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SoFi’s Lantern Paycheck Protection Program Offering Sees 43% of Applicants Matched With Network of Lenders & 24% Receive Approve From SBA

Fintech unicorn SoFi announced on Monday it has helped funnel more than $75 million in loan applications to lenders for the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) established by the CARES Act, through its extensive network of lenders and Lantern, the product comparison site operated by SoFi…. Read More

SoFi Acquires 8 Securities in Hong Kong

  SoFi, one of the largest Fintechs in the US, has entered the Asian market with the acquisition of 8 Securities in Hong Kong. The acquisition follows another purchase by SoFi earlier this month when the Fintech acquired Galileo Financial Technologies for $1.2 billion in… Read More

Fintech Xignite, a Market Data Solution Provider, Acquires Patent for Methodology for Enabling Real-Time Alerts on Stock Market Conditions

Xignite, an established provider of market data distribution and management solutions for Fintech firms, has acquired a patent for methodology that enables real-time user alerts – which are reportedly based on defined stock market conditions. The Fintech company’s patented technology is used in its CloudAlerts… Read More

SoFi Acquires Galileo Financial Technologies for $1.2 Billion

One of the largest Fintechs in the US, SoFi, has acquired Galileo Financial Technologies for $1.2 billion in both cash and stock, according to a company release. Galileo is a provider of a digital payments platform that is described as being “critical to checking and… Read More

COVID-19 Driven Boom? SoFi Sees Record Number of New Accounts

Anthony Noto, CEO of SoFi, visited with Jim Cramer of CNBC’s Mad Money show this week and shared some insight into SoFi’s performance during the COVID-19 induced lockdown. Noto said that contrary to what many other businesses are experiencing, the Fintech has seen a record… Read More

SoFi Announces New Partnership With Edmit

Fintech unicorn SoFi announced on Tuesday it has formed a new partnership with Edmit, a company that helps families make smarter financial decisions about college, to provide college-bound students and their families with tools and resources needed to make the college selection and financial aid process… Read More

Figure Technologies Introduces New “Blockchain” Character Who Explains Benefits of DLT in Order to Help Firm Compete with Financial Giants

Lending firm Figure Technologies is betting on an animated character, called “Blockchain,” which the firm is hoping will allow it to become more competitive against large financial institutions which currently control most of the businesses that the startup is planning to transform. As explained via… Read More

The Bankcorp Bank Joins Forces With SoFi to Support SoFi Money Product

The Bancorp Bank, the wholly-owned banking subsidiary of The Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ: TBBK) announced earlier this week it has formed a new partnership with SoFi to provide back-end banking services and become exclusive card issuer of the SoFi Money product. According to the duo, the… Read More

SoFi Joins Forces With Mastercard to Offer Suite of Products & In-Person Experiences to Nearly One Million Members

Fintech unicorn SoFi announced on Thursday it has formed a new partnership with offer a suite of products and in-person experiences to its nearly one million SoFi members. According to SoFi, the partnership will initially focus on the SoFi Money debit card, for which Mastercard… Read More

SoFi Opens New Office in Jacksonville

Fintech unicorn SoFi announced on Tuesday the opening of its newest office location in Jacksonville, Florida.  According to SoFi, the office is located in the St. Johns Town Center and will fit up to 300 full-time staff, mainly focused on operations functions including member relations,… Read More

SoFi Receives Approval From New York State Department of Financial Services For BitLicense Application

Fintech unicorn SoFi announced on Tuesday the New York State Department of Financial Services has approved its bitlicense application, allowing SoFi Invest customers in New York to trade cryptocurrencies on its platform through SoFi Digital Assets, LLC. SoFi revealed that the bitlicense approval comes just… Read More

Ron Suber Shares Perspective on Fintech: “Creating a successful digital bank is like golf and bridge – harder than it looks”

Ron Suber is one of the better-known names in the Fintech sector. Originally, Suber’s role as the President of the marketplace lending platform Prosper Marketplace brought Suber’s name to prominence as the Fintech emerged as an early leader in the US online lending market. Since… Read More

SoFi Appoints Airbnb Vice President & General Manager Clara Liang to the Board of Directors

Fintech unicorn SoFi announced on Friday it has appointed Airbnb’s Vice President and General Manager, Clara Liang to its Board of Directors. According to SoFi, Liang has been with Airbnb since 2016 and has also led product management for community support, payments, trust, and infrastructure…. Read More

SoFi CEO Anthony Noto: We Now Offer Crypto Investing, Adds Trading in Bitcoin, Litecoin and Ethereum

SoFi CEO Anthony Noto visited the studios of CNBC today and during his interview he announced that SoFi will now allow its users to purchase and trade cryptocurrencies. Specifically, Bitcoin, Litecoin and Ethereum – three of the most popular virtual currencies. Noto stated, “cryptocurrency was the… Read More

SoFi Teams Up With LA Stadium & Entertainment District to Open the New SoFi Stadium

Fintech unicorn SoFi announced over the weekend it has teamed up with LA Stadium and Entertainment District to open the new SoFi Stadium, which will be the future home of the Los Angeles Chargers and the Los Angeles Rams. SoFi reported that the new stadium… Read More

SoFi to Open Office in Jacksonville Florida, will Create 300 Jobs: “Offering an Affordable Cost of Living”

San Francisco based SoFi is expanding and hiring new employees. The California born Fintech is just not doing it in the Golden State. SoFi will be hiring 300 new employees in a new Southeast Operations Center in Jacksonville, Florida. SoFi, like many other firms, is… Read More

Lightening Strikes Twice? Mike Cagney’s Blockchain Focused Fintech Venture Figure Reported to Raise Funding at $1 Billion Valuation

SoFi is a Fintech that claims one of the largest Fintech funding rounds in the US of all time. Founded Mike Cagney, the entrepreneur departed the firm following revelations of a corporate culture that was lacking in professionalism. Cagney took a short break from the… Read More

SoFi Announces 529 Contributions to SoFi at Work Program

Fintech unicorn SoFi announced on Thursday the addition of 529 contributions to their SoFi at Work program. According to SoFi, the 529 contributions are inclusive of automated payroll deduction and employer contribution capabilities, as well as a forthcoming selection tool that will provide employees with… Read More

SoFi Appoints Aaron Webster As New Chief Risk Officer

Fintech unicorn SoFi announced on Thursday it has appointed Aaron Webster as its new Chief Risk Officer. Webster will notably be overseeing all of SoFi’s risk, fraud, and credit management frameworks, and will lead its credit risk and underwriting activities. Webster notably joins SoFi from… Read More

SoFi Launches New Fractional Share Feature Stock Bits For SoFi Invest

Fintech unicorn SoFi announced on Monday the general availability of its Stock Bits feature for SoFi Invest, offering the ability to buy and sell fractional shares with as little as $1 in over 50 popular stocks and ETFs ranging from Apple and Amazon, to Alphabet and… Read More

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