Revealed: 2018 NACFB Award Winners

Over 700 people attended the NACFB’s record-breaking Gala Dinner and Awards Ceremony on Thursday November 29th 2018, rounding off a bumper year for the Association in both grandeur and style.

A selection of photos from the evening can be found here

The NACFB Awards Ceremony provides an annual opportunity for the Association’s brokers to recognise Patron lenders. What makes the NACFB Awards Ceremony different from others in the industry is that there is no fixed shortlist, so there can often be unexpected results from the voting. 

 

The full 2018 NACFB Awards roll of honour is…

 

Buy to Let Lender of the Year – Sponsored by Mortgages for Business

Shortlisted:

  • InterBay Commercial UK
  • Paragon
  • Shawbrook Bank

Winner: Precise Mortgages

  

Leasing & Asset Provider of the Year – Sponsored by Asset Finance Solutions

 Shortlisted:

  • Close Brothers Asset Finance
  • Hitachi Capital Business Finance
  • Lloyds Bank Commercial Banking

Winner: Investec Asset Finance

 

Best Development Lender of the Year – Sponsored by Stonehouse Property Finance

 Shortlisted:

  • Assetz Capital
  • Octopus Property
  • United Trust Bank

Winner: Aldermore

 

Business Bank of the Year – Sponsored by Empire Corporate Finance

Shortlisted:

  • Aldermore
  • Barclays
  • Lloyds Bank Commercial Banking

Winner: NatWest

 

Commercial Mortgage Lender of the Year – Sponsored by Watts Commercial Finance

 Shortlisted:

  • Aldermore
  • InterBay Commercial UK
  • NatWest

Winner: Lloyds Bank Commercial Banking

 

Factor & Invoice Discounter of the Year – Sponsored by Goodman Corporate Finance

 Shortlisted:

  • Aldermore
  • Lloyds Bank Commercial Finance
  • NatWest

Winner: Bibby Financial Services

 

Most Innovative Lender of the Year – Sponsored by White Rose Finance Group

Shortlisted:

  • Aldermore
  • Amicus Commercial Mortgages
  • Octane

Winner: LendInvest

 

Short Term Lender of the Year – Sponsored by Century 10 Real Estate Finance

 Shortlisted:

  • Aldermore
  • Masthaven Bank
  • Precise Mortgages

Winner: Shawbrook Bank

 

Small Funder of the Year – Sponsored by the NACFB

Shortlisted:

  • Esme Loans
  • Funding Circle
  • Growth Street

Winner: iwoca

 

Unsecured Funder of the Year – Synergy Commercial Finance

Shortlisted:

  • Esme Loans
  • Fleximize
  • Spotcap

Winner: Funding Circle

 

Specialist Lender of the Year – Sponsored by GPS Financial

Shortlisted:

  • Aldermore
  • InterBay Commercial UK
  • United Trust Bank

Winner: Together Money

 

Newcomer/New Entrant of the Year – Sponsored by Commercial Mortgages Solutions

 Shortlisted:

  • Amicus Commercial Mortgages
  • Mercia
  • Octane

Winner: Esme Loans

 

The Association gave special recognition to two industry titans for their dedication and service to the commercial lending community. The Lifetime Contribution award went to Graham Hill, who retires from the Board of Directors this year after 14-years of service. David Whittaker received the Outstanding Achievement award in a year that has seen him take a step back from the NACFB to focus on his new lending enterprise. 

 

Lifetime Contribution Award: Graham Hill

Outstanding Achievement Award: David Whittaker

 

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