[Update] Easy money: SoFi Money & SoFi Investing new account / referral bonuses

Update 2/12/20: SoFi Investing has significantly increased the funding requirement for the Investing bonus. To earn the $100 SoFi Investing bonus, you’ll need to fund your new account with $5,000. While a $100 bonus for merely depositing $5K (without any requirement to invest that money and no stated minimum timeframe to keep it invested once you get your free stock) is still pretty good, it marks a large increase over the past few months (in October 2019, the funding requirement was $100. Then it increased to $1K and now $5K). The SoFi Money account still offers a $25 bonus for opening and funding with just $100. The rest of this post details these accounts and bonuses with the updated requirements.

SoFi Money and SoFi Investing offer easy account bonuses that are low-hanging fruit and could easily net a household a couple hundred dollars or more with very little effort. What’s more is that they also offer really convenient fee-free accounts. With no minimums, no monthly fees, no foreign transaction fees, ATM reimbursements that give you back the fee on most ATM withdrawals instantly, and a solid APY offering, SoFi is almost a no-brainer for travelers. Miiles to Memories first made us aware of the SoFi Money cash management account / debit card and we’re glad they did. The entire sign up process took me less time than it’ll take you to read this post welcome offers post quickly also (about 7 days for the SoFi Money bonus to be withdrawable and a few weeks for Investing). If you can also refer a couple of friends and family members, this will be a really nice bonus for really minimal effort.

SoFi Money

The Deal & Our SoFi Money Links

  • Sign up for a SoFi Money cash management account (which comes with a Visa debit card) and deposit at least $100 within 14 days and get a $25 bonus
  • Refer new members and get a $25 bonus for each person you refer up to $10K in bonuses per calendar year. Feel free to sign up with one of our referral links with our thanks:
  • Note that there is also a separate SoFi Investing account that you can optionally sign up for as well (and also comes with a new account bonus worth $100 when opening through a referral and meeting the funding requirement for that account). For more info on that, see the “SoFi Investing” section below.

Key Terms for SoFi Money

  • Must be new to SoFi money to get a new account bonus
  • Cap of $10,000 in earned bonuses (combined new account and referrals) per customer within a calendar year
  • Referral Bonuses and Welcome Bonuses are each considered miscellaneous income and may be reportable to the IRS on Form 1099-MISC (or Form 1042-S, if applicable).
  • Terms state only one referral reward and one welcome bonus per new customer. The fine print says that you will not receive multiple referral bonuses for the same friend taking out multiple loans or products, nor will your friend receive multiple welcome bonuses for taking out multiple loans or products. However, in practice, we have been able to receive the bonuses on both SoFi Money and SoFi Investing (for example, I received the bonus for opening SoFi Money and for opening SoFi Investing; the friend who referred me also received the referral bonus for both accounts).
  • SoFi mortgages are never eligible for the SoFi Referral Program
  • SoFi Money is a cash management account (not a bank account), and is offered by a broker dealer. The SoFi Money account is a brokerage account. Neither SoFi nor its affiliates is a bank (note that according to Miles to Memories, your money is periodically deposited into FDIC-insured banks and may therefore be eligible for FDIC insurance once it arrives at a partner bank).
  • SoFi will reimburse ATM fees at any ATM displaying the Visa®, Plus®, or NYCE® logo and will also reimburse any foreign exchange fees charged by Visa (though note that this is subject to change at any time along with the other program features). Note that in my experience, these reimbursements have posted within minutes of withdrawing.

Why SoFi Money is a great deal

I’d kind of ignored the first few posts I saw about SoFi Money, but when I actually took a look at it I realized what a great deal this is. If you’re playing in 2-player mode (i.e. with a spouse or partner), you can easily clear a couple hundred bucks in bonuses (and potentially quite a bit more). In terms of ease and speed, these are some of the best account bonuses around.

