Like any entrepreneurial venture, Advance America started as a business enterprise in 1997 to fulfill a marketplace need. In the late 1990's, consumers were feeling the pain of additional banking fees for bounced checks and other services. Advance America decided to step in to fill the gap and offer a lending alternative outside of what was offered at traditional banks.
Our Company has grown from just a few centers 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.
We are also proud to be a founding member of the Community Financial Services Association, which encourages fair and fully disclosed lending practices.