Today is one of the real highlights of the Smart Money People calendar.

After 10 weeks of competitive voting, which has seen over 19,000 customers have their say on over 160 insurance firms, today we're announcing our Insurance Choice Awards 2019 Finalists.

Now in their 4th year, the Insurance Choice Awards are the largest customer voted awards for the insurance industry, so they’re particularly special for us. They help customers to put customers at the heart of the industry and are a celebration of the most customer-centric firms, be it global giants or nimble newcomers.

And so, the moment we've all been waiting for...

The Insurance Choice Awards 2019 Finalists

7 top level categories

Best Big Insurance Company (Sponsored by RDT): Admiral, Aviva, Direct Line Group & LV=

Best Overall Insurance Broker: A-Plan, Albany Park, Brightside, Hastings Direct, Protect Line & Sure Thing!

Innovation of the Year: Digital Risks, FloodFlash & two more to be announced on the night

Customer Service Champion: Collingwood Insurance Services, Event Insurance Services Limited, Lifetime Pet Cover, Velosure & two more to be announced on the night

Treating Customers Fairly Champion: AllClear, CoverForYou, The Insurance Emporium, Petplan & two more to be announced on the night

Best Newcomer: Digital Risks & Tapoly

Best Insurance App: By Miles, Aviva, Pluto & Marmalade

As voting continues until the 15th September, two further Finalists in our ‘Customer Service Champion’, ‘Treating Customers Fairly Champion’ and ‘Innovation of the Year’ categories will only be announced at the ceremony.

11 product specific categories

Best Car Insurance Provider: Admiral, Aviva, By Miles, Churchill, Direct Line & LV=

Best Caravan Cover Provider: The Caravan & Motorhome Club, Caravan Guard & The Insurance Emporium

Best Cycle Insurance Provider: Bikmo, Cycleplan, Laka & Velosure

Best Home Insurance Provider: Admiral, Aviva, Churchill, Emerald Life & Policy Expert

Best Landlord Insurance Provider: Endsleigh & Hamilton Fraser Total Landlord Insurance

Best Motorhome Insurance Provider: The Caravan & Motorhome Club and Caravan Guard

Best Pet Insurance Provider: Lifetime Pet Cover, Petplan, Purely Pets & The Insurance Emporium

Best Specialist Insurance Provider: Collingwood Insurance Services, Event Insurance Services Limited, gunplan, Golf Care, Marmalade & eversure

Best Student Insurance Provider: Cover4Insurance & Endsleigh

Best Travel Insurance Provider: AllClear, Cedar Tree, CoverForYou, InsureandGo, Insuratrip & World First Travel Insurance

Best Wedding Insurance Provider: Dreamsaver, wedinsure, Wedding Plan & Event Insurance Services Limited

2 broker specific categories

Best Personal Insurance Broker Sponsored by Close Brothers Premium Finance: A-Plan, Brightside, Hastings Direct & Sure Thing!

Best Protection Insurance Broker: Albany Park & Protect Line 

3 partner categories

Technology Partner of the Year: Artificial, CDL, Open GI, Shepherd, SSP & VTX Partners

Premium Finance Partner of the Year: BNP Paribas Personal Finance, Close Brothers Premium Finance & Premium Credit

Consultancy of the Year: Deloitte, Hitachi Consulting, KPMG & Ninety Consulting

What happens next?

This year’s awards are well on the way to being the biggest ever and there's still 2 weeks left to cast your vote! By doing so, you’ll be helping to find the UK’s best insurance firms, and you’ll have the chance of winning £1,000 cash prize! Vote now using this link.

Insurers and brokers can also recognise the best partners in the business, those firms helping them to deliver good customer outcomes, click here for the partner survey.

Voting closes at midnight on 15th September.

Awards Ceremony

The Winners of the Insurance Choice Awards 2019 will be revealed on 3rd October, at Café de Paris, Leicester Square, London. The ceremony runs from 7pm to 1am, and is attended by insurers, brokers, insurtech firms and partners. The night will be a good mix of food and drink, entertainment (including comedy and performers), networking, afterparty and of course the awards!

If you'd like to attend, but haven't reserved your place, please get in touch today to secure your place at the hottest insurance event on the calendar...which is set to be a night to remember!

Congratulations to all our Finalists!