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Last updated: Oct. 10, 2017

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Original review: Oct. 10, 2017

I accepted a loan from this company to consolidate some debt. We never missed a payment. In February 2016, I was hospitalized in a coma. The company did not believe despite photos and doctor's information. They refused to speak to my wife and demanded to speak to me while still in a coma by the way. So, payments were now late but arrangements were made. This company then decided to take us to court. We went through mediation and agreed on an amount to repay monthly with zero interest or fees. Well, they have continued to charge interest on every payment despite the judges signed order. Contacted mediation and they contacted Republic Finance. Republic Finance said they have the right to continue to charge their high interest. So, now we will take them to court for not honoring this court agreement.

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Original review: Sept. 18, 2017

When applying for a loan, process was smooth. But when the checks were deposited in my account they were fraudulent checks. Therefore bouncing my account all over. When trying to reach them no response. Now they finally said that I had to pay them money in order to get my accounts unfrozen. Be careful of this company. Checks do not come their company, but from some other company. Think twice, please.

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    Verified Reviewer
    Original review: Sept. 5, 2017

    When my husband and I were late on a few payments they decided they would put a hold on our bank account… which means every time he gets paid they take it all. My husband signed a legal document stating it was garnishments that was being taken but that was not the case!! We have 3 child who just started college and they took everything anytime we put $$ in the account. We will never ever get a loan from this company again & if you are thinking about it I would definitely think TWICE!!!

    Verified Reviewer
    Original review: July 24, 2017

    After having heart attack and being back on my bills I applied to refinance my loan. I was denied because of credit check report after being sick. Making sure that I make my payments so I can have a backup now. I don't know what I'm going to do right now but I'll make it. No thanks to this company. I wouldn't even read them. They are a 0 a my book. I will recover but with everything I do I will pull this company and hope that they go bankrupt so they can feel how I feel.

    Verified Reviewer
    Original review: July 24, 2017

    We received a loan for $1300 to use to pay a medical bill that was related to my recent pregnancy. We used the New Orleans branch to get everything set up. Their staff was very helpful and friendly. Republic Finance helped me out when no other companies would approve my loan. Thank you so much!

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    Original review: July 17, 2017

    My niece is the loanee... she called today crying pleading for help. This company REPUBLIC FINANCE as above. She sometime ago got a "loan" from this company. She is on welfare and a single mom with kids. She now is receiving threats from this company for missing this month's payment. With inflated interest charges. I just checked out the company and it has the worst reputation of any business I have seen. I was going to try to make a payment for her but obviously it will not help in the end. PLEASE INVESTIGATE this company. They are doing illegal collections and inflated interest that can never be paid off. No matter how small the loan is. This company is leeching from poor people who are desperate however it's still not MORAL. You may contact me back for any other info... but PLEASE INVESTIGATE THE BUSINESS ASAP. Thank you.

    Verified Reviewer
    Original review: July 11, 2017

    My family was experiencing hard times due to my husband being laid off from work (oil and gas industry). We were falling behind on bills and reached out to Republic Finance for help. They gave us a loan for $1650 to help out with the past due bill of ours. My experience has been extremely positive with all of the Baton Rouge staff. I have it setup to automatically take out my loan repayment each month from my bank so I don't have to worry about not paying. Thank you Republic Finance for helping me and my family.

    Verified Reviewer
    Original review: June 16, 2017

    I have never missed a payment and always paid on time through direct payment taken from my account. Now I pay directly at the location. First they sent me a text on the 3rd of the month to ask what date I will be making the payment. I gave them the date but and then they called back to tell me that I need to bring cash, which I had been doing ever since I started paying at the location. After telling them I would be there before closing they then still insisted on an exact time. I gave them a time and the next day they send me a letter requesting payment again. I will NEVER EVER USE THEM AGAIN AND RECOMMEND TO OTHERS TO CHOOSE ANOTHER LENDING FIRM. RUN WHEN YOU HEAR THE NAME REPUBLIC FINANCE.

    Verified Reviewer Verified Buyer
    Original review: June 15, 2017

    This company is extremely difficult to work with & unprofessional. They had our address wrong for a year. When they finally did send us a bill they told us we had to catch up on payments. They have even admitted they had the wrong address the entire time. Once we finally talked to them on the phone & got the payment amount and address correction, we began making monthly payments. Even though we still weren't receiving statements. We've spoken to them numerous times and it has taken months to get the statements in the mail. Yet, still we made payments.

