New Sunrise Banks Sioux Falls Branch Expands Possibilities in Fintech

After months of planning and preparation, we opened the doors on March 18 to our new Sunrise Banks retail branch in Sioux Falls.

Opening a new retail branch is a tremendous undertaking. Doing it in a very short amount of time makes this milestone even more incredible.

Having a retail branch in South Dakota will allow Sunrise Banks to grow our brand and reputation, introduce us to new potential customers and establish ourselves as a financial leader in the National Products and Fintech industries.

Introducing the Social Currency Podcast

Social Currency, powered by Sunrise Banks, is a podcast that introduces you to some of the most innovative changemakers in fintech and ESG (environmental, social and governance), and how they are dismantling barriers and reshaping their industries for a more inclusive, equitable and sustainable future.

Here we speak to those at the forefront of positive change through social entrepreneurship to unveil the stories behind the revolution that is propelling us toward a world where everyone has equitable access to opportunities.

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Eric Schurr's headshot and title: Sunrise Banks Chief Strategy Officer, National Products

New Episodes

Ep. 1: Ahead of the Cure: Strategic Foresight with Eric Schurr

In their first episode, co-hosts Tyler Seydel and Eric Schurr dive into the world of strategic foresight. As a certified practitioner, Eric unravels how organizations can solve market opportunity challenges using provocative questions to help anticipate and better prepare for change.

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Wole Coaxum, Founder & CEO of Mobility Capital Finance (MoCaFi)

Ep. 2: Innovation for Inclusion: MoCaFi’s Vision with CEO Wole Coaxum

Discover how MoCaFi is expanding access to financial resources for underbanked individuals via a cost-effective technology pilot program in New York City distributing pre-paid immediate response cards to asylum seekers.

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Paul Brady, SVP of Risk, SELF Financial

Ep. 3: Revolutionizing Credit Building: How Self Financial is Leading the Way

Traditionally, to get credit, you needed credit. It’s a catch-22, and a system that is set up against many of us. Joined by Paul Brady, Senior Vice President of Risk at Self Financial, this episode delves into how Self is pioneering innovative solutions to empower individuals in their journey toward financial stability.

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More from our Fintech Partners

Pilot program will provide migrant families across New York City with pre-paid debit cards for groceries

MoCaFi’s goal is to expand access to financial resources for individuals excluded from banking, such as asylum seekers, while helping the local economy. Read more.

America’s Biggest Universal Basic Mobility Experiment is Taking Place in L.A.

A “mobility wallet” pilot program by TruCash is giving South L.A. residents $150 per month to spend on a menu of transportation options. And early data is in. Read more.

We’re committed to making a positive Impact

In 2024, we see tremendous opportunities to leverage financial technology partnerships to scale positive social and environmental impact. We remain resolute in our mission to support underserved people and communities. We aim to share these stories to demonstrate that our actions align with our words, highlighting our commitment in tangible ways.

Read our Impact Report

Values Based Banking Guidelines

Sunrise Banks’ mission is to provide innovative banking for good. As a Treasury‐certified Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI), a member of the Global Alliance for Banking on Values, and a B Corp, Sunrise Banks strives to offer safe, affordable, and transparent products and services to our customers. As such, we also strive for clear and transparent communication with our partners and prospective partners.

These guidelines are meant to outline specific product terms and fees that Sunrise Banks has to ensure we are meeting our mission and that we are partnering with companies with similar values. All product terms and fees/pricing not listed here are still subject to review and approval by the bank. The compliance team considers the target market, product purpose, current regulatory guidance, and recent enforcement actions when reviewing all products and services for potential consumer harm. Sunrise provides additional guides for collateral, complaints, UDAAP, etc. which should not be considered to override or supersede any requirements noted in these guidelines.

Sunrise Banks Requirements

Loan Terms and Fees

  • The following applies to all consumer loans, and to commercial loans as indicated.
  • Loans must be affordable and based on the borrower’s ability to repay an obligation1, not based on the assets of the borrower.
  • Loans must not induce a borrower to refinance a loan repeatedly (“loan flipping” or “loan churning”);
  • Loan terms must be clear and conspicuous, reflecting the true nature of the obligation or ancillary products.
  • Military Annual Percentage Rates (MAPRs) as defined by 32 CFR 232 (Military Lending Act) may not exceed 36%. This requirement applies to both MLA covered and non‐covered borrowers.
  • Small business loans may not exceed 36% APR as defined by 12 CFR 1026 (Regulation Z)2.
  • Fees must be accurately defined as finance charges when applicable. Loans that charge “back‐end” or non‐APR fees to circumvent to 36% MAPR maximum are not allowed.
  • May not charge prepayment penalties. Consumers should be able to pay off debt without penalty.
  • Loans may not allow for negative amortization.
  • Loan servicing fees must be reasonable for the service being provided. Servicing fees designed to generate a profit rather than to recoup costs are not permitted (e.g. charging excessive fees for a customer to make a payment, or “pay to pay” fees)
  • May not sell Sunrise‐originated charged‐off consumer or small business debt to debt buyers.

Deposit Account Fees

All deposit fee restrictions apply to both consumer and commercial accounts.

  • Negative balance fees (fee charged when an account has had a negative balance for X days)
  • Deposit item return/chargeback fees (fee charged when a customer deposits a check, and the check is returned by the paying bank).
  • Decline fees (charged instantaneously when a transaction is declined).
  • Transaction fees for point‐of‐sale (POS) transactions (PIN or signature based).
  • Inactivity fees on savings accounts.
  • Inactivity fees on DDA and GPR products prior to 12 months of inactivity.
  • ATM balance inquiry fees unless charging only the cost of the inquiry and balance can be checked free of charge via IVR.
  • Overdraft3 and NSF fees that exceed the amount of the item presented.
  • Charging more than 6 overdraft fees in a rolling 12‐month period.
  • NSF fees on re‐presented items.

While the bank does not currently have requirements regarding the dollar amount of allowable fees, these will be reviewed with all products for reasonableness as noted above.

1 This does not mean all loans must consider ability to repay (e.g. credit builder loan), rather it applies when repayment is dependent on foreclosure or repossession of an asset. The ability to pay requirement may be waived if there is a community development purpose for doing so.
2 While we understand that Regulation Z does not apply to small business loans, we must ensure compliance with this requirement to maintain our CDFI certification.
3Additional requirements and disclosures may apply to overdraft fees and services depending on the nature of the product.