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  • Why LightStream?

    When you have good credit, you’ve earned a lower interest rate, and a refreshingly simple loan process. We’ve built our business around that belief, and it’s made us the premier national online consumer lender. Got good credit? Get a low-interest, no-fee loan from $5,000 to $100,000, for practically any purpose, as soon as today.3

  • $100 Loan Experience Guarantee. Disclosure 1 to follow.

    At LightStream we’ve put you, the customer, at the center of the loan process. You decide your loan amount, terms and funding date through an online process that you control. And we guarantee that it will be the best loan process you’ve ever experienced. If after receiving your loan from us you are not completely satisfied, we’ll send you $100.1

  • We will beat any qualifying rate. Disclosure 2 to follow.

    Many lenders claim that they have low interest rates. At LightStream we actually do. We are so confident in the competitiveness of our interest rates that we will beat a qualifying interest rate (APR)2 from any other lender. With our low rates and our commitment to exceptional service, there's no reason to go anywhere else when you need a loan.

Why LightStream?
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When you have good credit, you’ve earned a lower interest rate, and a refreshingly simple loan process. We’ve built our business around that belief, and it’s made us the premier national online consumer lender. Got good credit? Get a low-interest, no-fee loan from $5,000 to $100,000, for practically any purpose, as soon as today.3
$100 Loan Experience Guarantee1
At LightStream we’ve put you, the customer, at the center of the loan process. You decide your loan amount, terms and funding date through an online process that you control. And we guarantee that it will be the best loan process you’ve ever experienced. If after receiving your loan from us you are not completely satisfied, we’ll send you $100.1
We will beat any qualifying rate.2
Many lenders claim that they have low interest rates. At LightStream we actually do. We are so confident in the competitiveness of our interest rates that we will beat a qualifying interest rate (APR)2 from any other lender. With our low rates and our commitment to exceptional service, there's no reason to go anywhere else when you need a loan.

*AutoPay discount is only available prior to loan funding. Rates without AutoPay are 0.50% higher.

Annual Percentage Rates (APR)

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When you have good credit, LightStream rewards you with the benefits that are most important to you.

Features Online Lender & Bank
LightStream
Bank
Discover
Online Lender
Lending Club
Low Rates, Backed by a Rate Beat Program2
LightStream, yes
Discover, no
Lending Club, no
No Fees
LightStream, yes
Discover, yes
Lending Club, no
Same-Day Funding3 Available
LightStream, yes
Discover, no
Lending Club, no
Easy Process
LightStream, yes
Discover, yes
Lending Club, yes
Loan Amounts up to $100K
LightStream, yes
Discover, no
Lending Club, no
Home Improvement loan terms up to 144 months*
LightStream, yes
Discover, no
Lending Club, no
All other loan purpose terms up to 84 months*
LightStream, yes
Discover, yes
Lending Club, no
Features Online Lender & Bank
LightStream
Bank
Discover
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Low Rates, Backed by a Rate Beat Program2
No Fees
Same-Day Funding3 Available
Easy Process
Loan Amounts up to $100K
Home Improvement loan terms up to 144 months*
All other loan purpose terms up to 84 months*

Comparison table based on data compiled in May 2019 from company websites.

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Apply in minutes.
Have funds in your account as soon as today.3

1

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You will receive a response shortly during business hours.
2

Accept Loan Agreement

Once approved, e-sign your loan agreement and set-up your loan for funding.
3

That's it! Use Your Loan

Receive your funds as soon as today! 3

Low rates, exceptional service

Get the low rate you deserve.

Good credit means a great rate. Got good credit? Get a low-interest, fixed-rate loan, at amounts from $5,000 to $100,000, for practically anything you want.

Ready for your best loan experience ever?

We’ve reinvented lending, with a virtually paperless online process that’s refreshingly simple. We even guarantee1 that your LightStream loan will be your best loan experience ever!

Same-day funding available.3

With LightStream you’re in control of the lending process. You choose your funding date. In fact, you can even have funds deposited in your account as soon as the same day you apply.

We’ll beat any qualified rate.2

Many lenders claim to have low rates. How many will beat your lowest qualifying rate, from any lender? We will, because we’re truly confident that our rates are always competitive.

The LightStream experience

Why we're different

With LightStream you know you'll get a great rate, and the best loan process you've ever experienced – guaranteed.

What our customers are saying about LightStream

Unsolicited customer comments

  • Comment 1 of 4

    Thank you very much for handling my loan so promptly! You guys are the best!

    — V.G. from Woodbury, MN
  • Comment 2 of 4

    My entire process of completing the loan application and receiving the funds was about 48 hours! I loved that I received the option on when to have my loan deposited into my account, and I was able to choose my monthly draft date for payments! Thanks LightStream! I will definitely recommend them to others.

