2018 Sponsors





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Architas aims to meet the demands of the ever changing complex financial and regulatory climate. Through our range of risk profiled, income generating and specialist funds of funds, we aim to meet the challenges faced by today's investor. As a business we recognise the importance of working in partnership with our advisers and have built a range of tools, which are designed to support them and their clients throughout the investment journey.

As part of the global AXA Group, our clients can rest assured that we are built on solid foundations but maintain the flexibility and entrepreneurial dynamism of a smaller company. Launched during the difficult markets of 2008, Architas has seen strong growth with assets under management and under advisory totalling £23 billion.*

*Data correct as at 30 June 2017. Please note that Architas is 100% owned by the AXA Group but it has no legal right of access to the assets of the AXA Group. Our previous company performance is not a guide to how we will perform in the future.

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comparethemarket.com launched in 2006 and has grown rapidly to become one of the UK’s leading price comparison websites. Providing customers with an easy way to make the right choice for them on a wide range of products including motor, home, life, travel and pet insurance as well as utilities and money products such as, credit cards and loans, comparethemarket.com works with the best and most trusted organisations to ensure quality service to consumers.

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As regular commentators in the industry and national press, Coreco are delighted to be a sponsor of the prestigious Headline Money Awards, celebrating the hard work and exceptional achievements of journalists, bloggers and PR’s who help to educate and inform the public. 

Coreco are an award winning, professional mortgage brokerage who bring a refreshing, down-to-earth clarity to the advice process. This is framed by technology to deliver an outstanding level of service that is built round the customer.

As a well-respected consumer brand, Coreco aim to challenge pre-conceived ideas of what a mortgage broker is, taking time to really understand our clients’ needs and objectives before providing top quality advice. 

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Direct Line

Started in 1985, Direct Line became the first UK insurance company to use the telephone as its main channel of communication. It provides motor, home, travel and pet insurance cover direct to customers by phone or on-line.

Direct Line general insurance policies are underwritten by U K Insurance Limited, Registered office: The Wharf, Neville Street, Leeds LS1 4AZ. Registered in England and Wales No 1179980. U K Insurance Limited is authorised by the Prudential Regulation Authority and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority and the Prudential Regulation Authority.

Direct Line and U K Insurance limited are both part of Direct Line Insurance Group plc. Customers can find out more about Direct Line products or get a quote by calling 0345 246 3761 or visiting www.directline.com.

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eToro is a global social trading and investment platform with over 9 million users across 140 countries. Founded in 2007 and regulated in the UK by the FCA, eToro enables users to invest in over 1,500 instruments including equities, commodities, and cryptocurrencies.

eToro pioneered ‘social trading’ allowing users to review and copy the investment strategies of other users. This has led to the rise of eToro’s ‘popular investors’, ordinary users that have amassed thousands of copiers and now manage millions of pounds in wealth on the eToro platform.

eToro has become a leading cryptocurrency retailer enabling users to invest in a growing range of the largest cryptocurrency assets. eToro champions regulation for the cryptocurrency sector, and in the UK its Managing Director, Iqbal V Gandham, is the inaugural chair of Crypto UK, the UK’s first self-regulatory body for cryptocurrencies.

For further information https://www.etoro.com/

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first direct bank

First direct bank provides mobile banking, online and telephone services to its 1.35m customers and offers a full range of personal banking products including its multi-award winning current account and mortgages. It is frequently recognised for its excellent customer service by numerous independent third parties including Which?, Moneywise, Moneyfacts and Moneysavingexpert.com. As well as its facebook page, first direct uses social media to engage with customers through sites like YouTube, and Twitter.

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Habito gets customers the best mortgage possible. Free, fast, transparent and impartial - we take care of it. Using a unique combination of cutting-edge technology and industry-leading mortgage experts, homebuyers can, for the first time, be sure they are getting the best deal for them.

Whether a first-time buyer, moving home, remortgaging, or simply taking back control of their finances, a mortgage is a big decision - it’s no surprise that 4 out of 5 people seek advice from a broker. Unlike a traditional broker, our technology analyses every mortgage on the market from over 90 lenders to find the best one in seconds. Then a dedicated mortgage expert keeps the customer updated on the progress of their application from start to finish - all online, done from the comfort of their own home and completely for free.

Habito is backed by Atomico, Ribbit Capital and Mosaic Ventures, with a stellar lineup of angel investors including Transferwise CEO Taavet Hinrikus, Funding Circle’s founder Samir Desai and Yuri Milner.

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HSBC UK serves around 14.5 million customers in the UK and employs approximately 32,000 people. HSBC UK offers a complete range of personal, premier and private banking services including bank accounts and mortgages. It also provides commercial banking for small to medium businesses and large corporates. HSBC Bank plc is a wholly owned subsidiary of HSBC Holdings plc.

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Jupiter Asset Management

Founded in London in 1985, Jupiter is an established asset manager with an increasing presence in Europe and Asia. As we have grown, our strong culture has been essential in keeping our entrepreneurial, talent-driven spirit. We believe in active fund management, working together to share investment ideas, yet ensuring our fund managers take individual responsibility for their own portfolios. Jupiter offers a broad range of actively managed strategies including equities, fixed income, multi-asset and absolute return.

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 Established in 1989, Lansons is one of the UK’s leading reputation management and strategic communications consultancies; specialising in corporate, media and political communications. We help our clients achieve their objectives by communicating more effectively with customers, investors, employers, policy makers, regulators and the wider public. 

