2021 Sponsors

comparethemarket.com launched in 2006 and has grown rapidly to become one of the UK’s leading price comparison websites. Providing customers with an easy way to make the right choice for them on a wide range of products including motor, home, life, travel and pet insurance as well as utilities and money products such as credit cards and loans, comparethemarket.com works with the best and most trusted organisations to ensure quality service to consumers

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eToro is a multi-asset investment platform that empowers people to grow their knowledge and wealth as part of a global community of successful investors. eToro was founded in 2007 with the vision of opening up the global markets so that everyone can trade and invest in a simple and transparent way. Today we are a global community of more than 20 million registered users who share their investment strategies; and anyone can follow the approaches of those who have been the most successful. Due to the simplicity of the platform users can easily buy, hold and sell assets, monitor their portfolio in real time, and transact whenever they want.

eToro is regulated in Europe by the Cyprus Securities and Exchange Commission, by the Financial Conduct Authority in the UK and by the Australian Securities and Investments Commission in Australia.

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We entered the market in August 2018 with a single ambition: for every family to have protection that they truly believe in. We plan to do that by constantly challenging industry norms. And, in line with our brand promise of Life. Made Better, we’ll constantly strive for ‘better’. 

We’ve deliberately departed from some of the conventional norms in protection product design. We’ve done this because we believe we should respond to what advisers and their clients need rather than be constrained by industry practice. If you’re starting with a blank sheet of paper and no legacy systems, you can create products that are truly fit for purpose.  

And because we feel so strongly that customers need advice to get the protection they need, we’re 100% committed to advisers. They’re our only channel to market.

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Janus Henderson Investors are leading global active asset managers dedicated to helping investors achieve long-term financial goals through a broad range of investment solutions, including equities, fixed income, quantitative equities, multi-asset and alternative asset class strategies.

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Pioneers in the equity release market, Key Group is on a mission to be the UK’s leading retirement finance expert, focused on helping people finance a better retirement.  The Group is proud to have helped over-55s release more than £5 billion worth of equity from their properties during its almost 25-years of operation.

Evolving to meet the needs of the over-50s market, brands within Key Group include the UK’s leading equity release adviser (Key), innovative later life lender (more2life), respected referral service (Key Partnerships) and leading later life service provider (AIR Group).

Key Group is determined to help grow the later life lending market through helping to develop advice standards, supporting the growing number of advisers and launching innovative retirement lending products.

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Lansons was founded in 1989 with a clear purpose: to do great work for clients that we believe in; strive to be a fantastic place to work for our people, and make a positive contribution to society. We have created a moral and ethical foundation for our business and all those connected to it – our people, clients and partners.

With offices in London and New York, Lansons is a leading reputation management consultancy. Our team blend expertise across consumer, financial, policy, employee and media engagement to help build and protect reputations from the inside out, in ways that are authentic and purposeful.

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LifeSearch recently reached a major milestone: we protected family number 600,000 and life number 1,000,000. Back in 1998, when the company was three people and a desk, this was the stuff of pipe dreams.

Over 22 years we’ve grown but we’ve never lost connection to our purpose. We’re here for families. Every day we advocate and battle for industry change. We fight for fairness in claims and support families through dark times.

This mission underpins everything we do at LifeSearch and today we’re the biggest of our kind. We offer expert independent advice to customers in life insurance, critical illness cover, income protection, family income benefit, serious illness cover and business insurance. We’ve won dozens of awards for our expertise and service, and customers rate us 4.9 out of 5 (excellent) on TrustPilot.

“We love sponsoring the Consumer Champion of the Year award as it’s so perfectly in-sync with what we strive for. It’s hard to think of a higher purpose than communicating truths, raising awareness, and helping people to feel more confident in money matters. Any journalists who usher people towards protection – and the priceless peace-of-mind it offers – need to be recognised and rewarded. If we can help to point the spotlight in the right place then sign us up!”

