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About Avant

Avant is dedicated to building premier digital banking solutions for the middle class through a combination of technology, analytics and superior customer service. Since 2012, Avant has connected over 1.5 million customers to over $7.5 billion in loans and 700,000 credit cards. A high growth financial technology company, Avant has been featured in The – 
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What do we do?

Avant provides its customers access to the financial tools they need to get ahead in life. The financial marketplace is changing every day, and Americans recognize that financial companies can and should be delivering better, smarter products. We’re disrupting the marketplace and connecting middle income consumers to the financial products they deserve.We make our products with our customers in mind at every step of the process. We’re about being seamless and speedy, bringing our customers mobile-first experiences that are surprisingly simple and delightfully easy.

What is our mission?

Avant is building the premier digital bank for the middle class through a combination of technology, analytics and superior customer service.

What is our location?

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Avant has adapted to a remote work environment, although our corporate office is located in the heart of downtown Chicago with picturesque views of the city’s rich architecture and river. Avant also has support offices around the country, with its main secondary location in Oak Ridge, TN.

How old are we?

A byproduct of the Y Combinator startup program accelerator, Avant was founded in 2012 with the goal of improving 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. Initially structured as a mid-prime lender, Avant issued its first personal unsecured loan in early 2013 using its proprietary technology to determine an individual's creditworthiness. Avant has connected over one million customers to over $6.5 billion in loans and 200,000 credit cards. Avant is backed by some of the most well-regarded investors in the fintech space.

Where are we going?

Avant’s goal is to become the premiere online bank for the middle class consumer. We will do so by adapting to new environments and innovating to provide market-leading digital products to our customers. We have recently expanded our product suite to include the Avant Credit Card and a Secured Personal Loan, and we will continue to release new products that change the way consumers think about digital financial products.

What are our values?

We value, support, and help each other grow We are committed to active inclusion and diversity We are transparent and believe the best idea wins We succeed when our customers succeed We get sh!t done… responsibly And we keep it fun!

How many employees do we have?

As of April 2020, Avant has grown from its original three founders to over 500 employees. Today, Avant is still growing rapidly and expanding our teams across business functions. Our teams are cross-functional, nimble, and dynamic, giving you the opportunity to collaborate to develop new skills while also meeting the strategic requirements of your role.

What is it like working at Avant?

At Avant we believe that ideas are more important than titles, everything is more fun together, everyone drives change, and everyone is an owner. While Avant believes the perks and benefits that we offer are terrific, nothing excites us more than having the ability to collaborate with intelligent, highly-motivated and talented people on challenging problems as we work to change the face of digital banking. We here at Avant believe that the best process is quick and iterative. We build, test, and learn to find out what works, without sacrificing the bottom line. Avant uses customer analytics to inform all of our product decisions. Whether we are prioritizing changes or evaluating what works, we lean on the data to guide us. Avant makes sure that all voices are heard regardless of experience, department, or job title.
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