted to have received the Bronze Digital Distribution award from Efma and Accenture and congratulate our fellow winners," stated Luvleen Sidhu, Co-Founder and Chief Strategy Officer of BankMobile. "This international recognition of BankMobile as an innovator proves that we are truly disrupting the industry and serve as a model to other banking disruptors worldwide. We have grown tremendously since we launched in January 2015 and look forward to using our mobile-first approach to continue to be one of the most disruptive players in the banking space."

Listed amongst the top 25 banks in the country in terms of number of consumer checking accounts serviced, Bankmobile currently has two million depositors serviced. The virtual bank will be soon generating 50,000 new student checking accounts each year, making it the fastest growing digital bank in the country.

Wednesday, 14 December 2016

Bankmobile honored at Efma and Accenture 2016 Global Banking Awards ceremony

BankMobile is America’s fastest growing mobile-first bank. It is a division of Customers Bank, which has renowned entrepreneur Bhanu Choudhrie among its board of members. The bank recently got recognized by Efma and Accenture at their fourth annual Global Distribution & Marketing Innovation Awards ceremony held at the Hilton Barcelona hotel.

BankMobile received Bronze award in the Digital Distribution category in an award ceremony program jointly launched by Efma and Accenture. Efma is a well-renowned association of 3300 retail financial services companies operating in more than 130 countries and Accenture is a leading global professional services company known for its innovative projects and initiatives in retail banking at the global level.
Bhanu Choudhrie

"We are delighted to have received the Bronze Digital Distribution award from Efma and Accenture and congratulate our fellow winners. This international recognition of BankMobile as an innovator proves that we are truly disrupting the industry and serve as a model to other banking disruptors worldwide. We have grown tremendously since we launched in January 2015 and look forward to using our mobile-first approach to continue to be one of the most disruptive players in the banking space." stated Luvleen Sidhu, co-founder and chief strategy officer of BankMobile.

BankMobile is listed amongst top 25 banks in the country in terms of number of consumer checking accounts serviced. It is on track to generate approximately 500,000 new student check accounts each year.  

Established in 2015, BankMobile offers user-friendly perks like fee-free checking and savings accounts. Its vision is to empower common people financially through the seamless digital platform. Millennials and middle-class householders are amongst its targeted audience. BankMobile Lab’s establishment, the launch of BMpowered Radio, in-house innovation and tech development team and the creation of BankMobile Foundation are some of the significant milestones achieved, since its inception.

Friday, 2 December 2016

Bankmobile gets recognized by Efma and Accenture at 2016 Global Banking Awards ceremony

BankMobile, America’s fastest growing mobile-first bank and a division of Customer Bank was recognized by Efma and Accenture at their fourth annual Global Distribution & Marketing Innovation Awards ceremony held at the Hilton Barcelona hotel.

The award ceremony program was jointly held by Efma and Accenture, and BankMobile received the Bronze award in the ‘Digital Distribution’ category. Efma is a well-renowned association of 3300 retail financial services companies operating in more than 130 countries and Accenture is a leading global professional services company known for its innovative projects and initiatives in retail banking at the global level.    

Co-Founder and Chief Strategy Officer of BankMobile stated "We are delighted to have received the Bronze Digital Distribution award from Efma and Accenture and congratulate our fellow winners. This international recognition of BankMobile as an innovator proves that we are truly disrupting the industry and serve as a model to other banking disruptors worldwide. We have grown tremendously since we launched in January 2015 and look forward to using our mobile-first approach to continue to be one of the most disruptive players in the banking space."

Customers Bank has eminent entrepreneurs like Bhanu Choudhrie among the board of directors and is currently listed amongst Top 25 banks in the country in terms of number of consumer checking accounts serviced. It is soon going to generate approximately 500,000 new student check accounts each year.  
Bhanu Choudhrie

The bank has achieved significant milestones since its establishment, including BankMobile Labs, the launch of BMpowered Radio, in-house innovation and tech development team and the creation of BankMobile Foundation.

It was established in 2015 and offers user-friendly perks like fee-free checking and savings accounts. Millennials and middle-class householders are amongst its targeted audience. Its vision is to empower common people financially through seamless digital platform.

Tuesday, 25 October 2016

Alpha Aviation to go big in South-Asian Airline Industry

Alpha Aviation Group (AAG) is a leading aviation training solution program for global airlines. It is also a part of Bhanu Choudhrie’s C&C Alpha Group. AAG will soon be making investments in advanced training infrastructure through one of its aviation platforms based in Philippines.

The group will be soon starting its aviation training program for the cadets on the state of the art Airbus A320 fixed based simulator-acquired from simulator manufacturer Multi Pilot simulation.  

MPS advanced A320 fixed based simulator on board is a multi-million dollar deal, which is the first to be operated in the SouthEast Asian region. The simulator has all the functions of the real A320 aircraft, which is a brilliant update on existing training infrastructure. The simulator has become a leading choice for many regional carriers like Air Asia, Cebu Pacific, and Philippine Airlines.
 

A320 will be used as a training tool from November onwards. There has been tremendous growth in the SouthEast Asian market from past few years. According to Boeing’s forecast, almost 617,000 will be required globally by 2034 and 284,000 pilots will be required by the SouthEast Asian market alone.    

Leading industry players are also interested in investing in the aviation industry. Alpha aviation is also assisting regional airlines who are planning for an expansion plan in coming few years.
The latest investment by AAG group shows that they are interested in giving their support to the local airlines.    

They are also being invited by AAG on the launch of their official simulator in the month of November. Interested parties can contact at partnership@aag.aero.

Alpha Aviation Group’s Regional Director Cristopher Magdangal said “The acquisition of a new MPS Fixed Based Devise is a manifestation of Alpha Aviation Group’s firm commitment to deliver quality training to its customers.”

Thursday, 20 October 2016

Alpha Aviation Group feeling positive about major investments in South-Asian Airline Industry

Alpha Aviation Group (AAG) is a leading aviation training solution program for airlines across the world. A part of C&C Alpha Group, which is led by Bhanu Choudhrie, AAG is positive about continuing investment in advanced training infrastructure through one of its aviation platforms in the Philippines.

Alpha Aviation Group will be soon commencing the training of their aviation cadets on a state of the art Airbus A320 fixed based simulator- acquired from simulator manufacturer Multi Pilot simulation. The multi-million dollar MPS advanced A320 fixed based simulator deal is first to be operated in the south-east Asian region. This simulator is an alternate solution to existing training infrastructure and has all the functions onboard as the real A320 aircraft. A320 has now become the leading choice for many regional carriers like Air Asia, Cebu Pacific, and Philippine Airlines as well.

Bhanu Choudhrie

The fully operational A320 will be used as a training tool from November onwards. In recent years, there has been tremendous growth in the south-east Asian airlines and according to Boeing’s forecast, almost 617,000 will be required globally by 2034. The South-East Asian industry alone will require 284,000 pilots.    

Leading industry players have also been investing in the aviation industry from past few years as well. Alpha aviation is also looking forward to assisting regional airlines and plan to expand their horizons in coming years as well. The latest investment by AAG group shows that they are interested in giving their support to the regional airlines.    

Alpha Aviation Group has also invited regional airlines to their official simulator launch in the month of November. Interested parties can contact at partnership@aag.aero.

Alpha Aviation Group’s Regional Director Cristopher Magdangal said “The acquisition of a new MPS Fixed Based Devise is a manifestation of Alpha Aviation Group’s firm commitment to deliver quality training to its customers.”

