Coastal Community Bank Joins Newly Launched Banking as a Service (BaaS) Association

EVERETT, Wash., June 09, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Coastal Community Bank announced that they are pleased to have joined the newly launched Bankers Helping Bankers (BHB) Banking as a Service (BaaS) Association as a founding member. The Association aims to serve the unique needs of BaaS Sponsor banks.

Coastal Community Bank’s BaaS team partners with broker-dealers and digital financial services providers who deliver a broad range of offerings for different and diverse demographics.

The BaaS Association was created to:

  • Coordinate legislative and regulatory advocacy efforts to encourage the responsible delivery of BaaS by Federally insured depository institutions.
  • Promote best practices and standards for the delivery of BaaS products to non-banks.
  • Build a community of like-minded bankers and other industry participants to share experiences, insights, and learnings.
  • Connect Federally insured financial institutions to the technology partners who will help them facilitate a successful BaaS program.

BaaS is seeing a tremendous increase in bank participants fueled by rapid expansion in fintech funding and a constant supply of new startups. It is a highly specialized business that requires unique technology, regulatory and compliance expertise, and operational capabilities.

“BaaS banks are not all alike. We often focus on different types of partners and business models,” said Eric Sprink, CEO, Coastal Community Bank. “We look forward to working with the Association to develop and share best practices to provide excellent experiences for consumers and businesses alike.”

About Coastal Community Bank
Coastal Financial Corporation (NASDAQ: CCB) is an Everett, Washington-based bank holding company with Coastal Community Bank (the “Bank”) a full-service commercial bank, as its sole wholly-owned banking subsidiary. The Bank operates 14 branches in Snohomish, Island, and King Counties, online and through mobile banking. The Bank’s CCBX division provides banking as a service (“BaaS”) that allows our broker-dealer and digital financial service partners to offer their customers banking services. As of March 31, 2022, we had total assets of $2.83 billion, total gross loans of $1.96 billion, total deposits of $2.58 billion, and total shareholders’ equity of $207.9 million.

To learn more about Coastal Community Bank visit www.coastalbank.com. Member FDIC.

About Bankers Helping Bankers:

Bankers Helping Bankers (BHB) is a bankers-only social platform for collaboration and education. Through data tools and dynamic user groups, BHB provides community bankers with a knowledge base focused on bank technology and emerging Fintech companies, as well as hot topics such as cryptocurrencies, banking-as-a-service, becoming a sponsor bank, and launching a direct digital brand. The BHB platform is free for bankers, reaching 75% of the banks. Join the movement to help save community banking.

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If one or more events related to these or other risks or uncertainties materialize, or if our underlying assumptions prove to be incorrect, actual results may differ materially from what we anticipate. Furthermore, many of these risks and uncertainties are currently amplified by and may continue to be amplified by or may, in the future, be amplified by, the COVID-19 pandemic, including the emergence of variant strains of the virus, the pace at which the COVID-19 vaccine can be distributed and administered to residents of the markets the Company serves and the United States generally, and the impact of varying governmental responses that affect our customers and the economies where they operate. You are cautioned not to place undue reliance on forward-looking statements. Further, any forward-looking statement speaks only as of the date on which it is made and we undertake no obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statement to reflect events or circumstances after the date on which the statement is made or to reflect the occurrence of unanticipated events, except as required by law.

CONTACT: Contact: 
Joel Edwards
Chief Financial Officer
425.357.3687
[email protected]

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