After thirteen weeks of voting for 137 companies, Smart Money People can now reveal the nation’s favourite consumer credit firms.
Over 27,000 consumers from across the UK told us what they think of their credit providers, and we announced the companies who have been voted the nation’s favourites at our inaugural Consumer Credit Awards event on the 13th July in London.
Fair For You, based in Birmingham took home 2 awards, including ‘Best Newcomer’ and ‘Consumer Credit Champion’, beating some of the UK’s largest consumer credit businesses. Fair For You is a new, not-for-profit alternative to weekly payment stores launched in 2016. It provides lower cost credit while not charging any early repayment fees.
Mike Fotis, Founder of Smart Money People said, “Fair for You are intent on doing a better job for customers and on solving the very real problems faced by millions of consumers, so I’m delighted that they’ve emerged as a big winner. We started the Consumer Credit Awards to find the very best firms out there, and to encourage them to work even harder to do the best they can for consumers. While it’s never mission accomplished, all our finalists, and of course winners, should be very proud of leading their fields.”
An A-Z of leading consumer credit firms participated in the 2017 Consumer Credit Awards, from Amigo through to Zopa and Zuto. The full list of winners is below:
The winners were announced last night at The Lansdowne Club in Mayfair, at our awards ceremony that proved to be a huge hit. Comedy from Mock The Week’s Gary Delaney helped to cut through the tension before the winners were revealed.
During the event guests enjoyed champagne, great food, and won some (fun!) money at our casino after party before dancing the night away.
Congratulations to all of the winning companies, and those who were named finalists, but most of all thank you to everyone who left a vote in the awards. Remember if you’re looking for your next loan or credit card, check out reviews from people like you on Smart Money People, and look out for companies who proudly display their Consumer Credit Awards 2017 winner badge.
The Consumer Credit Awards 2017 winners in full:
Consumer Credit Champion: Fair for You
Treating Customers Fairly Champion: Sunny
Customer Service Champion: Mr Lender
Best Newcomer: Fair for You
Innovation of the Year: Drafty
Best Finance App: Barclaycard
Best Car Finance Provider: MotoNovo
Best Consumer Credit Broker: Freedom Finance
Best Credit Card Provider: American Express
Best Credit Report Provider: ClearScore
Best Guarantor Loan Provider: Amigo Loans
Best Logbook Loan Provider: Varooma
Best Pawnbroker: H&T Pawnbrokers
Best Personal Loan Provider: Bamboo Loans
Best Short Term Loan Provider: WageDayAdvance
The Consumer Credit Awards will be back in 2018. If you want to be notified when voting beings again, please contact us today to receive information on taking part.
Do you agree (or disagree) with the results? Next year’s winners will once again be decided by customers like you, so why not let your voice be heard and leave a review today...