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This article showcases our top picks for the best Manchester based Financial Services companies. These startups and companies are taking a variety of approaches to innovating the Financial Services industry, but are all exceptional companies well worth a follow.
We tried to pick companies across the size spectrum from cutting edge startups to established brands.
We selected these startups and companies for exceptional performance in one of these categories:
- Innovative ideas
- Innovative route to market
- Innovative product
- Exceptional growth
- Exceptional growth strategy
- Societal impact
Top Manchester Financial Services Companies
A J Bell
AJ Bell is one of the UK’s largest providers of online investment platforms and stockbroker services. With more than 111,500 clients and assets under administration exceeding £26.1 billion, they succeed by providing award-winning investment products, backed up with excellent service and online functionality at a low cost.
Their head office is in Manchester, and they also own a specialist financial publishing business called AJ Bell Media in London, as well as a stockbroking business in Tunbridge Wells.. .
Moneyextra.com Ltd operates Moneyextra.com, an online tool for saving money on mortgages, loans, and savings accounts. Its tool is used to compare mortgages, loans, debts, bill shrinkers, vouchers and shopping, credit cards, prepaid cards, and shares and investments.
The company provides services to purchase mortgages and remortgages of residential, buy to let, and commercial properties. It also provides debt help and counseling on debts from store cards, loans, overdrafts, credit cards, or catalogues; bill shrinker services on utilities, life insurance, credit card, mortgage, home insurance, and broadband and home phone; and credit card intermediary services..
B-North is here to disrupt the £150bn UK business lending market. It shouldn’t take months to complete a loan facility with your lender.
We are partnering with global fintech leaders to deliver great personal service, transforming the lending lending experience, both for UK businesses and for commercial finance intermediaries. To do this takes great people, so we have assembled a team with market leading experience to create a new force in business lending..
Alec Finch Group
At Finch they are able to connect you to the right insurance solutions through the great relationships they have developed with their insurance partners and trusted business advisors. Their expertise in a range of industries, and connections within these, gives their clients the confidence they understand their businesses and are able to provide exceptional service.
This means you can have complete confidence that when you partner with Finch, you’ll always get the insurance or employee benefit solution that’s right for you.. .
ClearPay is a great new way to pay for the things you love with three equal Interest-free payments. You can use it to make purchases up to the value of £450 by simply selecting ClearPay online at the checkout, where a retailer offers it to you as a payment method.
If you’re new to ClearPay, the process is fast and simple and there are no long forms to complete. All you need to do is make a quick application and when approved set up your payment plan using your credit or debit card.
And for existing customers ClearPay is even faster and easier to use. They even provide you with an online account which you can use to control your plans from your smartphone..
The CI Group Holdings
The CI Group Limited was formed in 2000 in response to the credit insurance needs of the Factoring and Invoice Discounting (lenders) industry. The CI Group Limited developed a specialist system (the E-Bonded platform) to dramatically improve how credit insurance was used and managed.
This led to a quantum leap in the ability to provide a value added solution for Lender’s clients resulting in a significant take up of the product. The CI Group Limited provides services and support for the E-Bonded platform.
The focus is on providing excellence alongside the system by training Lenders to identify the value for their clients. This has enabled increased lending to the SME market place and greater protection for these SME’s when selling their products or services on credit.
The result is that many more SME’s that might have otherwise suffered were protected from bad debts. We currently protect over £6 billion of trade both in the UK and internationally, from companies as small as £250k turnover to larger customers with £250m turnover.
As of 2015, The CI Group Limited now provide this product directly to trading companies using the Debtor Insurance brand name.. .
KVB PRIME (UK) LIMITED
What We do We offer diversified financial products to facilitate worldwide clients of all sizes with world-class service. Our products include foreign exchange system and service, liquidity solution, service for corporate treasury management platform, corporate hedge funds as well as fin-tech system integration.