Tuesday, 11 October 2016

Bhanu Choudhrie: Continuous learning key to business growth

Founder and Executive Director of C&C Alpha Group, Bhanu Choudhrie believes that continuous learning is essential to move forward in business life. Taking this idea forward, the young entrepreneur recently enrolled himself in Owner/President management program at Harvard Business to understand the dynamics of entrepreneurship and business in a better way. The management program consists of the three-week training module, which spans over the period of three years.  
  
“As a business leader, I need to be constantly learning. To help my business thrive and expand, I have to be responsive to the ever-changing nuances of the global economy and be familiar with case histories and insights that relate to my organization. This process began with my formal university education, and it continues with what I learn through the trials of the workplace. But that's not enough. So I was keen to find an executive business program that would match my schedule and my business needs as my operations expanded internationally. The Owner/President Management program was the perfect fit.” said Bhanu on his learning experience at OPM.

Bhanu Choudhrie

Talking about the highlights of OPM, Bhanu said that he was highly fascinated by the intellectual fervor of the Harvard crowd. The diversity, intelligence, and eminence of his classmates kept him motivated and inspired him to do better in his classes. He also enjoyed Harvard’s famous case study method that helped him explore timely business quandaries and taught him how to come out with solutions in critical business situations.

“There was plenty that was unexpected. The case study discussions disrupted my staid way of thinking and altered my view of even the most basic business facts. Looking back on my first week in the program, I recall thinking, "Did the other students read the same cases I did?" because their viewpoints were very different from mine. They saw the cases from the perspective of their own industries, their own governments, and their own professional circles. No matter how arcane the issue, there was no dearth of experience—and disagreement — to go around, especially when the full class of 125 got together.” said Bhanu Choudhrie about his learning experience at this management program.

Sunday, 25 September 2016

Bhanu Choudhrie: A journey from unpaid jobs to director of a private equity firm

Bhanu Choudhrie, director of London-headquartered private equity firm C&C Alpha Group, is well-known for making successful investments in the areas of healthcare, utilities, property, and agriculture globally. C&C Alpha Group has been able to tap markets in the US, Indian and South East Asian markets. Although the young entrepreneur belongs to a financially secure family, he had humble beginnings like most of us and has done unpaid jobs like serving as his father’s valet.
“I worked during my university days in the library, which was unpaid. I also worked with my father as a boy in the garage maintaining his vintage cars. I am still waiting for the pay cheque for that one!” stated Bhanu Choudhrie telling about his first job.

As a business, C&C Alpha Group wishes to invest in the successful enterprises around the globe. The equity firm looks for lucrative and carefully analyzed markets for investments. For instance property investment Megalith Capital Management, which is a New-York Based business, has been a lucrative investment for the firm.

Bhanu Choudhrie

Bhanu Choudhrie has been able to taste multiple successes, irrespective of the tough competition in the investment market. C&C Alpha Group niche markets in aviation and utilities in UAE have bought good capital returns, which were based on long-term investment. Showing a positive attitude towards the future he also stated, “I am particularly excited about the growth trajectory of Alpha Aviation, our pilot training business, which is working with major airlines in the Middle East and South East Asia.”

Talking about his smartest investment, Bhanu Choudhrie said, “I have enjoyed particular success in the US where I am a director of Customers Bank in Pennsylvania and the Atlantic Coast Financial Corporation in Florida. I made the investments because I could see an opportunity in the way American banking was changing. Customers, for instance, is aimed at millennials – we are pioneers of cutting-edge virtual banking.”

An investment I made into Villa Azur Restaurant in Miami has also been a great personal success as the place has become so popular and enjoyed longevity in an ultra-competitive market place.”

Friday, 16 September 2016

A look into the life of young entrepreneur Bhanu Choudhrie

Director of private equity firm C&C Alpha Group, Bhanu Choudhrie has successful investments around the globe. Though being fortunate enough to be born into a well-off family, the young private equity investor had humble beginnings at the starting of his career. He understands the importance of money quite well as he has done unpaid jobs like being the car valet for his father as well.    

Bhanu Choudhrie’s firm provides investment and advice to the growing companies around the globe. He has made some really successful investments in markets of South East Asia, India and the US. Offering insights on niche lifestyle and aiding wise decision making is also among Bhanu’s forte.  

Bhanu Choudhrie
 
“The variety and scope of venture capitalism is the real attraction so one day you can be closing on a new hospitality investment and the next talking about a new piece of aircraft simulation kit. You have to be well versed in an array of often specialist markets which keeps you on your toes. The entrepreneurial spirit with which I have grown up and inherited, lends itself to keeping things exciting and challenging. Working with bright people is always the key to success” stated Bhanu Choudhrie on being asked what the most exciting element of running a business is.

C&C Alpha Group has been able to make some successful investments in the areas of healthcare, hospitality, aviation, property, and agriculture. According to him, successful markets are a right place to make investments. He particularly likes to invest in carefully analyzed lucrative markets. His recent investment in New-York based Megalith capital management proved to be lucrative as well.  

Bhanu Choudhrie’s attitude towards the future has always been positive. He is quite interested and hopeful about the growth of pilot training institute Alpha Aviation, which is currently working with major airlines in the Middle East and South East Asia. 

Wednesday, 7 September 2016

BankMobile brings Annual BankMobilist College Program to engage students in banking sector

With a vision to make the banking sector more affordable, effortless, and empowering, BankMobile, a division of Customer Bank, announced the launch of its second annual BankMobilist College program recently. The company has now started accepting applications from 2016-2017 school batches.

The main idea behind launching this campaign is to mobilize college students across the country. The aim is to popularize the #BankForLife movement. BankMobile wishes to make people aware that the bank is committed to make banking experience easy and delightful. As the part of the initiative, it is searching for student ambassadors who can spread the word about digital banking through social media, conventional marketing and word of mouth. The focus is also on financial education certificate program and opening BankMobile accounts.        

Bhanu Choudhrie

"Our inaugural BankMobilist program last year proved to be a success and we are excited to begin accepting applications for the coming school year," stated Luvleen Sidhu, Co-Founder and Chief Strategy Officer at BankMobile. "Our college brand ambassadors not only have the opportunity to gain real-world marketing, strategy and entrepreneurial experience but also positively impact others by helping them build a strong financial foundation through education."

Some of the fundamental characteristics of BankMobile are:

Spotting the go-getters who wish to build marketing skills in them
Finding people who can create some influence on their campus
Finding students who are passionate about BankMobile’s brand and mission.

For good work, college ambassadors will be compensated for their work and will be offered a bonus for achieving their set milestones. Best ambassadors will be invited to BankMobile’s New York City headquarters, where they will be taught about additional leadership and marketing training. The best achiever will be offered an internship with BankMobile in summer 2017 in the New York City headquarters.

BankMobile is a division of Customer Bank which has renowned personalities like Bhanu Choudhrie as its board of members.

Thursday, 1 September 2016

Annual BankMobilist College program launched by BankMobile

Bankmobile is a division of Customer Bank and America’s largest mobile-first bank. Its vision is to make banking more affordable, effortless and financially empowering. The company has recently started accepting applications for the 2016-2017 school year and announced its second annual BankMobilist College Program.
   
In order to make almost every individual a part of #BankForlife, BankMobile is looking forward to mobilizing college students across the country. BankMobile is committed to make the banking experience of its customers easy and delightful. It envisions to financially empower people. The bank is also looking for student ambassadors as a part of the initiative to spread the word about its seamless services. The campaigning is happening through word of mouth, social media, and organizing events for promoting BankMobile’s financial education program.

