Effective immediately, we are closing access to our lobbies and moving all in-person transactions to either curbside or doorside, where access permits. Click here to read the full update.
Who We Are
Security Finance exists to provide fast financial solutions when you need them most.
For more than 60 years, Security Finance has proudly provided easy and safe installment loans to our community members. Thanks to our conveniently located branches, you are able to receive personal service from people you know you can trust. At Security Finance, it’s about being good stewards of our community, helping neighbors in times of need and treating customers with the respect they deserve.
Security Finance is licensed to offer traditional personal installment loans, which vary in amount and terms based on the state you are in. Use the locator to determine if there is a branch in your local area, or start your loan inquiry online.
How We Got Here
Jesse L. Bridges had a vision: To fulfill the financial needs of people in his community and provide superior service while doing it.
A former United States Navy man, Mr. Bridges returned after his service to his grandparents’ farm in rural South Carolina — a place where bartering was the only form of credit that he knew. He found a job as an assistant manager with a consumer-finance company with the goals of helping out the grandmother who raised him and saving for his own college education.
After progressing through that role and discovering how much he enjoyed working with customers, Mr. Bridges decided to put his college plans on hold. Instead, he chased his dream of starting his own company. After convincing investors and borrowing money to begin his business, he opened the doors to the first Security Finance on Church Street in Spartanburg, South Carolina, in October 1955.
Security Finance now offers traditional installment loans, which have set, whole-dollar monthly payments over a defined period of time — a type of consumer-finance product that has been around for over a century. Over the years, Security Finance has expanded significantly, and many helpful products have been added to the lineup, but Mr. Bridges’ original mission remains steady: Offer superior customer service from well-trained and compassionate people and be a good steward in our communities.