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

Runner-up:TFS Loans

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...