Advance America Cash Advance

Advance America Cash Advance

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About Advance America Cash Advance

Advance America is a loan company that offers payday loans, installment loans, title loans and lines of credit. Advance America has online and in-store services in 27 states and delivers the funds you qualify for in as few as 24 hours.

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Pros

  • Payday, installment and title loans
  • Apply online or in-store
  • 1,900 locations

Cons

  • Not available in every state

Bottom Line

Advance America is a short-term lender with fast funds transfer and set fees on transactions. Visit Advance America’s website to see if its loans are right for you.

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I have to applaud Rhonda for her awesome customer service. I just relocated from Miami, Florida to Houston, Texas and needed some extra cash to get me by until payday. Rhonda was ...

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This is the first time I have ever used Advance America Cash Advance in Roland Oklahoma and I was very pleased with their service and very friendly employees that explained everyt...

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What is Advance America?

Advance America offers online and in-store loans and has an easy application process. To apply for an online loan, visit the company’s website. You need your Social Security number, a valid email address, an active checking account and proof of income to complete an application.

Advance America employs certified loan specialists and a responsive customer service team to operate its online loan services, but you can also visit an Advance America location if you’re more comfortable with in-store loan services. To apply in person, bring a government-issued photo ID, proof of an open checking account, proof of income and verification of your Social Security number.

Many people use Advance America’s payday loans to cover short-term expenses and to receive cash for unforeseen emergencies, but the company’s website cautions that short-term loans are not a long-term solution.

Advance America rates and fees

Advance America doesn’t disclose a full range of interest rates and fees, but it does state that a typical fee for cash advances is around $15 per $100 borrowed. This is the set price for a short-term transaction.

Advance America FAQ

Can you pay Advance America online?
Yes, you can make loan payments to Advance America online. On the payment due date, your bank receives an electronic request for payment from your account, and the funds are electronically withdrawn.
What do I need to get a loan from Advance America?
To get a loan from an Advance America store, you need the following documents:
  • Government-issued photo ID
  • Proof of open and current checking account
  • Proof of income
  • Verification of Social Security number
To apply for a loan online, you need:
  • Social Security number
  • Valid email address
  • Active checking account
  • Valid source of income
Does Advance America do a credit check?
Yes, Advance America checks your credit score, but it doesn’t report activity to the major credit bureaus.
Does Advance America do payment plans?
Advance America has an extended payment plan for customers unable to pay back their loans by the given deadline. Log into your account or visit a store for more information on the extended payment plan.

Is Advance America legit?

Advance America is a loan company that primarily deals with short-term loans. The company has an easy application process and disburses funds quickly. If you need cash for an emergency, visit Advance America’s website to see if you qualify for its loan programs.

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Rated with 1 star
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Original review: March 17, 2022

Regarding Advance America Installment loans. I just want to share my experience with Advance America. I was a loyal customer for many many years for payday loans which is max of $255 in CA. Always paid my loans off had no issues. Well I made the mistake of getting an installment loan due to needing a little more money and it was a huge mistake. This company is no different than all the rest that prey on vulnerable people in urgent financial situations. With not such good credit. I never understand why you would want to jack up the interest on someone who is already financially compromised.

They already know that we will struggle paying the installment loan back in full due to the astronomical interest they apply to your loan. So you end up paying them over a year according to your paydays. Well what happened is I borrowed just under $2,500 ended up paying them over $5,000 which is double the principal borrowed. I ran in to more financial difficulties and could not keep up with payments which was like $265 every two weeks. Even knowing I was a customer for years they were relentless in getting more money out of me. After I believe two years they didn't just charge my account off they sold it to some dirty collection agency. Just so that they could get a few more dollars. Now I got them calling and harassing me all the time.

Believe me, these installment loans are traps. Do not fall for it. You are better off borrowing the money from family or a friend even though that could be embarrassing for some people. The pure stress and the harassment you would be avoiding is more than worth going with another option. These loan companies should be regulated on how much interest they can charge on a loan. Some are even more ridiculous than Advance America. In my opinion it's a criminal act to charge people hundreds of percent on loans. The only thing I can think of is the government allows this because they are benefiting from it. All my brothers and sisters out there my advice to you is find another way. Good luck.

Advance America Cash Advance response

- Advance America values its customers and would like to learn more about this situation. Please call our social media comment line at 866-682-2992. Thank you.

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Original review: Feb. 28, 2022

I borrowed $500 and have already paid back almost $1500 and I still owe $560 for payoff. They told me the state requires them to charge 75% interest. I have had several loans from them and don't understand why this one is costing me so much. I live on ssi so the money I've paid on interest has made it where I can barely survive. I understand that they are in to make money but 75% interest doesn't seem fair. Once it's paid off I will not get any more loans there. They rip people off.

Advance America Cash Advance response

- Advance America values its customers and would like to learn more about this situation. Please call our social media comment line at 866-682-2992. Thank you.

