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Mr Lender Loans | www.mrlender.com Reviews

Mr Lender Loans

Intro…

Adam Freeman was accepted to appear on 2008’s The Apprentice show. This entrepreneur however took the decision to withdraw from the process at the last minute that caused a bit of a media storm when Alan Sugar hit out that he had bottled it. Alan Sugar had a point, but this decision would lay the foundations for a thriving new payday loan venture to come to fruition. PDL Finance Ltd would be incorporated on Halloween 2008 and Mr Lender followed in February 2009. Stretch forward to 2014 and this firm would enjoy £8.4 million PBT. They later faced issues when industry capping came into force and so would adapt to restructure their product to cater instalments.

About…

Brand: Mr Lender (aka: MrLender).
Company: PDL Finance Ltd.
Founder: Adam Freeman.
Launched: 2009.
Licence: 673310.
Offers: Instalment.
Opening Hours: Monday to Friday (8am-6.30pm), Saturday to Sunday (8am-3.30pm).
Other Projects: Non.
Web: www.mrlender.com.

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Swift Sterling Loans | www.swiftsterling.co.uk Reviews

Swift Sterling Loans

Intro…

Swift Sterling was acquired by MMP Financial Ltd in November 2015, with trading following in December. The company was originally brought to market in 2010 by the controversial Malta-based Northway Financial Ltd. It isn’t quite clear why the sale went ahead, but we believe that Northway wasn’t granted with permission to attain a new licence with the FCA. Another company called Pounds Till Payday was included in the deal. This was Northway’s original local project composed in 2006. It come to our attention recently that Pounds Till Payday has changed to brokering (via RU Media UK Ltd). On further inspection, this is actually a front for MMP who chose to withdraw this historic yet underperforming asset from lending.

About…

Brand: Swift Sterling (aka: SwiftSterling).
Company: MMP Financial Ltd.
Founder: Unknown.
Launched: 2010.
Licence: 718863.
Offers: Instalment, payday.
Opening Hours: Monday to Saturday (7.30am-11.30pm), Sunday (2pm-10.30pm).
Other Projects: Non.
Web: www.swiftsterling.co.uk.

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Capfin Loans | www.capfin.co.uk Reviews

Capfin Loans

Intro…

Capfin is another industry newcomer for 2017 although they had been planning a local launch since 2015. This team has been trading in South Africa since April 2011. They would in time also spread out to Australia. Their South African ties relate to the owner (Steinhoff International Holdings NV). Their German/African switch went ahead when Claas Daun and Markus Jooste came together and fused GommaGomma/Steinhoff. If you are unfamiliar with Steinhoff International, this furniture and household giant controls Bensons for Beds and Harveys Furniture as well as Poundland that was acquired for £610 million back in 2016. Financial services isn’t their area of expertise, but this project has worked out well for them so far.

About…

Brand: Capfin (aka: Cap Fin).
Company: Capfin Ltd (subsidiary of Steinhoff International Holdings NV).
Founder: Unknown.
Launched: 2017.
Licence: 664100.
Offers: Instalment.
Opening Hours: Monday to Friday (9am-5.30pm).
Other Projects: Non.
Web: www.capfin.co.uk.

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Smart-Pig Loans | www.smart-pig.com Reviews

Smart-Pig Loans

Intro…

Smart-Pig was launched in early 2012 by Shreiff Benaziza and Tom Parks. Start-up occurred during the time that they were studying at university. They became inspired to develop their own student-only service after a bad previous experience with a payday lender. Qualification is strictly open to those who receive an income from NHS Bursary, SAAS or Student Finance. This kind of exclusivity could be seen as a limiting factor, but this brand has certainly proved the doubters wrong. Recent Alexa traffic data shows that they are top 5 ranked for payday firms and top 10 for instalment firms. They are even edging out such heavy hitters as Satsuma Loans and WageDayAdvance.

About…

Brand: Smart-Pig (aka: SmartPig, Smart Pig).
Company: FCL Consumer Finance Ltd.
Founder: Shreiff Benaziza, Tom Parks.
Launched: 2012.
Licence: 671696.
Offers: Instalment, payday, short term (flexible).
Opening Hours: Monday to Friday (9am-7pm), Saturday to Sunday (10am-6pm).
Other Projects: Non.
Web: www.smart-pig.com.

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PiggyBank Loans | www.piggy-bank.co.uk Reviews

PiggyBank Loans

Intro…

DJS (UK) Ltd was setup in April 2012 and in the same month they got to work on PiggyBank. In those early days they crafted a peer-to-peer payday loan alongside their competitor The Lending Well. This concept didn’t work out, but rather than drop out (as The Lending Well did) they simply adapted to lend out of their own pocket. DJS are a very tech driven organisation with various projects on the go such as the BeFriend app, Leadtree Global and White Label Finance Solutions. They did broker as My Financial Broker that has since closed. There was also a trading name of Aeroplane Loans on their FCA page, but this isn’t active either.

About…

Brand: PiggyBank (aka: Piggy Bank).
Company: DJS (UK) Ltd.
Founder: Dan Ware.
Launched: 2012.
Licence: 660382.
Offers: Instalment, payday, short term (flexible).
Opening Hours: Monday to Thursday (8am-6pm), Friday (8am-4.30pm), Saturday (9am-1pm).
Other Projects: Non.
Web: www.piggy-bank.co.uk.

