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Moneyfacts Awards 2015 – the winners are revealed!

Moneyfacts Awards 2015 – the winners are revealed!

Category: Money

Updated: 03/06/2015
First Published: 03/06/2015

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The winners of the 2015 Moneyfacts Awards were announced last night at a gala ceremony held in the Pavilion at the Tower of London. Hundreds of industry professionals from leading financial institutions gathered at the dinner hosted by comedian and actress Sally Phillips, with everyone clamouring to find out who would be crowned best-in-show for each category.

A total of 29 awards were handed out to deserving winners – along with awards for those who came Commended and Highly Commended in each category – ranging from Best Online Mortgage Provider and Best Surveying Service to the Personal Finance Provider of the Year. Halifax was the provider to take home that accolade and proved to be the biggest winner of the night, having also won in three other categories and coming Commended and Highly Commended in two more.

Other big winners included Shawbrook Bank (who won three awards and came Highly Commended in one other), Kent Reliance (winner in three categories) and Norwich & Peterborough Building Society (two wins, one Highly Commended and two Commended) – overall, a great mix of well-known names, mutuals and, interestingly, several challenger banks.

"The winners and finalists at this year's Moneyfacts Awards can be rightly proud of their achievements, which are based on providing products that best meet the needs of their customers," said Sylvia Waycot, publishing director of Moneyfacts. "The Moneyfacts Awards showcase providers who continue to demonstrate a firm commitment to quality and choice across a wide range of products, at a time when the sector's success and growth has never been more important."

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

Best Short-Term Fixed Rate Mortgage Provider

Winner: Norwich & Peterborough Building Society
Highly Commended: Post Office Money
Commended: West Brom Building Society
Best Longer Term Fixed Rate Mortgage Provider

Winner: Yorkshire Building Society
Highly Commended: Norwich & Peterborough Building Society
Commended: West Brom Building Society
Best Variable Rate Mortgage Provider

Winner: Coventry Building Society
Highly Commended: HSBC
Commended: first direct
Best Remortgage Provider

Winner: HSBC
Highly Commended: Market Harborough Building Society
Commended: Norwich & Peterborough Building Society
Best Current Account & Offset Mortgage Provider

Winner: first direct
Highly Commended: Coventry Building Society
Commended: NatWest / Royal Bank of Scotland
Best First-Time Buyer Mortgage Provider

Winner: Yorkshire Bank / Clydesdale Bank
Highly Commended: Post Office Money
Commended: Santander
Regional Lending Provider of the Year

Winner: Cambridge Building Society
Highly Commended: Cumberland Building Society
Commended: Monmouthshire Building Society
Best Building Society Mortgage Provider

Winner: Norwich & Peterborough Building Society
Highly Commended: Coventry Building Society
Commended: Yorkshire Building Society
Best Bank Mortgage Provider

Winner: HSBC
Highly Commended: Post Office Money
Commended: first direct
Best Online Mortgage Provider

Winner: Virgin Money
Highly Commended: Nationwide Building Society
Commended: Halifax
Best Service from a Mortgage Provider

Winner: Halifax
Highly Commended: Nationwide Building Society
Commended: NatWest Intermediary Solutions
Best Conveyancing / Legal Search Service

Winner: LMS
Highly Commended: SortRefer
Commended: Advantage Property Lawyers
Best Surveying Service

Winner: Colleys
Highly Commended: Countrywide
Commended: Precedent Surveyors
Best Secured Loan Provider

Winner: Shawbrook Bank
Highly Commended: Blemain Finance
Commended: Prestige Finance
Best No Notice Account Provider

Winner: Kent Reliance
Highly Commended: Earl Shilton Building Society
Commended: Coventry Building Society
Best Notice Account Provider

Winner: Shawbrook Bank
Highly Commended: Raphaels Bank
Commended: Al Rayan Bank
Best Fixed Account Provider

Winner: Shawbrook Bank
Highly Commended: Yorkshire Building Society Group
Commended: Aldermore
Best Internet Account Provider

Winner: GE Capital Direct
Highly Commended: Tesco Bank
Commended: Post Office Money
Best Cash ISA Provider

Winner: Kent Reliance
Highly Commended: Skipton Building Society
Commended: Virgin Money
Best Offshore Account Provider

Winner: Nationwide International
Highly Commended: Skipton International Ltd
Commended: Permanent Bank International Ltd
Best Building Society Savings Provider

Winner: Nationwide Building Society
Highly Commended: Skipton Building Society
Commended: Coventry Building Society
Best Bank Savings Provider

Winner: Kent Reliance
Highly Commended: Shawbrook Bank
Commended: Virgin Money
Best Current Account Provider

Winner: Halifax
Highly Commended: Nationwide Building Society
Commended: TSB
Best Personal Loan Provider

Winner: Zopa
Highly Commended: Sainsbury's Bank
Commended: Hitachi Personal Finance
Best Card Provider (Introductory Rate)

Winner: Tesco Bank
Highly Commended: Halifax
Commended: Santander
Best Card Provider (Standard Rate)

Winner: Sainsbury's Bank
Highly Commended: Tesco Bank
Commended: The Co-operative Bank
Best Card Provider (Balance Transfer Rate)

Winner: Halifax
Highly Commended: Barclaycard
Commended: Tesco Bank
Innovation in Personal Finance

Winner: TSB (Fix and Flex Mortgages)
Highly Commended: Leeds Building Society (Contractor Mortgages)
Commended: Family Building Society (Family centric approach)
Personal Finance Provider of the Year

Winner: Halifax
Highly Commended: Nationwide Building Society
Commended: Norwich & Peterborough Building Society

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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