Thu Jun 20, 2019
18:30 - 01:00
The Nottingham Belfry Hotel

 

Welcome to the 4th Annual Car Finance Awards

Following Credit Strategy’s acclaimed Car Finance Conference, this Awards programme presents the opportunity for dealers, lenders and brokers to get together and celebrate a year of hard work.

Winning a Car Finance Award is a symbol of achievement, a veritable endorsement of success enhancing your credibility and standing in the eyes of your peers and your customers, not to mention the exceptional marketing and PR opportunities your win guarantees you.




Key Dates:


Free Entries Close: 5-Apr-19
Entries Close: 12-Apr-19
The Car Finance Awards: 20-Jun-19

 

 

 

Enter or Nomintate Here

 

 

 

 

 

View winners 2018

2019 judges View All


2019 judges


Adrian Dally

Head of Motor Finance
Finance & Leasing Association

Steve Reynolds

Head of Sales
AA Warranty

Graham Filmer

Director
Rocket Performance

Richard Hoggart

Chief Executive
DSG Financial Services

Simon Kington

Managing Director
Vauxhall Finance

Paul Harrison

Head of Strategic Partnerships
Leasing.com

Andrew Brameld

Managing Director
BNP Paribas Personal Finance

Adam Mepham

Motor Sales Director
Barclays Partner Finance

Winners

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2018

Best Broker

Evolution Funding

Best Broker

Highly commended: DSG Financial Services

Best Company to Work For in Car Finance

MotoNovo Finance

Best Company to Work For in Car Finance

Highly Commended: Zuuma Finance

Best Direct Consumer Proposition

Volkswagen Financial Services UK

Best Direct Consumer Proposition

Highly Commended: Confused.com Car Finance

Best Independent Lender (Bank Owned)

Barclays Partner Finance

Best Independent Lender (Bank Owned)

Best Independent Lender (Non-Bank Owned)

ALPHERA Financial Services

Best Independent Lender (Non-Bank Owned)

Highly commended: Blue Motor Finance

Best Manufacturer Finance Provider

Vauxhall Finance

Best Manufacturer Finance Provider

Best Relationship Manager

Gerry Archer

Judges' Awards for Best Relationship Manager

Best Retailer for Finance

JCT600

Best Retailer for Finance

Highly commended: Blue Motor Finance

Best Specialist Car Finance Provider

JBR Capital

Best Specialist Car Finance Provider

Highly commended: RateSetter Motor Finance

Best Technology Partner

Codeweavers

Best Technology Partner

Best Use of Technology

Peak Collections

Best Use of Technology

Business Leader of the Year

Karl Werner

Judges' Awards for Business Leader of the Year

Customer Service Excellence

Honda Financial Services

Customer Service Excellence

Gamechanger

Cazana

Gamechanger

Highly commended: Bonafidee

Innovation Award - Tier 1

BMW Group Financial Services

Innovation Award - Tier 1

Highly commended: MotoNovo Finnce

 Innovation Award - Tier 2

Peak Collections

Innovation Award - Tier 2

Judges award for Car Finance Personality of the Year

Richard Hoggart

Judges award for Car Finance Personality of the Year

Legal Advisory Firm of the Year

TLT Solicitors

Legal Advisory Firm of the Year

Rising Star

Leanne Christmas

Judges' Awards for Rising Star

2017

Winner CFA 2017 - 1

Equiniti Pancredit & Intelligent Environments

 

Best Use of Technology

Winner CFA 2017 - 2

Black Horse

 

Customer Service Excellence sponsored by Equiniti Pancredit

Winner CFA 2017 - 3

Joyce Rarity, Arnold Clark

 

Judges award for Best Relationship Manager

Winner CFA 2017 - 4

Laura Barker, DSG Financial Services

 

Judges award for Rising Star

Winner CFA 2017 - 5

Stephen Sklaroff, director general, Finance & Leasing Association

 

Judges award for Car Finance Personality of the Year

Winner CFA 2017 - 6

Shoosmiths LLP

 

Best Law Firm

Winner CFA 2017 - 7

Codeweavers

 

Best Technology Partner

Winner CFA 2017 - 8

MotoNovo Finance

 

