NICK – Nicholas Financial Inc.

Nicholas Financial, Inc., through its subsidiaries, operates as a specialized consumer finance company in the United States. It engages in acquiring and servicing contracts for purchases of new and used automobiles and light trucks, as well as makes direct loans and sells consumer-finance related products. The company is also involved in the development, marketing, and support of industry-specific computer application software for small businesses. It operates 60 branch offices, which include 19 in Florida; 8 in Ohio; 6 in each of North Carolina and Georgia; 3 in each of Alabama, Kentucky, and Indiana; 2 in each of Tennessee, Michigan, Missouri, South Carolina, and Virginia; and 1 in each of Maryland and Illinois. The company was founded in 1986 and is headquartered in Clearwater, Florida.

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