A Living Landmark
Our founding came about from the need for a safe, professional, and readily available collateral lending establishment at the turn of the 20th century. In an effort to create some middle ground in San Francisco, some of the city’s civic and financial leaders joined together and on December 12, 1912 opened San Francisco Remedial Loan Association. It was modeled, both in philosophy and in its physical look, on New York’s famous Provident Loan Society. In 1951, the name was changed to San Francisco Provident Loan Association to more closely define its status and place in the city. We are one of the few historic businesses in the Bay Area that still stands in its original landmark setting.
San Francisco Provident Loan Association has been family owned and operated since 1951. Both our business and historical landmark building were built to last. As we’ve surpassed our 100th anniversary, our original design of being a banking institution based on collateral lending has evolved to include being recognized as the premier luxury asset lender in Northern California and an industry leading purchaser and seller of fine estate jewelry.
San Francisco Provident Loan Association is dedicated to treating every customer with the honesty and respect they deserve in a discreet and supportive manner. We pride ourselves on our history, high level of customer service and impeccable reputation.
As it has been for the past 100 years, your satisfaction is guaranteed.
We specialize in the purchase and loan against jewelry, diamonds, luxury watches and gold/silver/platinum. We also provide loans against luxury assets such as collectible cars, wine collections, fine art, etc.