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First Response Finance Overview

Nottingham, England
201 to 500 employees
1998
Company - Private
Lending
Unknown / Non-Applicable
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We are an award-winning UK finance company with offices in Nottingham, Leigh and Glasgow.

Our primary product is Hire Purchase for motor vehicles, including; used cars, motorbikes and vans, however, we also offer Personal Loans to existing ... Read more

Mission: Provide Great Credit Solutions for Non-Prime Customers

First Response Finance Reviews

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  • "People focussed"

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    Current Employee - Customer Experience in Nottingham, England
    Current Employee - Customer Experience in Nottingham, England
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    I have been working at First Response Finance full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Really people focussed and interested in people development. Also, the pay is very competitive.

    Cons

    Sometimes difficult to see opportunities to progress but they do come up at times

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First Response Finance Photos

First Response Finance photo of: Celebrating 10 years tenure again!
First Response Finance photo of: We are raising money with a festive bake off raising money for both NACOA and Magic Breakfast, 2 charities working hard to support children! This is of course biscuit week, keep an eye out for more!
First Response Finance photo of: The team has been hard at work completely refurbishing the office to make First Response an even better place to work! 👀 Take a sneak peak and keep an eye out for our full reveal soon!
First Response Finance photo of: Halloween has landed in the Trainee Underwriting Academy
First Response Finance photo of: Enjoying pizza at the office-Fundraising October!
First Response Finance photo of: Enjoying pizza at the office-Fundraising October!
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First Response Finance Interviews

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    Marketing Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Nottingham, England
    Accepted Offer
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    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. I interviewed at First Response Finance (Nottingham, England) in December 2014.

    Interview

    The first stage was an "open day" which is a bit like speed dating - you walk in and people who work there are stood around and you basically pick somebody to talk to before moving onto the next. It's very informal and more of a chat about your experience, how you feel about certain ways the business works (no targets for example) and what's important to you from a job perspective.

    If you're successful here you're then asked to an "assessment day". There were 8 people on mine recruiting for 2 roles in marketing. You go through a few tasks such as checking your marketing knowledge, pitching ideas, presentation skills etc. Throughout the day people are told they are unsuccessful and you never see them again (it's a bit nerve-wrecking!)

    At the end of the day you're then asked to an interview, where it's more of a formal discussion about what you're after, how you would work and it's a final analysis to see if you're right for the company, not just the role.

    Interview Questions

    • Where do you see yourself in 2 years?
      Do you prefer to work individually or as a team?
      What are your weaknesses?   Answer Question
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First Response Finance Awards & Accolades

  • 100 Best Companies to Work For, The Sunday Times (UK), 2017
  • 100 Best Companies to Work For, The Sunday Times (UK), 2016
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