Voted by UK brokers
Sponsored by DAS Legal Expenses

Joint winner

Close Premium Finance

Close Premium Finance has been voted Premium Finance Provider of the Year seven out of the last 10 years. Testament to our long-term approach to broker partnerships and our ongoing commitment to improve our customer service, develop new products and engineer easier ways of dealing with us.

Close Premium Finance introduced the concept of insurance premium finance to the UK in 1977 and today remains the market leader, currently lending over £2bn of premiums through over 5000 brokers.

Our products cover every aspect of the premium finance market: commercial, personal lines and schemes, recourse and non-recourse, paper, electronic and paperless. Our products are designed to help brokers achieve their targets by increasing income, reducing costs and improving service.

Close Premium Finance has invested heavily in technology and business processes and has introduced more new products to accommodate the demand of our customers and deliver the best possible service. The latest addition to our award winning i-prompt facility is i-mail; this enables brokers to email us directly from i-prompt and receive responses directly in a matter of minutes. This kind of investment keeps us at the cutting edge of technology and we challenge ourselves to make even more improvements for our customers.

We are delighted to win this award; it recognises our dedication to the insurance market, our customers and our staff - who all strive to ensure that when it comes to premium finance, no one else is Close!

Premium Credit

Exceptional service levels, flexible terms and choice of delivery mechanisms are the means by which Premium Credit stands out from the rest of the premium finance industry. Being voted Premium Finance Provider of the Year for the second year running is testament to this, an accolade which all at Premium Credit are tremendously proud of. A massive 'thank you' to all of those who voted for Premium Credit as their No.1 choice.

Premium Credit specialises in the financing of commercial, personal lines and professional indemnity insurance and all three areas of the business remain on top of their respective markets.

In 2003, Premium Credit's commercial business has seen significant growth thanks to partnerships with the top UK broking groups, networks and the unmitigated success of Premium Credit's interactive service. The interactive service is Premium Credit's award winning online trading solution. Premium Credit's personal lines business continues to dominate its arena and throughout the year has partnered a number of leading software houses, implementing full cycle premium finance EDI into brokers' offices.

Premium Credit is the No.1 choice with brokers, insurers and Lloyd's syndicates thanks to the best people, most competitive rates and flexible terms. Premium Credit provides the trading choice for a more profitable, efficient and successful business.

Highly commended

Amber Credit

Amber Credit is extremely proud to be shortlisted for Premium Finance Provider of the Year at tonight's Insurance Times Awards.

Amber is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Skipton Building Society. It was the first premium finance company to offer a true non-recourse personal lines facility and we continue to be unique in being the only premium finance company to offer enhanced commissions at renewal on personal lines business.

Whether you require a personal lines facility, non-recourse or recourse, or a commercial facility, Amber's comprehensive suite of options has products to suit all.

Amber's rapid funding schedules and its innovative unsecured loan facility (Amberloan) ensure brokers maximise their earnings from their relationship with a refreshingly different premium finance provider.