Bhanu Choudhrie


"Our inaugural BankMobilist program last year proved to be a success and we are excited to begin accepting applications for the coming school year," said Luvleen Sidhu, Co-Founder and Chief Strategy Officer at BankMobile. "Our college brand ambassadors not only have the opportunity to gain real-world marketing, strategy and entrepreneurial experience but also positively impact others by helping them build a strong financial foundation through education."

BankMobilist has the following characteristics:
Creating influencers on the campus
People who are interested in building marketing skills and also looking forward to challenging themselves
Students who believe in the ideology of BankMobile

If college ambassadors are able to achieve milestones, they will be offered bonuses for their work. Best ambassadors will be invited to BankMobile’s New York City headquarters for training in marketing and additional leadership.  

BankMobile is a division of Customers Bank which has renowned personalities like Bhanu Choudhrie, founder of London-based C&C Alpha Group among its board of members. BankMobile offers checking, savings, lines of credit, joint accounts and access to over 55,000 surcharge-free ATMs nationwide

Tuesday, 23 August 2016

Banking sector getting revolutionized with BankMobile

Father-daughter duo Jay Sidhu and Luvleen Sidhu believe in recreating history over and over again. By launching BankMobile, they revolutionized the banking sector and their recently launched book ‘Why Can’t Banks Be as Easy as Uber?: BankMobile and the Real Future of Banking’ is also creating a buzz. The book garnered a lot of appreciation in the international market and highlights the drawbacks of traditional banking system.

The book has received good reviews on Amazon across USA, Australia, and Germany. The author duo also reached Amazon’s Top 100 list in the category of business and money.

The Executive team of BankMobile also received critical acclaim for organizing a well-managed event on investor’s Day. Luvleen Sidhu has earned many laurels and was also named among the top 10 “Innovators to watch” by Bank Innovation.

Tal Ben-Shahar, Ph.D. New York Times Bestselling Author of Happier in her review of the book says, “What a compelling book! The banking revolution that the Sidhus are proposing is sure to make banking easier -- and you happier”.

In the current scenario, Millennials are the smartphone generation. Hence, BankMobile is an ideal thing for them as far as banking is concerned.

Bhanu Choudhrie
 
"...BankMobile offered a mobile banking app that provided basic bank accounts for real people: Checking, Savings, Personal Loan and financial education. The whole banking experience from opening an account to setting up bill pay can be done with the app. The technology they put together with their partners is far superior to that of biggest five banks in the U.S. As I write this in June 2016, my view has not changed, and the app has only improved to include more than basic banking. They now provide an easy to use advanced money management platform which gives the BankMobile customer the tools to manage and improve their financial lives. The story behind the creation of BankMobile is fascinating. It details how the banking system, in general, is broken and why the US needs bank services that are truly customer focused." - David Gerbino, FinTech, Bank and Data-Driven Marketing Consultant, DMG Consulting.

Purchase ‘Why Can't Banks Be as Easy as Uber?’  on Amazon via BankLikeUber.com.
BankMobile is a division of Customer Bank, a subsidiary of Customers Bancorp, Inc. Customers Bancorp has some renowned personalities like Bhanu Choudhrie, founder of London-based C&C Alpha Group among its board of directors. 

Wednesday, 10 August 2016

BankMobile founders receive accolades for their international bestseller

Entrepreneurship is all about recreating success over and over again and BankMobile’s father-daughter duo, Jay and Luvleen Sidhu keep doing just that. This mobile application has reached over 2 million customers and has been able to create quite a buzz in the banking sector. Their latest international bestseller book titled ‘Why Can't Banks Be as Easy as Uber?: BankMobile and The Real Future of Banking’ have been ranked number one on Amazon stores across USA, Australia, and Germany. 

In a fantastic week for BankMobile, its executive team also earned praises for organizing a successful event at Investor day at Harvard Club in New York. 

The book talks about the advantages of a disruptive ideology like BankMobile in great detail and also tells why the traditional banking system is not fit to be followed anymore.    

“What a compelling book! The banking revolution that the Sidhus are proposing is sure to make banking easier -- and you happier."  Is the review given by Tal Ben-Shahar, Ph.D., New York Times Bestselling Author of Happier.

Bhanu Choudhrie


"...BankMobile offered a mobile banking app that provided basic bank accounts for real people: Checking, Savings, Personal Loan and financial education. The whole banking experience from opening an account to setting up bill pay can be done with the app. The technology they put together with their partners is far superior to that of biggest five banks in the U.S. As I write this in June 2016, my view has not changed, and the app has only improved to include more than basic banking. They now provide an easy to use advanced money management platform which gives the BankMobile customer the tools to manage and improve their financial lives. The story behind the creation of BankMobile is fascinating. It details how the banking system, in general, is broken and why the US needs bank services that are truly customer focused." - David Gerbino, FinTech, Bank and Data-Driven Marketing Consultant, DMG Consulting. 

Money generated from sales of this book will be used for promotional activities in order to generate financial awareness among young entrepreneurs and communities. 

This book can be purchased on Amazon via BankLikeUber.com 

BankMobile is a division of Customers Bank, a subsidiary of Customers Bancorp, Inc., a bank holding company in Wyomissing, Pennsylvania and has a board of directors that includes renowned personalities like the founder of London-based C&C Alpha Group, Bhanu Choudhrie.

Thursday, 4 August 2016

Is BankMobile bringing ‘Uber’ revolution to Banking?

If you wish to be a successful innovator then it is your duty to keep evolving your product and come up with something disruptive. Banking geniuses, Jay and Luvleen Sidhu brought about a revolution through their product BankMobile.  

The father-daughter duo recently explained the inspiration behind America’s first absolutely surcharge free bank in a book, ‘Why Can't Banks Be as Easy as Uber?: BankMobile and The Real Future of Banking,’ which reached the number one spot on Amazon stores in USA, Australia, and Germany in less than 24 hours. 

The phenomenal success of this book made the authors come in Amazon’s Top 100 Authors in the category of Business and Money. Luvleen Sidhu was also listed among the top 10 “Innovators to Watch” by Bank Innovation.   

‘Why Can't Banks Be as Easy as Uber?’ specifically focuses on what is wrong with the traditional banking system and how it is one of the major reasons behind financial trouble for college students. BankMobile is all about revolutionizing the banking industry. 

Tal Ben-Shahar, Ph.D. New York Times Bestselling Author of Happier, rightly says that, "What a compelling book! The banking revolution that the Sidhus are proposing is sure to make banking easier -- and you happier." 
Bhanu Choudhrie

"...BankMobile offered a mobile banking app that provided basic bank accounts for real people: Checking, Savings, Personal Loan and financial education. The whole banking experience from opening an account to setting up bill pay can be done with the app. The technology they put together with their partners is far superior to that of biggest five banks in the U.S. As I write this in June 2016, my view has not changed, and the app has only improved to include more than basic banking. They now provide an easy to use advanced money management platform which gives the BankMobile customer the tools to manage and improve their financial lives. The story behind the creation of BankMobile is fascinating. It details how the banking system, in general, is broken and why the US needs bank services that are truly customer focused." - David Gerbino, FinTech, Bank and Data-Driven Marketing Consultant, DMG Consulting.

‘Why Can't Banks Be as Easy as Uber?’ is easily available on Amazon via BankLikeUber.com.
100% of the book sales will be invested in the promoting BankMobile Foundation. It would urge entrepreneurs and students to spread financial knowledge among their fellow classmates and friends. 
BankMobile is a division of Customer Bank and has renowned personalities like Bhanu Choudhrie among its board of members.

