SOURCE: BofI Holding, Inc.

BofI Holding, Inc.

December 18, 2015 09:00 ET

BofI Federal Bank Approved as Ginnie Mae Issuer

SAN DIEGO, CA--(Marketwired - Dec 18, 2015) -  BofI Federal Bank ("BofI" or the "Bank"), the nationwide bank subsidiary of BofI Holding, Inc. (NASDAQ: BOFI), announced that it has been approved as a Ginnie Mae issuer.

BofI Federal Bank now has direct access to the secondary market for mortgage back securities backed by federally insured or guaranteed loans by the Federal Housing Administration (FHA) or by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). This will allow BofI to provide more competitive rates to borrowers.

"Our Ginnie Mae approval provides us with the opportunity to offer loans to a broader set of potential borrowers," stated Brian Swanson, Executive Vice President and Chief Lending Officer. "We look forward to growing our originations and servicing in a deliberate and thoughtful way. We expect to complete our first securitization in early 2016."

About BofI Holding, Inc. and BofI Federal Bank

BofI Holding, Inc. ("BOFI") is the holding company for BofI Federal Bank, a nationwide bank that provides financing for single and multifamily residential properties, small-to-medium size businesses in target sectors, and selected specialty finance receivables. With approximately $6.3 billion in assets, BofI Federal Bank provides consumer and business banking products through its low-cost distribution channels and affinity partners. BofI Holding, Inc.'s common stock is listed on the NASDAQ Global Select Market under the symbol "BOFI" and is a component of the Russell 2000® Index and the S&P SmallCap 600® Index. For more information on BofI Federal Bank, please visit bofifederalbank.com.

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