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Elevate Nominated for Diversity & Inclusion Award from the Council for Inclusion in Financial Services (CIFS)

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Elevate Credit, Inc. (NYSE: ELVT), a leading tech-enabled provider of
innovative and responsible online credit solutions for non-prime
consumers, is pleased to announce that it has been nominated to receive
the Council for Inclusion in Financial Services (CIFS) 2019 Diversity &
Inclusion Award. The award recognizes individuals and organizations who
take action to promote diversity and inclusion through education,
technology, advocacy, industry outreach, and philanthropy.

“We are thrilled to be recognized for our work serving credit
constrained Americans with more inclusive credit products,” said Ken
Rees, CEO of Elevate. “Our mission is to grant more people access to
vital financial services, including personal loans and credit cards. So
far, we’ve helped more than 2.2 million people get access to the credit
they need to make ends meet, while helping them build towards a brighter

Today, nearly 40% of Americans cannot cover an emergency expense of only
$400 with savings or a credit card, according to the
latest data
from the Federal Reserve Board. According to data from
Elevate’s Center
for the New Middle Class
, an unexpected bill becomes a crisis for
non-prime Americans (those with a credit score below 700) at $1,400. The
average cost to repair a car’s transmission is between $1800 and $3400.
It’s easy to see how life’s everyday events can quickly push the
non-prime into a financial crisis.

“By including more people in the financial services system and providing
access to vital credit products, Elevate is allowing more people to live
happy, healthy lives. Financial emergencies can happen any time, and
force Americans to choose between paying a medical bill or paying their
electricity bill,” continued Rees. “We’re excited to be nominated
alongside other firms who are working hard to make a difference every

The award winner will be announced on Tuesday, June 4 at CIFS’s
National FinServ Expo
in Irving, TX.

About Elevate

Elevate (NYSE: ELVT), together with its bank partners, has originated $7
billion in non-prime credit to more than 2.2 million non-prime consumers
to date and has saved its customers more than $5.2 billion versus the
cost of payday loans. Its responsible, tech-enabled online credit
solutions provide immediate relief to customers today and help them
build a brighter financial future. The company is committed to rewarding
borrowers’ good financial behavior with features like interest rates
that can go down over time, free financial training and free credit
monitoring. Elevate’s suite of groundbreaking credit products includes
RISE, Elastic, Sunny and Today Card. For more information, please visit