    We're now receiving threatening letters stating our account is past due and is being prepared for legal action. This is ridiculous. The people in the office are too ignorant to even hold a conversation and listen to us when we say we're not catching up on payments that they were sending to the wrong address. WHATEVER YOU DO, DON'T WORK WITH THEM! Terrible company. I'm also reporting them to the BBB.

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    Verified Reviewer
    Original review: April 25, 2017

    They are not to be trusted. Read all fine print. Don't let them rush you like they did me. I could go on and on but basically go anywhere else. I got behind a total of 48 days which is a lot but only 1 and 1/2 payments. Told them at 46 days late I would be receiving a small inheritance in about 5 days and offered to show them the legal documents. Instead of working with me they had me served for collection w/in days later at 48 days late so they could charge me extra interest court cost lawyer fees in a different county? Strange.

    Then I tried to make arrangements. They at first agreed then refilled after I sent Them $2000.00 and we settled for Supposedly $2800.00 instead of the served papers with lawyer fees etc where they then wanted $3350.00. I contacted their lawyer. Told them I'd try to pay 400 the next week the 14th but if not I'd send the remaining $800.00 Friday or Saturday the 21st or 22nd. She said ok. Well today the 2rth and I received a court garnishment for $3350.00. What the??? Seems like I'm getting cheated again and the papers aren't even the correct amounts. I already paid them $2000.00 on the 11th and they resued me the 17th not even the 21st or 22nd like me and their lawyer agreed upon. WTH!!

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    Original review: April 20, 2017

    Do not use Republic Finance. They are the worst company operating. I borrowed $400 and missed 2 payments of only $69.00 totaling $138.00. I went to make the payment and learned they have already started the process to garnish my wages. A total of $2100 with late fees, court fees and unknown heard of fees. Now they have received their funds and continue to garnish my wages as they reported they have not received the funds from the attorney so they cannot notify my employer to stop garnishment until they have received all of their money. RIP OFF.

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    Original review: April 15, 2017

    I would never tell anyone to use Republic and here's my experience with them. I had insurance on my loan my car for collateral. My car caught on fire on the way to work one morning. I got with them. They told me no problem, it would be paid off because my car was worth a lot more than the loan. Well this kept dragging on. I kept in touch with them. Often they said they would call me when the insurance paid off to release the title to give the impound. This took over five weeks when I called two or three times a week to find out how it was going.

    When the insurance finally paid off they never called me. When I called them they said I still owed a balance and I was also behind on payments. I wasn't able to make any type of payment till the next week and during the following week. I got four phone calls to tell me I was four days late on my payments. Well I made three more payments. Get this. A 140.00 dollar payment, 40.00 dollars went to principal and 100.00 dollars went to interest and the next month they added 89.00 dollars interest. I kept owing more every time I went to make a payment. I was never going to get my loan paid off so I paid it off all at once. They offered to loan me more money right there and then and I said not just no but hell no and thumped his card back at him. I've had a lot of loans in the past and I've never seen the practices they do and I've found out a lot of their loans go to bankruptcy court. Never use these people.

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    Original review: Jan. 10, 2017

    I will never get another loan at Republic Finance in Foley AL. This one loan office was rude and arrogant. I paid my first bill and told them to move my due date cause that's what she said so the due date was supposed to be move. I was off work 2 weeks cause of the holidays. They failed to do it so now I'm behind on my loan. I don't want anything else from that location. I say that because all loan officers is not like that but if that's the only location I can go then I'm out. I refuse to be treated like that again cause of something they failed to do and I call a month ahead. Very disappointed.

    Original review: Jan. 10, 2017

    Republic Finance is a not a good place to go to borrow money. I borrowed money twice with them and paid them never missing a payment nor was I ever late. I paid them back the last time 6 months before it was due to be paid off, that seems not to count with them when you need to borrow again the same amount because a credit score is not high enough for them.

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    Verified Buyer
    Original review: Dec. 11, 2016

    As a small business, we are very dissatisfied with the method of billing and inaccuracies therein. We get billed every 2 weeks with each bill stating a due date of 30 days from billing date. For the 2nd time this year, we have not been credited for payments made. In fact, they credited a payment to then debit that same payment amount with no explanation. After trying to find another company to use, we found they have our small market locked up....no options! We are hoping all of these poor ratings will wake up our small community to demand a change. We literally are having money taken from us!

    Verified Reviewer
    Original review: Nov. 1, 2016

    They garnish both my husband and my checks. They say I owe 6800 and that isn't right. I do owe the money to them and was going to pay it. Got in a jam and they sued for it from both of us. I don't make much money so they taking just bout all my check and now I can't pay my other bills. They don't care as long as they get their money.

