PALO ALTO, Calif. and SAN FRANCISCO, July 17, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Ladder and SoFi have announced a partnership that will give consumers more flexibility when it comes to life insurance, as well as a better understanding of how life insurance can fit into their larger financial puzzle. Starting today, people can go to www.sofi.com/life-insurance to calculate their needs and get a quote for fully-underwritten life insurance offered by Ladder. With Ladder's digital platform, consumers can complete the entire process in a matter of minutes, versus the 6-8 week average wait time associated with the traditional process. Ladder and SoFi share a consumer-first approach for designing smart financial services and this partnership is a prime example of the innovation that is possible when the industry's new, tech-focused players join forces to make life easier for today's consumer.
Tech-savvy, self-directed consumers are increasingly turning to digital platforms to manage their financial lives -- on their own time, when and where it's convenient for them. While traditional financial institutions may recognize this demand for digital solutions, their ability to deliver them can be hindered by the legacy technology and manual processes upon which their organizations rely. Ladder and SoFi have launched smart solutions that enable consumers to achieve financial well-being, without the complexities or burdensome processes associated with many traditional financial institutions.
"There's a clear synergy between Ladder and SoFi's offerings," said Ladder co-founder Jeff Merkel. "This partnership further demonstrates how companies built on modern technology platforms can collaborate to streamline solutions for today's consumers."
Life insurance is an important element of financial planning, particularly for people who are paying off school loans, buying homes, and managing their investments. By integrating access to Ladder, SoFi is making it easy for their members to check life insurance off their financial to-do list -- in many cases, instantly. Because Ladder has built life insurance to be dynamic, people can easily adjust their coverage as their needs change over time, based on the changing needs of their lives.
"Millennials, who comprise a large portion of SoFi's member base, are especially in need of adequate life insurance coverage as they hit major financial and personal milestones, like homeownership and starting families," said SoFi's GM of Wealth, John Gardner. "Consumers are already visiting the SoFi site to make important decisions around their financial health, so it's a natural, trusted place to also think about life insurance and we're pleased to now provide them with Ladder's innovative, simple and smart offering."
LIMRA estimates that there are 19 million "stuck" life insurance shoppers in the U.S. -- a stat that further demonstrates the need for a new approach to life insurance. By working together, Ladder and SoFi have built a powerful integration that makes it easy for people to manage their life insurance needs in the broader context of their financial plan.
To calculate your needs, get a quote and to apply for instant coverage on fully-underwritten life insurance, visit www.sofi.com/life-insurance.
Ladder is life insurance built to be instant, simple, and smart. Founded in 2015, Ladder has designed digital-first life insurance to serve today's financially savvy consumer. Ladder has raised a total of $54M in funding from investors, including RRE Ventures, Canaan Partners, and Lightspeed Venture Partners. For more information visit: ladderlife.com/about.
SoFi is a new kind of finance company taking a radical approach to lending, wealth management and insurance. From unprecedented products and tools to faster service and open conversations, we're all about helping our members get ahead and find success. Whether they're looking to buy a home, save money on student loans, ascend in their careers, or invest in the future, the SoFi community works to empower our members to accomplish the goals they set and achieve financial greatness as a result. For more information, visit SoFi.com.
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