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Tue Nov 17, 2020
16:30 - 18:00
Digital Broadcast

Entries are closed


 

Entries are now closed for the Lending Awards. Thank you for all your entries, we look forward to reviewing them all on judging day.

 

The only award programme distinguishing and rewarding individuals, teams and businesses across alternative lending, commercial finance, and mortgage industries, returns. Celebrating and recognising excellence across the entire lending market, the Lending Awards offers an unrivalled opportunity to bring the best of the entire lending profession together.

 

It is an unprecedented and uncertain time for businesses everywhere, having to change the way they work to continue serving their clients. To reflect the current climate, Credit Strategy has introduced two new categories to this year’s awards programme to highlight business continuity and sustainability. A further 30 categories feature awards for intermediaries, mainstream and specialist lenders, alongside market challengers and suppliers - there is a category for everyone within alternative lending, commercial finance, and mortgage lending.

 

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Entry fee and deadline

Early entry until 31 July: £100 per entry

Standard entry until 18 September: £150 per entry

Final late entry until 2 October 16 October: £200 per entry

 

A digital broadcast event

In a year in which the pandemic has become a catalyst for innovation, agility and transformation, the Lending Awards will reflect the times in 2020 by becoming a fully digital, broadcast event taking place during Lending Week and a part of the Credit Festival. Find out more here.

 


Audience

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Judges


Mike Roberts

Head of Credit Risk Unsecured Lending
HSBC

Andrew Wayland

Chief Marketing Officer
Everyday Loans Limited

Andy Bishop

UK Director Business Development SME Banking
Lloyds Banking Group

Paula Mercer

Head of Retail Mortgages
Atom Bank

Michael Hoare

Chief Credit Officer
RateSetter

Andy Taylor

Sales Director
Haydock Finance Ltd

Jeff Knight

Marketing strategist

Emily Nisbet

Managing Director
Mr Lender

Will Chappel

Head of Venture Debt & Growth Capital
Shawbrook Bank

Peter Hunt

Managing Director
GrowCap

Nick Allen

Marketing Director
Vida Homeloans

Tom Newbould

Chief Marketing Officer
Oakbrook Finance

John Bridgman

Head of Secured Lending & Financial Modelling
CYBG / Virgin Money

Phil Rickards

Head Of BM Solutions
Lloyds Banking Group

Adam Daniels

Managing Director - Structured Lending
Paragon Bank

ENTRIES ARE CLOSED

Entries are now closed for the Lending Awards. Thank you for all your entries, we look forward to reviewing them all on judging day.

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The awards are independently judged and culminate in a digital broadcast this year, providing an excellent forum for celebrating success and unparalleled networking opportunities.

 

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Getting started

Click on one of the categories below and login or register for free to view the entry page, what the judges are looking for and to start your entries. From there you can enter as many categories as you wish and can edit and return to your entries as many times as you like before the final deadline.

 

Entry fee and deadline

Early entry until 31 July: £100 per entry

Standard entry until 18 September: £150 per entry

Final late entry until 2 October 16 October: £200 per entry

 

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.

 

Terms & Conditions

By entering the awards, you are agreeing to our terms & conditions. Please click here to view the full terms & conditions.

 

It’s mandatory for shortlisted companies to have at least one representative at the awards ceremony to collect their award should they win. Therefore, every shortlisted entry has a single seat at the Awards Dinner. Entrants reaching the provisional shortlist will be contacted prior to the public announcement of the full shortlist to pay for your reserved seat and discuss optional table bookings and promotional opportunities. The shortlist will not include entrants who have not secured their seat as once the shortlist is announced publicly, tables sell fast. Therefore, to ensure the full shortlist can attend we have put this measure in place.

 

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


Alternative Finance


 

Alternative Consumer Lender of the Year

Organisations that should enter:
Alternative lenders, those who offer alternative forms of consumer lending to traditional high-street retail banking, financial lending disruptors centred around an innovative fintech model and those who consider their lending proposition to target those not historically served by traditional high street retail banking, including payday lending and high-cost short-term lending.

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Alternative SME Lender of the Year

Organisations that should enter:
Alternative lenders, those who offer alternative forms of SME lending to traditional high-street retail banking, financial lending disruptors centred around an innovative fintech model and those who consider their lending proposition to target those not historically served by traditional high street retail banking.

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Best Challenger Bank

Organisations that should enter:
Challenger banks that offer specialist consumer lending and banking services outside of the core focus of traditional high street banks.