    Original review: Sept. 29, 2016

    Very displeased with this place!!! Me and my boyfriend applied for a loan to purchase a vehicle. Well during the week Alexis called us back and said we are approved for x amount of money. She also told us what all we needed and set up an appointment to sign our loan documents. Well come the day OF the appointment. We call her to make sure we have everything we need. We was actually on the way to get the title names switched over... she says we haven't even got you guys approved yet, my boss was in a meeting and he should be reviewing it today. So I didn't really mind because I figured we was still going to be approved.

    So she ends up finally calling me back after about an hour or so and she tells me she can't get anything done for us because our credit has only been open for a year. So I try to explain to her that I have had a credit card open since I was 16 and will be 20 in December. Along with my boyfriend, with his phone bill. She starts to get rude a little bit, so of course I get rude back and I simply tell her..."I will make sure I tell people my story with you all because you don't know what good customer service is. You can't tell me one thing... getting my hopes up and then tell me another thing!!!" I work at a loan company myself so I personally know how to deal with stuff like this!!! THIS PLACE IS A JOKE!!! DO NOT TRY TO GET A LOAN FROM THEM!

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    Verified Reviewer
    Original review: July 23, 2016

    I received a $1200.00 loan from them??? No I didn't finish paying them but I did pay for a year $118.00 per month which is approximately $1200.00??? So I never seen a difference in the balance so I stop paying them. I was left with a balance $1900.00 after all my payments. I was also told that I had life insurance, well if I knew that I would have stop paying my life insurance??? No need to pay the same bill twice so to get down to the real I'm being sued for $7000 after making previous payments. They charge me interest on top of interest, now they garnishing my wages with the interest rate, they are charging me on this judgement. I'll be lucky to get out of this 10,000 wondering if this is even legal. I got screwed and on my way to being homeless. This company sucks. I can't feed my kids and pay bills with them taking 1/3 of my wages every week.

    Verified Reviewer
    Original review: July 9, 2016

    This company helped me when others wouldn't! I'm now on my second loan, pay the bill before it's due, and guess what? You guessed it! No Problems! All I have to do is call them up and tell them how much money I need, and within a few minutes I'm on my way to pick up a check! Thank you Republic Finance! You guys are AWESOME!!!

    Original review: July 8, 2016

    Maria works in the Georgetown office, I find her unprofessional and immature when dealing with the public. She shows no sympathy for people who have falling on hard times, (maybe she was born with a silver spoon in her mouth). I made a promise to pay arrangements to get my loan caught up this month. And this woman had my car towed and showed no remorse for doing so. She may find my hardships amusing, but it's not to me or people like me who try to make it in this world. I should have never went to Republic Finance for help!

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    Verified Reviewer
    Original review: July 6, 2016

    Ripoffs. Borrowed 2150.00, paid back over 11,000.00. Don't fool with this company.

    Verified Reviewer
    Original review: June 22, 2016

    I have always made my payments and when my mom had passed away and there was another issue. I made my payments but they put on my credit report that I was 60 plus days late. I spoke with 4 people in there and they are stupid. And so I was talking to this guy Storm and so I told him "if I made a payment on April 1st that paid for April." They have me down for 60 days Plus. So I tried to explain that May to June is 30 days but he said "if you count from April 1st to June 1st that is 60 days." I told him "If I paid April's on the 1st that means it pays for all of April's." He said "no." It's sad that people work in the place and cannot add. I wonder where he got his education. I thought they stopped putting prizes in the Cracker Jack boxes. Please if you can do without these guys please leave them alone.

    Original review: June 8, 2016

    This is the worst company you can ever do business with. If you fall on hard times they carry you to court time and time again. My dad is sick. I'm not able to work. He has Alzheimer's. I'm his only caregiver. I don't make no money right now. I've told them, "What is going on?" but they don't care. When I do get money I'm going to have to file bankruptcy due to all the times they have carried me to court. Court fees and lawyer fees are not cheap. They had sent me a check through the mail a few years ago when I was falling on hard times. I cashed it to pay my utility bills. I wished now I would have left them alone. They didn't even check to see if I had a job. They are nothing but loan sharks preying on people that are going through hard times. Do not do business with these loan sharks.

    Verified Reviewer
    Original review: April 29, 2016

    I have been a customer of Republic Finance since November of 2015. I took out a loan due to experiencing a financial hardship. Since taking out the loan I have paid on time every month. However, this past month my A/C unit had some issues and I had a roommate move out. This caused me to have some unexpected expenses. I am an adult and I realize that this is why it is so important to have a savings.

