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Elevate Credit Eclipses $500 Million in Combined Loans Receivable 25%

September 23, 2021 GMT

FORT WORTH, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sep 23, 2021--

Elevate Credit, Inc. (NYSE: ELVT) (“Elevate” or the “Company”), a leading tech-enabled provider of innovative and responsible online credit solutions for non-prime consumers, today announced that combined loans receivable - principal outstanding recently surpassed $500 million.

Chief Executive Officer, Jason Harvison commented, “We, along with the banks we support, are proud to have eclipsed half of a billion in loans outstanding during the peak of summer demand season in 2021. Consumer credit has recovered faster and stronger than originally expected and we now expect combined loans receivable - principal balances to end 2021 in a range of $545 million to $575 million compared to our previous outlook for $475 million to $500 million.”

“Elevate continues to build momentum and execute against our strategic growth initiatives. Our new Blueprint platform has enabled strong growth across all three products. The three-tiered marketing plan we laid out earlier this year of reengaging with former consumers, direct mail, and strategic partner channel expansion has proven very successful in 2021, and we are pleased to continue to reach non-prime Americans that are inadequately served through traditional banks,” Mr. Harvison continued.

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Interim Chief Financial Officer, Chad Bradford added, “Through the peak season for credit demand this past spring and summer, we were pleased to drive loan volume within our targeted unit economics. While this growth increased upfront origination related costs, such as marketing and credit provisioning expense, we expect to achieve our targeted returns on the significantly scaled volumes. We plan to provide an update to our full-year 2021 financial outlook on the 3 rd quarter earnings conference call in November.”

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About Elevate
Elevate (NYSE: ELVT), together with the banks that license its marketing and technology services, has originated $9.2 billion in non-prime credit to more than 2.6 million non-prime consumers to date and has saved its customers more than $8.5 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 and Today Card. For more information, please visit http://corporate.elevate.com.

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CONTACT: Investor Relations:

Solebury Trout

Sloan Bohlen, (817) 928-1646

investors@elevate.comorMedia Inquiries:

Solebury Trout

Laurie Steinberg, (845) 558-6370

lsteinberg@soleburytrout.com

KEYWORD: TEXAS UNITED STATES NORTH AMERICA

INDUSTRY KEYWORD: BANKING PROFESSIONAL SERVICES FINANCE

SOURCE: Elevate Credit, Inc.

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