WORLD ACCEPTANCE CORPORATION, founded in 1962, is a small-loan consumer finance company in the United States and Mexico. It offers short-term small loans, medium-term larger loans, related credit insurance products, ancillary products and services. It also offers income tax return preparation services and access to refund anticipation loans to its customer base and to others. The Company also markets computer software and related services to financial services companies through its ParaData Financial Systems subsidiary. As of June 17, 2009, World operated 945 offices in South Carolina, Georgia, Texas, Oklahoma, Louisiana, Tennessee, Missouri, Illinois, New Mexico, Kentucky, Alabama and Mexico.