Greenville resident recognized with World Finance’s Friend of the Field Award at annual One World celebration

October 12, 2023

World Finance, a Greenville, S.C.-based financial services company, today announced Greenville-resident Margaret Parkin was honored with the company’s Friend of the Field Award at this year’s annual One World conference in Orlando. Each year, the company gathers team members from across the country to celebrate shared success, provide company updates from its leadership team and recognize stand-out employees with achievement awards.

Parkin was nominated by her peers for the Friend of the Field Award due to the support she provides to the branches and in helping on-board new employees. Through thoughtful training and creating a welcoming atmosphere, Parkin offers a supportive space for new team members to learn without judgement. Parkin has worked for World Finance for more than six years at the company’s headquarters offering support to its more than 1,100 community-based branches.

“With a company as large as World Finance, it is crucial for our team members to feel connected to one another to create a positive company culture. Margaret has gone above and beyond in her role at the branch service center to support our field staff across all 16 states. We are lucky to have someone with her passion, enthusiasm and care on our team,” says Lindsay Caulder, senior vice president of human resources at World Finance.

The Friend of the Field Award recognizes a branch service center employee located at the company’s Greenville-based headquarters who provides excellent service to World Finance field members every day. Through their helping hand and support this person helps to unify the company’s more than 3,300 team members across the country into “one world.”

World Finance helps over one million people annually to turn their financial possibility into reality through services like personal loans and tax preparation and sets itself apart as the financial partner with heart. This culture of caring for its customers is also embodied in how the company cares for its more than 3,100 team members working across 16 states. Through professional development opportunities, competitive benefits packages and opportunities to support the communities in which they work, World creates an engaging and positive work experience.

The company has also received multiple regional Top Workplaces awards in states and cities across the country, including New Mexico, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee and Texas. For more information about World Finance, visit


About World Acceptance Corporation

Since 1962, World Acceptance Corporation (Nasdaq: WRLD) has helped millions of people unlock their ”financial good.” World aids customers in overall financial wellness, celebrating the hundreds of thousands of customers able to achieve mainstream credit each year. Headquartered in Greenville, SC, World reaches over one million customers annually – turning their financial possibility into reality through services like personal loans and tax preparation. With over 1,100 branches in 16 states, World is proudly rooted in the communities it serves. World sets itself apart as the financial partner with heart, offering an ever-expanding menu of customer-focused services and a commitment to teamwork, community, and care.