The winners of the 2009 Moneyfacts Awards were announced on Friday at the prestigious Brewery venue in London.
The event was hosted by Bill Turnbull of BBC Breakfast and Strictly Come Dancing fame and was well attended by industry professionals from the UK's financial institutions and industry bodies.
The ceremony recognises the best products and services in the personal finance world.
HSBC enjoyed a successful afternoon, bagging a hat-trick of winner's trophies. The bank was named as winner in the Best Remortgage Provider, Best First Time Buyer Mortgage Provider and Best Bank Mortgage Provider categories.
first direct was named as Best Variable Rate Mortgage Provider and Best Remortgage Provider, while Alliance & Leicester also won a pair of awards, winning the Best Current Account Provider in both the Credit Interest and Debit Interest categories.
ICICI Bank UK was also a multiple winner, taking the Best Monthly Interest Account Provider and Best Interest Account Provider. Halifax also bagged a brace of gongs, winning the Personal Finance Provider of the Year and Best Credit Card Provider (Introductory Rate) categories.
"The Moneyfacts Awards continue to recognise and reward outstanding service levels and product quality in the personal finance sector," commented Moneyfacts' editor, Lee Tillcock.
"2009 has seen unprecedented developments including the addition of new categories, such as innovation, recognition for the individual bank and building society sectors, and for the first time an award for the overall personal finance provider of the year."
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