For years, the Charles Schwab debit card has been the key no-brainer for travelers in that the card reimburses ATM fees worldwide. That’s long been considered to be a great deal since you can withdraw cash when you travel (or when you’re at home) without paying a fee. The SoFi money card is a competitor that looks as good or better by most measures:

  • SoFi offers variable interest, currently 1.6% APY (as of February 2020)
  • There are no monthly fees
  • There are no monthly minimums
  • There is no direct deposit required
  • There are unlimited ATM fee reimbursements worldwide
  • Currently offers a $25 bonus when you join and deposit at least $100 within 14 days of opening your account (this bonus shows as pending within a couple of days and can be withdrawn about a week later)

In a nutshell, this is a pretty solid cash management account that also happens to offer an easy $25 in free money when you sign up. They do note in the terms that things like their no-fee structure and APY can change at any time. The nice thing is that the new account bonus pays out immediately — I opened my account on Day 1 and referred two people and both my new account bonus and both referral bonuses posted to my account the very next day. In other words, if they change the fee structure in the future, you wouldn’t be stuck waiting months for your new account or referral bonuses to post.

Note that by comparison, the Schwab debit card also offers a new account bonus for those who have been referred. The Schwab bonus is $100 after depositing $100 to $24,999 and goes up from there. One could potentially get as much as a $500 bonus for transferring $100K in cash or securities. However, note that the Schwab debit card requires also opening a separate brokerage account and there is a hard pull associated with account opening. By contrast, SoFi does not require opening an investing account (though they do offer an investing account and an additional bonus for opening one which is noted below). There is no hard pull for a SoFi Money or SoFi investing account, so the bonus sure feels like nearly free money.

When signing up, you’ll have the ability to link your bank account from another institution to make your initial deposit, which can be done via the routing number and account number or by simply logging in to your external account to link it. I logged in to an account at a different institution and funding my account was quick and painless. It literally took me about 2 minutes to sign up and fund this account. It couldn’t have been easier.

SoFi will then send a Visa debit card in the mail in 7-10 days. Note that recent reports indicate that SoFi will be moving over to Mastercard in 2020, but there is no word yet on whether or not current debit card holders will receive a new card.

In order to get your referral link, you’ll need to download the SoFi app (available for both Apple and Android). As soon as I logged in to the app there was a banner at the top advertising the ability to get my link and refer friends, but see below for full details about how to find your referral links for the various SoFi products.

SoFi Money & SoFi Investing bonuses post very quickly

One of the things that has impressed me about SoFi is the speed at which bonuses have posted. Here is the full timeline for me:

  • Day 1 around noon: opened my account through a referral. Funded SoFi Money with $200 and SoFi Active Investing with $100. Referred 2 people early in the day and others late in the day (after 6pm Eastern)
  • Day 2 morning: SoFi Money shows pending Money Welcome Bonus and Pending Money Referral bonuses for the two people referred before 6pm Eastern. SoFi Active Investing despot (i.e. the $100 I deposited in the investing account) becomes available in my Investing account around 9:30am Eastern. SoFi Money deposit is not yet available for use, neither are pending referral bonuses.
  • Day 2 around 6:15pm Eastern: Referral bonuses from people referred after business hours on Wednesday post to my pending activity (no bonuses available for use yet)
  • Day 3 around 9:30am: My SoFi Money initial account deposit of $200 becomes available for use in my SoFi Money account.
  • Day 7 around 9:30am: My account opening bonus and first two referrals (the referrals that happened before 6pm Eastern on Day 1) become available for use or transfer.
  • Day 8: Free stock for opening and funding my SoFi Active Investing account shows up in my “Holdings” on the Invest tab (7 days from account opening). Note that this part of the timeline is variable. It seems that SoFi purchases this stock in batches and it may post anywhere from 1-4 weeks after you sign up.
SoFi Money

Note that the APY was 1.8% when I opened my account but has since decreased to 1.6% in accordance with the Federal Reserve decreasing rates.

