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Our mission

Lantern’s Mission is to help people realize their dreams by providing the knowledge and tools they need to find and choose the best financial product for them.

We help small businesses and individuals find the right financing solutions for them.

For your best financial decisions, we also provide:

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Our Story

Lantern is owned and operated by digital personal-finance company SoFi, a trusted name in fintech. As a product comparison platform, we offer a simple and transparent way to find financing in an unbiased marketplace.
We understand the lending process is not easy for everyone — and seek to help you determine which products make the most sense for your unique financial situation.
2021
Lantern adds auto loan refinancing, student loan refinancing, credit cards, and mortgages to its offerings.
2020
Lantern partners with online lenders to begin providing SMB and personal loan offers. It adds lenders participating in the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) to its network to help businesses struggling during COVID-19.
2019
Lantern acquired by SoFi.
We understand the lending process is not easy for everyone — and seek to help you determine which products make the most sense for your unique financial situation.

Read what our customers have to say

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    Great experience overall

    Lantern was fast and very easy to deal with. They gave me a quicker decision and a better interest rate than anyone else I checked.

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    Lantern was fast and very easy to deal with. They gave me a quicker decision and a better interest rate than anyone else I checked.

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    Absolutely efficient process

    Very quick and easy! Fantastic doing business with you! Highly recommend.

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    Lantern was fast and very easy to deal with. They gave me a quicker decision and a better interest rate than anyone else I checked.

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    Absolutely efficient process

    Very quick and easy! Fantastic doing business with you! Highly recommend.

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    Would recommend this loan provider

    Easy application process. Very quick approval time and seamless process. One of the easiest verification processes I experienced.

Meet our editorial team

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  • AJ Smith
    AJ Smith

    Head of Content

    AJ Smith is an award-winning journalist with nearly two decades of experience. Her personal finance work has appeared on websites including MarketWatch, Forbes, Yahoo Finance and Credit.com.

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  • AJ Smith
    AJ Smith

    Head of Content

    AJ Smith is an award-winning journalist with nearly two decades of experience. Her personal finance work has appeared on websites including MarketWatch, Forbes, Yahoo Finance and Credit.com.

  • Caroline Hwang
    Caroline Hwang

    Managing Editor

    Caroline Hwang is a journalist, editor, and author who has been covering personal finance for more than 20 years. She’s been on staff at a number of outlets, from Glamour to SmartAsset.

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  • AJ Smith
    AJ Smith

    Head of Content

    AJ Smith is an award-winning journalist with nearly two decades of experience. Her personal finance work has appeared on websites including MarketWatch, Forbes, Yahoo Finance and Credit.com.

  • Caroline Hwang
    Caroline Hwang

    Managing Editor

    Caroline Hwang is a journalist, editor, and author who has been covering personal finance for more than 20 years. She’s been on staff at a number of outlets, from Glamour to SmartAsset.

  • Becca Stanek
    Becca Stanek

    Contributing Editor

    Becca Stanek has years of experience as an editor and writer in the personal finance space. She previously served as the managing editor for investing and savings at LendingTree and as an editor at SmartAsset.

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