And the winners are…….
The winners of the Consumer Moneyfacts Awards were announced last night at the HAC in London.
Industry professionals from leading financial services and utility providers gathered at the event hosted by television presenter Jake Humphrey.
Thousands of votes were cast by consumers which were used alongside technical analysis by Moneyfacts Group to choose the winners.
"We are delighted with the survey response which received almost 60,000 completed surveys from the general public and resulted in 500,000 answers being analysed, making this the largest annual survey of its kind," Sylvia Waycot, Publishing Director at Moneyfacts Group, said.
"The best product is not always the cheapest and sometimes benefits can be overlooked. These awards showcase the technically good products that also carry consumer approval."
Halifax/Bank of Scotland won the spoils in the Best Customer Service category, with the Post Office and Lloyds TSB receiving the Highly Commended and Commended prizes respectively.
The full list of the winners is included below.
Best Pet Insurance Provider
Best Car Insurance Provider
Winner: Petplan Highly Commended: Animal Friends Commended: The Co-operative Insurance
Winner: LV= Highly Commended: Post Office Commended: The AA
Best Health Insurance Provider
Best Travel Insurance Provider
Winner: AXA PPP Healthcare High Commended: Simplyhealth Commended: WPA
Winner: AA Travel Insurance Highly Commended: Insure & Go Commended: JS Insurance
Best Travel Money Provider
Best Prepaid Currency Card
Winner: Post Office Highly Commended: M&S Money Commended: Sainsbury's Finance
Winner: CaxtonFX Highly Commended: FairFX Commended: MyTravelCash
Best Home Insurance Provider
Best Energy Provider
Winner: Tesco Bank Highly Commended: The Co-operative Insurance Commended: Bank of Scotland
Winner: The Co-operative Energy Highly Commended: e.on Commended: EDF Energy
First Time Mortgage Buyers' Choice
Best High Street Mortgage Provider
Winner: HSBC Highly Commended: Yorkshire Building Society Commended: Nationwide Building Society
Winner: HSBC Highly Commended: Halifax Commended: NatWest/Royal Bank of Scotland
Remortgage Buyers' Choice
Best Personal Loan Provider
Winner: Nationwide Building Society Highly Commended: first direct Commended: Woolwich from Barclays
Winner: Sainsbury's Finance Highly Commended: Tesco Bank Commended: Nationwide Building Society
Best Credit Card Provider
Best Cashback Site
Winner: Barclaycard Highly Commended: M&S Money Commended: Tesco Bank
Winner: Quidco Highly Commended: Topcashback Commended: ILoveCashback
Best Current Account Provider
Best Student Account Provider
Winner: Barclays Bank Highly Commended: Halifax/Bank of Scotland Commended: first direct
Winner: NatWest/Royal Bank of Scotland Highly Commended: Halifax/Bank of Scotland Commended: Barclays Bank
Best High Street Savings Provider
Best Online Savings Provider
Winner: Yorkshire Building Society Highly Commended: Nationwide Building Society Commended: Post Office
Winner: ICICI Bank UK Highly Commended: first direct Commended: ING Direct
Best ISA Provider
Best Online Banking Provider
Winner: Aldermore Highly Commended: Barclays Bank Commended: Halifax
Winner: first direct Highly Commended: Lloyds TSB Commended: Barclays Bank
Best Customer Service
Winner: Halifax/Bank of Scotland Highly Commended: Post Office Commended: Lloyds TSB
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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