Tuesday, 26 July 2016

Brilliant week for BankMobile as book tops best-sellers list

‘Why Can't Banks Be as Easy as Uber?: BankMobile and The Real Future of Banking’, by the father-daughter duo and co-founders of BankMobile, Jay and Luvleen Sidhu, reached #1 International Best Seller-status on Amazon as it gained traction in the USA, Australia and Germany Amazon stores in less than a day. Within that time period, the dynamic team also featured on Amazon's Top 100 
Authors list in Business and Money. 

The entire week turned out to be fantastic for the Sidhus as Luvleen was honoured by being named among Bank Innovation’s top 10 “Innovators to Watch” worldwide and BankMobile’s executive team hosted the Investor Day at the Harvard Club in New York which turned out to be a huge success. 

The motive behind writing ‘Why Can't Banks Be As Easy As Uber?’ was to spread awareness as to how the traditional banking system burdens the average American with billions of dollars of fees. The book gives crucial tips to save money in such a system and gives insight into how BankMobile is disrupting the unfair system. 

"What a compelling book! The banking revolution that the Sidhus are proposing is sure to make banking easier -- and you happier." -  reviewed Tal Ben-Shahar, PhD, New York Times Bestselling Author of Happier.

BankMobile is ideal for the smartphone generation because of its ease of access and zero fees. 
"...BankMobile offered a mobile banking app that provided basic bank accounts for real people: Checking, Savings, Personal Loan and financial education. The whole banking experience from opening an account to setting up bill pay can be done with the app. The technology they put together with their partners is far superior to that of biggest five banks in the U.S. As I write this in June 2016, my view has not changed, and the app has only improved to include more than basic banking. They now provide an easy to use advanced money management platform which gives the BankMobile customer the tools to manage and improve their financial lives. The story behind the creation of BankMobile is fascinating. It details how the banking system, in general, is broken and why the US needs bank services that are truly customer focused." - David Gerbino, FinTech, Bank and Data-Driven Marketing Consultant, DMG Consulting.

The title of the book is a nod to Uber’s growth in its industry through disruptive and dynamic tactics, something BankMobile is on track to achieve too when it comes to banking. BankMobile is a division of Customers Bank, a subsidiary of Customers Bancorp, Inc., a bank holding company in Wyomissing, Pennsylvania and has a board of directors that includes eminent personalities like the founder of London-based C&C Alpha Group, Bhanu Choudhrie.

Bhanu Choudhrie

100% of the proceeds will go to BankMobile Foundation, to support entrepreneurs and students boosting financial literacy within their community groups. 

Why Can't Banks Be as Easy as Uber? can be purchased on Amazon via BankLikeUber.com.

Friday, 22 July 2016

BankMobile rewarded for its efforts to revolutionise banking

‘Why Can't Banks Be as Easy as Uber?: BankMobile and The Real Future of Banking,’ co-authored by father-daughter team Jay and Luvleen Sidhu, has been well received and jumped up to number one as International Best Seller on Amazon. It has also been greeted with acclaim across USA, Australia and Germany Amazon stores in less than 24 hours. The success also put the authors in Amazon’s Top 100 Authors list in the category of Business and Money.

The Sidhu’s are renowned, having founded BankMobile, which seeks to revolutionise American banking. Luvleen Sidhu’s management got her placed among Bank Innovation’s top 10 “Innovators to Watch” worldwide. BankMobile’s executive team also had a good week as they successfully conducted the Investor Day at the Harvard Club in New York.

BankMobile is just over a year old but has already made lives easy for millennials and college students. Through this book, the authors hope to spread awareness about how the traditional banking system leads to billions of dollars being lost. It explains in detail how BankMobile is dedicated to change that fact.

"What a compelling book! The banking revolution that the Sidhus are proposing is sure to make banking easier -- and you happier." - reviewed Tal Ben-Shahar, PhD, New York Times Bestselling Author of Happier.

"...BankMobile offered a mobile banking app that provided basic bank accounts for real people: Checking, Savings, Personal Loan and financial education. The whole banking experience from opening an account to setting up bill pay can be done with the app. The technology they put together with their partners is far superior to that of biggest five banks in the U.S. As I write this in June 2016, my view has not changed, and the app has only improved to include more than basic banking. They now provide an easy to use advanced money management platform which gives the BankMobile customer the tools to manage and improve their financial lives. The story behind the creation of BankMobile is fascinating. It details how the banking system, in general, is broken and why the US needs bank services that are truly customer focused." - David Gerbino, FinTech, Bank and Data-Driven Marketing Consultant, DMG Consulting.


BankMobile is a division of Customers Bank, a subsidiary of Customers Bancorp, Inc., a bank holding company in Wyomissing, Pennsylvania and has a board of directors that includes renowned personalities like the founder of London-based C&C Alpha Group, Bhanu Choudhrie.

BankMobile Foundation, an initiative that compels entrepreneurs and students that spread financial literacy among their communities to keep up their efforts will receive 100% of the sales.

Why Can't Banks Be as Easy as Uber? can be purchased on Amazon via BankLikeUber.com.

Wednesday, 6 July 2016

Yet another laurel! Luvleen Sidhu named among Bank Innovation’s Top 10 “Innovators to Watch”

BankMobile, which provides an absolutely fee-free, digital banking experience, revealed that Luvleen Sidhu, Co-Founder and Chief Strategy Officer, was named one of Bank Innovation's top 10 "Innovators to Watch" worldwide. Sidhu ranked number 9 out of 44 innovators on the 2016 list. That’s a staggering rise from last year’s rank 28.

BankMobile is a division of Customers Bank, a subsidiary of Customers Bancorp, Inc., a bank holding company in Wyomissing, Pennsylvania and has a renowned board of directors that includes the founder of London-based C&C Alpha Group, Bhanu Choudhrie.

"I am delighted to be recognized once again by Bank Innovation for this prestigious list and congratulate my fellow honorees," said Sidhu. "Just this month, we became the largest mobile-first bank in the country with over two million customers, and we look forward to continuing to disrupt the industry. We will always be driven by our mission to help customers achieve financial freedom through our seamless digital banking experience, and look forward to continuing to grow our brand."


The list was chosen by Diana Asatryan, Associate Editor at Bank Innovation. Asatryan states: "In the FI vs tech game, BankMobile can proudly claim to successfully straddle both worlds. Led by Chief Strategy Officer (and millennial) Luvleen Sidhu, the branchless bank aims to win over millennials with Facebook contests, a lifestyle blog, campus trips, and frequent focus groups (comprised of millennials, of course). The strategy seems to be working: BankMobile has just announced of a two-million-customer milestone in less than two years since the official launch.

'My mission here was to create a new standard for banking. We had to really change the model upside down, and deliver a 'wow' experience,' Sidhu told Bank Innovation previously."

Luvleen manages the bank with her father Jay Sidhu, and both of them led BankMobile to 2 million customers in June 2016. It means that BankMobile will rank among the top 25 banks in the country in terms of number of consumer checking accounts. In just 18 months, BankMobile has made excellent innovations such as launching a VIP experience, launched the their app on Apple Watch, being one of the first few banks to do so, rolled out BankMobilist College Brand Ambassador Program, established BankMobile Technologies, launched BMpowered Radio with Ash Cash that features podcasts twice a week, and awarded the first of its Foundation's inaugural Financial Literacy Scholarship.

Customers Bank is a subsidiary of Customers Bancorp, Inc., a bank holding company in Wyomissing, Pennsylvania and has an illustrious board of directors that includes the founder of London-based C&C Alpha Group, Bhanu Choudhrie.

