Sponsor of Consumer Money Title of the Year
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.
Sponsor of Freelance Journalist of the Year
eToro was founded in 2007 with the vision of opening up the global markets for everyone to trade and invest in a simple and transparent way. As a global investment platform, we empower people to invest by giving them access to the financial instruments they want.
From cryptoassets to stocks, we make investing easy and open up the shared knowledge of our global community. Today, eToro has over eleven million registered users across 140 countries who share their investment strategies and anyone can follow the approaches of those who have been the most successful. Users can easily buy, hold and sell assets, monitor their portfolio in real time, and transact whenever they want. eToro acts as a bridge between the old world of investing and the new, helping investors navigate and benefit from the transition of assets to the blockchain. eToro is the only place where investors can hold traditional assets such as stocks or commodities alongside 'new' assets such as bitcoin. We believe that in the future all assets will be tokenised and that crypto is just the first step on this journey.
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.
Sponsor of Rising Star of the Year (B2B)
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. Celebrating its 21th anniversary in 2019, the Group has helped over-55s release more than £5 billion of equity from their properties.
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 its market through helping to develop advice standards, supporting the growing number of equity release advisers and launching innovative retirement lending products.
Sponsor of Press Team of the Year (in-house)
Lansons is a strategic reputation management consultancy, acting as trusted advisers to organisations across the world. Formed in 1989, with offices in London and New York, our team of consultants blend expertise across customer, financial, policy, employee and media engagement to help build and protect reputations from the inside out, in ways that are authentic and purposeful. Our belief is that reputation is not just what you say but how you do what you do, and this has been at the heart of our advice for three decades. Whether our aim is to disrupt, gain ground, retain a position or take the lead, we develop authentic yet original ways of engaging the people that matter, to help shape better reputations.
Sponsor of Consumer Champion of the Year
LifeSearch protects more than 100,000 families a year from many offices across the UK and one in South Africa. We serve the customers of leading price comparison websites, banks and insurers, through online trading and expert advice and support over the telephone.
Our driving purpose has long been, “To love getting far more people than anyone ever thought possible to protect themselves, their families and their businesses, in a way we know is best for them.” We are getting there.
We are the UKs largest protection intermediary by quite some way and regularly lend our 21 years’ worth of expertise to insurers and other trade organisations who ask for our help to improve what our market does for consumers and we are proud to have recently helped found the Women in Protection group too.
We say: “LifeSearch loves sponsoring the Consumer Champion of the Year award because we can’t think of a higher purpose for a personal finance journalist than being just that. Our version of championing consumers is to help them get the best life insurance and protection outcomes possible by doing to them as we would be done by and so helping them and their families to be more financially resilient.
So this award, which recognises those who champion the cause of consumers every day, is right up our street.”
Sponsor of Commentator of the Year
Octopus Investments, part of the Octopus Group, is an award-winning, fast-growing investment business dedicated to delivering quality services and products to financial advisers and investors across the UK. We offer products ranging from tax-efficient investments to multi-manager funds, UK smaller company investing, cash management and peer to peer lending. At Octopus we champion the value of financial advice and passionately believe that more people and their families could benefit from financial planning. We want to change the world of investments by offering a straight-talking approach, exceptional customer service and a range of products that aim to do what they say they will.
Sponsor of Headlinemoney Journalist of the Year
At OpenMoney, we’re making financial advice accessible and affordable to everyone.
There are millions of people across Britain who would benefit from financial advice but can’t afford or can’t access it. As a result, many of these people get caught in financial cycles that they struggle to get out of.
We’re here to help these people.
By combining sophisticated technology with real people, we offer financial advice through our online platform, and offer tools to help people get out of their financial cycles through our OpenMoney app.
Financial advice for all.
Sponsor of Savings Journalist of the Year
RCI Bank opened its digital doors in June 2015 and believes in simplifying savings; we believe that a good savings account can help consumers stay in control of their finances and help you get on with living your life. Based in Hertfordshire, RCI Bank is a subsidiary of RCI Bank and Services, Groupe Renault’s finance company based in France. The bank was awarded Best Savings Provider for Existing Customers at the Moneynet.co.uk awards 2019, Best Simple Savings at the Savings Champion Awards 2019, and Best Savings Provider for Large Deposits at the 2018 Moneywise Awards.
Sponsor of B2B Journalist of the Year
Rostrum specialises in working with financial services companies, professional services firms, corporate clients and fast-growth start-ups. Rostrum delivers PR, thought leadership, content, training, research and social media. Rostrum campaigns create brand value, drive awareness and generate measurable results. Rostrum is a PR Week Top 100 agency based in Farringdon.
Sponsor of Pensions Journalist of the Year (B2B & Consumer)
Created in 1815, as the Scottish Widows Fund and Life Insurance Society, the business’s purpose was to prevent the widows, sisters and other female relatives of fund-holders plunging into poverty on the loss of the male breadwinner during the Napoleonic wars – an ambitious undertaking. Now, more than 200 years later, the insurance provider helps millions of people across the UK plan for their financial futures and protect their families.