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SoFi to Go Public in $8.65 Billion SPAC Deal with Chamath Palihapitiya’s Social Capital

Chamath Palihapitiya, CEO of Social Capital (NASDAQ:IPOE), has announced that SoFi will go public via a SPAC deal that is worth $8.65 billion via CNBC According to a Tweet by Palihapitiya, his thesis is based on the challenges of incumbent banks and the benefits of Fintech… Read More

2021 Should See Some Big Fintech IPOs

2020 was a pretty good year for initial public offerings (IPOs). According to a tally put together by Renaissance Capital, 216 IPOs booked $78.1 billion during the year of COVID-19. Additionally, IPOs gained, on average, a whopping 75% – said to be the biggest post… Read More

Fintech SoFi Notes that Q4 2020 M&A + IPO Spike was Much Higher than 2008 Financial Crisis and Other Periods of Downturn

San Francisco-based SoFi, a financial services firm that helps people “get their money right—save, spend, borrow, and invest in one app,” has noted that 2020 was a year to remember. Industries were forced to adapt to changing consumer behavior, capital markets fluctuated wildly, and people… Read More

Fintech Unicorn SoFi Discusses how Longest Bull Market in History Ended in 2020 in its End of Year Update

Fintech Unicorn SoFi notes in its end of year review that we just experienced the “longest bull market run in history.” The SoFi team states that 2020 has been quite a memorable year. During these unprecedented times, due to the COVID-19 outbreak, industries have been… Read More

Bitcoin (BTC) Investment Thesis Matured in 2020 due to COVID-19 which led to “Unprecedented” Macro Policy: Report

Kinjal Shah, a Senior Associate at San Francisco-based Blockchain Capital LLC, a VC and private equity firm that’s focused on the blockchain or distributed ledger technology (DLT) sector, notes that research shows that only around 34% of Americans still have a “fair amount of trust”… Read More

Silicon Valley Bank Enters Into Multi-Million Risk Retention Financing Agreement With SoFi

Silicon Valley Bank (SVB) announced on Thursday it has entered into a multi-million risk retention financing agreement with fintech unicorn SoFi. According to SVB, the agreement provides financing to be used for SoFi’s risk retention bonds as part of their asset-backed securities (ABS) issuance requirements. SVB… Read More

SoFi Launches Credit Card to Help Users Pay Down Their Debt

SoFi, one of the most successful fintechs in the U.S., announced on Wednesday it has launched its first-ever credit card. According to SoFi, the credit card incentivizes healthy financial habits and delivers on its mission to help people get their money right. The card, which… Read More

SoFi Launches Social Trading & Investing Features Within SoFi Invest

SoFi, one of the most successful Fintechs in the U.S., announced on Wednesday the launch of its social trading and investing features within SoFi Invest. The new features include the ability to follow friends, family, and other SoFi members on their investing journeys, all within… Read More

SoFi Teams Up With T. Rowe Price Retirement Plan Services For Financial Wellness Offerings

SoFi, one of the most successful Fintechs in the U.S., announced earlier this week it has joined forces with T. Rowe Price Retirement Plan Services for new financial wellness offerings. The duo noted that these offerings are a comprehensive suite of financial wellness resources, including… Read More

SoFi Uploads $19 Billion of Loan Data to dv01

dv01, a data platform for online lending, has received a significant boost as SoFi is uploading $19 billion worth of  SoFi student loan securitization to the platform. According to a note from the company, the new partnership is a “big step forward” regarding lending transparency… Read More

SoFi Launches 20-Year Partnership With Los Angeles Rams to Kick Off Inaugural Season At SoFi Stadium

SoFi, one of the most successful Fintechs in the U.S., announced on Tuesday it has launched a 20-year partnership with the Los Angeles Rams as part of the inaugural season at the new SoFi stadium. SoFi reported that through the partnership it will team up… Read More

SoFi Launches Program to Offer $200 Towards Emergency Savings To Those Who Open An Account With SoFi Money

SoFi, one of the most successful Fintechs in the US, recently announced it has launched a program to offer $200 towards emergency savings to all who open an account with SoFi Money. According to SoFi, the program headlines a COVID-19 pandemic-relief package that also includes… Read More

Digital Bank Revolut Is Leading the “Re-bundling” Race Among European Financial Technology Firms, Industry Professional Explains

Fintech advisor Efi Pylarinou claims that digital bank Revolut is leading the “re-bundling” race among Europe based financial technology service providers. Pylarinou notes: “As technology [continues to] commoditize products and services at an ever increasing rate, re-bundling catch up is the name of the game… Read More

Samsung, SoFi, & Mastercard Join Forces to Launch Mobile-First Money Management Platform

  Samsung Electronics America, Inc., announced on Thursday that consumers in the U.S. may now sign-up for and access Samsung Money by SoFi, which is described as a mobile-first money management experience. Samsung partnered with SoFi and Mastercard for the platform. According to Samsung,  Samsung… Read More

SoFi Files for National Bank Charter

SoFi, one of the most successful Fintechs in the US, has filed for a national bank charter with the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, according to a report. Launched as a student loan financing platform, over time SoFi has been adding a broader… Read More

SoFi Announces the Availability of Relaunched Exchange-Traded Fund (ETF)

  Fintech unicorn SoFi announced on Wednesday the availability of its relaunched exchange-traded fund (ETF), the SoFi 50 ETF, which is now indexed to reflect the most popular equities among SoFi members. According to SoFi, The relaunched SoFi 50 ETF now tracks the performance, before… Read More

SoFi Continues Rapid Growth Fueled in Part by the Coronavirus

At the end of March, SoFi CEO Anthony Noto visited with CNBC’s Jim Cramer to chat about his Fintech. At that time, Noto said the company had experienced a record number of new accounts as the Coronavirus lockdown has boosted growth at his firm. Several… Read More

Samsung Partners With SoFi For Mobile-First Money Management Experience “Samsung Money By SoFi”

Samsung Electronics America, Inc. announced on Wednesday it has teamed up with SoFi to launch Samsung Money by SoFi, a new mobile-first money management experience that brings a cash management account and accompanying Mastercard debit card along with exclusive benefits to Samsung Pay. According to… Read More

SoFi Expands Partnership With Ladder to Include Estate Planning

Fintech unicorn SoFi announced on Thursday it is expanding its partnership with life insurance platform Ladder to include estate planning. SoFi reported that through the partnership expansion, its members may now have the ability to draft their will for free and can also access legal services… Read More

SoFi Cuts 112 Employees – Report

SoFi, one of the most successful Fintechs in the US, has eliminated 112 positions following “performance reviews.” The news comes following reports that SoFi was experiencing a COVID-19 driven boom for their trading and investment feature.  According to a report by BI, SoFi cut 7%… Read More

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