Advance Financial wins Gold in One Planet Awards for Fastest Growing Company

NASHVILLE, Tenn., Feb 3, 2020 – Nashville-based financial services and fintech company Advance Financial announced that it has received a Gold One Planet Award for the Fastest Growing Company of the Year in 2019 at the 4th Annual 2019 One Planet Awards. It’s the second time that Advance Financial has received this recognition in this category; in 2018, the company had won silver.

The international One Planet Awards honor the best in business & professional excellence. Organizations from across the world can submit nominations. The organization can be for-profit and nonprofit, public and private, largest to smallest and also new start-ups.

In 3 years, company revenue has increased by 219%. This has helped in not just earning the prestigious Gold One Planet Award but also landed the company on the Nashville Business Journal Fast 50 list for 2019 along with earning a place for the 8th year in a row in Inc. 5000 list of the fastest-growing companies in the nation.

Advance Financial is in the ranks of the world’s fastest growing companies, in part, for its quick physical expansion. The company grew to 1,200 employees and 107 brick-and-mortar stores across the state of Tennessee by the end of 2019, up from 1,000 employees and 100 stores at the end of 2018. Advance Financial has been quickly growing its online services department too, providing services in Tennessee and 12 other states, which include Alabama, Delaware, Idaho, Kansas, Mississippi, Missouri, North Dakota, South Carolina, Texas, Utah, Virginia, and Wisconsin.

Tina Hodges, chief executive and chief experience officer at Advance Financial said, “We are so proud of our amazing team. This honor is all theirs. Their commitment to providing truly extraordinary service to our customers is the engine driving the phenomenal success of this company.”

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 cash loans and other financial services, 24/7/365. Recent recognition includes 2019 Inc. 5000 fastest-growing private companies (8 straight years); A+ rating by the Better Business Bureau; Nashville’s 3rd fastest growing company (2019, Nashville Business Journal); Forbes Best Employers for New Graduates (2018); and, Indeed Top-Ranked Workplace for Compensation/Benefits (2019). Advance Financial is the second-largest family-owned company headquartered in Nashville (2019, Nashville Business Journal). For more, visit

About the One Planet Awards

One Planet Awards recognize companies for their business and professional excellence. The One Planet Awards honors are currently conferred in categories, which include outstanding individuals, executives, teams, new products and services, PR, Marketing, and Corporate Communications, and are open to organizations from all over the world. Learn more about the One Planet Awards at and participate.

Original Source: WRCBtv