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Girard Bostic III Wins Varo® Bank’s First Customer Hero Award

by Varo Bank

October 28, 2021

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SAN FRANCISCO, October 28, 2021 — Varo Bank, N.A., the first all-digital nationally chartered bank in the US, today announced Girard Bostic III has received the inaugural Varo Hero Award.  The Varo Hero Award exists to amplify the stories of Varo customers who embody Varo’s vision for progress  – they are entrepreneurial, building toward their financial future and deeply engaged in their community.  


Bostic switched to Varo from a prepaid card in 2018 and has referred friends and family to join the digital bank.  “Varo is a bank that truly has your back and supports your financial freedom,” Bostic said.  Partnering with a progressive bank is important to him and Varo’s products, experiences and impact partnerships evidence the bank’s commitment to inclusion and social change.


Bostic is studying for a degree in sports marketing and media from Full Sail University and in his free time documents youth sports games in the Detroit area, sharing the footage on YouTube.  Bostic is also an aspiring filmmaker and is developing a documentary film titled “From Rookies to Legends” which highlights the stories of youth athletes and how they worked to become sporting greats.  The film aims to showcase the journey of hard work and perseverance that precedes the immense success of legendary athletes. As part of his Varo Hero Award, Varo surprised him with new photography equipment to support his work in the Detroit area documenting youth sports and his filmmaking.  


“I am excited to recognize Girard as our very first Varo Hero Award recipient.  I am thrilled to have Girard as part of our Varo community and support his ambition to tell amazing stories through film and photography,” said Colin Walsh, CEO and founder of Varo Bank, N.A.  


Varo will announce a Varo Hero Award recipient each month – stay tuned for future award winners!


About Varo Bank, N.A.

Varo Bank is on a mission to make financial inclusion and opportunity a reality for all – by empowering people with the products and support they need to create healthy financial habits and be in control of their finances. Varo Bank offers customers premium bank accounts that have no minimum balance requirement or monthly account fee, high-interest savings accounts, and tech-first features to help people save and manage their money effortlessly. Varo Bank is the first consumer fintech to be granted a national bank charter by the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, was named one of Fast Company’s Most Innovative Companies and ranked No 7 on the Inc 5000 list of fastest growing companies for 2021. For more information visit, like Varo Bank on Facebook, and follow us on Instagram and Twitter @varobank. Member FDIC.

The customer received compensation for their testimonial.

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