Powerful trading technology with prime service KVB Prime provides powerful technology with prime service for investors to access a variety of trading tools such as MT4 web and mobile with over 70 currency pairs in FOREX, CFD stock indices, futures, precious metals, indexes, and energy resources at your disposal. Our automatic trading tools are programmed to allow analytical automation and trading processes to offer the most competitive pricing to assist you to cut down the price and increase your business advantages.
Professional Advisory and support We are headquartered in Manchester, the United Kingdom and we offer 24/7 seamless customers support with multiple languages options. Value for Money We aim to provide tight spread regardless of market volatility, delivery competitive and reliable pricing.
We offer attractive spreads as low as 0.3 point on EUR/USD to significantly decrease your cost and maximize your value. Security of Funds Under our FCA obligations, we protect retail client funds.
To access more details and create your account, please visit the KVB PRIME website: https://register.kvbprime.co.uk/en/register. .
Ashley Finance provides invoice financing services to small businesses in the United Kingdom. It offers invoice finance, cash advances, confidential finance, and fuel cards.
The company offers its invoice financing to various businesses, including commercial printers, security guards, taxis, temporary staff agencies, and recruitment companies. It offers its business cash advances for restaurants, pubs, hotels, hairdressers, bed and breakfasts, bike shops, MOT service centers, chemists, opticians, convenience stores, and other independent retail stores.
The company was founded in 1993 and is based in Manchester, United Kingdom.. .
Manson Insurance Group
Manson Insurance Group operates as an insurance broker. The Manson Group, which includes Manson Warner Healthcare, focuses on healthcare, general insurance and financial services.
The company also provides professional insurance advice and risk solutions.. .
• Dot is a curated marketplace of design-led properties. We source undervalued properties in fast-growing cities & transform them into high-yielding passive investments.
• Delivering every element of the property lifecycle condensing a typical 6-month buying process into an elegant e-commerce experience • Enabling global investors to buy, add value, rent and refinance properties seamlessly online – like Amazon one-click for real estate.. .
myNexus Limited is a UK-based SaaS company innovating in the pre-series A investment sector to create a new digital way to smart-match and connect entrepreneurs and investors. myNexus works to tackle investment process bias and improve investment in underfunded communities such as female founders, businesses outside of London, and BAME & LGBT founders.
myNexus WebApp and Entrepreneur Skills Index saves entrepreneurs and investors huge amounts of wasted time and money by using gaming technology to validate the skills of entrepreneurs and smart-match them to potential investors, improving investment readiness. myNexus has trademarked the term ‘investreneur’ in anticipation of growth in the investment industry..
Provide your business customers with the right solutions at the right stage of life, throughout their entire journey. Banks can so support businesses gig to big: from sole-trader/self-employed (‘Gig’) and microbusiness through to SME and internationally operating enterprises with sophisticated requirements.
Acquire new business customers early for a very low cost, and stay with them for life.. .
In 2006 Reg and Louis Rix started CarFinance 247. While running a successful online car classified business, which was later bought by RAC, they spotted one big gap in the market.
People were finding it hard to get honest advice on car finance. So, they came up with a new way of working, giving customers access to a panel of trusted lenders, and a huge range of financial products to suit you, whatever your situation..
Robinsons Way is a credit company that offers deposit service to the general public in Sweden. The company offers legal collection; reconnection; debt purchase; lettering, telephony, SMS, and email contact; litigation; and tracing services.
It provides its collection services to companies in the public and private sectors, including banking and financial services, retail and home shopping, utilities, and debt purchasing in the United Kingdom. The company was incorporated in 2009 and is based in Manchester, United Kingdom.
Robinson Way’s principle and only objective is to deliver outstanding collection services that meet both our clients’ needs and those of a highly regulated and compliant business group.. .
FinTech Global Careers Ltd
FinTech Global Careers Ltd are an elite talent acquisition agency focused on helping top quality Executive and C-Suite level individuals to make their next career move, within the Financial Technology (FinTech) industry. Competition is fierce in the emerging FinTech industry, making demand for quality talent higher than current supply.
