SoFi's second securitization courts controversy on execution and ratings

It took only 40 minutes for more than 30 institutional investors to take down $250m in bonds backed by student debt offered by SoFi, the US peer-to-peer lending startup. And it took only two months for Standard & Poor's to go from saying peer-to-peer securitizations were not ready to be assigned public ratings to agreeing to rate one, writes Matt Scully.

  • By Matthew Scully
  • 10 Jul 2014
SoFi, which makes loans to graduate students using funds from their schools' alumni, wooed investors last year with its pitch of being a technologically advanced and socially conscious student lending platform. But it is said to have sidestepped bank partners and irked potential investors in what is ...

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