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Consumer Money Awards winners revealed

Consumer Money Awards winners revealed

Category: Money

Updated: 09/11/2009
First Published: 09/11/2009

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Back in September, we asked you to tell us which banks and building societies had impressed you the most over the previous twelve months.

The aim of the awards was to give the UK's millions of banking customers a voice and a chance to express how you feel about the range of financial products available.

Having compiled a shortlist of providers for each category based on our own technical research and expertise, we then invited you to provide your own feedback, not only on the listed providers, but on any others that had caught your eye too.

You have responded in your droves, and across the twelve categories up for grabs, we received more than 40,000 votes, for which we thank you.

Competition for each of the titles has been fierce but the very best savings and lending products available to the public have come to the fore.

Those that have earned your recognition are revealed below:

1. Best Internet Savings Provider - egg
Highly Commended - Smile
Commended - cahoot

2. Best High Street Savings Provider - Nationwide
Highly Commended - Halifax
Commended - Abbey

3. Best ISA Provider - Alliance & Leicester
Highly Commended - Halifax
Commended - Barclays

4. Best High Street Mortgage Provider - HSBC
Highly Commended - Abbey
Commended - Barclays (Woolwich)

5. Best Remortgage Provider - HSBC
Highly Commended - Nationwide
Commended - Abbey

6. Best First Time Mortgage Provider - Halifax
Highly Commended - Abbey
Commended - first direct

7. Best Credit Card - Tesco Personal Finance
Highly Commended - Virgin Money
Commended - Barclaycard

8. Best Pre-paid Card - Virgin Money
Highly Commended - Travelex
Commended - FairFX

9. Best Current Account - Alliance & Leicester
Highly Commended - Natwest/RBS
Commended - Lloyds TSB

10. Best Student Account Provider - Natwest/RBS
Highly Commended - HSBC
Commended - Barclays

11. Best Customer Service Provider - HSBC
Highly Commended - Natwest/RBS
Commended - Nationwide

12. Cashier of the Year- Thelma Skelcher, Foulsham Post Office

"The consumer response to this survey was fantastic and proves that not only are consumers interested in banking service standards and prepared to voice their opinions but, when a bank gets it right, the consumer is very loyal," said Sylvia Waycot, publisher at Moneyfacts.

"Congratulations must go to the deserving winners but believe me when I say it was a close run thing. There is no room for complacency as the winners of our highly commended categories are very well placed to cause an upset next year!"

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.