Following its announcement that it had surpassed 33 million retail customers and generated US$158 million profit before tax with US$ 1.5 billion revenue in the first nine months of 2023, Black Banx has begun reinforcing its commitment to rank among the most compliant fintechs in the world.
While the year has yet to conclude, the aforementioned revenue earned had been Black Banx’s highest since it officially launched in the market in 2015. With the company onboarding an average of 1.8 million new customers per month, it is expected that the company will have another record year upon its conclusion, and will maintain the pace well beyond.
As Black Banx Founder and CEO Michael Gastauer maintains, “Black Banx has set up its financial forecast outlining targets for the next 5 years. For 2023 we are expecting to surpass annual revenues of US$2.1 billion and aim to reach US$3.7 billion by the end of 2024. For 2024 our end of year profit expectation would be US$ 430 million. One of our next biggest milestones is to exceed US$1 billion annual profits.”
The continued rapid growth of Black Banx’s clientele continues to highlight the innovation, agility, and efficiency that financial technology brings about as a whole, but also underscores the critical importance of regulatory compliance to go along with this continued shift to digital banking.
Balancing Innovation With Compliance
As Black Banx continues to expand its reach and pursue new ways to best meet customers’ always evolving global banking needs, being able to balance innovation with adherence to regulatory standards becomes vital. Implementing robust compliance frameworks allows for sustained innovation while ensuring alignment with legal mandates.
By blending creativity and conformity, Black Banx aims to continue fostering trust with its customers, but also pave the way for a stable and resilient financial ecosystem.
Building That Trust Through Transparent Practices
With transparency being the cornerstone of better fintech as it helps facilitate an environment where both consumers and regulators can place their confidence, Black Banx sees it fit to employ transparent practices, clear communication, and providing readily accessible information to solidify trust. It signifies a commitment to ethical operations, reinforcing customer loyalty, and aligning with regulatory expectations.
Since founding the company in 2014, Gastauer continues to strengthen Black Banx’s compliance structure by implementing extensive steps in response to regulatory scrutiny and compliance difficulties.
Seeing that customer experience is ranked among the top three priorities of over 80% of customers in the financial services industry, Black Banx continues to make investments to strengthen its customer support capabilities. To provide quick responses to consumer questions and concerns, Black Banx increased the size of its customer support team.
The bank also maintains an official code of conduct that highlights its ideals and principles in order to show its dedication to moral business practices, and serves as a reference point for partners and workers.
Projected to become a US$1.5 trillion industry by 2030, the continued growth of fintech presents both extensive opportunities and unique challenges. Black Banx continues to understand that tapping into this trillions’ worth of potential requires a meticulous approach to regulatory compliance.
The company is doubling down on first embarking on extensive market research when identifying locations where there is a high demand for its fintech-driven banking services and, to ensure a well thought out entry into said markets, extensively examine the regulatory environment to best meet the specific compliance requirements of those locales.
Given that many of Black Banx’s target markets are those with large unbanked populations and are generally still-developing however, the company also expects that these areas may not have full-fleshed out regulations for digital banks.
“While we’ll always adhere to any rules they have in place, we also won’t wait for regulators to tell us what to do,” Gastauer shares. “Instead, we’ll take steps based on the best practices we already follow in other markets, and in a way be self-regulatory and provide these places with an example of what regulations can prove effective in their markets.”
As Black Banx continues its rapid growth trajectory, its renewed commitment to compliance is likely to be a key factor in its continued success. In an increasingly regulated industry, companies that are able to demonstrate their commitment to compliance are likely to be the ones that thrive.