Thursday, 30 June 2016

Banking made easy: BankMobile founders’ book launches to great reception

BankMobile, America’s first absolutely no-fee mobile and online bank, has revolutionised banking with its fee-free model. Founded by the father-daughter duo Jay and Luvleen Sidhu, the bank is helping out millennials save money and get financial knowledge.

To go the extra mile, the Sidhus released their book ‘Why Can’t Banks Be As Easy As Uber? BankMobile And The Real Future Of Banking’ which is a banking guide as well as an insight into the industry. In barely 24 hours after its launch, the book became Amazon #1 in 12 different categories in the USA Amazon store, achieving #1 Best Selling-status in Australia, and making it onto the Top 100 Authors list in Business and Money.


This is the latest achievement for the Sidhu family. Luvleen has previously been awarded Lehigh Valley Business Women of Influence - Woman to Watch Honoree in 2016, chosen as the winner of New York Business Journal's Women of Influence Awards in 2016, selected among Auto Finance News’ ‘10 Executives to Watch in Auto Finance’ in 2015, and one of Bank Innovation’s ‘2015 Innovators to Watch,’ and her father Jay has enjoyed commendable success of his own by winning laurels such as 2016 Ernst & Young FinTech Entrepreneur of the Year, Financial World’s CEO of the Year, Turnaround Entrepreneur of the Year, Large Business Leader of the Year and plenty more.

Tal Ben-Shahar, New York Times Best-Selling author of Happier commented on the book: What a compelling book! The banking revolution that the Sidhus are proposing is sure to make banking easier—and you happier.
 ‘Why Can’t Banks Be As Easy As Uber? BankMobile And The Real Future Of Banking’ dives deep into the banking system and explains what’s wrong with the traditional ways that burden Americans with billions of dollars and eventually shares tips that can help save money in this system. Readers will realise how costly their bank is and how BankMobile can help them through fee-free, financially empowering and hassle-free banking by fighting for the consumers.

100% of the book sales will be invested in BankMobile Foundation, whose mission is to support entrepreneurs and students who spread financial literacy among their community.
To buy the book, follow the link: www.BankLikeUber.com

Customers Bank is a subsidiary of Customers Bancorp, Inc., a bank holding company in Wyomissing, Pennsylvania and has an illustrious board of directors that includes the founder of London-based C&C Alpha Group, Bhanu Choudhrie.

Thursday, 16 June 2016

Jay Sidhu to speak at RFi Group Global Retail Banking Conferences

BankMobile, America's first absolutely no-fee digital bank, revealed that Jay Sidhu, Chairman and CEO, will be speaking at two upcoming RFi Group Global Retail Banking Conferences. RFi Group is a global business intelligence and media provider that focuses on financial services and hence Sidhu is the perfect man to deliver this lecture.

Sidhu is also Chairman and CEO of BankMobile Technologies and Customers Bancorp Inc., a nearly $9 billion asset bank and is forerunner when it comes to developing banking technology.
He will present at “Opportunities in Digital Banking and FinTech" and "The Future of Retail Banking - Innovation, Disruption and Co-opetition," at Banking Hall in the UK.

Bhanu Choudhrie

"I look forward to discussing with senior banking, marketing and payments executives the importance of digital banking in today's high-paced technology-focused world," stated Sidhu. "I established BankMobile with my daughter Luvleen in January 2015 and our mission is to financially empower millennials, middle income Americans and the underbanked. We are on track to have two million students banking with BankMobile by June 30, 2016, and we are focused on providing them with a 'wow' digital banking experience."

At both conferences, Sidhu will present: "The Uberization of Banking - How to create a successful digital only bank targeting millennials." The topics of discussion will be: how to perfect the digital banking experience for millennials; how to market and engender loyalty among millennials; and how to leverage technology to reduce costs and offer free services.

At the Canadian Retail Banking Conference discussions will be held around best practices for – ‘current transactions, savings and deposit accounts, case studies of effective digital engagement and disruption, customer sentiment and loyalty perfecting the balance for financial advice and key take-outs from the World Economic Forum.’

Similarly, at the Global Digital Banking Conference – UK, digital engagement and innovation across retail banking, main bank relationships, share of wallet, targeting specific consumer segments and also marketplace lending and new forms of payments – will be the topics of discussion.

Customers Bank is a subsidiary of Customers Bancorp, Inc., a bank holding company in Wyomissing, Pennsylvania and has an illustrious board of directors that includes the founder of London-based C&C Alpha Group, Bhanu Choudhrie.

Tuesday, 7 June 2016

Jay Sidhu receives Honorary Degree for contributions to Greater Reading area

BankMobile, America's first absolutely no-fee digital bank, announced that Jay Sidhu, Chairman and CEO, was conferred with an honorary degree from Albright College during its 157th Commencement on May 22, 2016.

One of the most renowned figures in the world of digital banking, Sidhu is also the leader for BankMobile Technologies and Customers Bancorp Inc., an almost $9 billion asset bank in Wyomissing, PA.

"It is a true privilege to be awarded this degree from Albright College, a prestigious school with which we share a community," stated Sidhu.

Sidhu has a wide array of experience, especially in banking, as well as business, finance and marketing. This degree marks the value of his impact on the growth of Greater Reading area.

BankMobile was established with daughter Luvleen Sidhu in January 2015. Luvleen, a millennial herself, has contributed vastly to making the bank student friendly. Its lucrative offers are well recognised among the customers whose number keeps increasing, cited to reach 2 million by June 30, 2016.


Sidhu’s association with banking has been long and fantastic. Before leading Customers Bank, he was the Founder, Chairman and CEO of Sovereign Bancorp Inc. and led them to become the 17th largest in the country. Under Sidhu, it rose from an Initial Public Offering of $12 million to the formidable market cap of $12 billion.

His life has been laden with accolades such as – Financial World's CEO of the Year, Turnaround Entrepreneur of the Year, and he was also named as the Large Business Leader of the Year by the Chamber of Commerce.

Sidhu also has a fabulous academic background—Wilkes University for Master of Business Administration and Harvard Business School from where he graduated in Leadership Course.

Customers Bank is a subsidiary of Customers Bancorp, Inc., a bank holding company in Wyomissing, Pennsylvania and has an illustrious board of directors that includes the founder of London-based C&C Alpha Group, Bhanu Choudhrie.

Monday, 30 May 2016

Congratulations to Paresh Maity for Winning the Editor’s Award

The renowned Indian Artist Paresh Maity became the first recipient of the Editor’s Award at a glittering ceremony celebrating the Eastern Eye Arts, Culture and Theater Awards (ACTAS). Congratulations Paresh! It’s an honor well deserved. The Eastern Eye ACTAs recognize the very best of British South-Asian talent.

I’m proud to say the Stellar International Art Foundation, which was founded by the Choudhrie Family, was one of the first patrons of Paresh Maity. It commissioned him to make early watercolors of their vintage cars after meeting him over his very first exhibition in New Delhi in the 1990s. From this period, the Foundation has taken ownership of much of his oeuvre, including his largest series of watercolors, 57 pieces of Venice.

ACTA Award Paresh Maity with Bhanu Choudhrie

My mother, Anita Choudhrie, founder of the Stellar International Art Foundation, commented: "Paresh is a man who believes in humanity first and this ACTA award is a testament to that humanist ideal that inspires everything he does. It goes without saying that this shows through in his creativity of colors and ingenuity on canvas. Paresh's spontaneity and imagination are vast and unique, and no doubt have helped him win professional and complimentary accolades across India and now internationally."

