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AltFi Awards winners pose for the cameras

 

The winners of the 2016 edition of the AltFi Awards come together for a lunch at the Fable, London, on January 18th, which was sponsored by full-service communications firm Maitland. Over a hundred nominations came in for 28 categories – 13 of which were brand new – with the majority of panels judged by panels of independent sector experts. There was also the ever-popular People's Choice Poll, which this year registered over 5,000 votes, and was ultimately scooped by Latvian lender Mintos.

This is the third year consecutive year of the AltFi Awards and some platforms – such as SyndicateRoom – have now become regular faces at the podium.

William Clutterbuck of Maitland treated the Award winners to a brief speech on the key trends of the moment at the awards ceremony, drawing on his experiences working with firms from across the financial services industry – from the big banks to brand new disruptors. A special thanks to Maitland, and thanks to all those involved for their efforts. We look forward to seeing you next year.

 

 

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Any questions relating to AltFi Awards please contact awards@altfi.com

Check out our past awards:

AltFi Awards 2015  |  AltFi Awards 2014

Awards

Click on an award below for more information

Alternative Finance Platform Of The Year (UK)
Alternative Finance Platform Of The Year (Europe)
P2P Consumer Platform Of The Year
Up And Coming P2P Consumer Platform Of The Year

Winner:


Syndicate Room

Runner Up:


RateSetter

Alternative Finance Platform Of The Year (UK)

Awarded to crowdfunding, peer-to-peer lending and invoice finance platforms who have driven innovation, delivered an excellent investor experience, are based in the UK and have grown significantly in the past 12 months.

Winner:


Finexkap

Runner Up:


Mintos

Alternative Finance Platform Of The Year (Europe)

Awarded to crowdfunding, peer-to-peer lending and invoice finance platforms who have driven innovation, delivered an excellent investor experience, are based in Europe, and have grown significantly in the past 12 months.

Winner:


RateSetter

Runner Up:


Zopa

P2P Consumer Platform Of The Year

Awarded to consumer facing peer-to-peer lending platforms that have driven innovation, delivered an excellent investor experience, and have grown significantly in the past 12 months.

Winner:


Lendable

Runner Up:


Lending Works

Up And Coming P2P Consumer Platform Of The Year

Awarded to a consumer facing peer-to-peer lending platforms that have driven innovation, delivered an excellent investor experience, and have grown significantly in the past 12 months. This category is restricted to platforms that have originated less than £500m to date.


P2P Business Platform Of The Year
Up And Coming P2P Business Platform Of The Year
Direct Lending Platform Of The Year
Up And Coming Direct Lending Platform Of The Year

Winner:


Funding Circle

Runner Up:


Assetz Capital

P2P Business Platform Of The Year

Awarded to SME facing peer-to-peer lending platforms that have driven innovation, delivered an excellent investor experience, and have grown significantly in the past 12 months.

Winner:


Folk2Folk

Runner Up:


ArchOver

Up And Coming P2P Business Platform Of The Year

Awarded to up and coming SME facing peer-to-peer lending platforms that have driven innovation, delivered an excellent investor experience, and have grown significantly in the past 12 months. This category is restricted to platforms that have originated less than £500m to date.

Winner:


TradeRiver

Runner Up:


Liberis

Direct Lending Platform Of The Year

Awarded to the top direct lending platform to SME's. Awarded to direct lending platforms that have driven innovation, delivered an excellent investor experience, and have grown significantly in the past 12 months.

Winner:


AvantCredit

Runner Up:


Fellow Finance

Up And Coming Direct Lending Platform Of The Year

Awarded to up and coming direct lending platforms that have driven innovation, delivered an excellent investor experience, and have grown significantly in the past 12 months. This category is restricted to platforms that have been in existence for less than 2 years.


Crowdfunding Platform Of The Year
Up And Coming Crowdfunding Platform Of The Year
Property Finance Platform Of The Year
Up And Coming Property Finance Platform Of The Year

Winner:


Crowdcube

Runner Up:


Syndicate Room

Crowdfunding Platform Of The Year

Awarded to equity crowdfunding platforms that have driven innovation, delivered an excellent investor experience, and have grown significantly in the past 12 months.

Winner:


Growthdeck

Up And Coming Crowdfunding Platform Of The Year

Awarded to up and coming crowdfunding platforms that have driven innovation, delivered an excellent investor experience, and have grown significantly in the past 12 months. This category is restricted to platforms that have been in existence for less than 2 years.

