The Consumer Credit Awards, run by Smart Money People, are back for their seventh year. Voting opens today, Monday 16th May 2022.

The awards, which are 100% voted for by customers, aim to find those financial companies that are most dedicated to putting their customers first. The Consumer Credit Awards are now a go-to resource for customers and organisations looking for the best credit providers and suppliers. In 2021 over 31,000 customers had their say in the awards.

Jacqueline Dewey, CEO of Smart Money People said, “The current economic climate we’re in, with many facing a cost-of-living crisis, means that using credit providers is a necessity for many. The Consumer Credit Awards are designed to recognise those firms who have offered great customer service and outcomes at a time when they have arguably never been more needed. We look forward to working with providers in the credit industry to help showcase the work they are doing via our awards.”

Key dates

Voting to determine our finalists opens: 16th May 2022

Finalists announced: 25th July 2022

Voting closes: 15th August 2022

Awards ceremony: 8th September 2022


4 headline awards - Firm of the Year, Innovation of the Year, Treating Customers Fairly Champion, Customer Service Champion

11 company specific awards - Best Car Finance Provider, Best Consumer Credit Broker, Best Credit Building Product Provider, Best Consumer Credit Report Provider, Best Credit Union (North), Best Credit Union (South), Best Financial Support Provider, Best Industry Credit Union, Best Loan Provider (lending >£2.5k), Best Loan Provider (lending <£2.5k), Best Retail Finance Provider

2 partner specific awards - Technology Partner of the Year, Credit Information Partner of the Year

Would your firm like to take part?

If your company is interested in getting involved in the awards, please contact us at [email protected]

Will you help us to find our winners?

If you're a customer and would like to take part in the Consumer Credit Awards, please share your honest feedback here and you'll also be entered into our £1,000 prize draw.

Winners will be announced on the 8th September 2022

The Consumer Credit Award winners will be announced on Thursday 8th September at an entertainment-filled ceremoney in central Leeds. Tickets are on sale now!

For more information on the Consumer Credit Awards, previous winners or to get involved, visit