Our Story

A better loan

While taking out loans for business school, our co-founder David found himself asking a lot of questions: Why is the process so confusing? Why is the customer service so bad? Why are the interest rates so high? Isn’t there a better way for people to borrow?

That led to the creation of CommonBond, a company that offers affordable lending solutions. Our products are designed to save people money and drive sustainable impact.  

Since we launched in 2012, we’ve funded over $5 billion in better loans. Our approach is no big secret: lower rates, simpler options, and a world class experience—all built to support you throughout your loan journey.

Our social promise

A better way to do business

The way we see it, businesses can and should be a positive force for good. We’re passionate about giving people the opportunity to live to their full potential, and we know offering better lending products is just one way we can make a world of difference.

Our partnership with Pencils of Promise has provided schools, teachers, and technology to thousands of young students in the developing world and our yearly trip to Ghana gives customers and team members a chance to visit the amazing classrooms we’ve built together.

Our impact in action

Making a world of difference

So far we’ve provided schools, teachers, and technology to thousands of young students, and our annual trip to Ghana gives customers and team members a chance to build more amazing classrooms alongside members of the local community. Here are some photos from our most recent visit.



donated to students in need through our Social Promise.



schools built through Pencils of Promise programs.

Our culture

Who we are

With headquarters in the heart of SoHo, our team of capable and caring employees work in cities across the U.S. They are drawn to our flexible work culture, and to our core values  (which include“Having Fun”) and high standards. Our employee benefits are true to our mission too. Like what we’re about? Join our team.

Our investors

Built to scale

Our investor list is a who’s who of the brightest financial and operational minds around the world, including Tribeca Venture Partners, Social Capital, August Capital, Neuberger Berman, and individual investors like former Citigroup CEO Vikram Pandit, and former Thomson Reuters CEO Tom Glocer.