Student Loans

New SoFi Stadium To Host Rams, Chargers, Super Bowl & Olympics

September 15, 2019
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SoFi’s appetite to reach NFL viewers is going above and beyond just Super Bowl commercials. The fintech company that started with student loan refinancing, has secured the naming rights to a new professional football stadium in Inglewood, California. SoFi Stadium, which opens in 2020, will host both the Rams and the Chargers. The stadium will […]

Forgiving the Unforgivable: Democrats Propose Wide Range of Solutions for Student Debt

July 1, 2019
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To forgive or not to forgive? That is the question as Democratic presidential candidate hopefuls line up to state whether or not they are still repaying their student loans (and if this repayment reaches six figures) and what their intentions for the student loan crisis are, leading to the $1.6 trillion debt becoming one of […]

College Students Abandon Student Loans, Offer Share Of Their Future Income Instead

April 29, 2019
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At Purdue University, home of the Boilermakers, there’s a brick bell tower that stands high above everything else on this handsome campus of stately college buildings and green lawns. Paul Laurora, a senior Chemical Engineering student, said the bell rings on the hour and at 20 minute intervals throughout the day, as that’s when classes […]

Two More Senior Employees Leave SoFi

November 9, 2017
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According to the WSJ, SoFi’s head of banking Arkadi Kuhlmann and general manager of asset management Peter Early, are both leaving the firm. The personnel move has to do with the fact that SoFi is no longer pursuing a bank charter while also pulling back on its plans for its asset management business. It has […]

The SoFi Story Has Spun Into a Lurid Tale About Misbehaving Silicon Valley Startups

September 13, 2017
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SoFi Culture

The SoFi story is slowly unraveling from a handful of unhappy employees seeking relief through the courts to a full-on Silicon Valley frat house anything-goes sexcapade scandal. If you haven’t been following along, below are links to help you catch up on how the story has unfolded: 8/11 – NY Times – Another Silicon Valley […]

SoFi’s CEO is Stepping Down

September 12, 2017
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Mike Cagney

SoFi’s long slow grind towards an IPO is coming to a screeching halt. Mike Cagney, SoFi’s CEO, is reportedly stepping down as chairman effective immediately and will be resigning from his CEO position later in the year. The hope is that this will relieve outside distractions such as pending lawsuits, the WSJ and NY Times […]

That Awkward Moment in Alternative Lending When…

June 13, 2017
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That awkward moment when you apply for a bank charter (::cough:: SoFi ::cough::) and you realize your company’s motto has literally been #dontbank all along… The above is actually from a video they made about how much banks suck. Just, don't do it. #DontBank — SoFi (@SoFi) February 11, 2016 This is the beginning […]

The Tesla of Alternative Lending

May 16, 2017
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Upstart Founders

Tesla has autopilot. Apple has Siri. And Upstart has its own high-tech software model that places the startup in a category of its own for online lending. All three of these companies may be very different but what they have in common is a reliance on artificial intelligence and machine learning for their proprietary technology. […]

Does SoFi Want $500 Million for Global Expansion?

September 8, 2016

Mike Cagney SoFi CEO

The San Francisco-based lender is in talks with investors and maybe just weeks away from finalizing the deal.

Caution! Politics Ahead: Amazon Breaks Student Loan Ties With Wells Fargo

September 7, 2016

Student Cash Advance

The partnership was an one up for private student lending especially against growing private entrants like SoFi and Commonbond. What it being undone, what’s next?

Alleged Illegal Student Loan Practices Cost Wells Fargo $4 Million

August 23, 2016

Wells Fargo

The bank also misled borrowers on partial payments, increasing in the cost of the loan.