SoFi Receives Regulatory Approval to Become a National Bank
Who is SoFi:
SoFi Technologies, Inc. is an American online personal finance company. Based in San Francisco, SoFi provides financial products that includes student loan refinancing, mortgages, personal loans, credit card, investing, and banking through both mobile app and desktop interfaces.
CEO of SoFi Anthony Noto said:
“This incredible milestone elevates our ability to help even more people get their money right and realize their ambitions,” said Anthony Noto, CEO of SoFi. “With a national bank charter, not only will we be able to lend at even more competitive interest rates and provide our members with high-yielding interest in checking and savings, it will also enhance our financial products and services to ensure they efficiently meet the needs of our members, business partners, and communities across the country, while continuing to uphold a high bar of regulatory standards and compliance. This important step allows us to add to our broad suite of financial products and services to better be there for our members during the major financial moments in their lives and all of the moments in between. I’m incredibly proud of our team and excited about the opportunities ahead to help even more people achieve financial independence.”
The bank charter will allow SoFi to hold deposits and use them to fund loans. That's a big deal it's hard for fintech to get banking license.
I'm bullish on SoFi stock....the long term looking good for SoFi.