In partnership with Mastercard, Republic Bank is the first community bank to launch a feature that will ensure an authentic banking experience for transgender and non-binary customers by allowing them to use their chosen names on their debit cards.
The True Name™ launched June 1, 2021 in alignment with Pride month. “We value diversity and inclusion and want our customers who identify as transgender and non-binary to see these values reflected in our actions and in the products and solutions we offer," said Ashley Duncan, vice president, director of inclusion & diversity.
"As a community bank, we're here to serve the entire community,” said Steve Trager, chairman and CEO of Republic Bank. "Enabling this feature builds on our inclusion and diversity efforts within each of the communities where we do business."
As part of ongoing efforts to demonstrate its values internally, Republic has established six different associate business resource groups focused on the inclusion and celebration of different populations, including the LGBTQ+ community. Members of these groups share insights and build awareness through internal programming, educational resources, community partnerships, listening sessions with senior executives and more.