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Provident Polska celebrates 20 year anniversary

Provident Polska, part of International Personal Finance (IPF), is celebrating its 20 year anniversary. A market leading provider of home credit, Provident Polska is proud to have served over 4 million customers since launching in 1997.

Over the last two decades Provident Polska has become one of the top employers in Poland and an integral part of the well-functioning and competitive consumer credit market. Provident has a workforce of several thousand people, including its home credit agents who serve customers at their convenience in their homes.

Provident Polska offers customers a range of flexible home credit and digital products to meet their everyday requirements and continues to innovate to best serve these needs. Last year, Provident Polska introduced online self-service loans (Pożyczka Samoobsługowa), becoming the only consumer finance business in Poland to provide credit through both traditional channels (home credit with agent service and brokers) and online.

This milestone anniversary follows multiple award wins and industry recognition received by Provident Polska in 2017. Earlier this year the company was awarded the Master of Business title by Businessman.pl magazine, named Top Employer 2017 for the fifth time by the Top Employers Institute, and Financial Brand of the Year by economic publication Gazeta Finansowa.

David Parkinson, Country Manager of Provident Polska, commented: “Our 20 year anniversary is an exciting landmark and gives us an opportunity to celebrate our purpose of providing responsible loans to people who want to borrow small sums and repay in manageable, affordable amounts. Provident Polska’s continuing success in the Polish non-bank lending market has been underpinned by our commitment to addressing the needs of consumers through the provision of relevant and straightforward financial products. We look forward to the next 20 years!”

Gerard Ryan, CEO of IPF said: “I’m very pleased with what has been achieved since Provident Polska was launched twenty years ago and proud of the responsible and inclusive role the business plays in the credit market and the communities which it serves.”

Provident Polska is a leading provider of home credit in Poland. For the 6 months ended 30 June 2017, IPF’s Northern Europe region, which comprises the home credit businesses in Poland and the Czech Republic, had 798,000 customers and credit issued was £248M.

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