Tagged: sofi

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

SoFi’s Former CEO Mike Cagney Seeks $25 Million For His New Fintech Startup

Just a few months after he was dismissed from SoFi amid sexual harassment allegations, the founder and former CEO of the online lender, Mike Cagney, is now seeking $25 million for his new fintech startup. As previously reported, allegations in an NYT.com article criticized both SoFi operations… Read More

SoFi Now Offering Six-Month Grace Period for Graduates Using SoFi ReFi (Update)

On Tuesday, online lending platform SoFi announced it is now offering a six-month grace period for graduates using its newly launched SoFi ReFi program. The online lender revealed: “We know that the last thing people want to think about during graduation is their student debt…. Read More

SoFi Forms New Partnership With WSFS Financial Corp For New Cash Management Account

Last week, WSFS Financial Corporation, the parent company of WSFS Bank, has entered into a two-year partnership to provide payment processing and debit card sponsorship services for a new cash management account by SoFi Securities, a subsidiary of SoFi. The new “SoFi Money” account is reportedly expected… Read More

SoFi Completes $769 Million Student Loan Securitization; Brings Total ABS Issuance to $6.9 Billion in 2017

On Friday, online lending platform SoFi announced that it has closed its $769 million SoFi Private Student Loan notes (SoFi 2017-F). The lender revealed that the closing marked its 12th ABS transaction this year and brings the total amount of ABS issuance to $6.9 billion. SoFi reported… Read More

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