February 27, 2019
ELFI Sales Manager Talks Budgeting
Brandon Poore explains why budgeting doesn't have to be intimidating.

"Don't make it a daunting task," said Brandon Poore, a sales manager at Education Loan Finance, a branch of SouthEast Bank. He said budgeting doesn't have to be intimidating.

October 25, 2018
Is Student Loan Cosigner Release Really Possible?
Barbara Thomas explains the difference in using cosigners for in-school loans and refinancing of student loans.

In our conversation, none of the student loan experts had seen a successful cosigner release. Furthermore, a Consumer Finance Protection Bureau (CFPB) study found that 90% of cosigner release applications were rejected by the lender.

June 08, 2018
Good For Business?
Employees & Student Loan Debt

Barbara Thomas talks with Farragut Press about the launch of ELFI for Business. How supporting employee’s student loan debt could end up helping your business. Business benefits could include recruiting top talent and more.

April 19, 2018
First Student Loan Refi Lender to Receive AAA Rating
ELFI AAA Rating from Both Standard & Poor’s and DBRS

Education Loan Finance is the first student loan refinancing lender to receive the AAA rating from both Standard & Poor’s and DBRS on its senior notes in its first securitization transaction comprised of this type of education loan product.

September 20, 2016
Bankers Healthcare Group Partners with ELFI from SouthEast Bank
Providing Student Loan Refinancing for Healthcare Professionals

Bankers Healthcare Group, the leading provider of financial solutions for healthcare professionals, introduces a new way for its customer network to pay off medical school debt through a partnership with ELFI from SouthEast Bank, an education loan refinancing and consolidation program.

October 25, 2018
Best Student Loan Consolidation Lenders of 2018- Education Loan Finance
U.S. News ranks Education Loan Finance as one of the best student loan consolidation lenders of 2018.

Borrowers are assigned a dedicated personal loan advisor who is a single point of contact from application to payoff. Personal loan advisors are four-year college graduates trained and tested in student loan programs and refinancing.

October 25, 2018
Moseley Family Video Wins $50,000 Prize
Moseley family's video on managing student loan debt wins $50,000 prize

Simon Rivera was one of 44 million people who owed money on student loans until a video he made about raising a family while paying down debt won the top prize in a contest.

June 29, 2018
ELFI Launches $50,000 Giveaway
Empowering a Brighter Future Video Contest

Education Loan Finance would like to reward those who have taken on student loans to obtain their college degree.

April 19, 2018
ELFI Receives AAA Ratings
ELFI Gets AAA Ratings on Inaugural Securitization Deal.

ELFI Education Loan Finance announces the close of its inaugural securitization of refinanced student loans.

September 12, 2016
SouthEast Bank Launches New Low Rates
Education Loan Finance – ELFI – a division of SouthEast Bank has recently lowered rates on its student loan refinancing program.

Education Loan Finance- ELFI – a division of SouthEast Bank focusing on student loan debt refinancing and consolidation, has recently lowered the rates on its student loan refinancing program. ELFI rewards hard working, financially-responsible college graduates with better refinancing and debt consolidation options, while also offering among the lowest rates in the industry.

October 25, 2018
Education Loan Finance On Ways Lenders And Servicers Can Avoid Future Issues
Executive Vice President of Education Loan Finance (ELFI) shares views on how lenders can avoid future issues.

There is an opportunity, for lenders and servicers to learn from these conflicts and employ best practices going forward to avoid similar trouble. We spoke with an industry professional, Barbara Thomas, Executive Vice President of Education Loan Finance (ELFI), to get her views on these and other issues.

September 20, 2018
A Look into ELFI Student Loan Refinancing
ELFI Student Loan Refinancing Review from LendEdu.com

ELFI is the newest player in the student loan refinancing game. In 2015, SouthEast Bank decided to start offering refinancing for borrowers. ELFi claims to be “a smarter way to refinance your student loans”. In this review we will explain what this company does, the benefits of using them, and how they differ from other student loan refinance lenders.

June 27, 2018
Head of ELFI Talks Deferment
Deferment Types May Vary

Student loan borrowers may have the option to defer their payments while they’re enrolled at least half-time and during a grace period after leaving school.

April 20, 2018
Homework on Student Loan Refis Pays Off
ELFI Garnered AAA From Two Credit Rating Agencies

S&P Global Ratings and DBRS provided AAA ratings for ELFI’s inaugural securitization of loans refinancing the debt of borrowers with advanced degrees and high-paying jobs.

October 27, 2016
ELFI Launches Student Loan Refinance Program for Parents
Providing Student Loan Refinancing for Parents

ELFI has officially launched its student loan refinancing and consolidation loan for parents – the Parent Loan – which will allow parents to refinance both their Parent Plus loans and private student loans.

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