Welcome and referral bonuses initially show up under “Activities” in your online account. On the SoFi Money side, you’ll usually see these pending within a day or two. Note that the welcome bonus and referral bonuses have changed over time — the welcome and referral bonuses were higher when I initially opened my account.

SoFi Money

Note that the current welcome bonus and referral bonuses as of January 2020 are $25.

As you can see, this account is as quick and easy as easy money gets. It’s well worth signing up and getting at least your significant other involved if not a few friends/family members.

How to find your SoFi Money and SoFi Investing referral links

In order to get your referral link, you’ll need to download and install the app on your phone:

Once you download and install the app, login.

The first time I logged in, there was a banner ad at the top of the app advising me to click there to refer friends. A reader pointed out that this banner add can change (you can pull down in the app to refresh it) and show referral links for different SoFi products.

However, it’s easy to get your referral links for the specific SoFi products to which you want to refer others (SoFi Money, SoFi investing, etc). All you have to do is click the icon that looks like a universal “My Account” icon in the app (on the Android version, it was in the top left corner as shown below):

SoFi Money

Then click the spot that says “Invite friends, earn up to $10k”.

SoFi Money

That’ll take you to a full list of the various SoFi accounts to which you can refer others. Simply click on the type of account to which you wish to refer someone to generate your link.

SoFi Money

From there, click the buttons to share your link and you can send it via email / text / social media or click “copy to clipboard” so you can paste it in an email or our Frequent Miler Insiders group (or the place of your choice).

SoFi Money

How to find your SoFi Money & SoFi Investing referral totals

If you’re curious as to how much bonus you can expect so far, go to the same page where you found your referral link above and click the link that says “View referral stats”.

SoFi Money

That will display your total number of referrals and total bonus earned (note this is cumulative: any referrals earned from referring people to SoFi Money and SoFi Investing will be summed here together). Note that this total will include lifetime earnings, so if you have referred people in separate years, you’ll have to go through your account activity to determine earnings from the current calendar year only.

Sharing your SoFi Money & SoFi Investing referral links

If you’re looking for friends to refer, head over to our Frequent Miler Insiders Facebook group and find the relevant thread. List your link as a REPLY to my first comment on that thread. Referrals not following the directions will be deleted. Comments on this post that include a link will get caught in our spam filter and will not post, so head over to the Frequent Miler Insiders group instead to post your link.

How long does the SoFi Money debit card take to arrive?

SoFi says the debit card will arrive within 7-10 business days. I opened my account on October 23rd and the app gave me a pop on up October 29th saying that my debit card had shipped and would arrive by November 12th. In reality, it arrived about a week after shipping.

SoFi Money

SoFi investing: also get $100 in free stock (sign up separately) / Our links

SoFi also offers an investing account for those interested and it currently (as of January 2020) offers a bonus of $100 in free stock when you open an investing account and fund it with at least $5,000. Note that there is no requirement to invest this money. You only need to deposit the funds into your account to earn the bonus. You can also earn $100 in free stock for each person you refer who opens an Investing account and deposits $5,000 or more.

You can fund your SoFi Investing account via your SoFi Money account or a linked bank account from another institution. The sign up process was more or less identical to the Money account. Options for free stock for your welcome bonus included mainstream stuff like Apple, Amazon, Google, some Vanguard ETFs, and a lot more. Here were just some of the options:

You will receive a fractional amount worth $100. In other words, if you choose a stock that is worth $200 per share at the time your bonus is awarded, you’ll receive half a share. If you choose a stock that is trading for $25 on the day it is awarded, you’ll receive 4 shares.

