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The winners of the Consumer Credit Awards 2017 PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 17 July 2017
The winners of the UK’s largest consumer-voted awards for the consumer credit industry have been revealed at a ceremony in Mayfair. Over 27,000 consumers voted in this year’s Consumer Credit Awards, sharing their thoughts on 137 firms.  

Launched in 2016, Birmingham-based not-for-profit Fair For You took home 2 awards, including ‘Best Newcomer’ and ‘Consumer Credit Champion’, beating some of the UK’s largest consumer credit businesses along the way. Fair For You is a rent-to-own retailer that provides lower cost credit.

Mike Fotis, Founder of Smart Money People, who run the awards said, “UK households now are sitting on an eye watering £197.4bn of consumer debt (excluding student loans), so it’s fairly obvious that the consumer credit industry is booming. The Consumer Credit Awards aim to find the very best firms in this field, and i’s particularly pleasing to see that among our winners this year are firms intent on doing a better job for customers and on solving the very real credit problems faced by millions of consumers.”

Drafty took home the much coveted award for ‘Innovation of the Year’ for their personal credit line product which looks set to grow in popularity as an alternative to payday loans over the coming year.

Full List of Winners

Best Newcomer: Fair For You
Innovation of the Year: Drafty
Consumer Credit Champion: Fair For You
Customer Service Champion: Mr Lender
Treating Customers Fairly Champion: Sunny
Best Finance App: Barclaycard
Best Personal Loan Provider: Bamboo
Best Consumer Credit Broker: Freedom Finance
Best Guarantor Loan Provider: Amigo
Best Short Term Loan Provider: WageDayAdvance
Best Credit Score Provider: ClearScore
Best Car Finance Provider: MotoNovo
Best Logbook Loan Provider: Varooma
Best Pawnbroker: H&T
Runner-up: Customer Service Champion: Ferratum
Runner-up: Treating Customers Fairly Champion: TFS Loans
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