Innovation Award

Winner CFA 2017 - 9

NextGear Capital UK

 

Gamechanger

Winner CFA 2017 - 10

DSG Financial Services

 

Best Service for Dealers

Winner CFA 2017 - 11

JCT600

 

Best Retailer for Finance – sponsored by Evolution Funding

Winner CFA 2017 - 12

Evolution Funding

 

Best Broker – sponsored by Amigo Loans

Winner CFA 2017 - 13

Moneybarn

 

Best Specialist Car Finance Provider

Winner CFA 2017 - 14

ALPHERA Financial Services

 

Best Independent Lender (Non-Bank Owned)

Winner CFA 2017 - 15

Northridge Finance

 

Best Independent Lender (Bank Owned) sponsored by Evolution Funding

Winner CFA 2017 - 16

Vauxhall Finance 

 

Best Company to Work for in Car Finance

 

Winner CFA 2017 - 17

Vauxhall Finance

 

Best Manufacturer Finance Provider sponsored by Intelligent Environments

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Audience

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100% of 2018 attendees would recommend the awards

The Car Finance Awards is the only awards programme to gather dealers, lenders and brokers to celebrate and reward success across the industry.

 

"An excellent engaging evening"

Chief Executive Officer
Autogenesis

 

"Enjoyable and good networking"

Head of Marketing
Bonafidee

 

"Well attended, good environment to mix with peers"

Deputy Head of Lending
Raphaels Bank
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Frequently Asked Questions

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HOW DO I ENTER?

 

Entries must be submitted online. Full details of how to submit your entry can be found on the enter page.


WHY SHOULD WE ENTER?

 

Winning a Car Finance Award is a symbol of achievement, a veritable endorsement of success enhancing your credibility and standing in the eyes of your peers and your customers, not to mention the exceptional marketing and PR opportunities your win guarantees you.


WHO IS ELIGIBLE TO ENTER?

 

The awards are open to any individual or company within the credit industry. If you see you a category you feel most suited to then please enter. Firms from any country in the world are free to enter. For full details on whether your organisation is suitable for a category, look into the category descriptions on awards you wish to enter.


HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO COMPLETE AN ENTRY FORM?

 

Please allow sufficient time to complete your entry before the closing date. It should not take longer than a couple of hours to complete the form, however we would recommend that to ensure your entry is as strong as possible, the more time spent on preparation the better. You can save your entry and come back and update it online, so you do not need to submit it until you are happy with it. This year you can also email the entry to yourself or colleagues that may wish to add to the entry.


WHAT SUPPORTING MATERIAL CAN I SUBMIT?

 

For every category you can supply up to two A4 pages of supporting documentation.

Please ensure you keep to these guidelines as anything else will be disregarded by the judges. Judges particularly like to see third party validation of any claims made within the entry.


WHAT CRITERIA DO WE NEED TO MEET?

 

There are separate criteria for each of the categories and this appears on the category pages. The underlying values associated with all the categories are business ethics, innovation and success.


ARE ENTRY FORMS AND THE INFORMATION PROVIDED KEPT CONFIDENTIAL?

 

All materials will remain confidential to the judges who are all under NDA. Winning case studies may be used in post-event materials to promote best practice but permission will be sought from entrants before publishing.


CAN WE SUBMIT MULTIPLE ENTRIES?

 

Multiple entries may be submitted. You may enter as many different categories as you are eligible for and there is no limit on the number of entries you may submit per category.


WHEN DO ENTRIES OPEN?

 

Entries for the 2019 Car Finance Awards are now open.


IS THERE AN ENTRY FEE?

 

Entries usually cost £200 but are free of charge up until the 29 March 2019. The final entry deadline is 5 April 2019.


CAN WE GET FEEDBACK IF WE ARE UNSUCCESSFUL?

 

The judges’ decisions are final and no correspondence will be entered into after the judging. Due to the number of entries and the confidential process we are unfortunately unable to give feedback on to why an entry has not been included on the shortlist or didn’t win.


WHEN DO I RECEIVE A JOINING PACK AND E-TICKET?

 

All joining packs and e-tickets will be sent 2 weeks, 1 week and 24 hours prior to the event.