Bonuses on the Investing side post more slowly. The new account welcome bonus ($100 in free stock) takes anywhere from 1-4 weeks to post. The bonus for referring others who deposit $5,000 in their investing accounts takes about a week from the time they make their initial deposit. Note that the free stock you receive for referring others is random and includes fractional shares. My household and family has earned free stock in companies like Starbucks, Snapchat, Chewy, and Disney from these referrals, but YMMV – you get what you get. You can sell your stock at your leisure, but note that standard brokerage wait times apply in terms of withdrawing (i.e. you have to wait a few days for sales to settle before withdrawing).

If you’re interested in opening a SoFi investing account, feel free to use our referral links with our thanks:

Bottom line

Once I dug into the details on this, I realized that it was such an easy win. A couple playing in 2-player mode can easily get some cash and a couple hundred bucks in free stock pretty easily. Follow this type of pattern with fictional couple Morgan and Ryan:

  • Morgan opens and funds a SoFi Money account through a referral and earns a welcome bonus ($25 cash)
  • Morgan refers Ryan to open a SoFi Money account and earns a referral bonus ($25 cash)
  • Ryan opens and funds a SoFi Money account and earns a welcome bonus ($25 cash)
  • Morgan opens and funds a SoFi Investing account through a referral and earns a welcome bonus ($100 in free stock)
  • Morgan refers Ryan to open a SoFi Investing account ($100 in free stock)
  • Ryan opens and funds a SoFi Investing account and earns a welcome bonus ($100 in free stock)

In total, that’s $300 in free stock and $75 in cash for a couple playing in 2-player mode. That’s a nice bonus for very low effort.

If you know a couple more people who would open accounts to get that kind of deal for their families, you’ve got yourself a bonus rivaling most credit cards without any spending requirement. That’s a pretty awesome deal for very minimal effort. If you like low-hanging fruit, it’s harvest time.

About Nick Reyes

Nick Reyes is a (fairly) regular guy with an animalistic passion for maximizing the value of miles and money to travel the world in comfort and style. There is little in life that he loves more than finding a fantastic deal and helping you shop smarter & harder to achieve your travel dreams.

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THEsocalledfan
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THEsocalledfan

Nick I don’t see how it all adds up to 250…..

Larry
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Larry

I didn’t vote for you in 40k but I used your link!

Oedge
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Oedge

I was rejected on a vague “we were unable to confirm certain required information” … I have had a bundle of cc’s with no probs so not sure where their issue lay. Hubby was accepted … yay …but then they couldnt transfer from his credit union account even after a manual entry … so no joy here.

Scott
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Scott

It didn’t give me that referral option. It only gave me the one that I get
$100 for every one I refer that signs up for a SoFi Personal Loan or StudentLoan. Guess I’m only getting the $50.

Scott
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Scott

Correction – it was I get $300 for every person I refer that opens up a Personal or Student Loan account. And they would get $100. But no one I know is going to do that – those have fees.

Mary
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Mary

I had to really dig around but there’s an offer to get $100 per referral if you refer through their app. So you have to download the app, log in to your account, and then generate a link that you can send your friends.

Scott
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Scott

Yes, this was in the app. Right after I downloaded it and logged in. It’s the only referral right there on the top of the initial page. Just like the article stated – except not the same one. When you say you had to ‘dig around’ what does that mean? Did you have to go to another part of the app?

Mary
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Mary

No, I had missed the paragraph in the article above, stating that you needed to download the app to do referrals. So I was poking around on the SoFi website and I could see ways to do the same referrals for loans that you mentioned, but not referrals to open a money management account. I finally found a reference to the app offering $100 referrals for money management accounts, somewhere on the website, but it wasn’t anyplace prominent. Anyway, once I downloaded and logged into the app, I was able to make a referral to my husband to open a money management account. No idea why you’re not seeing that, sorry.

