Announcing the Insurance Choice Awards 2018 Finalists 

After a voting period which has seen over 19k UK consumers share their insurance experiences, today we're announcing which firms have been named an Insurance Choice Awards 2018 Finalist.

Now in their third year, the Insurance Choice Awards are the largest consumer voted awards for the insurance industry. These awards are a bit special because they help Smart Money People and UK consumers, to find the most customer-centric insurers and to put customers at the heart of the industry. With product-specific categories like 'Best Car Insurance Provider' and 'Best Home Insurance Provider' we're aiming to make it a little easier for consumers to find great insurance firms. Categories like 'Innovation of the Year' and 'Best Newcomer' also help to reflect the changing face of the industry.

All firms named a Finalist in the Insurance Choice Awards should be incredibly proud of the great feedback received from consumers. And so, without any further ado...the moment we've all been waiting for...

Our 2018 Finalists!

Best Big Insurance Company

Aviva, Admiral & LV=

Best Overall Insurance Broker

Sure Thing!, Footman James, Insurance Choice, Bedford Insurance & The Insurance Octopus

Innovation of the Year

Wrisk, Laka, Homelyfe & Aviva

Best Newcomer

Wrisk, Laka, Bought By Many & Homelyfe

Insurance Vendor of the Year

vast:visibility, CDL, VisionTrack, Charles Taylor InsureTech, Close Brothers Premium Finance & SSP

Best Car Insurance Provider

Admiral, Geoffrey Insurance, Aviva, Direct Line & LV=

Best Caravan Cover Provider

Caravan and Motorhome Club, The Insurance Emporium & Safeguard

Best Cycle Insurance Provider

Velosure, Laka, Cycleplan & Pedalcover

Best Home Insurance Provider

Policy Expert, Admiral, Homelyfe & Aviva

Best Home Emergency Cover Provider & ARAG

Best Landlord Insurance Provider

Simply Business & Hamilton Fraser Total Landlord Insurance

Best Pet Insurance Provider

Lifetime Pet Cover, Petplan, Bought By Many & Healthy Pets

Best Specialist Insurance Provider

Collingwood, Golf Care, Gunplan, Insure4Boats & Protectivity

Best Student Insurance Provider

Endsleigh & Cover4insurance

Best Travel Insurance Provider, AllClear, CoverForYou, Insurance Choice & World First

Best Wedding Insurance Provider

Dreamsaver & WeddingPlan

Best Protection Insurance Provider

Albany Park Finance, Aviva & LV=

...And a few wild cards!

As voting remains open, there's still time for a few more firms to join the Finalists list in the below categories, which are sure to be some of our most sought-after awards! 

Customer Service Champion

Endsleigh, Bedford Insurance, PedalCover & 2 to be revealed on the night!

Treating Customers Fairly Champion

Bought By Many, Lifetime Pet Cover & Geoffrey Insurance & 2 to be revealed on the night!

Commenting on the Finalists announcement, Mike Fotis founder of Smart Money People said, "Smart Money People was launched in 2014 to help consumers find the best firms to do business with. Our awards including the Insurance Choice Awards and the British Bank Awards are quickly becoming the go-to reference for consumers looking for great firms. All of our Finalists should be really proud of making it to this stage."

...The voting so far:

So, what happens next?

There's still time for consumers to crown the winners! Voting continues until midnight on September 23rd. Here's the link you need if you'd like to take part.

Insurance Choice Awards 2018 ceremony 

We’ll be revealing the winners at our awards ceremony on Thursday 4th October at Café de Paris, Leicester Square. The event runs from 7pm to 1am and will be a good mix of networking, food and drink, entertainment (including a comedy show, aerial performer, DJ and live band) and of course 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.

Still haven’t voted? There’s just under 2 weeks left to cast your vote! Not only will you be helping to crown the UK’s best insurance firms, but you'll also be entered into our prize draw to win a £1,000 cash prize!