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1st Stop Personal Loans highly commended in the Financial Reporter Awards

Well done to all the winners in the Financial Reporter Awards 2015. We’re really proud to announce 1st Stop Personal Loans have been highly commended in the Best Unsecured Lender category. An excellent achievement we’re all really proud of here at 1st Stop. Thank you to all those who voted for us and the continued support within the marketplace. …

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Greater Manchester Fastest 50 companies of 2015

1st Stop Group have made it to the list of Greater Manchester Fastest 50 companies of 2015. The companies are all from the Greater Manchester Business Week’s circulation area and have all seen their turnovers grow over the last three years whilst remaining profitable in each of those years. The full A – Z list can be found HERE …

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24-hour payment facility for 1st Stop Personal Loans

You can now make a payment to your 1st Stop Personal Loan account by phone. Simply call 01253 845 880 with your loan agreement number and your debit card details to hand. The process is quick, easy and best of all you can call any time! We won’t charge you to use this service, the amount you pay is what we credit to your account. If you need to discuss your account with an advisor please call 08443 725 278. Our offices are open from 8:00am to 6:30pm (Monday to Thursday)  and 8:00 to 5:30pm (Friday). *Please note that local call rates …

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New 1st Stop Products

We’re pleased to announce the launch of new products to cater for customers underserved by mainstream lenders. For many years, we have offered specialist products for customers with little or no equity and/or recent adverse, now we can reveal a new offering of secured product rates from just 12% APR. We’ve also re-launched our Personal Loans product to offer a range of rates for both homeowners and tenants. The product offers loans from £1,000 to £10,000 with instant, on-line decisions and an e –signature fulfilment. If you’re a broker or introducer and you would like to find out more about …

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Charity cyclists don’t stop

A coast to coast cycle has raised thousands for a charity set up by a Fylde Coast businessman. Employees at 1st Stop Group covered 130 miles from its North East office in Chester-le-Street to their main headquarters in Blackpool. The group of 15 cyclists took three days to complete the challenge, which raised around £4,000 for the Wills Foundation. <a href=”http://ad.uk.doubleclick.net/jump/blackpool.jp/community-news;nav=news;nav=community;nav=community-news;pgid=16712290;tile=3;pos=mpu1;pos=artmpu1;sz=300×251,300×250;;gs_cat=GS_TOPIC;weathertoday=sunny;weathertomorrow=sunnyspells;ord=[timestamp]?” target=”_blank”> <img src=”http://ad.uk.doubleclick.net/ad/blackpool.jp/community-news;nav=news;nav=community;nav=community-news;pgid=16712290;tile=3;pos=mpu1;pos=artmpu1;sz=300×251,300×250;;gs_cat=GS_TOPIC;weathertoday=sunny;weathertomorrow=sunnyspells;ord=[timestamp]?” alt=”Dynamic Dart Advertisement” /> </a> <a href=”http://ad.uk.doubleclick.net/jump/blackpool.jp/community-news;nav=news;nav=community;nav=community-news;pgid=16712290;tile=4;sz=2×1;;gs_cat=GS_TOPIC;weathertoday=sunny;weathertomorrow=sunnyspells;ord=[timestamp]?” target=”_blank”> <img src=”http://ad.uk.doubleclick.net/ad/blackpool.jp/community-news;nav=news;nav=community;nav=community-news;pgid=16712290;tile=4;sz=2×1;;gs_cat=GS_TOPIC;weathertoday=sunny;weathertomorrow=sunnyspells;ord=[timestamp]?” alt=”Dynamic Dart Advertisement” /> </a> The charity was set up by 1st Stop’s director, Steve Wills, earlier this year. It aims to raise awareness of and …

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1st Stop celebrates 10th birthday

1st Stop has recently celebrated the fact it has been trading for ten years, where it hosted a party in Blackpool last Friday. Secured lender, 1st Stop, celebrated its 10th birthday last week, where it marked the milestone by inviting its Brokers to its Blackpool event last Friday. 15 staff from the secured loans firm also took part in a 130 bike ride from Chester-le-Street to its Blackpool headquarters, where they finished at the party, in honour of The Wills Family Foundation. Commenting on the milestone, Rhian Roberts, Group BDM, said: ‘It’s such a great achievement for 1st Stop to …

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1st Stop launches niche secured products in Northern Ireland

Blackpool-based lender 1st Stop Homeloans, who will be celebrating 10 years of trading in June, have made the decision to offer its niche secured products to the Northern Ireland market. The lender hopes their second charge products will be a welcome addition to brokers who also deal in near prime business in Northern Ireland. Loans up to £10,000 do not have any LTV restrictions nor consent or valuation requirements, and with £15,000 loans requiring only 90% LTV, their products will be perfectly placed to write incremental business in Northern Ireland. The loans from £1,500 can be used for home improvements, …

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1st Stop Group’s Fit & Finance Month

Have you made a New Year’s resolution for 2014? Are you looking to sort your finances, get fit or maybe you want to do both? For the month of January, each day we’ll be posting a quick fitness or finance tip on our Facebook page to help keep you focused for those New Year’s resolutions. …

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