Our consultants are experts in media, investor, political, regulatory, employee, digital and international communications, delivering exceptional advice and the best creative ideas, based on decades of experience and unrivalled sector knowledge. We don’t believe in silos, but we do believe in the value of specialist skills and expertise. We pride ourselves on our approach. We believe that the best reputations are built on ideas and communications that successfully combine your business goals with the needs and interests of the people you want to reach. And our approach works. We have won over 90 awards for the powerful campaigns we deliver for our clients, and we have been named ‘agency of the year’ 16 times. 

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LifeSearch protects more than 100,000 families a year from many offices across the UK and one in South Africa.  We serve the customers of leading price comparison websites, banks and insurers, through online trading and expert advice and support over the telephone. We are the UKs largest protection intermediary by quite some way and regularly lend our 20 years’ worth of expertise to insurers and other trade organisations who ask for our help to improve what our market does for consumers. We have recently helped found the Women in Protection group too. Our driving purpose has long been, “To love getting far more people than anyone ever thought possible to protect themselves, their families and their businesses, in a way we know is best for them.” We are getting there.

LifeSearch, say: “We are delighted to be sponsoring the Consumer Champion of the Year award. LifeSearch loves improving life insurance and protection outcomes for consumers, doing to our customers as we would be done by and helping them to be more financially resilient. So this award, which recognises those who champion the cause of consumers every day, is right up our street.”

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LV= is a modern financial services business where everything we do revolves around creating value for our members. We have a composite model which means we provide a mix of financial solutions from general insurance, ways to protect people’s incomes right through to providing for those retirement years. We’re committed to offering affordable, relevant and well-designed products but not at the expense of doing the right thing and living by our strong mutual and ethical values

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M&S Bank

M&S Bank launched in 2012, on the foundations of M&S Money, which was established in 1985 as Marks & Spencer Financial Services, to bring the trusted Marks & Spencer brand values to banking. M&S Bank offers a broad range of financial services products including the M&S Current Account, travel money, and a range of loans, savings and general insurance products.

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As a global investment manager, we help institutions, intermediaries and individuals across the planet meet their goals, fulfil their ambitions, and prepare for the future. But as the world changes, so do our clients’ needs. That’s why we have a long history of adapting to suit the times and keeping our focus on what matters most to our clients.
Doing this takes experience and expertise. We bring together people and data to spot the trends that will shape the future. This provides a unique perspective which allows us to always invest with conviction. We are responsible for £430.2 billion (€488.3 billion/$577.3 billion)* of assets for our clients who trust us to deliver sustainable returns. We remain determined to build future prosperity for them, and for all of society. Today, we have 4,100 people across six continents who focus on doing just this.
We are a global business that’s managed locally. This allows us to always keep our clients’ needs at the heart of everything we do. For over two centuries and more than seven generations we’ve grown and developed our expertise in tandem with our clients’ needs and interests. 

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Scottish Widows

Scottish Widows

Scottish Widows plc is here to help the UK plan for later life.

We've been helping people plan their financial futures for over200 years and to this day, it remains what we do. In 2014 Scottish Widows was one of the leading pensions and annuity providers in the UK which people wouldbe happy to deal with.*

And in 2014, Scottish Widows was the financial providerwith the highest consideration for pension products in the UK.*

This meanswe’re making a real difference in the lives of our 6.4 million customers. Whatever your life plan, Scottish Widows can help you lead the life you want, both today and tomorrow. Because life feels better when you have a plan.

*Source: Hall & Partners Brand Tracker 2014. Data based on 3,439 adults(ABC1C2), responsible for making financial decisions.

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Seven Investment Management (7IM)    

It all began in 2002, with seven of us in a basement establishing Seven Investment Management (7IM) because we couldn't find anywhere we wanted to invest our families' money. Our assets under management now stand at around £12bn, and we have moved from ‘basement’ to ‘Bishopsgate’ in the City of London.

We are a wealth manager, multi asset manager and platform provider, with a broad selection of funds, products and services. This includes our multi manager fund range through to our Asset Allocated Passive (AAP) range, specialist funds such as the 7IM Sustainable Balance Fund and our model portfolios. We also offer a retirement planning service.

We aim to manage money to achieve targeted returns over the long run and our own money is invested alongside that of our clients.

Our award-winning app, 7IMagine, was launched five years ago to help investors engage with their personal finances. It has seen regular updates and improvements along the way – something we’ll continue to do. Using technology developed by the experts behind Nintendo 64 classics GoldenEye and Donkey Kong, the My Future tool within the app allows anyone to capture details about their own and their families’ finances in as little as 10 minutes and extrapolate what that might mean for them in the future. It’s free to download from the Apple app store, Google Play or the Windows Store.

More information and our latest views are available at www.7im.co.uk

Broadcast remains very much in our DNA. It has been said that Co-founder Justin Urquhart Stewart can smell a microphone from a mile away. Today, 7IM has a list of commentators talking about markets through to investment services working alongside Justin. The team appears on the TV and radio on an almost daily basis.

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Sound Creative / Through The I

As leading agencies within the markettiers network, both have a strong heritage, experience, and are award winning for their work in the Financial services sector. 

Firm believers in the power of broadcast, the activation of campaign advocacy, brand storytelling and intelligent communications whether via the creation of live streamed events, webinars and video content, or the news creation and placement of stories and content across top tier UK broadcast and Online channels, we deliver for clients via the power of broadcast.

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Vitality is the innovative and rapidly growing health and life insurance business that enables people to understand more about their personal health, rewards them for healthy living and protects them when things go wrong.

Vitality pioneered the ‘shared-value’ insurance model, a unique approach based on the scientifically proven principles of behavioural economics. It helps members take a more active role in managing their own wellness, encouraging them to develop healthy long-term habits that are good for them, good for the company and good for society. Should they need to claim, Vitality members also have the reassurance of best-in-class cover, including medical care that offers a Full Cover Promise and serious illness protection covering nearly four times as many conditions as other providers.

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