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MyJar Loans | www.myjar.com Reviews

MyJar Loans

Intro…

MyJar is the sole operation of MyJar Ltd. This identify was rolled out in 2013 when it replaced TxtLoan that was formed in 2008 (actively trading since 2009). There was a few founders involved at start-up. The key man was Gert Koppel who later moved on. More recently he was hired at CreditStar. Another co-founder (Kristjan Novitski) would go on to launch Peachy (both launched in 2011). TxtLoan was the innovative and dominant player in the text loan niche that has generally phased out over the years. A more flexible approach has been taken with this revamped project. To date they have lent £405 million and issued 2 million loans.

About…

Brand: MyJar (aka: My Jar).
Company: MyJar Ltd.
Founder: Gert Koppel.
Launched: 2013 (2009 as TxtLoan).
Licence: 673214.
Offers: Instalment, personal.
Opening Hours: Monday to Friday (8am-8pm), Saturday (8am-6pm), Sunday (9am-6pm).
Other Projects: Non.
Web: www.myjar.com.

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CashFloat Loans | www.cashfloat.co.uk Reviews

CashFloat Loans

Intro…

CashFloat is the central lending arm of Western Circle Ltd active both locally and in Spain. The London-based owner that was established in 2011 also operates as Payday Loans Net, PeraLoans (also in Spain) and Quick Loans Express. Western is a modest operation, having helped 20,000 people, but their main company has still emerged as a top 10 payday loan brand in just the space of a few years. Instalment terms are also now targeted, but much of their business is made up in the payday sector thanks to CashFloat’s impressive search engine rankings in this niche. The owner’s other projects haven’t enjoyed the same search traction, although newly formed PDNet is expected to progress well in 2018.

About…

Brand: CashFloat (aka: Cash Float).
Company: Western Circle Ltd.
Founder: Robert Gersohn.
Launched: 2014.
Licence: 714479.
Offers: Instalment, payday.
Opening Hours: Monday to Friday (9am-5.30pm).
Other Projects: Payday Loans Net, PeraLoans, Quick Loans Express.
Web: www.cashfloat.co.uk.

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Auden Loans | www.auden.co.uk Reviews

Auden Loans

Intro…

Uberima was launched in late 2014. This company flew under the radar not making quite an impact. They opted to start over in 2017 and did so using the more catchy Auden brand. This is a Manchester-based for profit social enterprise intent on delivering affordable credit to those underserved and overcharged. This is not the first company to arrive with big ambitions to take on the major brands. Fair Finance and My Home Finance (now closed) went down this road, but low pricing hasn’t evidently been enough on its own. The top 10 instalment firms all rank within 30,000 (local Alexa) and so heavy ad spends be that through TV or web ads are essential to battle for business.

About…

Brand: Auden.
Company: Auden Group Ltd.
Founder: Ged O’Neill and Giles Harridge.
Launched: 2017 (2014 as Uberima).
Licence: 674148.
Offers: Instalment, payday, personal, short term (flexible).
Opening Hours: Monday to Friday (9.30am-5.30pm).
Other Projects: Non.
Web: www.auden.co.uk.

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Cash Asap Loans | www.cashasap.co.uk Reviews

Cash Asap Loans

Intro…

Cash Asap has been in business since the year 2012. The owner (Apfin Ltd) lends through this single company, but they have recently created a new brokerage project (styled CLEARandFAIR). We checked this out and it was still under development. Asap’s growth has been steady over the years. They have flew under the radar that is a shame as their flexible short term loans are well packaged, serving as an ideal Wonga alternative. Flexibility is a key feature delivered in the amounts and terms. Their service is available across weekends and they have an interesting promotion called #PriceCheck that hands incentive to those that at least see if they can get approved for a loan.

About…

Brand: Cash Asap (aka: CashAsap).
Company: Apfin Ltd.
Founder: Pavel Okhotin.
Launched: 2012.
Licence: 673186.
Offers: Instalment, payday, short term (flexible).
Opening Hours: Monday to Friday (8am-9pm), Saturday (8am-7pm), Sunday (9am-7pm).
Other Projects: Non.
Web: www.cashasap.co.uk.

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Pounds to Pocket Loans | www.poundstopocket.co.uk Reviews

Pounds to Pocket Loans

Intro…

Pounds to Pocket was launched in 2010 to supplement the successful QuickQuid brand under the CashEuroNet UK Llc subsidiary. The initial approach was to deliver 12 month loans, but over time they’d add more flexibility from 6 months onwards. This service was innovative to what was around at launch. Back then they operated 24/7 and there was no other way that you could receive a sizeable same day loan with bad credit although there was of course a heavy price to pay. This brand progressed quickly, boosted along the way by TV ads. Competition did however mount over time and there was a notable change of control when Cash America and Enova spun off from each other.

About…

Brand: Pounds to Pocket (aka: P2P, PoundstoPocket).
Company: CashEuroNet UK Llc (subsidiary of Enova International Inc).
Founder: Jack Daugherty.
Launched: 2010.
Licence: 673738.
Offers: Instalment, personal.
Opening Hours: Monday to Friday (8am-9pm), Saturday to Sunday (10am-6.30pm).
Other Projects: On Stride Financial, QuickQuid.
Web: www.poundstopocket.co.uk.

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