Winner:


Lending Home

Runner Up:


Octopus Choice

Property Finance Platform Of The Year

Awarded to property finance platforms that have driven innovation, delivered an excellent investor experience, and have grown significantly in the past 12 months.

Winner:


Zorin Finance

Up And Coming Property Finance Platform Of The Year

Awarded to up and coming property finance platforms that have driven innovation, delivered an excellent investor experience, and have grown significantly in the past 12 months. This category is restricted to platforms that have been in existence for less than 2 years.


PR & Marketing Firm Of The Year
Consulting And Accounting Firm Of The Year
Legal Advisory Firm Of The Year
Investment And Corporate Advice Firm Of The Year

Winner:


Instinctif Partners

Runner Up:


Team Spirit

PR & Marketing Firm Of The Year

PR/Marketing firms, or platform departments, who have run campaigns that have had a significant impact on an alternative lender this year.

Awarded to 

Winner:


RSM

Runner Up:


BWB Compliance

Consulting And Accounting Firm Of The Year

Awarded to a consulting or accountancy firm that has had the greatest impact on the alternative finance market in 2016.

Winner:


Fox Williams

Runner Up:


Nabarro

Legal Advisory Firm Of The Year

Awarded to the legal advisory firms that have had the greatest impact on the alternative finance market in 2016.

Winner:


RSM

Runner Up:


Akur Cap

Investment And Corporate Advice Firm Of The Year

Awarded to investment and corporate advisory firms that have had the greatest impact on the alternative finance market in 2016.


People's Choice Award
Editor's Choice Award
Best Clarity Of Data Award
Working Capital Platform Of The Year

Winner:


Mintos

Runner Up:


Neyber

People's Choice Award

AltFi readers will each cast a vote for their favourite platform in the alternative finance world.

Winner:


Zopa

Editor's Choice Award

AltFi team members will vote for the platform that has had the greatest impact on the industry in 2016.

Winner:


Zopa

Runner Up:


RateSetter

Best Clarity Of Data Award

AltFi Data will select the platform that has delivered the best clarity of data in 2016.

Winner:


Finexkap

Runner Up:


Tungsten Network

Working Capital Platform Of The Year

Awarded to platforms providing the best working capital solution to SMEs both in terms of service and cost of funds.


Most Innovative Product Of The Year
Most Innovative Crowdfunding Campaign Of The Year
Most IFA Friendly Award
Fund Manager Of The Year

Winner:


Syndicate Room

Runner Up:


Fintex Capital

Most Innovative Product Of The Year

Awarded to platforms that have delivered the most innovative product in 2016.

Winner:


Crowdcube

Most Innovative Crowdfunding Campaign Of The Year

Awarded to the most innovative crowdfunding campaign of 2016.

Winner:


Octopus Choice

Runner Up:


RateSetter

Most IFA Friendly Award

Awarded to platforms that work best with the advisory community.

Winner:


MASECO

Runner Up:


MW Eaglewood

Fund Manager Of The Year

Awarded to the alternative finance fund structure that is deemed by our judges to have achieved the best level of "performance" over the past 12 months. "Performance" will be based upon multiple factors, including the fund's ability to provide superior risk-adjusted returns to its investors, its ability to attract investor capital, positive media publicity, and overall impact on the sector.


Special Industry Contribution
The One to Watch
Aggregator Of The Year
Up and Coming Aggregator of the Year

Winner:


Giles Andrews

Special Industry Contribution

Awarded to an individual that has had the greatest impact on the industry in 2016. Nominations will be accepted on the AltFi home page and the winner will be selected by our expert panel of judges.

Winner:


Octopus Choice

Runner Up:


Nucleus

The One to Watch

Awarded to platforms that are showing the most potential for the coming year in terms of growth and market impact.

Winner:


Fintex Capital

Runner Up:


Mintos

Aggregator Of The Year

Awarded to the platform that best serves as an aggregator, to either the investment or capital raising community, in 2016.

Winner:


LendingWell

Runner Up:


OFF3R

Up and Coming Aggregator of the Year

Awarded to up and coming platform that best serves as an aggregator, to either the investment or capital raising community, in 2016. This category is restricted to platforms which have been in existence for less than 2 years.