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Amscot Financial Overview

Tampa, FL
1001 to 5000 employees
Company - Private
Financial Transaction Processing
$100 to $500 million (USD) per year
Founded in 1989, Amscot Financial is an American financial services company headquartered in Tampa, Florida. Amscot Financial provides consumer financial services through a network of approximately 239 retail branches located exclusively within Florida. Amscot ... Read more

Amscot Financial – Why Work For Us?

We’re more than just a financial services company.

We’re part of the neighborhood.

Amscot provides a wide variety of financial services to its customers including check cashing, money orders, and cash advances. In addition, you may also obtain and load an Amscot Prepaid MasterCard, pay your bills, wire money, send a fax, make copies, buy stamps, and use a safe, accessible ATM’s for often times less than many banks or other establishments may charge you. Amscot is open early in the morning to late at night and is here for you 365 days a year with many 24-hour locations to serve you.

We set out to take care of our customers.
We ended up inventing a new kind of financial services company.

It all began in 1986 when Ian MacKechnie moved his family from Scotland to America and settled in Tampa, Florida. Carrying on the bakery business which he grew up in, Ian noticed that on Fridays many of his employees had to wait in long lines at convenience stores in order to cash their payroll checks.

He thought there had to be a better way. Within three years Amscot, the combination of the words America and Scotland, was born.  It was a nod to the old country and a tribute to the new.  

The first Amscot location opened at 4808 East Broadway, Tampa in 1989. Today, Amscot operates locations all over Florida serving more than 2.5 million customers.  From check cashing and cash advance services to free money orders and wire transfers, Amscot offers a wide range of financial services at some of the most competitive rates in the financial services industry. We are also open evenings and weekends, seven days a week.  Some locations are open 24 hours.

Although Amscot has grown and evolved since its inception, the focus has never changed. We continue to make life more convenient for customers who need financial services. Our staff is professional and friendly, working hard to ensure that you have a positive customer experience every visit. 

Mission Statement

To provide convenient, accessible financial services to our valued customers through friendly and attractive locations, to treat each other with dignity and respect, and to contribute to the communities where we do business. 

In everything we do, we will always follow our four core values:

  1. Integrity 
  2. Energy 
  3. Intelligence 
  4. Ability to Make It Happen

Come join one of Florida's fastest growing financial services companies.

Today, Amscot employs close to 2,000 associates and serves about 3 million consumers annually.  If you are bright, motivated and hard-working, Amscot may have an opportunity for you.  We look for individuals with restaurant, retail or customer service experience.  If you are a Florida resident, possess a high school diploma or GED, basic math skills, and proven customer service, there could be a place for you at Amscot.  If you are bilingual, it is a definite PLUS!  Amscot first looks for qualified individuals within the company and promotes from within whenever possible, so there are numerous opportunities for growth. Amscot is an equal opportunity employer.

Benefits of Amscot

At Amscot, our associates earn significantly more than their counterparts at banks and credit unions. Competitive benefits packages, paid vacations and a 401K are just a few of the ways we work to improve the quality of life for our associates and their families.

•  Rapid Career Advancement
•  Health, Dental & Vision Insurance
•  Company Paid Life Insurance
•  Company Paid Short Term Disability Insurance
•  Company Paid Long Term Disability Insurance
•  Paid Holidays and Vacations
•  401(k) Matching
•  Comprehensive Paid Training & More

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    I originally came from the hospitality industry and started with Amscot as a Financial Services Associate. It was the perfect transition for me to begin to focus on my career but continue what I already excelled at and loved to do, which is customer service. Amscot focuses on developing their current associates into leadership, rather than hiring from outside of the company. There are so many opportunities for growth! Within two years of starting with the company I was running my own branch and then was promoted to be a Department Leader at the Home Office. I get to work with an amazing team everyday and I really enjoy what I do!

    More pros:
    -Above average pay, plus incentives for reaching goals
    -Positive environment focused on teamwork
    -Senior management recognizes hard work and talent and promotes quickly
    -It’s never boring. There’s always something to do, but no unnecessary “busy work”
    -Open door for ideas and suggestions


    No employer that you work for will ever be 100% perfect, but any cons that Amscot might have are easy to look past when you consider the pros. The important thing is that they listen to all feedback from the associates and are focused on finding ways to constantly improve.

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    I applied online. The process took 2 days. I interviewed at Amscot Financial (Tampa, FL).


    Very easy hiring experience. After a brief interview & basic math test, I was hired on the spot, but I've heard of fellow co-workers getting callbacks after a few days, it depends on your recruiter I guess. You don't have to have impressive qualifications, but retail & management experience will help. If you habla the espanol that's also a huge plus. If you get hired, you'll be drug-tested and spend a week in training at the corporate office. After that you'll be placed in a branch within 25 miles of your home.

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