Scott
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Scott

Ok, update: I closed the app and went back in. Each time I seemed to get a new referral (one for crypto, the personal/student loan one, etc…). I finally got this one, so I got my code and referred others. Let’s see if it all works. Thanks.

losingtrader
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losingtrader

Too bad for you , Nick. I also got the “unable to verify certain information.

losingtrader
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losingtrader

repeat

losingtrader
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losingtrader

Tried again and I think the problem is using a VPN

Jimm
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Jimm

I tried twice, no VPN, plain Safari browser (not private mode) and still said cannot create account. Chat gave me zero details. 837 FICO, 100k+… Bummer

Jimm
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Jimm

Welp, logged on and was able to create a Money account from a browser using my home PC. Just didn’t like me doing it on my phone I guess…

Josh
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Josh

There is still a hidden 1% fee on foreign transactions, although they reimburse ATM fees. So CapitalOne360 could be cheaper for foreign transactions depending on ATM fees (much less the Schwab card)

Brian Cogswell
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Brian Cogswell

Yep, I got rejected trying to create the second account for my wife

Trell
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Trell

Same here for my wife. But tried on same phone as my application.

Brett
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Brett

Thanks for sharing this great deal Nick. I am happy to use anyone’s referral link who is willing to donate at least half of the $100 bonus towards a medical non-profit charity: Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation. I will be donating my $50 bonus as well. If interested, just reply with your link and I can send you my fundraising link after signing up.

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Kevin
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Kevin

It checks experian so a hard credit pull? I couldn’t open the account since I had a credit lock. It says to unlock and apply again. Anyone know if it is a hard pull?

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Jeff
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Jeff

I don’t agree this is a good alternative to Schwab. The problem is this is a new company without a long track record. I would rather have a bank that is stable and FDIC insured–Sofi money may or may not be insured, but I don’t want to test that if investors sour on a money-losing operation and they go belly up. Yes, it seems like a quick $50 and then a quick 100 per referral, but I would rather keep my money in an institution I know won’t lose it. I like the Schwab bank so much I’m going to cancel my regular PNC checking account and move everything over. Schwab is just better and cheaper.

CaveDweller
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CaveDweller

Jeff
They transfer YOUR money to a bank (FDIC) then transfer out . What if they go BK during the transfer or it gos to their Grand Cayman account right before they Go too ?
CHEERs

YoniPDX
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YoniPDX

I also noticed that about the FDIC will probably only keep $1K in the account more if going to countries where cash is a necessity.

Of course will also take advantage of as much of the free money as I can.

CaveDweller
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CaveDweller

I’ve been very happy with Schwab use to trade with them . Never a hassle right THERE 24/7 with the Fraud stuff . I would keep one or the other but make sure their linked to ur main account as not to appear to Hide it to the Feds !!
CHEERs

CaveDweller
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CaveDweller

Jeff
It’s the history like cc’s I’ve been with my bank for 30 years no cost anything $1500 balance ..So look before u Can , Whack Them .
CHEERs

Guest
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Guest

Based on data here and on other groups about half of people are being denied with some vague “unable to verify” reason. Pretty disappointed.

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Ethan
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Ethan

I signed up through your referral link for the investment account, and they had me select a stock for my $50 bonus. However, it seems like somehow it was changed to a $25 bitcoin bonus, as yesterday all of a sudden $25 worth of bitcoin showed up in my account. Anyone else have this happen? Any idea why?

Frank
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Frank

Greg, I used your wife’s link but …

“Under federal law, we are required to verify certain information about the identity of new account holders before opening new SoFi Money accounts. In reviewing your information, we were unable to confirm certain required information and are therefore unable to open a SoFi Money account for you at this time. We sincerely apologize for the inconvenience and we hope to be able to help in the future”.

Sounds fishy to me. Probably just wanted my details to sell.

Greg The Frequent Miler
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The same thing happened to my son this morning then we tried again with a different email address and it worked. I can’t explain it.

Frank
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Frank

I used a unique email address but how would anyone know that?