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Best Fintech Lender

Organisations that should enter:
Organisations who lend money and consider their business model to be based around a new, innovative and disruptive business model with a piece of fintech at its heart.

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Best Fintech Lender (Short-term)

Organisations that should enter:
Organisations, who offer short-term loans, consider their business model to be based around a new, innovative and disruptive business model with a piece of fintech at its heart.

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Best P2P Lending Platform

Organisations that should enter:
Peer-to-peer lending platforms and organisations, crowdfunding platforms, those who lend through a model that matches lenders directly to borrowers.

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Customer Service Excellence - Alternative Lending

Organisations that should enter:
Any alternative lenders, who offers alternative forms lending to traditional high-street retail banking, financial lending disruptors centred around an innovative fintech model and those who consider their lending proposition to target those not historically served by traditional high street retail banking.

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Commercial Lending


 

Best Asset Finance Provider

Organisations that should enter:

Any business providing asset finance/leasing products to UK SMEs, as a specialism or as part of a wider product suite. Please note - businesses which self-define as asset-based finance providers, but which do not provide HP or leasing products among their product suite should enter ‘best invoice finance provider’.

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Best Commercial Finance Broker

Organisations that should enter:

Any business acting primarily as an intermediary between UK commercial finance providers and SME customers.

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Best Commercial Lender

Organisations that should enter:

Any lender providing commercial finance products of any kind to UK business customers, which offers more than one family of products - for example a business which provides invoice finance, as well as asset finance & leasing. Entries may concern a group of businesses providing different products across a range of subsidiaries.

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Best Invoice Finance Provider

Organisations that should enter:

Any business providing invoice finance products to UK SMEs, as a specialism or as part of a wider product suite. Please note - businesses which self-define as asset-based finance providers should enter this category.

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Best Online Commercial Lender

Organisations that should enter:

Any business providing lending services to UK businesses, with either a primary focus on, or a significant offering in, the online channel. Brokers and other intermediaries should enter ‘best commercial finance broker’.

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Best Specialist Commercial Lender

Organisations that should enter:

Any business providing lending services to UK businesses, with a specialism in serving a particular type of customer - this can mean businesses in a particular sector, in a particular risk bracket, or with a particular need in terms of finance. Brokers and other intermediaries should enter ‘best commercial finance broker’.

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Best Support for SMEs

Organisations that should enter:

Any business providing commercial finance of any kind to UK SMEs.

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Mortgage Lending


 

Best Building Society for Mortgages

Organisations that should enter:

For companies that are defined as building societies by credit trade associations such as the BSA or fit the commonly held definitions of those corporate entities.

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Best Mainstream Mortgage Lender

Organisations that should enter:

For companies that are defined as mortgage lenders by credit trade associations such as the BSA or UK Finance Association (CML) or fit the commonly held definitions of those corporate entities. Who have been established for more than 10 years and have focus on products that meet mass market needs. Entrants may or may not have high street branches.

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Best Mortgage Broker

Organisations that should enter:

Any business acting primarily as a broker between UK mortgage providers and consumers. 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 consumers it serves. Networks & Mortgage Clubs should enter ‘Best mortgage distributor’

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Best Mortgage Distributor

Organisations that should enter:

Any business functioning as a distributor between UK mortgage providers and consumers, that operates as either a network, mortgage club or specialist distributor. The winning entry will demonstrate how the distributor has provided best-in-class service not just to the lenders it works with, but also the consumers it serves.

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Best Online Mortgage Lender

Organisations that should enter:

Any business providing mortgages to UK consumers, with either a primary focus on, or a significant offering in, the online channel. Brokers and other intermediaries should enter ‘best mortgage broker’ or ‘best mortgage distributor’.

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Best Specialist Mortgage Lender

Organisations that should enter:

Any business providing lending services to UK businesses, with a specialism in serving a particular type of customer - this can mean in a particular risk bracket, or with a particular need in terms of finance. Brokers and other intermediaries should enter ‘best mortgage broker’ or ‘best mortgage distributor’.

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Customer Service Excellence - Mortgage Lending

Organisations that should enter:
Any companies that are defined as mortgage lenders by credit trade associations such as the BSA or UK Finance Association (CML) or fit the commonly held definitions of those corporate entities.