HOW TO ASSIGN CONTACTS AND WHEN?

 

Login via the Credit Strategy website by clicking here followed by your username and password. Please assign your contacts at least one month prior to the event.


HOW MUCH DOES IT COST TO ATTEND?

Platinum zone: £4,999 + VAT

 

Gold zone: £3,999 + VAT

 

Silver zone: £3,499 + VAT

 

Bronze zone: £2,999 + VAT

 

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WHAT IS INCLUDED PER TABLE?

 

Each person receives:

  • A welcome drink
  • Three course meal followed by coffee and petit fours
  • Half a bottle of wine and water

Platinum zone tables include:

 

All of the above, plus:

  • A bucket of 10 premium beers
  • Two bottles of premium champagne
  • Table entertainment

WHAT IS THE DRESS CODE?

 

The dress code is strictly black tie.


ARE THERE WINNERS PACKAGES AVAILABLE?

 

Winners packages:

Gold

package

Silver

package

Bronze

package

License to use Car Finance Awards winner’s logo

 

Car Finance Awards certificate

 

Winners photo of you collecting the award

 

Judges’ comments

 

Full page advert in printed Credit Strategy Magazine

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Double page piece of collaborative content detailing what set your company apart from other finalists

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Price with a table booking

£5,500 £1,995 FREE

 

Price without a table booking £6,495 £2,990 £995

 

All prices are exclusive of VAT.

 

Want to know more about the winner’s packages? Simply give us a call.

 

020 7940 4835

 

Terms and Conditions apply


WHAT TIME DOES THE EVENT START AND END?

 

The event starts at 7pm and will end at 1am (subject to change).


WHEN DOES THE EVENT TAKE PLACE?

 

Thursday 20 June 2019


WHAT ACCOMMODATION IS AVAILABLE?

 

To organise accommodation at the venue please contact our Events team on 020 7940 4845


WHAT WOULD YOU LIKE TO DO NEXT?

 

Find out about sponsoring the Car Finance Awards.


WHAT ARE CREDIT STRATEGY’S MEMBERSHIP OPTIONS?

 

You can register for free here or take advantage of our Premium Membership to receive discounted conferences passes, exclusive access to premium content on our website and a hard copy of each new magazine we print.

If you have any questions please feel free to contact membership@creditstrategy.co.uk


HOW CAN I BECOME A SPEAKER AT AN EVENT?

 

Find out about speaking opportunities by contacting our Conference Production team on 020 7940 4820


WHEN WILL I RECEIVE MY SPEAKER PACK AND INFORMATION?

 

We send out all speaker packs and information 4 weeks prior to the event.


WHAT OTHER EVENTS DO CREDIT STRATEGY HOST?

 

To find out about all Credit Strategy events please click here.

 


WHERE WILL THE EVENT TAKE PLACE?

 

The Nottingham Belfry

Mellors Way

Nottingham

NG8 6PY

 

The venue is ideally located at the entrance to Nottingham, just a mile from J26 of the M1, 15 miles from East Midlands Airport and just 5 miles from the city centre.

 

 

The hotel has 250 car parking spaces, an electric car charging point and free internet access to all guests.


MY QUESTION ISN’T COVERED ABOVE, WHO DO I CONTACT?

 

General enquiries
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Events team
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Sales team

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Editorial team

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Entries for the 2019 Car Finance Awards are open for submission.

 


GETTING STARTED


Choose your category below, start your submission, edit and return to your entries as many times as you like. Remember, there’s no limit to the number of categories you wish to enter.

 

Read our editor’s article on writing awards entries and maximise your chances of winning

 

ENTRY DEADLINE

  • Free entry deadline: 5 April 2019.
  • The final entry deadline (£200) 12 April 2019.

CONFIDENTIALITY

All materials will remain confidential to the judges. Winning case studies may be used in post-event materials to promote best practice but permission will be sought from entrants before publishing.

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Best Broker

The winning entry will demonstrate how the broker has provided best-in-class service not just to the lenders it works with, but also the dealers and end-users it takes business from.

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Best Company to Work for in Car Finance

The winning entry will show, quite simply, why the business in question considers itself to be the best in its peer group to work for!

