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Five years and $7.5 billion in loans!
On March 18, 2013, we originated our first loan as LightStream, a division of SunTrust Bank.
Since that day (and well before, actually) we have kept our focus on you, the customer, by providing exactly the kind of loan experience we would want for ourselves.
How did we do this? By committing ourselves to a common-sense, test-and-learn approach, and creating an outstanding customer experience as we continuously improve our process. Judging by our results, this has worked.
Today, we look back at an explosion of growth, and some key milestones. In the past five years, LightStream has:
- Helped thousands of customers make their dreams come true, with more than $7.5 billion in funded loans so far
- Earned best-in-class recognition as a premier online consumer lender from US News & World Report, NerdWallet, the Simple Dollar and Yahoo! Finance
- Been honored among the Top Workplaces by the San Diego Union-Tribune
Oh, and we’re helping reforest America
One of the true highlights of this journey has come through our pledge to plant a tree for every funded loan. In partnership with American Forests, LightStream customers have helped us reforest more than 1,500 acres in wilderness and urban settings across the United States — one loan and one tree at a time.
We’ve learned that people get excited about trees and all the good that comes from healthy forests. We’ve also learned that people value a straightforward loan process that rewards their good credit with the opportunity to pay less interest every month. We’ve also discovered that customer-friendly features can make a difference, like our $100 Loan Experience Guarantee, available same-day funding, and Rate Beat Program.
Thanks to every one of our customers for giving us the opportunity to transform the experience of getting a loan into Lending Uncomplicated® — a simple and efficient process that helps you get what you want, faster.
We’ve made a lot of friends in five years, by pioneering a refreshingly simple online loan process, and proving that it works.
When it comes down to it, we help make dreams come true. And we’re just getting started!