Our History

The following gives a short history of milestones in Vanquis Bank's development over the years.

2016

  • Vanquis Bank advertises on television for the first time
  • Vanquis Bank’s Chatham customer contact centre expands into additional premises
  • Vanquis Bank achieves full authorisation from the Financial Conduct Authority and the Prudential Regulation Authority
  • Vanquis wins Best Anti-Fraud & Verification Technology at the Credit Today awards in conjunction with GB Group

2015

  • Vanquis Bank launches NEO and Original credit cards
  • Vanquis Bank launches the ID Secure protection product
  • Vanquis Bank’s London HQ relocates to Fenchurch Street
  • Vanquis Bank wins Credit Builder Card Provider of the Year at the Moneyfacts awards for the second year running
  • Vanquis joins the Board of Financial Fraud Action UK

2014

  • Vanquis Bank joins the British Bankers’ Association
  • Vanquis Bank wins Credit Builder Card Provider of the Year at the Moneyfacts awards

2013

  • Employee numbers exceed 1,000
  • Over one million Vanquis credit cards in circulation
  • The ‘Star’ credit card is rebranded as ‘Aquis’
  • Vanquis Bank launches the ProtectMyID protection product
  • Vanquis Bank joins the Board of The UK Cards Association

2012

  • Vanquis issues its first Argos branded credit card
  • Vanquis launches the ‘Alpha’ and ‘Granite’ credit builder credit cards
  • Vanquis wins Credit Card Provider of the Year at the Credit Today awards for the fourth year running

2011

  • Vanquis Bank launches a range of fixed-term savings products
  • Vanquis Bank opens a new customer contact centre in Bradford
  • Vanquis Bank wins Credit Card Provider of the Year at the Credit Today awards for the third year running

2010

  • Vanquis Bank accepts its one millionth customer!
  • Vanquis Bank launches the eVanquis online account servicing
  • Vanquis Bank wins Credit Card Provider of the Year at the Credit Today awards for the second year running

2009

  • Vanquis Bank launches a new brand identity
  • A new website and new card designs are introduced
  • Vanquis Bank launches the ‘Star’ and ‘Black Diamond’ credit cards
  • Vanquis Bank joins The UK Cards Association
  • Vanquis Bank wins Credit Card Provider of the Year at the Credit Today awards

2008

  • Vanquis Bank launches the Vanquis Gold Card
  • Vanquis Bank launches the Identity Theft Alert ID protection product
  • The customer contact centre moves into new premises in Chatham

2007

  • Vanquis Bank tests new marketing channels such as door drops and magazine inserts

2006

  • Vanquis Bank launches its first website and starts advertising on the Internet

2005

  • Vanquis Bank Head Office relocates to Arthur Street, London

2004

  • After a successful pilot, Provident Group gives Vanquis the green light to grow

2003

  • Vanquis Bank’s first customer contact centre is set up in Chatham, Kent
  • Vanquis Bank launches its first direct mail campaign
  • Vanquis Bank issues its first credit card on 12 May 2003

2002

  • Vanquis Bank (originally known as Aquis Bank Limited) is set up by the Provident Financial Group on a pilot basis
  • Vanquis Bank is licensed by the OFT for consumer credit business

Build or Rebuild your credit with a Vanquis Credit Card

  • Manageable starting Credit Limit of between £150 and £1,000^.
  • You could get a Credit Limit increase after your 5th statement and further increases every 5 months, up to £4,000*^
  • Exclusively UK based Customer Service.
  • Online account servicing & SMS alerts.

 

To build your credit rating and be considered for credit limit increases, use your card sensibly, stay within your credit limit and pay your monthly minimum payment on time. Not doing so could harm your credit rating and make obtaining credit more difficult.

Representative 39.9% APR (variable)

World Vanquis Credit Card with slant mirror effect