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Congratulations to all our award winners.

 

For our fourth edition of the awards, we saw two exciting new categories enter the judging arena: "Digital Bank of the Year", which was won by Monzo, and "Digital Wealth Manager of the Year", which went to ETFMatic. The majority of the awards were judged by panels of independent experts, and we at AltFi would like to extend a big thank you to those who participated.


Peer-to-peer lender Funding Circle took home three awards this year, including the coveted "Editor’s Choice" award. LendInvest won twice, scoring "Alternative Finance Platform of the Year" and the "One To Watch" award. The “People’s Choice” award went yet again to Latvian lender Mintos, after receiving the most votes in the poll.


Staying true to our namesake, the 2017 AltFi Awards Winners’ Evening took place on January 17th at the unconventional darts venue Flight Club in Bloomsbury. Victors from across 20 categories celebrated their wins in style, with a darts tournament, pizza boards, and drinks flowing freely.

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The night began with a short State of the Union address from our executive director David Stevenson. William Clutterbuck, Vice Chairman of our sponsor Maitland, also gave a special toast, laying out his predictions for the industry as we look ahead for the upcoming year. Special congratulations go to Gordon Thomson from RSM, our darts champion of the night!


Photos of the winnerfrom the night can be found below, with a special thanks to Maitland for helping make the night possible.

 

Before you scroll down to check out the winners, we wish to extend our thanks to our panel of judges, the applicants and last but not least, our readers for taking part in the People’s Choice Award.

 

Awards

Click on an award below for more information

 Alternative Finance Platform of The Year
 P2P Consumer Platform of the Year
 P2P Business Platform Of The Year
 Direct Lending Platform Of The Year

Alternative Finance Platform of The Year

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

The 2017 winner is LendInvest
LendInvest

The 2017 runner-up is Zopa
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.

The 2017 winner is Zopa
Zopa

The 2017 runner-up is Lendable
Lendable

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.

The 2017 winner is Funding Circle
Funding Circle

The 2017 runner-up is SocietyOne
SocietyOne

Direct Lending Platform Of The Year

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

The 2017 winner is Spotcap
Spotcap

The 2017 runner-up is Liberis
Liberis

 Crowdfunding Platform Of The Year
 Property Finance Platform Of The Year
Digital Wealth Manager Of The Year
 Digital Bank Of The Year

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.

The 2017 winner is SyndicateRoom
SyndicateRoom

The 2017 runner-up is Crowdcube
Crowdcube

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

The 2017 winner is Octopus Choice
Octopus Choice

The 2017 runner-up is Folk2Folk
Folk2Folk

Digital Wealth Manager Of The Year

Awarded to the digital wealth manager that has driven innovation, delivered an excellent investor experience, and have grown significantly in the past 12 months

The 2017 winner is ETFmatic
ETFmatic

The 2017 runner-up is Moneybox
Moneybox

Digital Bank Of The Year

Awarded to digital banks that have driven innovation, delivered an excellent user experience, and have grown significantly in the past 12 months

The 2017 winner is Monzo
Monzo

The 2017 runner-up is Bud
Bud

 PR/Marketing Firm/Division Of The Year
 Consulting And Corporate Advice Firm Of The Year
 Legal Advisory Firm Of The Year
 People's Choice Award

PR/Marketing Firm/Division Of The Year

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

The 2017 winner is SocietyOne
SocietyOne

The 2017 runner-up is Lendy
Lendy

Consulting And Corporate Advice Firm Of The Year

Awarded to consulting, accountancy, investment and corporate advisory firms that have had the greatest impact on the alternative finance market in 2017.

The 2017 winner is RSM
RSM

The 2017 runner-up is Thistle Initiatives
Thistle Initiatives

Legal Advisory Firm Of The Year

Awarded to the legal advisory firms that have had the greatest impact on the alternative finance market in 2017.

The 2017 winner is Taylor Wessing
Taylor Wessing

The 2017 runner-up is Fox Williams LLP
Fox Williams LLP

People's Choice Award

AltFi readers will cast a vote for their favorite alternative finance platform.

The 2017 winner is Mintos
Mintos

The 2017 runner-up is TWINO
TWINO

 Editor's Choice Award
 Best Clarity of Data
 Most Innovative Product Of The Year
 Most Innovative Crowdfunding Campaign Of The Year

Editor's Choice Award

AltFi team members will vote for the platform that has had the greatest impact on the industry in 2017.

The 2017 winner is Funding Circle
Funding Circle

Best Clarity of Data

AltFi Data will select the platform that has delivered the best clarity of data in 2017.

The 2017 winner is Funding Circle
Funding Circle

The 2017 runner-up is Bondora
Bondora

Most Innovative Product Of The Year

Awarded to platforms that have delivered the most innovative product in 2017.

The 2017 winner is Octopus Choice
Octopus Choice

The 2017 runner-up is LendInvest
LendInvest

Most Innovative Crowdfunding Campaign Of The Year

Awarded to the most innovative crowdfunding campaigns of 2017.

The 2017 winner is Crowdcube
Crowdcube


Alternative Credit Fund Manager Of The Year
 Special Industry Contribution
 The One to Watch
 Aggregator of the Year

Alternative Credit 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.

The 2017 winner is RM Secured Direct Lending PLC
RM Secured Direct Lending PLC

The 2017 runner-up is MASECO Asset Management
MASECO Asset Management

Special Industry Contribution

Awarded to an individual that has had the greatest impact on the industry in 2017. Nominations will be accepted on the AltFi home page and the winner will be selected by our expert panel of judges.

The 2017 winner is Patrick de Nonneville
Patrick de Nonneville

The One to Watch

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

The 2017 winner is LendInvest
LendInvest

The 2017 runner-up is Divido
Divido

Aggregator of the Year

Awarded to the platform that best serves as an aggregator, to either the investment or capital raising community, in 2017.

The 2017 winner is Goji Investments
Goji Investments

The 2017 runner-up is Funding Options
Funding Options