2015/2016 Personal Finance Awards – Winners

The votes are in and the winners have been announced in The Money Pages’ 18th annual Personal Finance Awards, celebrating the best businesses and products in the UK personal finance market.


Voted for by you, the consumer, the Personal Finance Awards are run by The Money Pages and also publicised through our sister brand What Mortgage.


Visitors to the sites started by nominating a business with which they, or a friend, colleague or relative may have had a positive experience with for the relevant category. That first stage ran for six weeks, after which the top five in each category then moved on to the second stage, where the public had the final eight weeks to vote for their favourite.


This year over 13,000 votes were cast across all categories throughout the campaign and the final winners were announced at a drinks reception and awards night in London on 21 October. Well done to all those nominated – and a huge congratulations to the winners and those who were highly commended.


Best Cash ISA

Highly Commended: Aldermore & Kent Reliance

Winner: Virgin Money

Best Investment ISA

Highly Commended: F&C Investments & Fidelity

Winner: Legal & General

Best Online Savings Provider

Highly Commended: Halifax & Post Office Money

Winner: Shawbrook Bank

Best Junior/Children’s Savings Provider

Highly Commended: Mansfield Building Society & TSB

Winner: Skipton Building Society

Best Overall Savings Provider

Highly Commended: Shawbrook Bank & Skipton Building Society

Winner: Halifax

Best Standard Current Account

Highly Commended: Halifax & Santander

Winner: NatWest

Best Current Account With Benefits

Highly Commended: Halifax & Santander

Winner: Tesco Bank

Best Current Account for High Earners

Highly Commended: Barclays & Lloyds

Winner: Investec

Best Student Current Account

Highly Commended: HSBC & Lloyds

Winner: NatWest

Best Overall Current Account Provider

Highly Commended: Lloyds & NatWest

Winner: Halifax

Best Low Rate Credit Card

Highly Commended: Barclaycard & Capital One

Winner: Virgin Money

Best Balance Transfer Credit Card

Highly Commended: Barclaycard & MBNA

Winner: Tesco Bank

Best Credit Repair Card

Highly Commended: Aqua & Vanquis

Winner: Capital One

Best Credit Card for Rewards

Highly Commended: Barclaycard & Tesco Bank

Winner: Lloyds Bank

Best Credit Card for Cashback

Highly Commended: American Express & NatWest

Winner: Santander

Best Credit Card for Use Abroad

Highly Commended: Capital One & Halifax

Winner: Post Office Money

Best Overall Credit Card Provider

Highly Commended: Barclaycard & Santander

Winner: Tesco Bank

Best First Time Buyer Mortgage Provider

Highly Commended: Halifax & Nationwide Building Society

Winner: HSBC

Best Buy-to-Let Mortgage Provider

Highly Commended: Aldermore & Virgin Money

Winner: Kent Reliance

Best Fixed rate Mortgage Provider

Highly Commended: Coventry Building Society & West Brom Building Society

Winner: Post Office Money 

Best Lifetime Mortgage Lender

Highly Commended: Holmesdale Building Society & LV=

Winner: more2life

Best Equity Release Lender

Highly Commended: Legal & General & more2life

Winner: Aviva

Best Overall Mortgage Lender

Highly Commended: Lloyds Bank & NatWest

Winner: Halifax

Best Secured Loans Lender

Highly Commended: Masthaven & Nemo Loans

Winner: Shawbrook Bank

Best Unsecured Loans Lender

Highly Commended: M&S Bank & Tesco Bank

Winner: Hitachi Personal Finance

Best Business Loan Lender

Highly Commended: Everline & Funding Circle

Winner: iwoca

Best Peer to Peer Lender

Highly Commended: Funding Circle & Zopa

Winner: Ratesetter

Best Secured Loans Broker

Highly Commended: Freedom Finance & Smart Money

Winner: Loans Warehouse

Best Home Insurance Provider

Highly Commended: Aviva & Direct Line

Winner: MORE TH>N

Best Home Emergency Cover Provider

Highly Commended: Direct Line & Homeserve

Winner: Saga

Best Financial Protection Insurance Provider

Highly Commended: Legal & General & LV=

Winner: Cardif Pinnacle

Best Motor Insurance Provider

Highly Commended: Churchill & MORE TH>N

Winner: Admiral

Best Breakdown Cover Provider

Highly Commended: Green Flag & RAC

Winner: AXA

Best Travel Insurance Provider

Highly Commended: Insure and Go & Staysure

Winner: Saga

Best Pet Insurance Provider

Highly Commended: MORE TH>N & PetPlan

Winner: Animal Friends

Best Life Insurance Provider

Highly Commended: NFU Mutual & Saga

Winner: Royal London

Best Health Insurance Provider

Highly Commended: BUPA & PruHealth with Vitality

Winner: Simplyhealth

Best Gadget Insurance Provider

Highly Commended: Protect Your Bubble & Switched On Insurance

Winner: Cardif Pinnacle

Best Overall Insurer

Highly Commended: MORE TH>N & Saga

Winner: Aviva

Best Financial Adviser

Highly Commended: Lighthouse Financial Advice & Towry

Winner: St James’s Place Wealth Management 

Best Comparison Site

Highly Commended: money.co.uk & uSwitch

Winner: TheEnergyShop.com

Best Online Stockbroker

Highly Commended: Barclays Stockbrokers & Hargreaves Lansdown

Winner: The Share Centre

Best Travel Money Provider

Highly Commended: M&S Bank & Post Office Money

Winner: Tesco Bank


Best Overall Personal Finance Provider

Highly Commended: Lloyds Bank & NatWest

Winner: Halifax












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