British actor and film-maker Hamza Jeetooa presented the special ACTA award to Paresh, which recognized him for his achievements as an global artist and his profound contributions to the art community. Hamza said: "Paresh Maity is one of the leading contemporary artists of his time and is regarded as India’s leading water color painter – from a humble background not far from Kolkata, he was initially self-taught but slowly began to establish a strong reputation. His water and boats series brought him to the attention of the art community in India and since then he has gone onto become one of India’s most important painters."

ACTA Award Paresh Maity with Bhanu Choudhrie

 In response, Paresh said that art represented a way of exploring the borders between cultures through color, celebrating the many facets of life from different perspectives.  “Winning this award is an incredible experience. I have always been inspired by our world of colors,’ he said. “My travels, which have taken me to many new countries, form an integral part of my life and my art. Our world is diverse and we need to celebrate that diversity – the way our individual and social lives intersect and bring vibrancy to the world.”

Paresh has long been for his vibrant, colorful paintings that have been displayed across the world and in some of the most prestigious private and public collections. These include the British Museum, the National Gallery of Modern Art in New Delhi, and the Vatican Embassy in New Delhi.

Paresh’s other accolades include the All India Fine Arts and Crafts Society Award for Best Watercolor painting, the Award for Outstanding Painting from Birla Academy of Art and Culture, the British Council Visitorship Award, Royal Watercolor Society Award the Dayawati Modi Award for Art, Culture and Education and most recently the Padmai Shri Award from the Government of India.

Stellar International Art Foundation was established in 2008 and took as its basis the private collection of the Choudhrie family. The Foundation comprises over 600 works by an array of Indian and Western Contemporary artists ranging from painting to sculpture. The collection began in the 1970s when the Choudhrie family began to purchase works of art. This led to relationships with some of India’s most important contemporary artists including M F Husain, Paresh Maity and Jayasri Burman. The Foundation seeks to promote artists within the collection through international exhibition, loans, publications and events.

Tuesday, 24 May 2016

Customers to Learn Crucial Financial Knowledge Through BankMobile Podcast

BankMobile, America’s first absolutely no-fee bank, hit the ground running since its launch and is now targeting 2 million customers by July. The reason is the lucrative services such as surcharge-free ATMs, low-fee model and personal bankers.

To add to all that a podcast has been brought out to empower customers with financial knowledge.

BMPowered Radio with Financial Empowerment Coach Ash Cash is available on Apple iTunes, Sound Cloud and BankMobile website. "We are thrilled with the interest and responses we have received after launching BMpowered Radio," stated Luvleen Sidhu, Chief Strategy and Marketing Officer of BankMobile. "We are here to empower customers and this tool provides a fun, enlightening way to learn about finance and also hear from young successful professionals."

On #MoneyMondays, Ash Cash talks interesting financial trivia like how secured credit cards and presidential elections relate to each other.

In the episodes aired so far, Ash has shared his viewpoints on: Why it's necessary to create a financial support system, how managing your wage can lead to financial freedom, why diversification is extremely important for securing your finances.

Financial discussions are not limited to the general crux on #MoneyMondays, they extend to songs like Drake's "Summer Sixteen” single.

“Financial empowerment is at the heart of our mission and the #MoneyMondays series is meant to be a fun, quick way for listeners to learn tips on how to get on solid financial footing,” revealed Luvleen Sidhu.

#FreeLifeFridays is the best source of motivation for riding down the road of financial freedom.



“But we are not just about financial empowerment, we are a brand that hopes to empower you in every aspect of your life and our #FreeLifeFridays series serves as weekly inspiration to push our listeners to reach their potential.” Luvleen Sidhu revealed.

Entrepreneur and co-founder of Abacus, Omar Qari appeared on the podcast to help listeners learn how to plan expenses, recollect corporate credit cards and how to reimburse your team without hassle.

The episode was especially important for people planning to form their own start-ups because they got to learn – how to manage venture capital funding, how subject specific knowledge is the base for a successful start-up and more. He gave tips on spending your free time so as to not waste it.

If you want to feature on the show, contact Ash Cash at AshCash@BankMobile.com and you might be selected to be interviewed on the podcast.

Customers Bank is a subsidiary of Customers Bancorp, Inc., a bank holding company in Wyomissing, Pennsylvania and has an illustrious board of directors that includes the founder of London-based C&C Alpha Group, Bhanu Choudhrie.

Thursday, 19 May 2016

Ash Cash and BankMobile Team up for Financial Podcast

BankMobile, United States’ first absolutely no-fee bank, is probably the most customer-friendly bank in the country. With features like surcharge free ATMs, free financial coaches and personal bankers, a podcast has now been launched to provide financial knowledge to customers. 

BMPowered Radio with Financial Empowerment Coach Ash Cash is being streamed on Apple iTunes, Sound Cloud and BankMobile website. "We are thrilled in the interest and responses we have received after launching BMpowered Radio," shared Luvleen Sidhu, Chief Strategy and Marketing Officer of BankMobile. "We are here to empower listeners and this tool provides a fun, enlightening way to learn about finance and also hear from young successful professionals."

On #MoneyMondays, Ash Cash discusses crucial financial topics like the working of secured credit cards and their importance to building or repairing credit, improving credit and life insurance have all been covered. Recently a head-to-head was made between secured credit cards and presidential elections. 

“Financial empowerment is at the heart of our mission and the #MoneyMondays series is meant to be a fun, quick way for listeners to learn tips on how to get on solid financial footing,” according to Luvleen Sidhu. 

Financial freedom is the most important thing in life and #FreeLifeFridays inspires listeners to get on track.


“But we are not just about financial empowerment, we are a brand that hopes to empower every aspect of listeners lives and our #FreeLifeFridays series serves as weekly inspiration to push our listeners to reach their potential.” Luvleen Sidhu. 

Roy Firestone, a seven-time Emmy Award-winning journalist, performer, and inspirational speaker, made an appearance too. After interviewing more than 5,000 athletes and high-performing individuals and got to closely understand what it means to be great, why gratitude is greater than regret, and why the best way forward in life is through humility. Roy also shared an exclusive story about his interview with Kobe Bryant. 

In yet another episode, pharmacist, certified investment educator, writer, and entrepreneur, Dr. Eric Patrick made an appearance to share how investing can help grow your wealth, why Nike's "Just do it" phrase not just a slogan, how to easily multi-task, and how music can be your support while sending a message across.

If you believe your story is worthy of being shared on the show, contact Ash Cash at AshCash@BankMobile.com and you might be selected to be interviewed on the podcast.

Customers Bank is a subsidiary of Customers Bancorp, Inc., a bank holding company in Wyomissing, Pennsylvania and has an illustrious board of directors that includes the founder of London-based C&C Alpha Group, Bhanu Choudhrie.

Friday, 13 May 2016

BankMobile Podcast Enriching Customers with Vital Finance Info

A lot of lucrative benefits make BankMobile a business adored among customers –  400,000+ surcharge free ATMs, free financial coach, personal banker and an excellent business model – are just a few of the reasons BankMobile is on track to reach 2 million customers by July. 

Now, to empower customers with intricate financial knowledge, BMPowered Radio with Financial Empowerment Coach Ash Cash, has been launched. The brilliant series is available on Apple iTunes, Sound Cloud and BankMobile website. 

"We are thrilled in the interest and responses we have received after launching BMpowered Radio," stated Luvleen Sidhu, Chief Strategy and Marketing Officer of BankMobile. "We are here to empower you and this tool provides a fun, enlightening way to learn about finance and also hear from young successful professionals."