Charles
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Charles

HI Gred, how were you able to resubmit your son’s application without an error? My initial application got denied with the “unable to confirm certain required information” message. When trying to resubmit the application using a different email and cell phone number, I got an error stating that the SSN had already been used…

Greg The Frequent Miler
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I don’t know. I didn’t get that error

AlexL
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AlexL

SoFi investing is soft pull or hard pull?

Adam
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Adam

Application rejected? If you listed a VoIP phone number (including Google Voice), that could be why.

I was initially rejected, then re-applied using my actual mobile number, and then my application was accepted. I guess, sadly, that VoIP numbers are just used too often by sketchy folks for things like this :-(.

Greg The Frequent Miler
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I would have guessed the same, but when my son’s first application was rejected (where he used his real cell phone number), I tried again as him with a different email address and with a Google Voice number and that application was accepted

Anthony
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Anthony

Greg, can I refer my infant daughter?

Greg The Frequent Miler
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I don’t think so. I don’t know what the minimum age for an account is. My son is 19.

Adam
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Adam

Hmm! Very strange. Maybe their system is just messed up

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Ryan
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Ryan

Thanks for the great post! Is there a requirement to keep the account open for a certain amount of time or maintain a certain balance?

Trell
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Trell

I have 2 questions for everyone:
1) has anyone been able to withdraw their $100 investment
2) has anyone received their debit card yet

Having concerns now after all the bad reviews on BBB and Sofi doesn’t have a BBB rating after 8 years. Let me know your thoughts. Thanks.

Myke
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Myke

I turned off IP Vanish (VPN) and then it worked.

Mike H
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Mike H

Going to take a little more than a few minutes for me. It managed to lock out my Alliant CU account trying to log in as me to verify, so I had to unlock my account, and now jump through the “confirm the micro deposits” method. Hopefully it works out in the end. Used someone’s link in the Facebook thread.

Ernest B
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Ernest B

Any idea on how SoFi feels about depositing money orders into their accounts?

Adam Hansen
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Adam Hansen

I called and talked to a rep tonight. At this time they don’t accept money order deposits. She said it is a feature they want to bring out but had no timeline for it.

Larry Pensack
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Larry Pensack

Hi, I signed up with your referral link, and never got a referral bonus. I opened the account with $100. Also gave my link to my daughter, and she signed up, and no referral. Any suggestions as to what I should do?

Ramon
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Ramon

It’s been 4 days for me but no bonus yet…

Kevin
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Kevin

Has anyone had their bonus money actually be deposited and available in their account yet? My $100 deposit is there and could be used, but all the bonuses are not available yet.

Sue
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Sue

Can’t find any info on how long you need to keep the initial deposit in the account or how long you have to keep the account open. Anyone found anything?

veeRob
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veeRob

Finally got off my ass and opened by account on the 26th. Today, the 29th, I got an email saying my account was closed:

“We noticed activity that indicates the account may have been used in violation of the SoFi Money Customer Agreement.”

Huh? I literally opened my account and haven’t even done anything with it. Screw this company.

MalMel
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MalMel

My husband and I have a joint bank account. I have setup my SoFi and sent a referral to my husband. Can he setup his SoFi and link to the same bank account and still get the $50 bonus?

David
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David

How did you open an investing account after opening the money account and get both referrals? Same sofi account or two different sofi accounts? (ie, different emails?)

-David

CJT
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CJT

Is this still on? I joined using a link above yesterday and it said my account would be ready shortly. When I log in, I still get this message: “Your application has been submitted. We will email you when your new SoFi Money account is ready to use.” I can’t make a deposit bc I don’t have an account yet.

Joe Giorgianni
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Joe Giorgianni

I’m a little nervous about this. I’m at 4/24 with Chase and working on my next Southwest Companion Pass. I don’t want anything to jeopardize getting another Southwest card in December when I’m 5/24.

onewomanarmy
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onewomanarmy

Any more data points on opening two accounts (between me and my spouse) using the same bank account to fund? Another question, we have 360 cards through our bank, when we need cash, we transfer money from our main checking/savings account to this account and then use cards at ATMs. Is it possible to use this account for transfers such as this SoFi offer? I’ve not yet ventured into bank accounts and this will be our first jump, so I don’t know the ins and outs for transferring cash into a new account.