This is especially true for top level, executive and C-suite positions. Our focus lies with candidates who are of world-class calibre, and whose experience and personal profile are challenging to acquire.
We operate in the main FinTech hubs around the world.. .
Williamson & Croft
Their specialist industry knowledge and experience combined with their commercial and entrepreneurial approach allows their clients to enjoy high quality technical services, whilst their commitment to providing the highest level of client care ensures clients can always trust and rely on us. They strive to provide a service that is reliable, responsive and personally tailored, underpinned by a wealth of expertise and solid technical knowledge.
They truly understand that their business is invested in their clients, and that their success is reliant on theirs. This is why they go beyond the usual responsibilities of an accountancy firm, to ensure their clients have every possible chance at the success they desire..
ACE Money Transfer
ACE Money Transfer is a global leader in international money transfer. Since 2002, we are helping individuals move money worldwide.
What stands us out in the industry is that we provide money transfer service in more than 90+ countries. Our online money transfer is a one-stop solution to send money directly to your loved ones – No matter your family or friends are on the last corner of the world.
Once you have access to online money transfer at ACE, the process of sending money becomes more comfortable and convenient than it ever has been.. .
Auden is a for-profit social enterprise intent on changing the face of consumer finance in the UK. Built on an ethos that the companies of the future will profit by doing the right thing, the fintech company has built its own proprietary platform.
Its first product is a short-term loan service that aims to be an ethical take on the payday loan.. .
The PRS REIT
The housing market is facing challenges on many fronts as recognised by the recent government white paper. Key amongst these are the twin issues of supply and cost, both creating a considerable barrier to entry for families and first time buyers alike, with the average deposit now payable by first time buyers representing 62% of their annual salary.
The private rented sector, which is the natural alternative for many of these would be buyers, is predominantly comprised of private, small scale ownerships providing stock of varying quality. The PRS REIT plc is creating a portfolio of newly constructed, professionally managed housing in popular, convenient locations at rents suitable for singles, couples and families..
Roma Finance provides property professionals and landlords with bridging loans, development finance and buy-to-let mortgages. We offer first and second charge loans from £30k to £3 million and have operated successfully in the UK bridging finance market for over ten years providing finance for property projects such as renovations, change of use, property auction purchases and ground-up developments on residential investment, commercial and industrial properties throughout England, Scotland and Wales.
Roma Finance also has buy-to-let and holiday let options that provide borrowers with longer term solutions for their projects. Bridging and development properties can be sold on or turned into buy-to-let investments with a release of equity for new ventures.
Why Roma Finance? • Simple legal process with completions possible in 7 days • Manual common sense underwriting • Dedicated underwriter and single point of contact • Dual legal representation on bridge to term products • A personal service and support throughout the life of the project. .
Marq Millions Ltd.
At Marq Millions Ltd we have a simple vision: a straightforward, industry-leading financial services product portfolio, backed by market leading technology. Our goal is to become the go-to Electronic Money Institute.
At present we offer three products; Arro Money, Remittance Services and White Label Solutions. Bringing to market products that truly support our customers’ needs, disruptive to providers who aren’t adequately servicing the market.
Offering a range of financial service solutions across our product range utilising our bespoke E-Wallet Platform, creating reputable, recognisable products and delivering them as branded subsidiaries of Marq Millions under our FCA license across the UK and internationally.. .
Nivo has combined bank standard identity verification with secure instant messaging. Its network offers the convenience of an interface like WhatsApp but where both sides of a conversation can trust the other is who they say they are.
You can use the latest technologies to identify customers, and you can share information, images, and files effortlessly.. .
Think Money is one of the largest and longest-running financial services and advice providers in the UK, helping people find the best way of managing their finances, whether that means providing budgeting advice, assisting them with debt problems, helping them find insurance, mortgages, loans… So the company has developed a wide range of financial solutions. Since it began in 1993, it has helped hundreds of thousands of people with their finances.
As a result, it has built a solid reputation for delivering a professional and dedicated service to clients.. .
