Tagged: sofi

SoFi Completes Largest Consumer Loan Securitization to Date

On Friday, SoFi announced it has completed a $727 million issuance of SoFi Consumer Loan Program 2017-6 (“SCLP 2017-6”) notes, making it the largest offering of securities backed by consumer loans and is SoFi’s 11th ABS transaction this year, bringing the lender’s total issuance for… Read More

SoFi Launches “Refi and Relax” Program to Combat Against Student Loan Anxiety

Online lending platform SoFi announced on Tuesday it has launched its Refi and Relax campaign, which the lender explained is on a mission to educate graduates on their refinancing options as a way to relieve the overwhelming stress that comes with carrying student debt. The… Read More

SoFi Tops $25 Billion in Loan Originations

SoFi recently topped $25 billion in loan originations, according to a tweet by the Fintech platform.. The company also claims a growing community of just under 400,000 users. The online lender skipped over the standard milestone release and shared the information via social media. The positive… Read More

A Day Late & a Dollar Short? SoFi Reportedly Spoke with Schwab, Others About Acquisition

SoFi (or Social Finance) held talks with Charles Schwab about a potential acquisition earlier this year. The high-profile Fintech firm apparently discussed an $8 billion valuation following an “indicative offer of $6 billion” from a foreign bank. This is according to a report in the… Read More

SoFi Debuts Student Loan Refinancing Program For Medical Residents

Online lending platform SoFi announced on Wednesday the launch of its student loan refinancing program that is dedicated to medical residents. The program enables the residents to tackle their college debt faster. It was revealed: “Anyone who pursues the medical field knows that the path… Read More

SoFi Announces Entrepreneur Program 2.0

Online lending platform SoFi recently announced the launch of its Entrepreneur Program 2.0. The company reported that original program was launched four years ago and since then has helped four classes of 70 companies founded by the lender’s members to get off the ground with its… Read More

SoFi Completes $776.7 Million Loan Securitization

SoFi announced on Friday the closing of a $776.7 million offering of SoFi Professional Loan Program 2017-E notes, which has been dubbed the lending platform’s largest loan securitization. According to the online lender, SoFi 2017-E marks the company’s largest asset-backed securities issue to date and its 10th ABS… Read More

If You Can’t Compete, Lobby Against Them: ICBA Tells FDIC to Deny Square Bank License, Asks Congress to Stop ILCs Altogether

There are two ways that big business competes in the USA. You can provide a better product or service for your customers or you can work with elected and appointed officials to block innovative firms. Of course, the consumer loses out in all this, but… Read More

SoFi’s CTO, Mike Cagney’s Wife, to Depart Fintech Firm

June Ou, SoFi’s CTO and VP of Engineering, will depart the online lender. The move is not completely unexpected as Ou is also the wife of ousted founder Mike Cagney who ignominiously left the firm under a cloud opprobrium. Reuters first reported the news last… Read More

Mike Cagney Resigns as SoFi CEO Effective Immediately

SoFi CEO Mike Cagney has resigned as CEO, effective immediately. Recently, Cagney had announced he had resigned as Board Chair and would vacate the position of CEO at the end of the year. Allegations in an NYT.com article hammered both SoFi operations and Cagney’s behavior… Read More

Here is SoFi’s Response to NYT Article that Criticized Operations & Culture at Fintech Firm

SoFi has published a public letter addressing the allegations leveled by NYT.com earlier this week. While avoiding the accusations of an environment of rampant sexual harassment, the letter tackles the operational questions the report said existed at the online lender. The NYT report was not… Read More

NYT Reports Details on SoFi CEO Cagney’s Impending Departure from Fintech Firm

Additional details have been reported surrounding the planned departure of one of the most prominent Fintech CEOs in the world. NYT.com has published a report on the “Frat House” like environment that existed at SoFi with CEO Mike Cagney reportedly being a prime offender. The… Read More

Shocker: SoFi CEO Mike Cagney to Step Down End of Year

SoFi co-founder and CEO Mike Cagney has announced he will resign from SoFi at the end of this year. In a message to SoFi employees last night, Cagney said it was with “heavy heart” he will depart the iconic firm he founded. The announcement comes… Read More

Report: SoFi CEO Cagney Cancels Participation at Goldman Fintech Event

SoFi CEO Mike Cagney has decided not to participate in the Goldman Fintech event taking place this week in Manhattan, according to a report by Bloomberg. The report attributed the schedule change to the ongoing litigation that is challenging the Fintech platform. SoFi Spokesperson Jim… Read More

SoFi’s Career Incubator SoFi Accelerate Is Heading to Chicago

Online lender SoFi announced this week its program, SoFi Accelerate, will be heading to Chicago later this month. According to the lending platform, SoFi Accelerator is the first-of-its-kind career incubator that gives “ambitious” professionals the time and space to think big – and the tools… Read More

SoFi Announces: Personal Loans Help People Pay Off More Than $5 Billion In Credit Card Debt

On Monday, online lender SoFi announced its members have cumulatively paid off over $5 billion dollars in credit card debt using its SoFi Personal Loans and getting them out of debt faster with lower interest rates. According to SoFi, members who used SoFi Personal Loans to… Read More

Congresswoman Maxine Waters Wants a Hearing on SoFi’s Bank Application [u]

Congresswoman Maxine Waters, the ranking Democrat on the powerful House Financial Services Committee, published a letter last week directed toward thes Chairman of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC). Representative Waters asked the Chairman to hold at least one public hearing on the application by… Read More

Michael Tannenbaum Steps Down As CRO of SoFi

Michael Tannenbaum, the chief revenue officer of online lending platform SoFi, has reportedly stepped down from his position. According to TechCrunch, Tannenbaum has been at SoFi since 2014, when he started off as vice president of finance before moving on to become the lending platform’s chief revenue… Read More

Here is the Letter by the ICBA Slamming SoFi’s Effort to Become a Bank

Last week, the Independent Community Bankers of America  (ICBA) sent a letter to the attention of Kathy Moe, Regional Director of the FDIC in San Francisco. The subject of the letter was the ICBA’s vehement opposition to Fintech darling SoFi’s effort to become a licensed… Read More