LIz
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LIz

I opened and funded my account on Sunday the 27th. Using a referral link from the Facebook thread, of course. My $100 was finally made available yesterday the 30th, but there’s still no sign at all of the welcome bonus.

Josh
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Josh

The investing links still work but mention the 10/31 deadline :O

Dave Boettcher
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Dave Boettcher

So I’ve managed to log in but in creating the account when it asks me to enter the code I can’t get beyond 2 digits. They keep disappearing.
ANyone else have trouble with it?

Dave Boettcher
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Dave Boettcher

Tried Internet explorer instead of chrome and it worked.

Crys
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Crys

Used your referral link for new account opening. Thank you! I’m interested in creating an investing acct thru one of your links but would appreciate more info on how to cash out the investment and the costs of cashing out before opening. Any chance you can provide any info on that?

chad
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chad

Any penalty for closing the account early after receiving bonus?

Sol
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Sol

Any idea if the referral bonus will go back up to $100 (based on the history of SoFi referral bonuses)?

Dan
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Dan

They’re asking me for email and full name of referral for $100 investment bonus.. so if someone wants to provide that to me we’ll both benefit thanks

mrredskin
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mrredskin

took them 10 days to receive a transfer from my friend’s suntrust account. several hundred dollars floating around out there in neither account. we got the cards for international travel (atm withdrawals) so she was without hers the entire trip. canceled my account as a result of this. customer service was less than helpful and never got to speak to a supervisor since they were all “unavailable” each time we called.

this isn’t an actual bank, either. i never had an issue with them but i got to experience their customer service first-hand and i want no part of a corporation that is this inept. just stick with schwab if you want reliability and an insured financial institution. i do thank them for the free $150, though.

catherin
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catherin

Hi, I created a sofi money account yersterday, didnt realize i could get 25 dollars with a referral link. I called customer service and told me all i need is the email address and first and last name of the person with the referral code and we both still get the bonus retroactively. So would anyone be so kind to give me their info? pretty please?

Jenny Hamilton
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Jenny Hamilton

I have a question on whether or not the referral bonuses are taxable income. I received a 1099-INT for $50 plus minor interest that covers the sign up bonus. I, however, did not receive any forms for the referral bonus I received (nor did my husband). I called SoFi to see if I should expect another tax form and was told no, this is it. Is it possible that it’s not taxable because you had to move your money to their account to receive the bonus?

Irene S.
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Irene S.

Hi Nick, I used Greg’s referral link in this article to sign up both Money and Invest account at SoFi last October. Somehow the process did not go smoothly for the Money account and I just found out and tried to fix it this January. Now they want me to provide the email address of the person who referred me, in order for me and him to finally get the bonus. Could you get it from Greg for me? Please send me a private email. Thanks, and sorry that I did not use your referral link. I could only choose one out of the three, and I’ve been reading Greg’s articles longer. 🙂

Greg The Frequent Miler
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Irene, I sent you an email.

ChrissyG
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ChrissyG

Any way to get Stephen’s email? I used his referral link but it didn’t attach to my account. They want his email to manually attach the bonus to both our accounts. Cheers!

Todd Oshima
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Todd Oshima

Hi Nick, so I applied using your link a few months ago when this was the deal of the year but never got paid. Sofi is asking that I submit to them the name/ email address of the link I signed up with (yours) any way you could get me that info? If it works out I believe you will get your bonus as well.

Thanks!
Todd

Zac
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Zac

Is transferring fund from a checking account instant? For example, if I keep 0 in SoFi Money. When I need to do ATM withdraw, I transfer fund from my checking account to SoFi. Is the fund instantly available for withdraw? If not, how long does it usually take?