Social landlords spend large sums on their capital works, and they hold a wealth of data in their housing, asset management and finance systems. But this data is often gathered and stored on spreadsheets, so landlords struggle to turn its potential into insight for better management decision-making.
Worse still, they lose auditable control over the cost and quality of their capital works, and get caught up in commercial disputes with their contractors and suppliers. Valueworks provides a shared collaborative software platform that gives landlords visibility into clean data, and control over the cost and quality of their capital works; while their contractors and suppliers receive well-structured programs of work – reducing the number of disputes and ensuring they remain a supplier of choice.
Delivered as a service for a fixed monthly cost, our software integrates with all major housing, asset and finance systems, and a typical implementation takes no longer than five weeks. Our customers include Home Group, Flintshire County Council and Sutton Housing Partnership.
In addition, we share strategic partnerships with Microsoft and Esuasive, allowing us to embed the latest data analysis and business intelligence functionality within our software, and to bring better customer service to tenants.. .
PrintBoss was created by their talented team at Wellspring Software in 1990. It developed from a simple need: print checks from multiple bank accounts onto one blank check stock.
Since then, PrintBoss has grown both in its compatibility with various accounting softwares and in its depth of features to become the premier QuickBooks® check printing software. But as the product has developed they have maintained their focus of saving people time and money, while increasing security.
We’re passionate about their business and serving their customers. They use PrintBoss every day, but they know that their customers often come up with the best ideas, so they like to hear from you.
So give us a call or drop us a line to let us know how you think PrintBoss could improve as a QuickBooks® check printing software. While the birthplace of PrintBoss was Southern California, in 1996 they relocated to the Heartland – St.
Louis, Missouri. The move has allowed us to be centrally located for shipping (cheaper FedEx bills and quicker transit times) and support hours.
The great Midwest also allows operating costs to remain low, enabling us to keep their prices as low as possible. They know that running a business can be expensive and difficult.
Thornway Insurances Limited operates as an insurance broker. The company was incorporated in 1982 and is based in Manchester, United Kingdom.
As of February 23, 2009, Thornway Insurances Limited operates as a subsidiary of COBRA Holdings Plc.. .
AccessPay develops and offers cloud-based payment and cash management solutions. The company’s cloud-based service provides ease of integration with any ERP, TMS, or other back-end systems.
It also enables the straight-through processing of domestic and international payments via BACS, FPS, CHAPS, and SWIFT. By connecting an organization’s back office systems with its banks and providing a consolidated view of all banking relationships, AccessPay gives corporate enterprises real-time visibility of all cash balances and offers a detailed analysis, which helps financial professionals maximize the use of working capital.
The company was founded in 2012 and is based in London, United Kingdom.. .
Freedom Finance is a Uk-based loan broker specialising in unsecured personal loans, secured loans, debt consolidation, homeowner loans, holiday loans, car loans and home improvement loans. Based in the North West of the UK, Freedom set themselves aside from competitors by offering a ‘footprint free’ credit search.
This means that customers can find out whether or not they qualify for a loan before they are approved or rejected, meaning credit ratings stay in tact.. .
Calvin Capital is an independent Meter Asset Providers (“MAP”) in Great Britain, Calvin finances the provision and installation of electricity and gas metering meters on behalf of energy suppliers as well as managing the meter portfolio. Since its inception in 2002, the company has financed the procurement and installation of six million domestic meters, investing nearly £600 million.
As a market leading MAP Calvin is ideally positioned to support energy suppliers in meeting their smart meter roll-out obligations and has already secured contracts for over eight million smart meters.. .
Consolidation Express specialises in debt consolidation loans up to £75,000. If your application is approved, you could have the requested funds in less than two hours.
Consolidation Express is based in Manchester and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.. .
Lenders4U is a loan comparison site dedicated to subprime lending in the UK. We primarily compare product pricing and also showcase a range of detailed statistics.
Our long-term goal is to build a comprehensive and valuable resource for our users.. .
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