Tagged: sofi

SoFi Elects Peggy Alford & Magdalena Yeşil to Board of Directors

On Tuesday, SoFi announced the election of Peggy Alford and Magdalena Yeşil to its Board of Directors. According to the online lender, Alford is the Chief Financial Officer and Head of Operations for the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative. Previously she held positions at PayPal as CFO of… Read More

SoFi Launches Bank Like Service: SoFi Money

It is a truism that we need bank like services but we really don’t need banks. The portfolio of services offered by a traditional analog bank sometimes feel cobbled together. Difficult to manage and expensive to use. Current accounts is an excellent example. For some… Read More

Crypto News: Rene van Kesteren Joins Team BlockFi from BOA

What began as an advising board position developed into job opportunity for former BOA Merrill Lynch Managing Director of Equity Markets Rene van Kesteren, who joined BlockFi as its new Chief Risk Officer. BlockFi, based in New York City, serves crypto investors by offering USD loans… Read More

SoFi Becomes More Like a Bank without Becoming a Bank

It is a truism that we need bank like services but we really do not need banks. The financial industry is going through a period of disaggregation where some services are being separated from a traditional, brick and mortar service, to Fintech verticals that may… Read More

Online Lending in Risk On Mode: Unprecedented 21 Months of Non Stop Securitization Issuance

PeerIQ has just published their quarterly marketplace lending securitization tracker. The periodic report gauges activity in the online lending sector providing an interesting barometer of industry sentiment and investor activity. The most recent report stated that PeerIQ has observed an “unprecedented 21 months of non-stop… Read More

Heard at LendIt Fintech 2018

LendIt returned to San Francisco this year as it continues with its annual conference which is one of the largest Fintech focused events in the US. This year’s event is a bit different for several reasons. First of all, more traditional banks showed up in… Read More

SoFi Surpasses 500,000 Members & Appoints Michelle Gill As New CFO

On Monday, new CEO of SoFi, Anthony Noto, announced on Twitter that the online lender has surpassed 500,000 in members. This news comes less than a month after Noto assumed his new role at the online lender’s team. Noto confirmed the exciting membership growth news by… Read More

SoFi Forms Partnership With Korn Ferry to Offer Career Tools to Members

On Friday, online lending platform SoFi announced it has formed a partnership with global organizational consulting firm Korn Ferry to bring access to the KF Advanced career development platform to all of SoFi’s nearly half a million members for free. According to the duo, this… Read More

SoFi Issues Record $2.6 Billion in ABS Notes During the First Quarter of 2018

SoFi announced on Monday it completed $2.6 billion in loan securitizations in the first quarter of 2018, a 35% increase over the prior-year period and its largest-ever quarterly ABS issuance volume. According to SoFi, during the first quarter of 2018, the lender completed a total of… Read More

SoFi Announces Changes to Wealth Portfolios

On Tuesday, online lending platform SoFi announced it was making changes to wealth portfolios. The lender reported that it wants to help users make the smartest investment decisions possible so that they can continue on the path to their goals. It was also reported that each… Read More

Secured Lender BlockFi Secures $1.55M Funding to Build Cryptoasset Ecosystem

BlockFi, a New York-based non-bank lender that offers USD loans to cryptoasset owners, announced a $1.55 million raise from ConsenSys Ventures, Kenetic Capital, PJC, SoFi,  Purple Arch Ventures and Lumenary. The new capital injection will be used to bridge the gap between traditional debt capital markets and… Read More

SoFi Seeks to Turn HQ Trivia Losers Into Winners With New “So Money” Sweepstakes

On Monday, online lending platform SoFi announced those who lost on the popular app and live trivia game show, HQ Trivia, now have an opportunity to win through its new “So Money” sweepstakes. SoFi reported that from now through February 16th it will award $25… Read More

SoFi to Lay Off 5% of Employees

Earlier this week, online lending platform SoFi announced to its employees that, despite its successes in 2017, it will be laying off 65 employees (5% of its 1,300 workforce) in its mortgage-operations centers in Healdsburg, California and Cottonwood Heights, Utah. According to the Wall Street Journal,… Read More

WeWork Joins Forces With SoFi to Help Employees & Members to Tackle Student Debit

Online lending platform SoFi announced on Monday that it has joined forces with WeWork to help WeWork’s more than 3,000 employees and over 175,000 members take on their student loan debt. The lender revealed that this is its first SoFi At Work partnership to extend… Read More

SoFi Completes $960.2 Million Student Loan Securitization

Online lender SoFi announced on Thursday the closing of its $960.2 million offering of SoFi Professional Loan Program 2018-A Notes (SoFi 2018-A). According to the lending platform, the offering reflects underlying collateral of more than $1billion in student loans and is SoFi’s largest ever securitization, as well… Read More

SoFi Shares Details About 2017 Successes & 2018 Plans

On Tuesday, online lending platform SoFi announced details about its 2017 successes and plans for the new year. This announcement comes just after the lender named Anthony Noto as its new CEO and a director, effective March 1st. The 2017 milestone and accomplishments include: SoFi topped… Read More

SoFi Confirms that Twitter COO Anthony Noto to Become New CEO Starting March 1st

SoFi has shared that its Board of Directors has appointed Anthony Noto as Chief Executive Officer and a director, effective March 1. Rumors swirled earlier this week as it was confirmed that Noto, currently Twitter COO, was in discussion with the large Fintech firm to… Read More

Twitter COO Anthony Noto Expected to Move into SoFi CEO Role

Anthony Noto, Chief Operating Officer at Twitter, is expected to move into the CEO spot at Fintech platform SoFi, according to multiple reports. Noto is responsible for Twitter’s  business operations and revenue generating organizations, including global advertising sales, global partnerships, business development, live content, data, revenue… Read More

The Top Ten Fintech Predictions for 2018

Last year, I boldly predicted 10 Fintech movements that will take place as Earth makes another perfect rotation around our Sun. It’s always fun to look back and see how wrong I was, so let’s stump the chump! Here are my original predictions. Let’s score… Read More

SoFi’s Entrepreneur Program Welcomes 2018 Class

On Monday, online lending platform SoFi announced its 2018 class of SoFi Entrepreneurs. The lender revealed that the ten companies selected for the program stood out amongst the hundreds of applications it received by representing a “diverse set” of industries, backgrounds, and issues they’re trying… Read More