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Consultancy of the Year

Savings Guru was named runner up in the 'Consultancy of the Year’ category of the 2019 British Bank Awards on Thursday 7th March.  The Award was won by 11:FS who create digital propositions for banks.  Founder James Blower, commenting after the Awards, said: “It’s a tremendous honour to finish runner-up in the Awards to finish ahead of global heavyweight consultancies such as Deloitte, CapGemini and Capco.  Congratulations to 11:FS on winning and a huge ‘thank you’ to all our clients, website users and supporters who nominated us and voted for us.”

Savings Guru is a finalist at the British Bank Awards

We are thrilled to announce that Savings Guru has been shortlisted as a finalist in the ‘Consultancy of the Year’ category at The British Bank Awards.  The firm is up against industry heavyweights Deloitte, Cap Gemini, Capco and 11:FS.

The British Bank Awards recognise the best products, hottest innovation and most trusted financial brands and are seen as the ‘Oscars' of the banking world.

On hearing the news, Savings Guru founder, James Blower, said ‘Awards that are voted for by customers are particularly special and I’m humbled that we’ve made the final five for such a prestigious award.  I want to say a huge thank you to everyone who has helped us on our journey and I look forward to the awards ceremony on the 7th March!’

Voting for the awards continues until 10th February 2019 and you can cast your vote here:  https://smp.reviews/british-bank-awards-2019-survey

We have another Winner! Competition Winner Announced

The winner of our November competition in Around Town Magazine is Sarah Shaw from Billericay, pictured.  Sarah has chosen to spend her £50 restaurant voucher in the new Billericay restaurant, Felix.  Congratulations Sarah!

Arbuthnot Latham joins growing client list

Savings Guru are thrilled to announce that we will be working with Arbuthnot Latham Private Bank.  Founder, James Blower, said ‘Arbuthnot are a very progressive bank looking to develop their business and it is a pleasure to be assisting them in achieving this. We look forward to helping them over the coming months.’  Arbuthnot become the third new client for Savings Guru in 2017 in what is fast becoming the most exciting year since launch.

Savings Guru to speak at CACI Savings Conference

Founder James Blower will be a key note speaker at CACI’s annual Savings Conference to be held on Tuesday 19th March 2019 at the Wellcome Collection Conference Centre in London.  

Following a successful appearance in 2018, James has been invited back to address CACI members.  

He will be talking about the future of the savings market and the impact of new entrant banks to an audience of around 120 delegates representing retail savings providers from across the UK.  Also presenting are Nationwide’s Nathan Miles and CACI’s Mark Edwards.

The Savings Guru to speak at CACI Savings Conference

Founder James Blower will be a key note speaker at CACI’s annual Savings Conference to be held on Wednesday 7th March at the Wellcome Collection Conference Centre in London.  

James will be talking about the future of savings to over 70 delegates representing retail savings providers from across the UK.  

Also presenting are Simon Betteridge, Savings and Propositions Director at Barclays, who will talk about changing consumer behaviour in the savings market and CACI’s Mark Edwards, who will present a view from CACI’s database.

Around Town Magazine Competition Winner Announced

We are delighted to announce that the winner of our September completion in Around Town Magazine is Adrian Plummer from Billericay. Adrian correctly answered both questions and has chosen to spend his £50 restaurant voucher in Giggling Squid. Congratulations Adrian!

Adrian is pictured receiving his voucher from Savings Guru Founder, James Blower

Savings Guru on BBC Radio Scotland

We are delighted to have been invited to talk about challenger banks and their influence on the market.  Our Founder, James Blower, will be on the BBC Radio Scotland breakfast show tomorrow morning at around 7.40am talking to Gillian Marles about the different types of challenger banks, what’s behind the influx of new banks, whether they have been successful and what he sees happening in the future.  

Tune in live on 92.5 – 94.7 FM or via the BBC Radio player online at http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio/player/bbc_radio_scotland_fm

Savings Guru on This is Money podcast

On Wednesday 23rd January 2019, James Blower was a guest on the This is Money podcast alongside presenter Georgie Frost and Daily Mail Consumer Affairs Editor, Lee Boyce.  In the ‘Savings Special’ James and Lee discussed a host of savings topics and the show will air on Friday 25th January.

This is Money is the financial arm of The Daily Mail and the podcast is available via https://www.thisismoney.co.uk/money/podcast/index.html as well as Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Podcasts and many more podcast platforms.

The Savings Guru on Phoenix FM

Savings Guru are delighted to announce that our Founder, James Blower, will be appearing on the Feelgood Saturday show with Naomi Sayers on Saturday 6th January from 10 – 12.  James will be talking about his work and answering listeners questions on all things savings and finance.  

Listeners in Essex can tune in on 98.0FM and other areas can listen online via: http://www.phoenixfm.com/listen-live/

 

Savings Guru launches new comparison site

Today we launch a new comparison site dedicated to helping savers.  Why have we done this?  Firstly, we feel that the market doesn’t serve savers properly.  Many comparison sites now cover such large volumes of products that savings has become a sideline of their activities.  Secondly, those that do cater for savers display the information poorly or inaccessibly and we felt, from talking to savers, that we could make it clearer and easier to read.  Thirdly, we work across the industry and are uniquely placed to offer a view across the spectrum.  We hope that our insight can help inform savers to make the best decisions for their savings.

Our Founder, James Blower, commented: ‘The comparison part of the site has been something we’ve wanted to develop for sometime.  The finished product is the direct result of listening to feedback from customers on their experiences with other sites.  We hope that we’ve delivered something that savers will love.  There’s more to do – we want to add ISAs shortly for example – but we wanted to develop the site with what works for savers.  Please do get in touch and share your thoughts so that we can incorporate your views in the next phase of development.'

About The Savings Guru

We help savers get the best deal for their money by providing unique insight in to the savings market.  We help prospective banks apply for a banking licence and we help build customer services, products and marketing for them.  We also work with existing banks and building societies to improve their savings propositions.  This  insider view of savings means we are uniquely placed to help savers.

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