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    Rated with 1 star
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    Original review: Jan. 18, 2022

    When I 1st created the account, I did not have any issues at all. I did 2 loans from them and paid both loans back before they were due in full. Now I try to apply for a a loan and I get denied because my account was flagged for possible fraud activity. When I called to try to get an explanation nobody is able to explain why this happened. I don't know what's going on. Every time I call to try to get some direction they tell me to call the credit bureau, when I call the credit bureau they tell me to contact Cash Advance America. I think it's a little ridiculous that you get turned down for loans when you've paid them before they were due. At this point I'm going to find out how to disable the account completely and I just will not use their services.

    Advance America Cash Advance response

    Advance America values its customers and would like to learn more about this situation. Please call our customer comment line at 1-888-310-4238. Thank you.

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    Rated with 1 star
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    Original review: Nov. 25, 2021

    They do what they say - they loan you the money for a "Payday Loan" and deposit it into your bank account by the following business day, but, they also take the money you owe them out of your bank account the "day before" your paycheck is deposited into your bank account... Hence the term "Payday Loan", which means a loan until your next payday or pay date. The result of Advance America taking the money I owed them out of my bank account the “day before” my payday caused my bank account to be overdrawn. I would give a "Zero" Star Rating if I had that option.

    6 people found this review helpful
    Rated with 1 star
    Verified Reviewer
    Original review: Aug. 27, 2021

    This company deposited a total of three checks for verification. They all bounced after I purchased Apple Card’s they said for verification process. Now I owe my bank $9000. They are liars and thieves. Mr. ** sent checks from a fake bank from Joe’s garage in IL. Then they all were fraudulent. Beware of them!!

    Advance America Cash Advance response

    - Thanks for bringing this to our attention. We currently do no offer loans in New York. This communication is not from Advance America. If you'd like to provide more information about this incidence, please call our customer service line at 1-844-562-6480. You can also find more information on how to protect yourself from scams like these, visit advanceamerica.net/privacy-and-terms/security-information

    5 people found this review helpful
    Rated with 4 stars
    Verified Reviewer
    Original review: Jan. 20, 2021

    I have been using them for a long time mostly for payday loans when I need them and sometimes for money orders. I have never had any problems at any of their stores and their fees are reasonable. Just be careful when you borrow online. When you do it online, they debit the payment automatically but for some reason sometimes they don't clear the payment right away, even if it cleared your bank, so you can't borrow it back the next day if you need to (ie, If I paid back on the 31st, I need the money back on the 1st to pay the rent). This has happened to me twice and has cost me hundreds in overdraft fees because I couldn't get the money back in time. In this day and age, it shouldn't take more than a day for a payment to clear. Bottom line, if you have a store nearby, it's better if you go borrow and pay back in person.

    Advance America Cash Advance response

    Thank you for your positive review. At Advance America we strive to provide the best customer service and are so happy we could provide the money solutions you needed. Have a great day!

    2 people found this review helpful
    Rated with 5 stars
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    Original review: Oct. 1, 2020

    Always provided excellent customer service, let you pay the repayment amount versus the full loan and continue until your next payday. Fees were not exorbitant. Only $10 per hundred borrow. Treated you with respect and happy you were a customer with them.

    Advance America Cash Advance response

    Thank you for your response and comments regarding our services. We appreciate your business!

    4 people found this review helpful
    Rated with 4 stars
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    Original review: Sept. 16, 2020

    Convenient for quick money but a trap for repayment. If you can't pay off quickly it's can be a never ending rabbit hole. It took me over 5 years to get off the cycle of burrow repeat. When you get the loan when it's time for repayment, I would have to borrow again to stay afloat, thus rinse, repeat.

    Advance America Cash Advance response

    Thank you for your response and comments regarding our services. We appreciate your business!

    3 people found this review helpful
    Rated with 1 star
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    Original review: Aug. 22, 2020

    Don't go to this company. If you have a good credit score, don't use this company to take out a payday loan because they check your credit through Clarity Services through Experian. Payday loans should not be used in credit, so this is definitely a misleading service. I will be disputing this with Experian and a credit repair company and possibly contacting FTC. Even with my income, still got denied.

    Advance America Cash Advance response

    As part of our underwriting process, we may evaluate your credit eligibility by receiving information from third-party data sources. Advance America does not report any Payday Loan activity to the three major national credit bureaus – Equifax, Experian, and TransUnion.

    2 people found this review helpful
    Rated with 5 stars
    Verified Reviewer
    Original review: July 2, 2020

    There was somebody who called me and said that I had a balance on my cash loan to this company and I didn't got any cash loan to them. And the lady told me to call a number to settle this. So I call the number and the man that answered me told me that I need to pay immediately or they will file a case to me. This just happened this morning. I really don't know what to do with this.

    Advance America Cash Advance response

    Thanks for bringing this to our attention. This communication is not from Advance America. If you'd like to provide more information about this incidence, please call our customer service line at 1-844-562-6480. You can also find more information on how to protect yourself from scams like these, visit advanceamerica.net/privacy-and-terms/security-information.

    4 people found this review helpful
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    Advance America Cash Advance Company Information

    Company Name:
    Advance America
    Year Founded:
    1997
    Formerly Named:
    Advance America Cash Advance
    Website:
    www.advanceamerica.net