Who We Are
As a nationally-recognized, fully-accredited financial company, we help millions of people every year with our financial services.
Since 1997, we’ve helped millions of Americans with flexible and personalized financial solutions. We’ve grown from just a few stores in the Southeast United States to become one of the nation’s largest consumer lending companies, with more than 2,400 locations offering a variety of financial services. Advance America is a wholly owned subsidiary of Grupo Elektra, one of the world’s leading providers of banking services, consumer finance and specialty retailing. We comply with all federal and state laws and always present fees clearly and completely. We are also proud to be a founding member of the Community Financial Services Association, which encourages fair and fully disclosed lending practices. So you can rest easy knowing you’ve made a smart choice with Advance America.
Where We Are
We're here to help you online, by phone and in over 2,400 stores from coast to coast.
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How We're Rated
97% of our customers rate our service as good to excellent.
Source: 2013 Customer Survey
How We Give Back
We’re proud to serve you and the communities where we live. That’s why we reach out to our neighborhoods and get involved as much as we can.
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Faith For Change
Advance America partners with Faith for Change to support the academic success of students in high-needs schools. Advance America supports the organization’s “We Got Your Back” back-to-school campaign to provide school supplies to more than 400 high-need children, as well as the “New Future Initiative,” which facilitates collaboration between houses of worship and community organizations to provide academic support programs to local children. These programs provide students with the materials they need to excel in the classroom and help promote academic excellence.
Frameworks Community Development Corporation (CDC)
Advance America continues to partner with Austin, Texas-based Frameworks CDC to provide a series of financial literacy workshops on topics such as basic budgeting, the importance of saving and consumer credit options. These free workshops offer participants an opportunity to receive one-on-one financial coaching from a Frameworks CDC representative. Workshops help foster healthy personal financial choices by providing families with the knowledge and tools they need to make sound short- and long-term financial decisions.
Advance America supports Mission Mississippi to find common ground to build strong relationships and communities for the betterment of all Mississippi residents, regardless of race. Through unconditional love, Mission Mississippi offers the greatest hope to attain racial healing and reconciliation.
Habitat for Humanity
Advance America employees at the corporate office in Spartanburg, SC volunteered to build homes with Habitat for Humanity, a charity that builds shelter and homes for those who need them most. Internationally, Habitat has helped to build or repair over 600,000 houses and serve more than 3 million people worldwide.
Winning Futures is an award-winning non-profit organization that empowers youth to succeed through mentoring and strategic planning. They partner with high schools in metro Detroit to facilitate innovative mentoring sessions in the school where they engage youth through trusting relationships with mentors, energizing experiences, and unforgettable life lessons. This weekly program is unique in that it has a fun, structured curriculum where mentors teach students though hands-on activities, written exercises, and group discussions. They focus on character value development, self-exploration, goal setting, job readiness skills, overcoming obstacles, and strategic planning. Over 95% of surveyed alumni continue their education past high school and they have awarded over $1.7M in scholarships to local youth. Since 1994, 39,000 students have been impacted by Winning Futures. To learn more or volunteer to be a mentor, visit www.winningfutures.org.
Hi, I’m Abby, and I’m here to help.
Okay, a little more about me. My name’s Abby. And I’m kind of the voice of everyone here at Advance America. While I can’t be in every Advance America store at the same time (that’d be weird), I do speak for all of us when I say “I’m here for you. To listen. To help. To keep you moving forward.”
That really is our reason for being. To help people who’ve hit a stumbling block. A hiccup in their monthly budget.
So, if you need some money fast, we’re here to help you. It’s what we do.
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