Joshua Waddilove, Founder of Provident, 1840-1920
At Provident, customers are at the heart of our business and have been since 1880. Provident has been helping families and communities by offering cash loans between £100 - £1,000 over a range of terms, subject to affordability. What's more, Provident provide a face to face weekly service which many customers may not get with other lenders.
Provident has a commitment to helping people, which is why, as well as providing loans, we also invest in local communities. Provident offers a community program that aims to benefit those who live and work in the areas in which we operate. In 2015 we helped 37 organisations across the UK, and for the first time in 2016, the public could nominate and vote for charities and community projects that they thought were deserving.
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Provident is part of the Provident Financial Plc, a FTSE 100 Company. Provident Financial is one of the UK's leading suppliers of personal credit products to the non-standard lending market. Provident Financial provides a number of products, as well as, home credit loans including; online loans through Satsuma Loans and credit cards through Vanquis Bank.
We voluntarily follow the CCA’s code of practice which sets out the standards of business practice for members of the CCA. This means customers get extra peace of mind from knowing that this additional protection exists.
Unlike some loan companies, Provident have been around for over a century. We were founded in 1880 by Joshua Waddilove, who wanted to help working families provide for themselves.
Over the past 135 years, we've helped hundereds of thousands of people when they needed a hand.