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2017 AltFi Awards recognise best in alternative finance

The awards are in their fourth year and highlighted the best alternative finance outfits, including established companies and new entrants. Awards were given in 20 categories, including a people’s choice category.

There were three multiple-award winners. UK -based P2P lending unicorn Funding Circle nabbed the Platform of the Year, Clarity of Data, and Editors’ Choice awards. LendInvest, which provides fast finance for property professionals and access to invest in secured property loans won Alternative Platform of the Year and came out on top in the One to Watch category. Lastly, Octopus Investments’ Octopus Choice platform won the Property Finance Platform of the Year and the Most Innovative Product of the Year awards. The P2P platform gives clients the opportunity to invest in short-term, asset backed property loans with a conservative loan-to-value ratio.

UK challenger bank Monzo won the Digital Bank of the Year award. One judge noted: “I love Monzo’s analytics and I loved the way, this year, they asked their users to vote on how they should change the way they service and charge for overseas ATM withdrawals. They cleverly turned a difficult issue for the company into a great piece of user engagement.”

The other winners are as follows:

P2P Consumer Platform of the Year—Zopa

Most Innovative Crowdfunding Campaign of the Year—Crowdcube

Direct Lending Platform of the Year—Spotcap

Crowdfunding Platform of the Year—Syndicate Room

Digital Wealth Manger of the Year—Eftmatic

PR/Marketing firm/Division of the Year—Societyone

Consulting and Corporate Advice Firm of the Year—RSM

Legal Advisory Firm of the Year—Taylor Wessing

People’s Choice Award—Mintos

Alternative Credit Fund Manager of the Year—RM Secured Direct Lending Plc

Special Industry Contribution— Patrick de Nonneville

Aggregator of the Year—Goji Investments


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