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Amigo Loans | www.amigoloans.co.uk Reviews
About Amigo Loans
This was the first guarantor lender to reach the market in 2005 under the FLM identity. The rebrand went through in 2012. Today Amigo’s guarantor dominance is reportedly hitting market share close to 90%. We’d personally expect this to be a little lower based on the recent surges of Bamboo and George Banco. They are certainly doing well with 224,000 customers and a recent posted after tax profit of £100 million. Founder James Benamor had controlled the operation through the Richmond Group, but they have since split. Amigo’s product has been crafted to a high standard, but a massive boost has come from the level of focus on TV advertising and lead acquisition via brokers.
For reference, they pay brokers large fees, but this comes out of their own pocket. There are no related brands. They did operate for some time through FLM Quick and also tested out finance, but each didn’t stick around. Amigo’s service is the best in its field. Borrowers can access as much as £10,000 and be paid out within 24 hours (paperless applications have been available since 2011). They charge no late fees, but you should always repay on time as they report to all 3 CRAs that can improve your score greatly. Guarantors can be tenants from 18 years and for borrowers CCJs, defaults and self-employment are considered. They rate at 94% on Trustpilot from 26,940+ reviews.
Address: 118-128 Commercial Road, Bournemouth, BH2 5LT
Brand: Amigo Loans (aka: AmigoLoans)
Company: Amigo Loans Ltd (subsidiary of Amigo Holdings Plc)
Contact (📧): email@example.com
Contact (☎): 0120 262 9200
FCA Licence: 708284
Launched: 2005 (was FLM Loans)
Opening Hours: Mon/Thu (9am-7pm), Fri (9am-6pm), Sat (9am-1pm)
Related Brands: Non
Site Address: www.amigoloans.co.uk
Site Rank (Alexa.com Global): #537,976
Amounts Available: £500 to £10,000
Backings: Homeowners or tenants aged between 18 & 75
Late Payment Fee: £0
Login Provided: Yes
Pricing: £236.72 /£1000 (12m) & £483.68 /£1000 (24m)
*Variable APR based on potential future change. Representative 49.9%
Repayment Terms: 12 to 60 months
Feefo: Not listed
Reviews: 53% (10+ count)
Trustpilot: 94% (26,940+ count)
Rivals & Similar Lenders Like Amigo Loans
Many rivals have modelled their products on Amigo’s and so the same kind of specs are common elsewhere. There are improvements on pricing, but the differences are slight if you are backing with tenants. It’s when you include homeowner backings where things get interesting. GuarantorMyLoan (factoring cashback) for instance charge just £129.81. Bamboo and George Banco are each the main competitors from a traffic standpoint. Non-Standard Finance are certainly an interesting group. They control George Banco and TrustTwo in this sector, as well as Everyday and Loans at Home in others. It is however tricky for even large groups like this to chip away at Amigo’s market share that has always been dominant and they continue to advertise extensively, whilst their competitors choose not to.
Last Check @ www.amigoloans.co.uk: February 23rd, 2020
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BRILL. VERY HAPPY AMIGOS!!!
Have been greatly impressed with the service received here. No one was offering to give me a chance but with a guarantor I was able to receive a quick loan for the purpose of debt consolidation. Hopefully my credit score will improve and lead to no guarantor offers in the future. For now very happy.