Online small business creditor Prospa was appointed Fintech Lender of the Year in last week’s MFAA National Excellence Awards 2020, meaning that the group has claimed that the title every year because the category’s introduction into the occasion.
Prospa’s nationwide win followed its series of victories in precisely the exact same group across every country and territory award event held within the month of June.
“We’re delighted to be voted Fintech Lender of the Year for the third year running,” stated Alex Brgudac, Prospa mind of partnerships.
“Winning a clean sweep of the MFAA fintech award is not a simple feat. There’s a whole lot of strong competition on the market, so we’re very pleased with this result – particularly knowing this class is broker-voted – it means that a great deal and leaves me very emotional.
“Congratulations goes to every single finalist and winner and thank you to the MFAA, not just for delivering a great virtual event, but for their ongoing support and industry leadership throughout the year.”
The fintech class was added into that the MFAA’s awards three years ago to recognise the new and potent fashion clearly taking shape inside the business, based on Stephen Hale, MFAA mind of communications and marketing.
“The fintech has brought a new breed of choice across lenders, which is really healthy for consumers, including those who are small business owners as well,” he explained.
“The MFAA National Fintech Lender of the Year award recognises this new segment of lending which uses technology to deliver better, faster customer and partner experiences. We really believe fintech lenders are going to become a vital part of the broker industry, and I think working with fintechs will help expand broker influence into the commercial and equipment lending sectors and will increase their market share.”
Prospa’s strong showing round the 2020 MFAA awards events contained lots of its BDMs being recognised in their own nations as finalists and winners.
Prospa BDM Erin Manhood won National BDM of the Year (Bank & Service Services Provider) and Clare Gallimore was a finalist in precisely the exact same category, after her nation win in QLD. David Robertson was also a state finalist for WA.
Based on Brgudac, asserting the top fintech name “gets harder each year” as contest inside the distance continues to fortify.
“Prospa winning three years in a row is a major achievement in a highly competitive environment and demonstrates the strong support and trust Prospa has built in the broker community over the years,” he explained.
“Agents are critical to what we do in Prospa and we’re passionate about helping them develop their companies alongside their clients.
“We’re seeing some radical change out there across small businesses, where they’re being forced to adapt with things like digital technology and distribution; people have had to go through 10 years’ worth of digital change in 10 weeks. That can be nerve wracking, and I think brokers are well positioned to help small business owners around the country beat 2020, so they can not only survive, but thrive.”