About Vanquis Bank
Vanquis Bank, part of FTSE listed Provident Financial, is a UK based major credit card supplier with over three million customers. Vanquis Bank specialises in offering manageable credit cards to people who may have been turned down elsewhere.
They also offer a responsible credit card service to customers who may be worried about repayments – Vanquis set realistic and affordable credit limits. If you want to know about whether you could be eligible for a Vanquis Bank credit card call their customer service number on 0871 423 0155. The Vanquis Bank customer services team is UK based in Chatham, Kent and are waiting to answer all your questions on affordable credit.
The History of Vanquis Bank
Vanquis Bank can trace its lineage back 130 years as part of the Provident Financial Company that began life in Bradford, West Yorkshire. Provident Financial was set up by Joshua Kelley Waddilove in order to help families to buy what they needed using a system of vouchers which they could spend in local shops and which would be paid back in affordable weekly instalments.
It is this principle of assistance for those most in need or those who have nowhere else to turn that drives Vanquis Bank today. Vanquis Bank itself was established in 2002 to continue the good work began by Joshua Waddilove all those years ago, in a modern setting.
Following initial registration in 2002 Vanquis Bank quickly established a large, trusted customer base with over 36,000 customers in one year alone. Their Kent based call centre was set up in 2003 to reassure customers tired of offshore call centres and issued their first credit cards in May of that year.
In 2003 they became authorised and regulated by the Financial Services Authority. By 2005 Vanquis had grown to such an extent that they moved their head office to new London premises. Since then they have established an online presence, expanded into the launch of fixed term bond products and opened a branch in Poland.
Vanquis Bank Today
Vanquis Bank is proud to be one of the UK’s growing and most reputable providers of affordable credit cards with 3 million customers and rising. They are also proud of their charity work, which covers projects in the UK, and further afield.
Vanquis Bank supports community projects in Bradford, Chatham and London with time and financial assistance. Among the projects involved are the Bradford Youth Development Partnership, the Outward Bound Trust and the Sure Start Children’s Centre as well as Hatua – an organisation that helps children in Kenya to achieve a better start in life by sending them to the best Kenyan secondary schools.
Vanquis Bank is keen for customers to know that they prefer to support projects in which they believe they can do the most good. They also encourage their staff to participate in setting up charities or contribute to charitable events whenever possible.
If you want to know more about what Vanquis Bank does for your local charities then call their customer contact number on 0871 423 0155 – their staff will be happy to talk to you.
Vanquish Bank are also delighted to let customers know that they have again, for the second year running, been successful in winning the Consumer Moneyfacts Award as Credit Builder Card Provider of the Year despite being up against stiff competition.
So if this accolade has prompted you to want to know more about how Vanquis Bank can help you, call their customer service team on 0871 423 0155.