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Business Moneyfacts award winners announced

Business Moneyfacts award winners announced

Category: Business

Updated: 20/03/2015
First Published: 20/03/2015

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The world of business finance gathered together last night to celebrate the 2015 Business Moneyfacts Awards, held at the prestigious Lancaster London hotel.

Over 500 industry professionals from leading financial institutions and trade bodies gathered at the ceremony, hosted by comedian Ed Byrne, where a total of 31 awards were presented to deserving winners.

The awards went to those companies and brokers who have consistently offered the most competitive products, the best levels of service and shown the greatest innovation in the business and commercial finance world during the last 12 months, resulting in awards that truly showcase the best of the business finance arena.

Big winners on the night included Lloyds Bank, Aldermore and Santander (who won four awards, including the prestigious Business Bank of the Year award), while several specialist lenders also garnered attention.

"The 15th annual Business Moneyfacts Awards ceremony has recognised those providers, brokers and trade bodies who have helped to make the previous 12 months more positive for businesses," said Lee Tillcock, editor of Business Moneyfacts. "While challenges remain, especially for those seeking finance, there is little doubt that both the levels of choice and the willingness to find real funding solutions improved throughout the year."

You can see the full list of winners below. Congratulations to all, and we'll see you next year!

Best Business Current Account Provider

Winner: Santander
Highly Commended – Barclays Bank
Commended – Lloyds Bank
Best Business Variable Rate Deposit Account Provider

Winner: Aldermore
Highly Commended – Nationwide Building Society
Commended – Cambridge & Counties Bank
Best Business Fixed Account Provider

Winner: State Bank of India
Highly Commended – Aldermore
Commended – United Trust Bank
Best Charity Account Provider

Winner: Lloyds Bank
Highly Commended – CAF Bank
Commended – The Co-operative Bank
Best Online Banking Provider

Winner: Barclays Bank
Highly Commended – HSBC
Commended – Lloyds Bank - Online for Business
Best Business Card Provider

Winner: Barclaycard Commercial
Highly Commended – American Express
Commended – HSBC
Commercial Finance Specialist Distributor of the Year

Winner: Brightstar Financial
Highly Commended – Vantage Finance
Commended – Crystal Mortgages Ltd
Best Buy-to-Let Mortgage Provider

Winner: Accord Mortgages
Highly Commended – Coventry / Godiva Mortgages
Commended – Santander for Intermediaries
Best Service from a Buy-to-Let Mortgage Provider

Winner: Virgin Money
Highly Commended – Skipton Building Society
Commended – Aldermore
Buy-to-Let Mortgage Broker of the Year

Winner: Mortgages for Business
Highly Commended – London & Country Mortgages
Commended – HD Consultants
Best Commercial Mortgage Provider

Winner: Shawbrook Bank
Highly Commended – Lloyds Bank
Commended – Barclays Bank
Best Service from a Commercial Mortgage Provider

Winner: Norwich & Peterborough Building Society
Highly Commended – Shawbrook Bank
Commended – Aldermore
Commercial Mortgage Introducer of the Year

Winner: Omega Commercial Solutions Ltd
Highly Commended – B2B Mortgages
Commended – Christie Finance
Best Bridging Finance Provider

Winner: Dragonfly Property Finance
Highly Commended – Lancashire Mortgage Corporation
Commended – Precise Mortgages
Best Service from a Bridging Finance Provider

Winner: United Trust Bank
Highly Commended – MT Finance
Commended – Bridgebank Capital
Bridging Finance Introducer of the Year

Winner: Positive Lending
Highly Commended – Niche Financial Solutions
Commended – SPF Short Term Finance
Best Development Finance Provider

Winner: Aldermore
Highly Commended – Regentsmead
Commended – United Trust Bank
Best Factoring & Invoice Discounting Provider

Winner: Close Brothers Invoice Finance
Highly Commended – Bibby Financial Services
Commended – Hitachi Capital Invoice Finance
Best Leasing & Asset Finance Provider

Winner: Lombard
Highly Commended – Investec Asset Finance
Commended – BNP Paribas Leasing Solutions
Best Business Motor Finance Provider

Winner: Hitachi Capital Business Finance
Highly Commended – Close Brothers Motor Finance
Commended – Arval
Best Service from an Asset Based Finance Provider

Winner: Investec Asset Finance
Highly Commended – BNP Paribas Leasing Solutions
Commended – Hitachi Capital Invoice Finance
Asset Based Finance Broker of the Year

Winner: Touch Financial Support
Highly Commended – B2B Cashflow Solutions
Commended – Select Business Finance
Best Business Recovery Specialist

Winner: SFP
Highly Commended – Duff & Phelps
Commended – Baker Tilly
Best Corporate Finance Boutique

Winner: Beer & Young
Highly Commended – Livingstone Partners
Commended – Ebury
Best Alternative Funding Provider

Winner: Funding Circle
Highly Commended – MarketInvoice
Commended – Boost Capital
Best International Solution Provider

Winner: Santander
Highly Commended – Barclays Bank
Commended – HSBC
Business Product Innovation of the Year

Winner: Lloyds Bank (32 Day Base Linked Deposit Account)
Highly Commended – Skipton Building Society (myWhite Label)
Commended – Just Cash Flow PLC (WageRoller)
Innovation in the SME Finance Sector

Winner: Santander (Trade Portal)
Highly Commended – Alternative Business Funding (Funding Portal)
Commended – Hitachi Capital Invoice Finance (Cashflow Inspiration)
Business Start-up Bank of the Year

Winner: Lloyds Bank
Highly Commended – Santander
Commended – Barclays Bank
Best Service from a Business Bank

Winner: Allied Irish Bank (GB)
Highly Commended – Aldermore
Commended – Shawbrook Bank
Business Bank of the Year

Winner: Santander
Highly Commended – Lloyds Bank
Commended – Barclays Bank

Disclaimer: Information is correct as of the date of publication (shown at the top of this article). Any products featured may be withdrawn by their provider or changed at any time.

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