On March 18, 2013, we originated our first loan as LightStream, a division of SunTrust Bank. Since that day (andRead more…
LightStream 2017: more loans, more trees, more love
At LightStream, the focus is always on our customers, and helping them quickly and easily finance the things they want. We love what we do, and as we grow the business and help more people achieve their dreams, it’s natural for us to look forward, with optimism. This time of year we look back, with gratitude.
Here are a few LightStream highlights from 2017:
- By donating a tree for every funded (virtually paperless) loan, LightStream helped reforest more than 500 acres in 2017 in partnership with American Forests, the nation’s oldest conservation organization. In all, LightStream has now reforested more than 1,500 wilderness acres on behalf of its customers.
The LightStream loan experience also earned recognition from industry experts, as well as from customers:
- U.S. News & World Report identified LightStream as the “Best Personal Loans of 2017 — Top Lender for Very Good Credit, Low APR and No Origination Fees.” According to the article, “LightStream offers some of the best interest rates for personal loans.” It also notes LightStream’s wide variety of loan purposes, lack of fees and $100 Loan Experience Guarantee.
- In Q3 2017, LendingTree customers selected LightStream as a “Top Three Lender” in the auto loan category. LendingTree President Neil Salvage regards the designation as a voice of customer experience: “Our lender ratings and reviews give consumers the opportunity to make informed loan shopping decisions by reading about real loan experiences. We’re fortunate that our lending partners are committed to proving high-quality service and customer satisfaction.”
LightStream employees also weighed in this year, and it turns out they think LightStream is a pretty great place to work.
- Based on information gleaned from a voluntary, independent survey of employees, the San Diego Union Tribune named LightStream one of the region’s “Top Three Medium Sized Workplaces (100-399 Employees).” Among all businesses considered in the rankings, regardless of company size, LightStream also earned the “Top Special Award: Appreciation,” as employees indicated that LightStream excelled in making them “feel genuinely appreciated.”
We appreciate the confidence of our customers, the accolades of industry experts, and the hard work and innovation that our employees bring to work every day. To all LightStream customers, industry friends and employees, here’s to a great 2017 and an even better 2018!