 

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Best Direct Consumer Proposition

The winning entry will show how a business has moved ahead of the curve to either support or provide finance sales through the online channel.

 

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Best Independent Lender (Bank Owned)

The winning entry will demonstrate how the bank-owned lender has outperformed its competition both commercially, and in its approach to conduct, innovation and dealer service, to be considered the leading independent car finance provider.

 

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Best Independent Lender (Non-Bank Owned)

The winning entry will demonstrate how the non-bank owned lender has outperformed its competition both commercially, and in its approach to conduct, innovation and dealer service, to be considered the leading independent car finance provider.

 

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Best Law Firm

The winning entry will demonstrate how a firm has become known as a go-to legal authority for car finance providers.

 

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Best Manufacturer Finance Provider

The winning entry will demonstrate how the lender has provided exemplary support to both the manufacturer it provides finance for, and the dealer network it sells through, and could be considered a leading provider of manufacturer finance.

 

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Best Relationship Manager

The winning entry will show, quite simply, how the individual in question has excelled in their role over the past year.

 

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Best Retailer for Finance

The winning entry will show how a successful motor retail business uses car finance products to drive customer satisfaction, sales volume, retention and profit.

 

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Best Service for Dealers

The winning entry will show how a lender has worked in true partnership with its dealer partners, supporting them with a competitive service and product offering.

 

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Best Specialist Car Finance Provider

The winning entry will demonstrate how the lender has championed an ethical, profitable and commercially sustainable approach to offering specialist finance, offering its target demographic a fair, good-value proposition.

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Best Technology Partner

The winning entry will highlight how a company’s technology offering – defined as any software, system, technology service or process innovation – has created a demonstrable commercial advantage for a car finance provider, either directly or indirectly (such as by aiding compliance).

 

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Best Use of Technology

The winning entry will highlight how a piece of technology – defined as any software, system, technology service or process innovation – has created a demonstrable commercial advantage for a car finance provider, either directly or indirectly (such as by aiding compliance). This technology may have been developed in house, or by a third party provider.

 

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Car Finance Business Leader of the Year

The winning entry will describe how the nominated person has contributed to improved business performance (including financial results, customer wins, innovation it has brought to the market, customer testimonials, examples of strong leadership, and specific achievements and initiatives of the candidates) and who has demonstrated outstanding business leadership in the last two years (with particular emphasis on the last 12 months.)

 

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Car Finance Personality of the Year

Be creative - this category has deliberately broad criteria, as we want to hear who the industry feels should receive the accolade!

 

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Customer Service Excellence

The winning entry will outline a conduct strategy that goes far beyond treating customers fairly and offers an industry-leading level of service to consumers.

 

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Game-changer

Within your entry, describe how the nominated person, business, team, product, initiative, campaign or concept has had a positive effect on the car finance industry, and how it has the potential to change things for good.

 

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Innovation Award

The winning entry will show how a business has created a product, technology, system, process or concept never seen in car finance, and implemented it with demonstrable success.

 

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Rising Star Award

The winner of this award will need to demonstrate exceptional performance and career development and must have less than five years’ industry service.

 

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TERMS & CONDITIONS

By entering the awards, you are agreeing to our terms and conditions.

 

NEED HELP?

Click on the categories you are interested in to view the full criteria plus find out what the judges are looking for. You can then start, edit and return to your entries as many times as you like, as well as email your entry and criteria to you or a colleague. Remember, there’s no limit to the number of categories you wish to enter.

Contact our events team via email or call 020 7940 4835 - press 4.

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The Car Finance Conference gathers finance houses, dealers and brokers alike, for what previous attendees are calling...

 

’The motor finance industry’s flagship conference’

Gathering high quality speakers and leaders in either lending or motor retail businesses, the conference addresses an audience represented by all the industry’s stakeholder groups, with the vast majority of the UK’s key lenders, dealers and brokers among them.

 

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2018 attendees

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• Hundreds of industry professionals attend every year

• Independently judged by industry experts

• 16 winners to be revealed on the night

2019 judges

Adam Mepham

Adam Mepham

Adrian Dally

Adrian Dally

Andrew Brameld

Andrew Brameld

Graham Filmer

Graham Filmer

Paul Harrison

Paul Harrison

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