Items Tagged with 'online lending'

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  • 3 top execs bail at SoFi

    Heads of marketing, risk and capital markets to depart within weeks
    Online lender SoFi is losing some of its top brass, as three executives have announced plans to leave the company within weeks. Could the executive shuffle be a sign of trouble lurking beneath the surface as the company navigates a tough environment for online lenders?
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  • SoFi raises $500 million more in funding as Qatar buys in

    New investment values online lender at $4.3 billion
    SoFi is no stranger to raising money, as the online lender has raised nearly $2 billion over the last few years. And now, SoFi is broadening its investor base even more. The online lender announced Wednesday that it raised more than $500 million in equity financing led by Qatar Investment Authority, the sovereign wealth fund of Qatar.
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  • Real estate lending platform PeerStreet raises nearly $30 million

    Funding led by new investor World Innovation Lab
    PeerStreet, an online marketplace for real estate-backed loans, boasts some big names among its investors, including Silicon Valley venture capital firm Andreessen Horowitz and Michael Burry, one of the featured players in The Big Short. Now, PeerStreet is adding more names to its investor roster, as the company announced Thursday that it raised $29.5 million in its Series B round of funding.
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  • Former SoFi CEO Mike Cagney founds new lending startup, pivots to blockchain

    Figure will specialize in home equity lending
    After abruptly resigning from SoFi amid a swirling controversy about the workplace culture at the online lender, Mike Cagney has resurfaced… and he’s pivoting to blockchain. Cagney helped found a new lending startup called Figure, which will apparently be specializing in home equity lending with blockchain technology serving as a key component of the company’s business plan.
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  • Better Mortgage becomes billion-dollar originator

    Saw 400% year-over-year increase in users
    Online lender Better Mortgage, which launched in January 2016, recently surpassed $1 billion in mortgage originations. According to data provided by the company, Better Mortgage claims it was the third fastest online lender to reach $1 billion in originations, trailing only Goldman Sachs’ Marcus and SoFi.
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  • Guaranteed Rate hires Quicken Loans exec Craig Lombardi to grow online division

    Replaces Scott Stephen, who was promoted to chief growth officer
    Guaranteed Rate, one of the nation’s largest retail mortgage lenders, is looking to grow its online lending platform, and is bringing in Quicken Loans’ director of mortgage banking to lead the push. Craig Lombardi replaces Scott Stephen, who Guaranteed Rate promoted to chief growth officer.
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  • SoFi pushing further into mortgages by acquiring tech teams from startup Clara Lending

    Bloomberg reports that SoFi wants to hire 100 engineers
    It’s been a little more than three years since SoFi expanded into mortgage lending, and while the company has since grown into one of the largest online residential mortgage retailers, it seems that’s not enough for SoFi. SoFi appears to be planning a larger push into mortgages, going so far as to buy some of the technology expertise of another mortgage lending startup.
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  • loanDepot unveils ambitions to expand beyond lending into entire real estate transaction

    Wants to connect approved homebuyers with real estate agents
    loanDepot is already one of the nation’s largest mortgage lenders, but now, the company wants to become a much larger part of the home buying process. On Tuesday, loanDepot unveiled an ambitious new plan that will see the lender expand beyond simply lending a borrower the money to buy a home into facilitating the entire real estate transaction.
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  • SoFi officially taps Twitter exec Anthony Noto to be new CEO

    Replaces Mike Cagney, who stepped down last year amid controversy
    SoFi has found its new leader. The online lender announced Tuesday morning that it selected Twitter Chief Operating Officer Anthony Noto to be the company’s new CEO. Noto replaces Mike Cagney, who abruptly resigned as CEO back in September with the company embroiled in controversy.
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  • SoFi reportedly wants Twitter COO Anthony Noto as its new CEO

    WSJ reports that online lender offered job to former Goldman Sachs banker
    It appears that SoFi thinks that Twitter Chief Operating Officer Anthony Noto is the right person to lead the online lender out of its recent rough patch. SoFi has been on the hunt for a new CEO following Mike Cagney's abrupt resignation back in September amid controversy.
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