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Unison Overview

San Francisco, CA
51 to 200 employees
Company - Private
Investment Banking & Asset Management
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Unison’s Home Ownership Investments directly address the challenges consumers are facing in saving for a down payment. A Home Ownership Investment allows you to take on less debt, giving you the much needed flexibility and control to choose a style of financing ... Read more

Mission: To directly address the challenges consumers are facing in the buying and owning of a home through innovative home equity programs.

Company Updates

  • In 2017, Unison was recognized as a leader in today’s financial technology space by winning three Benzinga Global Fintech Awards, and the FinovateSpring ‘Best of Show’ Award. GoBankingRate included Unison on its list of ‘Startups to Watch in 2018’ and Bank Innovation added Thomas Sponholtz and Jim Riccitelli to its list of ‘Most Innovative CEOs in Banking.’ In addition, the company raised over $300 million in total investment capital, experienced significant growth in headcount and added industry veteran, Ron Suber, as an investor and strategic advisor.

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Unison – Why Work For Us?

Our team draws on a deep and wide range of talent across disciplines. Visionaries in investment management, product development, and financial technology are joined by innovative real estate and consumer finance experts. From our founder to our newest team members, we embrace a culture of intellectual curiosity, analytical rigor, and deep empathy for the customer.

We hire individuals that like to be challenged, think creatively, are inspired to build something big, and desire to add value immediately. Well-funded and positioned as the market leader, we are looking for top-tier talent to join us.

Career Opportunities

Real Estate Agents
Unison HomeBuyer gives sellers a powerful reason to choose you as their listing agent – you’ll be able to help them sell their home more quickly by enabling more buyers to write offers. This revolutionary program provides credit-worthy purchasers with up to half the down payment needed to buy a home. The contribution from Unison is an investment, not a loan, which means there are no monthly payments or interest paid to Unison. Instead, Unison hopes to earn a return by sharing in the profit when your client sells their home—up to 30 years in the future—or your client can keep their home and buy us out anytime after 3 years.

Unison HomeBuyer can also help your buyers get into the home they really want today.

Unison provides you, the loan officer, with the tools and training necessary to become a Unison Preferred Mortgage Professional. Becoming a Preferred Mortgage Professional allows you opportunities to help buyers maximize their down payment or minimize their monthly payment with the Unison HomeBuyer Agreement, and allows you access to our Loan Officer Portal. The portal provides resources such as personalized communication tools for seamless messaging with clients, as well as the ability to pre-qualify a client’s property for approval.

Financial Professionals
Unison is the market leader in homeownership investment, and can offer your clients long-term investments in their individual residential properties through two innovative programs: Unison HomeBuyer, which provides a portion of the down payment needed to purchase a home, and Unison HomeOwner, which allows current homeowners to tap into their home equity without loans, interest or monthly payments.

Unison Reviews

  • "Great company, top-tier team, moving fast"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous in San Francisco, CA
    Positive Outlook
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    I have been working at Unison full-time (Less than a year)


    The company is the first-mover with a genuinely innovative idea that deserves to become mainstream. Also, it's committed to being fair to customers in a way competitors are not.
    The team is brilliant and of a really high calibre. However, no one takes themselves too seriously and it is a fun environment.


    The company is growing fast and you should expect to work hard.

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Unison Interviews



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    Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience


    The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at Unison (San Francisco, CA).


    Very thorough including a mini project. It’s obvious they really care about who they hire. They are very rigorous. I met the director level as well as the executive team. Everyone was incredibly friendly, super smart and down to earth.

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Unison Awards & Accolades

  • Benzinga Global Fintech Award, Benzinga Fintech Awards, 2017
  • Best In Show, Finovate Spring, 2017

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