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Non-specific


 

Best Brand

Organisations that should enter:
Marketing professionals and teams, those tasked with external communications and customer service managers and champions for UK alternative finance providers, commercial finance providers or mortgage lenders. External PR organisations and marketing strategists who work with UK alternative finance providers, commercial finance providers or mortgage lenders.

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Best Credit Information Provider

Organisations that should enter:

Any company providing data or data services for use in credit decision-making by UK Alternative finance providers, commercial finance providers or mortgage lenders.

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Best Legal & Advisory Service

Organisations that should enter:
Any law, consultancy or professional services firm providing advisory or legal services to the UK alternative finance, commercial finance or mortgage sectors.

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Best Technology Partner

Organisations that should enter:
Any company providing a technology offering – defined as any software, system, technology service or process innovation – providing a demonstrable commercial advantage for a UK alternative lender, commercial lender or mortgage lender, either directly or indirectly (such as by aiding compliance).

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Company Award for Business Continuity

Organisations that should enter:

Any business operating within either alternative finance, commercial finance or the mortgage sector, including service providers, who have demonstrated an outstanding level of commitment to business continuity or supporting clients through disruption.

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Company Awards for Sustainability

Organisations that should enter:

Any business operating within either alternative finance, commercial finance or the mortgage sector, including service providers, who have demonstrated an outstanding level of commitment to sustainability or launched products focused on sustainability across the last 12 months.

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Debt Servicing Excellence

Organisations that should enter:
Individuals and teams of servicers which provide debt management and collection services to UK alternative lenders, commercial lenders or mortgage lenders. Award is for the organisation.

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Gamechanger

Organisations that should enter:

Within your entry, describe how the nominated person, business, team, product, initiative, campaign or concept has had a positive effect on the sector which they operate within (either alternative finance, commercial finance or the mortgage sector), and how it has the potential to change things for good.

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Innovation Award

Organisations that should enter:

The winning entry will show how a business has created a product, technology, system, process or concept never before seen in their sector (either alternative finance, commercial finance or the mortgage sector), and implemented it with demonstrable success.

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Leaders and Pioneers


 

Business Leader of the Year

Who should enter:

A leader of a business operating within either alternative finance, commercial finance or the mortgage sector, who has demonstrated outstanding business leadership in the last 12 months. Judges will examine the progress/growth of the company in the last two years (with particular emphasis on the last 12 months.)

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Rising Star

Organisations that should enter:
This award is for those who are in the alternative finance, commercial finance or the mortgage professions, who spend the majority of their time working in either of these three fields. They will need to demonstrate exceptional performance and career development and must have less than five years’ industry service.

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Congratulations to all of the 2019 Lending Awards winners.

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Alternative Consumer Lender of the Year - Lending £0-£5000

 

Alternative Consumer Lender of the Year - Lending over £5000

 

Alternative SME Lender of the Year £0-£250,000

 

Alternative SME Lender of the Year £250,000+

 

Best Asset Finance Provider

 

Best Asset Finance Provider - Large

 

Best Brand – Alternative

 

Best Brand – Commercial

 

Best Brand – Mortgages

 

Best Building Society for Mortgages

 

Best Commercial Finance Broker

 

Best Commercial Lender

 

Best Credit Information Provider

 

Best Fintech Lender

 

Best Fintech Lender (Short-term)

 

Best Invoice Finance Provider

 

Best Legal and Advisory Service

 

Best Mainstream Mortgage Lender

 

Best Mortgage Broker

 

Best Online Mortgage Lender

 

Best Specialist Commercial Lender

 

Best Support For SMEs

 

Best Technology Partner - Data, open banking & affordability

 

Best Technology Partner - End-to-end and loan processing

 

Best Technology Partner - Risk, regulation & compliance

 

Business Leader of the Year

 

Customer Service Excellence - Alternative Lending

 

Customer Service Excellence - Mortgage Lending

 

Debt Servicing Excellence

 

Gamechanger - Consumer Choice

 

Gamechanger – Creditor

 

Gamechanger - Risk & Regulation

 

Innovation Award - Data, open banking & affordability

 

Innovation Award – Lender

 

Rising Star

 

Best Mortgage Distributor

Legal & General Mortgage Club

 

Best Specialist Mortgage Lender

Kent Reliance for Intermediaries

 

Innovation Award - Lending or payment platform

Trade Ledger

 

 

 


 

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Andrew Wayland

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Andy Bishop

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Andy Taylor

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Michael Hoare

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