Advance Financial Named One of America’s Best Places to Work in Collections

Fast-growing FinTech company included on insideARM’s annual list for second straight year

NASHVILLE, Tenn., June 20, 2019 — Nashville-based financial services and fintech company, Advance Financial was recently ranked in the list of 2019 Best Places to Work in Collections for the second time in succession by industry leader insideARM. The company found its place in the Medium Employer (50-249 US Employees) category, assessed by the total number of employees in the call center.

The company’s call center operations continue to increase with their growing passion to expand services into new markets. Advance Financial already surpassed the 100 stores mark across Tennessee and in 2018 alone the company has launched 16 new storefronts. Moreover, the company is now operating and providing online loan services in 13 states across the United States. With the growing employee size and their expansion into new markets, the company aspired to provide employees with benefits such as Paid Parental Leave Policy and Student Loan Repayment Program.

Tina Hodges, Advance Financial CEO & Chief Experience Officer said “We are extremely proud to secure a place in insideARM’s annual list for second straight year. Our quick expansion and the rising consumer demands have compelled us to increase our manpower by as much as 62% last year. Now more than ever, building a positive company culture, creating an enjoyable environment, backing our employees who give their cent percent to the company every day are our top priorities.”

This annual survey and award program is designed by insideARM to celebrate excellence among call center work environments in outsourcing, customer care, and collections and appreciates all the award winners on this wonderful achievement. 2019 marks the 12th year that insideARM has recognized the best places to work in this industry, primarily graded by employees.

This status was achieved very soon after the Advance Financial’s triple Stevie® Awards win at the 17th Annual American Business Awards®, where CEO Tina Hodges won the gold award for Woman of the Year in Consumer Services. Advance Financial also received two more awards:

  • A gold award for the fastest growing company of the year for organizations up to 2,500 employees.
  • A silver award for Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) program of the year for organizations up to 2,500 employees.

About Advance Financial

Founded in 1996, Advance Financial is a leading fintech company based in Nashville, Tennessee. With more than 100 stores in Tennessee and online services in 13 states, Advance Financial provides fast lending decisions on line of credit loans and other financial services, 24/7/365. Recent recognition includes 2018 Inc. 5000 fastest-growing private companies (7 straight years); A+ rating by the Better Business Bureau; Nashville’s 4th fastest growing company (2018, Nashville Business Journal); Forbes Best Employers for New Graduates (2018); and, Indeed Top-Ranked Workplace for Compensation/Benefits (2018). For more, visit

About the insideARM

Publishing since 2000, insideARM has amassed the ARM industry’s most engaged audience of executives within collection agencies and law firms, debt buyers, creditors, suppliers of technology and services, regulators, investors, and other interested parties. InsideARM’s free e-newsletter, ARM insider, is the industry’s “must-read” daily publication, providing news, trends, and perspective on compliance, regulation, executive changes, company news, and other critical topics. The publication’s guides, reports, and webinars produced throughout the year offer actionable insight to professionals across the spectrum of the industry. is a publication of The iA Institute.

Original source: insidearm