Keep in mind they have their own proprietary scoring model. They don't even use your FICO score so it going up doesn't matter per se (but things that drive it up are likely correlated with factors they see as positive).
Have you called and asked them why you don't qualify for the lowest rate?
Get postin moar dealzzzzz!
posted: Sep. 19, 2016 @ 10:06a
How much unsecured debt can you take on? Apporamma at 0% and put all your expenses for the year on the card and pay 20k a year off that debt. Rinse and repeat for 4-5 more years should save you 5k or so. Cash in on signup bonuses along the way to make another 5k, Chase n Amex are good places.
Sofi already has you as a customer, they have no incentive to lower your rates... the same way that you only get a raise by jumping employers, you only get a refi reduction by jumping lenders, try CommonBond if you havent. I've been at both and much prefer CommonBond's customer service. I got a 1.9% variable 5 yr when I was 4% at SoFi 10 yr variable.
I also owed 6 figures and loans were around 1.1x annual income; also had 800 credit score and no other debt.
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posted: Sep. 19, 2016 @ 4:48p
They gotta get some juice on these loans since their avenues for collection of unpaid balances are somewhat restricted.
posted: Sep. 19, 2016 @ 6:27p
If you are in their footprint First Republic Bank has better rates.
Try DRB as well, they gave me the lowest rate. In general, interest rates are higher this year than last year due to the LIBOR.
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posted: Sep. 20, 2016 @ 2:12p
I've been with Sofi, then DRB, and now First Republic (finally on a 10-year fixed at 2.95%). Shop around a bit. I agree that they've already got you locked in so there's no incentive to keep you. When I got an offer from FR I gave DRB a chance to match it (I was at 3.1% variable with them) and they refused, so I jumped ship. Keep shopping.
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