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Consumer Money Awards: your chance to be a star

Consumer Money Awards: your chance to be a star

Category: Money

Updated: 01/10/2009
First Published: 01/10/2009

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If you're spending your Saturday nights thinking it should have been you on the X-Factor stage, we might be able to offer you the next best thing.

Moneyfacts and the Daily Mirror have teamed up to co-host the inaugural Consumer Money Awards, and we want you, the consumer, to tell us which banks and building societies deserve recognition.

There are 12 categories to vote in, but we're also looking for volunteers to share their opinions with a wider audience on why certain providers stand out from the crowd.

If you think in front of the camera is where you belong, then the Moneyfacts webcam will be right up your street.

Please email and we will contact you with details of how to take part.

Not only could the Consumer Money Awards set you on the road to stardom, by voting you are also putting yourself in the frame for a fantastic cash prize, which you can spend or invest as you see fit.

Every voter will be placed in a prize draw, with the first prize a princely £1,000. The runner up will receive £500 with the third entrant to be drawn in line for £250.

You can vote in The Consumer Money Awards here

The aim of the awards is to give the UK's millions of banking customers a voice and a chance to reflect how they feel about the range of financial products available to them. Currently, there is no mass consumer survey that reflects public opinion in this vast arena – Moneyfacts and the Daily Mirror aim to put this right.

At a time when the financial sector is under the spotlight perhaps more than ever before, it is also a chance to showcase the very best savings and lending products available to the public.

"After the news over the past few months, it would be easy to dismiss all banks and building societies as plain bad, but that is not the case," said Sylvia Waycot, publisher at Moneyfacts Group. "There are some good guys out there, doing their best to make a difference and we should highlight this, not just for the banks, but for all of us."

Competition for each of the 12 awards is sure to be fierce, not least in the Best Customer Service, Best High Street Mortgage Provider, Best High Street Savings Provider and Best ISA Provider categories. So if you are happy with your account, be sure to register your vote.

More information on the awards and the nominees can be found here

The full shortlist and online voting form for all The Consumer Money Awards can be found here

"We need to get our confidence back in a system that looks after our hard earned money and to let everyone know where we put our trust as far as customer service goes," added Waycot. "Once we add this to a list of providers' technically proven products, the feedback is going to be very powerful."

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.