Advance Financial Welcomes Its 1,000th Employee

Wednesday, June 27, 2018
Advance Financial, a financial technology company with 11 locations in Chattanooga, has welcomed its 1,000th employee. The milestone hiring comes as the company continues to expand its operations with the goal of reaching 20 states via online access by the end of 2018.

“We’re extremely proud of our growth because it means our services are reaching more people who need them the most,” said Tina Hodges, the company’s chief executive and chief experience officer. “We are able to serve communities across the U.
S. while keeping our team right here in Tennessee. We wouldn’t be where we are today without our employees’ dedication, and having 1,000 people on our team is a significant milestone for us.”

Named one of the fastest growing companies of the year by Inc. 5000, Advance Financial is expanding its digital services, offering lines of credit online to residents in 11 states: Alabama, California, Delaware, Idaho, Kansas, Missouri, North Dakota, Tennessee, Utah, Virginia and Wisconsin. The company is also on-track to have 100 storefronts by the end of 2018, opening its 90th location in Kimball, Tn. in mid June. 

"Advance Financial is open 24/7/365 in its storefronts and online to serve customers when it’s convenient for them," officials said.  "Advance Financial is one of only a handful of companies in its industry that serves customers around the clock."

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