ILending, a national automotive refinancing company based in Englewood, Colorado, has opened its newest office in Richland County, with plans to create 40 jobs at the facility at 1001 Pinnacle Point Drive, near I-77 and Farrow Road.
“It is always exciting when a company opens its doors in Richland County, especially when it means more jobs for our strong and capable workforce,” said County Council Chair Paul Livingston. “Council welcomes iLending to our community, and we wish the company great success at this new location.”
The company expects to hire about 40 loan consultants in the coming months. Loan consultants are the company’s customer-facing team members, informing customers of their credit options and helping to reduce interest rates on auto loans. The company is seeking applicants with finance or sales experience for the newly created positions.
Those interested can apply online: www.ilendingdirect.com.
“We’re thrilled to be in South Carolina, a state with a talented workforce, excellent educational institutions and significant footprint in financial services,” said Tom Holgate, CEO of iLending. “Our Columbia team members will work closely with customers across the country, guiding them through the refinance process to improve their finances and save money.”
ILending’s auto refinancing platform handles the entire loan process for customers, including finding the best rates, paying off the previous lender and re-titling the vehicle. Through direct relationships with credit unions and other lending institutions, the company has committed to saving customers more than $50 million on their car payments in 2021.
“We have built our business by providing the best possible customer service, and our new office will help us reach more consumers,” Holgate said.
The company employs 250 team members across all its locations and serves thousands of clients monthly.