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MORE THAN was launched in June 2001 to challenge the industry and bring a fresh approach to the insurance market. We strive to ‘do more’ for our customers and colleagues alike, and deliver consistently excellent customer service across all our touchpoints. Having a parent company like RSA Insurance also ensures we have the heritage, expertise and know-how to enable us to deliver on this.

At OpenMoney, we’re making financial advice accessible and affordable to everyone. We’ve helped thousands of people gain access to advice and financial support through our app and online platform and this year we’re launching our end-to-end home-buying advice service, Home by OpenMoney. Combining sophisticated technology and real people, we’ll advise and support you every step of the way through your home-buying journey and beyond. We’re here to move home-buying from daunting to done.

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Schroders’ purpose is to create betters futures by investing responsibly for our clients. As a global investment manager, we recognise we have an important part to play in shaping the future of all our stakeholders. Our focus on doing the right thing for our clients, our people and wider society lies at the centre of our culture. We are committed to delivering positive outcomes for all. An active approach to creating better futures.

We actively and responsibly manage investments for a wide range of institutions and individuals, to help them meet their financial goals as they change over time. The world is forever changing but throughout our long history, we have continued to adapt our business, keeping our focus on what matters most to our clients, today and in the future.

Our clients are at the centre of the business and our ongoing success is built on an understanding of their evolving needs. We partner with them and construct innovative products and solutions across our five business areas and invest in a wide range of asset classes and diverse geographies. Our clients include insurance companies, pension schemes, sovereign wealth funds, endowments and foundations. We also manage assets for end clients as part of our relationships with distributors, financial advisers and online platforms.

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scottish friendly

Scottish Friendly is a leading UK mutual life and investments organisation. It provides investors and their families with a wide range of investment and protection solutions and provides life and investment products and services to other financial organisations.

Scottish Friendly has roots stretching back to 1862. Established as the City of Glasgow Friendly Society, its name changed in October 1992 when it took over Scottish Friendly Assurance.

In recent years Scottish Friendly has significantly restructured its business. The Group has flourished through a three-part growth strategy of organic growth, mergers and acquisitions, and business process outsourcing.

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Scottish Widows

Founded in 1815, Scottish Widows is part of Lloyds Banking Group, the UK’s largest digital bank and financial services group. With around £160bn assets under administration and 6 million customers, Scottish Widows’ award-winning product range includes workplace and individual pensions, annuities, life cover, critical illness, income protection as well as savings and investment products. Customers can access our products and services through independent financial advisers, directly, and through all Lloyds Bank, Bank of Scotland and Halifax branches.

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A free smart thinking money app, Yolt empowers users to take control of their finances by enabling them to have one central view across all their current accounts, savings, credit cards and investments. Yolt’s grown exponentially, evolving from a relatively unknown brand into a leading fintech venture that now sits at the forefront of open banking. Fast forward to today and Yolt now has well over one million registered users and a 4+ star rating on the iOS app store.

As well as users being able to manage their spending, savings and investments, Yolt continues to grow their in-app ecosystem to enable users to actively save, invest or to make their money work harder. Yolt partners include PensionBee, Wealthify, MoneySuperMarket and Raisin.

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Yorkshire Building Society has been helping people build a better financial future for more than 150 years; supporting people to become homeowners and encouraging people to reach their financial savings goals. 

As one of the UK’s leading mutuals, the Yorkshire is committed to helping people build financial resilience by establishing healthy savings habits and creating a financial safety net. It’s achieved through providing a range of award-winning savings accounts that deliver choice and value for members.

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Broadcast Partner

Markettiers is a leading global broadcast specialist, providing consultancy on international, national and regional campaigns for many organisations; from ambitious start-ups to some of the world's biggest brands. Firm believers in the power of advocacy, brand storytelling and intelligent communications, we regularly place brands on top tier broadcasters across the globe, helping them successfully navigate the fast-changing media landscape.

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