The winners of the Consumer Moneyfacts Awards 2011 have spoken of their joy at being recognised for some of the finest products in personal finance.
This year's awards were a rousing success, with thousands of people casting their votes across more than 20 categories.
Competition was fierce and the winners were crowned at an industry event in January.
The Best ISA Provider category was won by Aldermore, with its head of savings, Simon Healy, describing himself as 'delighted' with the result.
"Winning the award is particularly pleasing, because it's consumers who have the final say. It goes to show that you don't need to be a big bank to come out on top," he added.
M&S Money said it was 'honoured' to have won the Best Travel Insurance Provider category, while Post Office announced it was 'proud' to receive the Best High Street Savings Retailer gong.
Reacting to HSBC's victory of the First Time Mortgage Buyers' Choice, Richard Tolchard, senior manager of mortgages at the bank, said: "First time buyers are the lifeblood of the property market so it is rewarding to have been voted the lender of choice by them."
Having captured the Best Health Insurance crown, Simplyhealth said: "Winning this award is a great achievement, as we were up against some big names in our highly competitive industry."
The awards brought together companies from every corner of the personal finance industry.
Reflecting on its win in the best Car Insurance Provider category, LV= described the award as a great achievement, while Lloyds TSB spoke of a 'fantastic achievement' after its Best Online Banking Provider win.
After picking up the award for Best Home Insurance Provider, The Co-operative Insurance's home products manager Carl Burton spoke of the company's delight at being recognised by an award 'that is voted for by real customers'.
"The Consumer Moneyfacts Awards provide a fair benchmark across the industry, focusing on the overall customer experience," he added.
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