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SoFi buys Wyndham Capital Mortgage

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Lending fintech SoFi has acquired Wyndham Capital Mortgage in an all-cash transaction.

Why it matters: Originally focused on student loans, SoFi's more recent growth has depended on diversified revenue streams, especially during the ongoing student loan moratorium.

Context: SoFi acquired Galileo, a payments and API platform, for $1.2 billion in 2020. It also acquired banking software maker, Technisys, for about $1.1 billion last year.

Details: Of its three main lending products, SoFi currently derives the least volume from home loan origination, according to the company's most recent earnings report.

  • The acquisition is meant to boost unit economics and expand the suite of mortgage products available to consumers, according to SoFi.

The big picture: SoFi is buying Wyndham at a relatively cheap time for mortgage players. Shares of LoanDepot are down 64% over the last 12 months. Rocket Companies, parent of Rocket Mortgage, is down about 22%.

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