    However, if you're going through a financial hardship it is a little hard to save. I contacted Republic Finance to let them know what had happened and to make payment arrangements. I was very apologetic and I let them know that next month I could make 2 payments. I spoke to someone and he was very nice and understanding. However, he put his manager on the phone for me to explain the situation too. She wouldn't even hear me out. Once I told her that I could make 2 payments next month she aggressively said, "that isn't the way it works". Then she told me that if I couldn't make my monthly payment she would proceed with legal proceedings.

    I am a young professional who is very responsible who is just going through a financial hardship. I wasn't trying to get out of my payments - I was just trying to make arrangements to pay due to a difficult month. I borrowed the money to make the payment, however, I am still very disappointed in my experience. I get that these type of companies have to be aggressive with certain customers who refuse to pay, but it seemed a little extreme to me. I took out a small loan with Republic Finance, but I will never ever take out another loan with this company! Do everything you can to avoid taking out a loan with companies like this.

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    Original review: March 15, 2016

    I have made some large chunks of payments to these guys to try to get my loan paid off quicker (yeah right). When you do that, then you are paid ahead. Today I got a call reminding me of my payment. What? I just paid $500, $300.etc. What REALLY ticks me off is that you have no way of knowing where your accounts stands. You can't get a statement because they don't even make statements. The only information you can see online is the payments you made ONLINE only. So if you went in or mailed a payment, it doesn't show up. That's it. No balance, no due date, nothing. I can't believe this company has been allowed to stay in business this way. Also, I can't believe the interest rate. My fault though, I knew it going in. Taking out a loan with this company is a big mistake learned!

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    Original review: March 11, 2016

    I have been receiving calls daily from this company looking for my brother. I have told them repeatedly that they are calling my cell in another state and not to call me again. They still leave voicemails directed at him and ask me to relay messages to him. Today they started calling my 11-year-old daughter... I have never heard of them until I reversed searched the number calling me. I feel they are harassing me and am furious that they feel they can call a minor child...

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    Original review: Nov. 14, 2015

    I took out a loan 10-04-14 for $1243.15 (all their fees assessed in there). I came into some money and paid $1200 on 10-10-14, then a first payment of $110.00 to cover the $43.15 and whatever interest would cover that short amount of time I actually had the loan. Never heard from them--until 11-13-15 telling asking me when I plan to start paying off my $1243.15 loan! It confused me for a while because I knew I did not owe them money. So I told the girl on the phone that--she passes me over to her manager who tells me I owe over $300, to be started a year after I paid the $1200. So I told them I made a further $111.15 (online charge of $1.15) to cover the month I had the loan--with the majority of it paid off after six days.

    Then I get some schmo about how he has to go to his computer for clearance only he has to access my records. He goes there and tells me even if he goes back to the time I paid all this money, I still owe $65+. Amazing, he can go from $300+ to $65+ in one phone conversation after a year of not hearing from these people relating any balance they say I owe. He acknowledged the second payment on 11-06-14 and still insists I took the loan out for $1243.15, not $1200. Well, I told him hence the further payment of $111.15 online--then I get the spiel about how who I paid online was not their company. Excuse me, if I am paying the recommended site to pay your on your loan--how does that not include your company when I have records that Republic received these payments out of my bank account?

    Fishy all the way around. They tell me this on a Friday when I have to work three night shifts, get off Monday am and go to their office to show them all the receipts of payments, with dates on them instead of being able to not worry all weekend about this and be able to sleep Monday. Unbelievable. I am waiting for them to threaten my credit rating, too--even when I paid them off extremely early!

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    Verified Reviewer
    Original review: Oct. 28, 2015

    After a long time being a good customer paying my bills on time they have a short memory and would not let me borrow any more money when I needed it. They seem like they don`t appreciate a good customer. Just because they have a short memory I will pay them off and not do any more business with them and they can stick their money where the sun don`t shine...

    Verified Buyer
    Original review: Oct. 28, 2015

    This Company tells you, well told me I had insurance on my loan when I took it out, $900. Hard times hit lost job, etc. Ask about that and act like I spoke a different language, suing me and the lawyer they have has mislead me and ended up with a civil warrant for my arrest on a court date I knew nothing of. Officer told me to call and see if they would drop the warrant and maybe pay them the money instead of bond. Wouldn't do it, very terrible Company to do business with. Hopefully some kind of law will go in effect to shut this company down, and maybe give them a little of their own habits and the way they do customers.

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    Original review: Oct. 26, 2015

    I have not missed one payment nor have I been late. Payment comes from my checking account automatically. I just checked my credit score and Republic has my payments made good but my balance is not going anywhere! How do I pay 600 dollars and only go down 100? Did not know reputation when I got the loan.

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