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How to Protect Your Credit and Online Data From Fraud—A Year After The Equifax Breach

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Borrower Questions Answered: SoFi & Student Loan Refinancing

SoFi has been out on the road these past few weeks, visiting universities around the country and spending time with student loan borrowers.  We wanted to learn more about these soon-to-be graduates and their challenges with education debt, so that we can better serve them with our products.

One thing we discovered is that they wanted to learn a lot more about us, too.  Here were some of the most frequently asked questions – and answers – from our spring tour.

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What Borrowers Need to Know About Rising Grad School Student Loan Debt

Despite all of the conversation the student loan crisis has inspired in recent years, one important piece of the puzzle has often been missing from the dialogue.

While most of the headlines have focused on undergraduate student debt and borrowers, the percentage of graduate student loans has been steadily and stealthily increasing.   Today more people take on a larger amount of debt for master’s, MBA, law, medical and dental programs than ever before.

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How to Save Money on Student Loans (Without Breaking a Sweat)

When was the last time you revisited your student loan repayment strategy?  If you’re like most borrowers, it’s probably been awhile.  That monthly payment may be an irksome reminder of the debt you’re chipping away at, but otherwise you try to avoid thinking about your loans on a regular basis.  Because – let’s face it – thinking about student loans is kind of a bummer.

The problem with this “out of sight, out of mind” mentality is that it can end up costing you more interest than is necessary over the long run – which is bad for your bottom line.  Luckily, there are a few interest-saving strategies that can make a big difference without requiring a lot of time or effort.  We shared three of our favorite strategies over on the Student Loan Hero blog this week – check out the full post here!

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What I’ve Learned (So Far) From Building the SoFi Business

When we started SoFi back in 2011, my co-founders and I felt we were on to something special.  We knew there was a problem with financial services, and we wanted to fix it.  Two-plus years and 5,000 members later, our original vision is coming to fruition.  The $80 million round we closed in April will help solidify our position as something much more than a student loan business.  We are on a path to deliver a better model for consumer finance.

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