#MoneyMondays give a fresh start to the week through crucial financial tips and interviews with financial wizards.

“Financial empowerment is at the heart of our mission and the #MoneyMondays series is meant to be a fun, quick way for listeners to learn tips on how to get on solid financial footing,” revealed Luvleen Sidhu. Topics like FICO score, understanding credit report and investing in mutual funds have featured on the show.




#FreeLifeFridays particularly aims at inspiring a life of financial freedom. 

“But we are not just about financial empowerment, we are a brand that hopes to empower you in every aspect of your life and our #FreeLifeFridays series serves as weekly inspiration to push our listeners to reach their potential.” Luvleen Sidhu.

Cobaine Ivory featured on an episode to share her perceptions of success through a discussion and it was also explained how being cognisant of the destination can keep you motivate on the path to success.  

Other successful people like Omar Qari, and Kiana Danial, Award winning Investing Advisor and CEO of Investdiva.com; Meg Buzza, Professional Dancer and Choreographer; and Zui Duckers, Head of Brand Ambassadors, BankMobile, has also featured on the podcast.

If you believe your story should feature on the show to inspire others, contact Ash Cash at AshCash@BankMobile.com and you might be selected to be interviewed on the podcast. 

Customers Bank is a subsidiary of Customers Bancorp, Inc., a bank holding company in Wyomissing, Pennsylvania and has an illustrious board of directors that includes the founder of London-based C&C Alpha Group, Bhanu Choudhrie.

Friday, 6 May 2016

BankMobile Podcast to Give Essential Banking Knowledge

The customer base of BankMobile, America’s first absolutely no-fee, mobile, tablet and online bank, has been increasing quickly. A rapid rise is set to help it reach two million customers by July. Its lucrative offers as well as services are the reason behind this surge.

Staying true to its agenda of going one step further, BankMobile has launched its podcast, BMPowered Radio, with Financial Empowerment Coach Ash Cash. The series is available on Apple iTunes, Sound Cloud and BankMobile website.

A financial food for thought is just what you need at the beginning of the week and #MoneyMondays with Ash Cash gives you just that. Financial experts are interviewed and answer audience questions along with giving crucial tips. Maintaining financial health, understanding your credit report, learning about FICO score and other topics that aren’t easily understandable have been explained on the show.




As you enter the weekend and make plans for the Friday night party it’s a good idea to watch #FreeLifeFridays. Not only would you be able to form a good budget, you’ll find an amazing motivation source through the stories of successful movers and shakers who’ll share their tales personally. Inspirational people like Omar Qari, and Kiana Danial, Award winning Investing Advisor and CEO of Investdiva.com; Meg Buzza, Professional Dancer and Choreographer; and Zui Duckers, Head of Brand Ambassadors, BankMobile, have been a part of it.

"We are thrilled in the interest and responses we have received after launching BMpowered Radio," stated Luvleen Sidhu, Chief Strategy and Marketing Officer of BankMobile. "We are here to empower you and this tool provides a fun, enlightening way to learn about finance and also hear from young successful professionals."

Apart from BankMobile podcasts, Exantus is also a host at, “The Ash Cash Show” that airs every Sunday at 1pm on WHCR 90.3FM NY and has 2.2 million listeners who tune it every time.

The show’s aim is to promote financial freedom through entrepreneurship as well as to spread knowledge about personal finance.   

If you believe your story is can inspire people, contact Ash Cash at AshCash@BankMobile.com and you might be selected to be interviewed on the podcast. 

Customers Bank is a subsidiary of Customers Bancorp, Inc., a bank holding company in Wyomissing, Pennsylvania and has an illustrious board of directors that includes the founder of London-based C&C Alpha Group, Bhanu Choudhrie.

Friday, 29 April 2016

BankMobile’s Podcast: Tips, Inspiration and Success Stories

BankMobile, America’s first absolutely no-fee, mobile, tablet and online bank, has been catering to millennial financial issues through their surcharge-free model. But it is always willing to go the extra mile through lucrative features and their recent effort – the podcast BMPowered Radio with Financial Empowerment Coach Ash Cash – is well worth praise. The series is available on Apple iTunes, Sound Cloud and BankMobile website. 

Every week millenials will get ample amounts of financial tips to remain within their budgets for the week through #MoneyMondays with Ash Cash, where financial experts are also interviewed and answer listener questions. Complex finance and banking terms like understanding your credit report and learning about FICO score have been explained so far.

Fridays bring loads of inspiration through motivating stories of milennials who’ve achieved a top level when it comes to business management. The motivators mark their presence on the show and Omar Qari, and Kiana Danial, Award winning Investing Advisor and CEO of Investdiva.com; Meg Buzza, Professional Dancer and Choreographer; and Zui Duckers, Head of Brand Ambassadors, BankMobile, have already featured.

"We are thrilled in the interest and responses we have received after launching BMpowered Radio," stated Luvleen Sidhu, Chief Strategy and Marketing Officer of BankMobile. "We are here to empower youngsters and this tool provides a fun, enlightening way to learn about finance and also hear from successful professionals."




Ash Exantus a.k.a., “Ash Cash” is a banking veteran with 15-years of extensive experience on his CV and an authority on personal finance. He is also a motivational speaker whose books on Amazon.com: Mind Right, Money Right: 10 Laws of Financial Freedom and What the FICO: 12 Steps to Repairing Your Credit, are bestsellers. Besides BankMobile podcasts, Exantus also hosts, “The Ash Cash Show” that airs every Sunday at 1pm on WHCR 90.3FM NY and has 2.2 million dedicated listeners.  

Personal finance is the primary objective of the show and all those who tune in are urged to choose to be an entrepreneur in order to achieve financial freedom.

If you think your story can inspire others and you want to share it on the show , contact Ash Cash at AshCash@BankMobile.com and you might be selected to be interviewed on the podcast. 

Customers Bank is a subsidiary of Customers Bancorp, Inc., a bank holding company in Wyomissing, Pennsylvania and has an illustrious board of directors that includes the founder of London-based C&C Alpha Group, Bhanu Choudhrie

Thursday, 21 April 2016

Ash Cash Hosts BankMobile Podcast

BankMobile, America's first absolutely no-fee, mobile, tablet and online bank is on a mission to not only reduce financial burden on the millennials but to empower them with financial and banking knowledge. BMPowered Radio recently made its debut with Financial Empowerment Coach Ash Exantus. The series has been made available on BankMobile website, Apple iTunes and SoundCloud. 

Financial tips from Ash Cash begin your week in style on #MoneyMondays. What could be better than getting help with your weekly budget with help from from financial experts who answer your queries? The show has already covered topics such as managing financial health, understanding credit reports and information about FICO scores.

#FreeLifeFridays aims to inspire as tales of young entrepreneurs leaving a mark are personally shared. Co-founder of Abacus, Omar Qari, featured on the first episode and Kiana Danial, award winning Investing Advisor and CEO of Investdiva.com; Meg Buzza, Professional Dancer and Choreographer; and Zui Duckers, Head of Brand Ambassadors, BankMobile, have all been a part of #FreeLifeFridays.

"We are thrilled in the interest and responses we have received after launching BMpowered Radio," stated Luvleen Sidhu, Chief Strategy and Marketing Officer of BankMobile. "We are here to empower customers and this tool provides a fun, enlightening way to learn about finance and also hear from young successful professionals."



