Evolution Funding, the UK’s leading motor finance broker, has been named Intermediary of the Year 2016 at the prestigious annual Motor Finance Awards, held in conjunction with the Motor Finance Conference at the Steigenberger Frankfurter Hof Hotel in Frankfurt 7th April.
The awards, held by leading car finance industry journal Motor Finance, recognised achievements in the European motor finance industry in 2016 as well as challenging candidates to share their recent successes. All winners were selected by an independent judging panel, and by Motor Finance’s editorial team members.
Jonathan Minter, Editor of Motor Finance, said:
“For the second Motor Finance Conference we were really impressed with the calibre of entries we received for our awards, and I would like to congratulate all of the eventual winners, as well as each of the finalists. These awards were designed to showcase not only the best of the best in motor finance, but also the range of companies and people who go into making buying a car on secured finance such a simple and painless process.
“When looking at the number of entries, this year was notably higher than the inaugural conference, which shows just how well received the awards were, and how well regarded the event was. I would also like to thank our panel of expert judges, who I know spent a lot of time going over the nominations and debating the pros and cons of various entries.”
The 2016 Motor Finance Awards gala dinner was preceded by a day conference that brought together captive finance representatives, banks, leasing companies, automotive finance professionals and industry disruptors in discussions around key issues the industry is currently facing across Europe and globally – regulatory updates, leasing developments, consumer behaviour, fleet management and the rise of digital.
The winners of the 2016 Motor Finance Awards are:
Captive Finance Company of the Year 2016: BMW Group Financial Services
Independent Finance Provider of the Year 2016: Black Horse
Intermediary of the Year 2016: Evolution Funding
Sub-Prime Lender of the Year 2016: Moneybarn
Legal Provider of the Year 2016: Shoosmiths
Fleet Services Provider of the Year 2016: Leaseplan
New Entrant of the Year 2016: Blue Motor Finance
IT Services Provider of the Year 2016: Sword Apak
Best Finance Product 2016: NextGear Capital UK
Advisory Firm of the Year 2016: KPMG AG WPG “Captive Finance”
Innovator of the Year 2016: AU10TIX (With RCI Financial services UK)
Rising Star Award 2016: Matt Solven, Audi Financial Services for Volkswagen Financial Services (UK) Ltd
Industry Ambassador of the Year 2016: Erhard Paulat, GM Financial