Our mission:

Lower the costs and barriers of borrowing for everyday people.

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HQ in Chicago, IL

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$6.5B

Over $6.5B borrowed

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2012

Established in 2012

Two products. One goal.

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Personal loans for the everyday borrower

Avant partners with WebBank to offer access to personal loans for middle-income borrowers that need help with things like high-interest debt, home improvement, or unexpected expenses.Learn More

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Transparent credit for all

The Avant Credit Card helps you pay for what you need while building your credit. Comes with a $300-$1000 credit limit, no hidden fees, and benefits like MasterCard ID Theft Protection.*Learn More

How it all began.

A byproduct of the Y Combinator startup program accelerator, AvantCredit® was founded in 2012 with the goal to improve the borrowing experience for middle-income consumers. The AvantCredit name quickly became synonymous with responsible consumer lending services, a reputation that continues to this day.
Avant has since streamlined the online borrowing process and helped over 800,000 people get the funding they deserve. Avant is backed by some of the most well-regarded investors in the fintech space.

Our Investors

Avant leadership.

Rising leaders alongside industry veterans in finance and technology.

Bhanu Arora

Bhanu Arora,
Chief Product Officer

Al Goldstein

Al Goldstein,
Co‑founder and Executive Chairman

James Paris

James Paris,
Chief Executive Officer

Grant Miles

Grant Miles,
Chief Risk Officer

Kevin Friedrich

Kevin Friedrich,
Head of Finance

Matt Bochenek

Matt Bochenek,
Chief Operating Officer

Roxy Bargoz

Roxy Bargoz,
General Counsel

Paul Zhang

Paul Zhang,
Co‑founder and Chief Technology Officer

Karoline Andris

Karoline Andris,
Chief Compliance Officer

The customer is the center of our universe.

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Data driven

Customer analytics inform all of our product decisions. Whether we are prioritizing changes or evaluating what works, we lean on the data to guide us.

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Build, test & learn

We believe that the best process is quick and iterative. We build, test, and learn to find out what works, without sacrificing the bottom line.

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Best idea wins

We make sure that all voices are heard regardless of experience, department, or job title.

Let's transform the world of online lending. Together.

If you’re driven, talented, and passionate about your work, let’s chat.