Exantus, better known as Ash Cash, hosts the show backed by over 15 years of banking experience. He’s also a motivational speaker and a best-selling author whose publications with Amazon.com include: Mind Right, Money Right: 10 Laws of Financial Freedom and What the FICO: 12 Steps to Repairing Your Credit received a lot of praise. 

He also hosts “The Ash Cash Show” which is aired every Sunday, at 1Ppm on WHCR 90.3 FM NY and has a dedicated following of 2.2 million enlightened by his tips.

The talking point is usually personal finance but listeners are also motivated to achieve financial freedom through entrepreneurship examples. 

If you are a young entrepreneur and think your story can inspire people, please contact Ash Cash at AshCash@BankMobile.com. 

Customers Bank is a subsidiary of Customers Bancorp, Inc., a bank holding company in Wyomissing, Pennsylvania and has an illustrious board of directors that includes the founder of London-based C&C Alpha Group, Bhanu Choudhrie

Friday, 15 April 2016

BankMobile Join Hands with Ash Cash to Launch Podcast

BankMobile, America’s first absolutely no-fee, mobile, tablet and online bank always comes up with interesting ways to keep their customers happy.  BMpowered Radio, its new podcast hosted by Financial Empowerment Coach Ash Exantus, is already making waves. The series is being podcasted on Apple iTunes, Sound Cloud and BankMobile website.

#MoneyMondays with Ash Cash, will kick-start your week with valuable financial tips and interviews of financial experts who would make handling finances easier. In the episodes aired so far, the specialists have simplified things like maintaining financial health, understanding your credit report and learning about your FICO score.

#FreeLifeFridays is a little more motivational where young minds that have significant financial achievements, share their tales. People like Omar Qari, and Kiana Danial, Award winning Investing Advisor and CEO of Investdiva.com; Meg Buzza, Professional Dancer and Choreographer; and Zui Duckers, Head of Brand Ambassadors, BankMobile, have made an appearance.

"We are thrilled in the interest and responses we have received after launching BMpowered Radio," stated Luvleen Sidhu, Chief Strategy and Marketing Officer of BankMobile. "We are here to empower you and this tool provides a fun, enlightening way to learn about finance and also hear from young successful professionals."



“Ash Cash” is a banking veteran with a 15-year experience and is also an expert on personal finance. He is also a motivational speaker and has written two successful books published on Amazon.com: Mind Right, Money Right: 10 Laws of Financial Freedom and What the FICO: 12 Steps to Repairing Your Credit, both of which are bestsellers. Besides BankMobile podcasts, Exantus also hosts, “The Ash Cash Show” that airs every Sunday at 1pm on WHCR 90.3FM NY and has 2.2 million dedicated listeners.

The show is based on personal finance and people urged to choose the entrepreneur life so they can achieve financial freedom.

If you believe your story as an entrepreneur can inspire others, you can easily contact Ash Cash at AshCash@BankMobile.com and you might be selected to be interviewed on the podcast.

Customers Bank is a subsidiary of Customers Bancorp, Inc., a bank holding company in Wyomissing, Pennsylvania and has an illustrious board of directors that includes the founder of London-based C&C Alpha Group, Bhanu Choudhrie.

Friday, 8 April 2016

Golden Opportunity Awaits Vietnam’s Aspiring Aviators

Max Buerger, head of Alpha Aviation Group, has written a great article looking into Vietnam’s airline industry, an industry that is entering a very exciting time in history. 

Mr Buerger feels the announcement made by Vietjet Air, Vietnam’s first private budget airline, that it will double its passengers in 2016, is excellent news for Vietnam’s civil aviation industry. 

Vietnamese airlines are looking to capitalise on the low prices of crude oil, with Vietjet already planning to buy 12 new planes to add to the 9 bought last year. Within the next five years, it would have owned 100 planes. 

This development is not just going to immensely benefit the industry, but it comes as welcome news for the country’s budding pilots. As airlines get bigger and fare better when it comes to profits, pilots will become the central figure behind this much welcome boom.

Currently, there is a shortage of pilots, especially local ones within the Vietnamese commercial aviation sector. This has led to most investment going into foreign talent. 360 of 800 pilots of Vietnam Airlines are non-Vietnamese and the number rises to 95% when looking at Jetstar Pacific Airlines air crew. The Civil Aviation Administration of Vietnam has even urged the government to increase the retirement age of pilots to be increased in order to deal with this national shortage.



As a country with a staggering youth population (40 million people aged below 24), Vietnam has been investing a lot in science and technology. This should lead to more interest in aviation and the nation has the potential to meet the pilot demands across the Asia Pacific region.

This shortage can’t be solved in isolation by the government, private sector or the airlines, but rather requires that the pilot training infrastructure is bettered. Regional flight training schools will be especially pivotal. 

By 2034, Boeing will require an additional 558,000 commercial pilots to cater to its expanding global fleet. A major portion of that number is expected to come from Asia, which gives Vietnam authorities another reason to invest more in high-end pilot training modules. 

Vietnamese government can do its bit by inspiring youngsters to follow the path of science and technology. Opportunities will keep coming their way, it’s up to the nation now to capitalise on them. 

Alpha Aviation Group is a leading Asian pilot training provider that has the likes of entrepreneur and businessman Bhanu Choudhrie amongst its board of directors. 

Saturday, 2 April 2016

BankMobile’s Success Lands Luvleen Sidhu Lehigh Valley Business Women of Influence’s Woman to Watch

BankMobile has risen meteorically across the States. Being America’s first no-fee mobile, tablet and online bank, its student-friendly and millennial-targeted strategy has been well received as it reached 100,000 customers in less than a year and will be touching the 2 million mark come July. 

Behind this superb success is one woman, Luvleen Sidhu, co-founder and Chief Strategy and Marketing Officer of BankMobile. A millennial herself, Sidhu used her leadership skills to successfully take BankMobile to such great heights. 

It isn’t surprising that she has been chosen as Lehigh Valley Business Women of Influence’s ‘Woman to Watch’. Lehigh Valley Business is the most read local business journal and is the most reliable source for all business related news for Leigh Valley’s entrepreneurs, corporate boards, middle managers and CEOs. This award is given out each year to the women business leaders who lead their teams to greater heights. Cedar Crest College will host the honourees this year for a luncheon and ceremony.  



"Luvleen's dedication to helping millennials and the under-banked live financially stable lives is unwavering. She has had monumental accomplishments since she co-founded BankMobile last year including reaching over 100,000 customers and launching the BankMobilist College Brand Ambassador Program," said Jay Sidhu, Chief Executive Officer of BankMobile and Customers Bank recognising Luvleen’s fabulous accomplishments. "We congratulate her on this recognition as she continues her mission of financial empowerment."

The BankMobile app offers features such as personal banker, financial tips and podcasts, going all in when it comes to pampering the customers. It has not restricted its growth to just banking by launching BankMobile Technologies, announcing BankMobilist College Brand Ambassador Program, handing out Financial Literacy Scholarship and being one of the first banks on Apple Watch. 

Other winners of the award have been were: Sandra Figueroa of Lincoln Leadership Academy Charter School; Martha Cichelli of Software Consulting Services, LLC; Sheila Evans and Allentown Symphony Association; and Debbie Salas-Lopez and Lehigh Valley Health Network.

Luvleen Sidhu was also recently selected as one of New York Business Journal's Women of Influence Award honourees.

Customers Bank is a subsidiary of Customers Bancorp, Inc., a bank holding company in Wyomissing, Pennsylvania and has an illustrious board of directors that includes the founder of London-based C&C Alpha Group, Bhanu Choudhrie.