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First Response Finance Overview

Nottingham, England
201 to 500 employees
1998
Company - Private
Lending
Unknown / Non-Applicable
Competitors

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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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    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Business Development Manager
    Former Employee - Business Development Manager
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    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at First Response Finance full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Easy going company, progressive, no targets

    Cons

    No room for promotion, they take ages to introduce new ideas

    Advice to Management

    Just carry on doing what you're doing

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First Response Finance Photos

First Response Finance photo of: Celebrating 10 years tenure again!
First Response Finance photo of: We love doing our bit for the local community, and Christmas is no different! Here are some donations we've gathered for Hope House Foodbank in Beeston... thanks all who donated!!
First Response Finance photo of: Not only were the views incredible, but so was the sense of achievement following the Three Peaks Challenge that Team FRF completed this Summer! What shall we do to raise money next year everyone?
First Response Finance photo of: We're so proud of Team FRF conquering the Three Peaks Challenge this Summer! All for a good cause - raising money for SANE!
First Response Finance photo of: We couldn't turn up to the Thomas Cook Recruitment Event empty handed could we! Who fancies a First Response Finance pen?!
First Response Finance photo of: We had a great day attending the Thomas Cook Recruitment Event in Manchester, doing our bit to help out where we can!
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First Response Finance Interviews

Experience

Experience
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Getting an Interview

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    Underwriter Trainee Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Nottingham, England
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 days. I interviewed at First Response Finance (Nottingham, England) in January 2019.

    Interview

    First stage is open evening, quick test to figure out what your core values are then you get to chat to the current staff members, a lot who are very young (18).
    If you get through to the next stage this is when it gets a but intense. A lot of 18, early 20 years olds got through with me which I found a bit surprising but I guess they look for young, unexperienced kids so they can mold them.
    Test of most like you, least like you multiple choice, then spelling/grammer test - easy (know your their/there/they're/your/you're) Numerical I found quite hard. Then you get to do a bunch of activities such as get up & talk for a minute card game, back to back (shows your listening & communitcation skills with another), list from 1-12 of important stuff to take on journey to reach island (shows team work), checking docs to assess if person can have loan out, feed this back to a panel of three people who are judging you throughout the day. The people judging are very stern and it's very hard to know if they like you or they really hate you.
    If you make it through all that you have the panel interview you. Very intense and draining day. Feels like you have done a full days work for nothing if you are unsuccesful. Good experience I guess but do not want to go through all that again. Doesn't take that much to get into the RAF!

    Interview Questions

    • Why do you want to work here? Not difficult to answer but feels like you just have to suck up and say what they want to hear.   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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