    — T.G. from Jackson, MS
  • Comment 3 of 4

    I could not be happier with LightStream. I was extremely happy with my low interest rate. They let you know up front that approval of funds and lower interest rates are subject to a high credit score and enrolling in auto payment. I got to choose a delivery date and I chose a later date to avoid fees by my banking establishment. Other loan service providers were giving me approval interest rates at TRIPLE what I got from LightStream. Will definitely use their services again if the need arises.

    — T.D. from Spokane, WA
  • Comment 4 of 4

    I would like to thank you for your support and great customer service. Should I need your services in the future, I would not hesitate to contact you.

    — A.C. from Miami, FL
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Media coverage

  • Comment 1 of 4

    “LightStream, an offshoot of SunTrust Bank, offers excellent rates for creditworthy borrowers for non-home and auto-related personal loans... There are no fees for loan origination, prepayment, or anything else… flexible terms and high borrowing limits make it a good choice… [LightStream is] also speedier than peer-to-peer competitors — you can have your money in as little as a day.”

    — The Simple Dollar, "Best Online Personal Loan Companies for 2018"
  • Comment 2 of 4

    “Good for: borrowers with good credit looking for a no-hassle loan from a well-known bank… LightStream is tailored to customers with strong credentials — even promising to beat some competitors’ rates to get those customers.”

    — NerdWallet, "LightStream Auto Loans: 2018 Review"
  • Comment 3 of 4

    “LightStream is a great choice for people with excellent credit. It is actually part of a bank you might have heard of, SunTrust Bank. They were recently set up to offer some of the best personal loan rates available, and they are delivering.”

    — Magnify Money, "Where to Get The Best Personal Loan Rates Online"
  • Comment 4 of 4

    “… recognized based solely on surveys about the workplace completed by their employees. Top Workplaces are not only better places to work but are more likely to be successful than peer organizations.”

    — San Diego Union Tribune, "2017 Top Workplaces"

Why we're different

With LightStream you know you'll get a great rate, and the best loan process you've ever experienced – guaranteed.

What our customers are saying about LightStream

Unsolicited customer comments

  • Comment 1 of 4

    Thank you very much for handling my loan so promptly! You guys are the best!

    — V.G. from Woodbury, MN
  • Comment 2 of 4

    My entire process of completing the loan application and receiving the funds was about 48 hours! I loved that I received the option on when to have my loan deposited into my account, and I was able to choose my monthly draft date for payments! Thanks LightStream! I will definitely recommend them to others.

    — T.G. from Jackson, MS
  • Comment 3 of 4

    I could not be happier with LightStream. I was extremely happy with my low interest rate. They let you know up front that approval of funds and lower interest rates are subject to a high credit score and enrolling in auto payment. I got to choose a delivery date and I chose a later date to avoid fees by my banking establishment. Other loan service providers were giving me approval interest rates at TRIPLE what I got from LightStream. Will definitely use their services again if the need arises.

    — T.D. from Spokane, WA
  • Comment 4 of 4

    I would like to thank you for your support and great customer service. Should I need your services in the future, I would not hesitate to contact you.

    — A.C. from Miami, FL
Read more...
LightStream in the news LightStream in the news

Media coverage

  • Comment 1 of 4

    “LightStream, an offshoot of SunTrust Bank, offers excellent rates for creditworthy borrowers for non-home and auto-related personal loans... There are no fees for loan origination, prepayment, or anything else… flexible terms and high borrowing limits make it a good choice… [LightStream is] also speedier than peer-to-peer competitors — you can have your money in as little as a day.”

    — The Simple Dollar, "Best Online Personal Loan Companies for 2018"
  • Comment 2 of 4

    “Good for: borrowers with good credit looking for a no-hassle loan from a well-known bank… LightStream is tailored to customers with strong credentials — even promising to beat some competitors’ rates to get those customers.”

    — NerdWallet, "LightStream Auto Loans: 2018 Review"
  • Comment 3 of 4

    “LightStream is a great choice for people with excellent credit. It is actually part of a bank you might have heard of, SunTrust Bank. They were recently set up to offer some of the best personal loan rates available, and they are delivering.”

    — Magnify Money, "Where to Get The Best Personal Loan Rates Online"
  • Comment 4 of 4

    “… recognized based solely on surveys about the workplace completed by their employees. Top Workplaces are not only better places to work but are more likely to be successful than peer organizations.”

    — San Diego Union Tribune, "2017 Top Workplaces"

Lending Uncomplicated®

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At LightStream, we care about the environment and, more importantly, we try to do something about it. For one, we have created a virtually paperless consumer loan experience at LightStream. By eliminating paper almost entirely from the LightStream loan process, we not only save our natural resources but we save on expenses as well, better enabling us to offer you highly competitive interest rates.

In addition, for every loan that we fund for our customers, we will have a tree planted in one of our country's fragile habitat communities currently under restoration.

For every loan we plant a tree
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