San Francisco, CA July 29, 2015 SoFi, the nation’s second largest marketplace lender, today announced it has priced a securitization of $417.6 million in refinanced student loans. It also announced it is the first fintech company to receive an “AAA” rating from DBRS and an “AA2” from Moody’s for the senior notes, which equaled $387.3 million.
“We’re thrilled to continue our history of firsts,” said Nino Fanlo, SoFi CFO/COO. “Last year we were the first marketplace lender to secure investment grade ratings from the leading agencies, and now we’re the first fintech company to receive a Triple A rating from DBRS. It’s gratifying to see our investor base deepen, including twenty of the world’s leading and most highly regarded institutional investors. These ratings are further proof that we’re creating capital efficiency that strengthens the value of our products for our members,” he said.
In total, SoFi has completed six securitizations of refinanced student loans with a total value of more than $1.85 billion. In the coming months, SoFi expects to broaden its securitization transactions into other asset classes, such as personal loans and mortgages, where its loan volume continues to grow.
SoFi completed its first rated securitization in 2013. In 2014, SoFi became the first marketplace lender to secure investment grade ratings from S&P and Moody’s for senior notes in a securitization.
“More broadly, we believe we’ve led about two thirds of the total securitizations in the marketplace industry. Looking ahead, we look forward to strengthening our leadership position and broadening the appeal of these transactions even further,” continued Fanlo.
SoFi is a leader in marketplace lending and the largest provider of student loan refinancing, with over $3 billion dollars in loans funded. Recently recognized by CNBC as a Disruptor 50, we’re transforming financial services for early stage professionals with student loan refinancing, mortgages, personal loans, and MBA loans. Unlike traditional lenders, our proprietary underwriting approach takes into account merit and employment history to offer unique credit products our members won’t find elsewhere. We offer individual and institutional investors the ability to create positive social impact on the communities they care about while earning compelling rates of return. For more information, visit SoFi.com.
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