2017/18 Personal Finance Awards – Winners Announced!

The votes have been counted and the results are in! Winners announced for The Money Pages’ 20th 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 website 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 four 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 15,000 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 Tuesday 21st  November. Well done to all those nominated – and a huge congratulations to the winners and those who were highly commended.

 

Personal Finance Awards 2017/18

Best Cash ISA

Highly Commended: Leeds Building Society and Shawbrook

Winner: Sainsbury’s Bank

Best Investment ISA

Highly Commended: Barclays and Fidelity

Winner: Hargreaves Lansdown

Best Junior ISA

Highly Commended: Halifax and Nationwide

Winner: Hargreaves Lansdown

Best Online Savings Provider

Highly Commended: Newbury Building Society and Sainsbury’s Bank

Winner: Yorkshire Bank

Best Junior/Children’s Savings Provider

Highly Commended: Nationwide and Skipton Building Society

Winner: Saffron Building Society

Best Overall Savings Provider

Highly Commended: Nationwide and Post Office Money

Winner: Halifax

Best Standard Current Account

Highly Commended: Halifax and Nationwide

Winner: NatWest

Best Current Account with Benefits

Highly Commended: Santander and Yorkshire Bank

Winner: M&S Bank

Best Current Account for High Earners

Highly Commended: HSBC and Lloyds Bank

Winner: Investec

Best Student Current Account

Highly Commended: Halifax and Santander

Winner: NatWest

Best Overall Current Account

Highly Commended: Halifax and NatWest

Winner: Santander

Best Balance Transfer Credit Card

Highly commended: Tesco Bank and The AA

Winner: Sainsbury’s Bank

Best Credit Card for Rewards

Highly Commended: Lloyds Bank and Sainsbury’s Bank

Winner: Tesco Bank

Best Credit card for Cashback

Highly Commended: Aqua and Asda Credit Card

Winner: American Express

Best Credit Card for Use Abroad

Highly Commended: Halifax and Post Office Money

Winner: Capital One

Best Overall Credit Card Provider

Highly Commended: Barclaycard and Santander

Winner: Halifax

Best Mortgage Adviser

Highly Commended: L&C and Which? Mortgage Advisers

Winner: Mortgages for Business

Best First Time Buyer Mortgage Provider

Highly Commended: Halifax and Nationwide

Winner: Santander

Best Buy to Let Mortgage Lender

Highly Commended: Leeds Building Society and Skipton Building Society

Winner: Halifax

Best Fixed Rate Mortgage Lender

Highly Commended: Cumberland Building Society and Post Office Money

Winner: Skipton Building Society

Best Variable Rate Mortgage Lender

Highly Commended: Furness Building Society and TSB

Winner: Post Office Money

Best Remortgage Lender

Highly Commended: Halifax and Nationwide

Winner: NatWest

Best Intermediary Lender

Highly Commended: Halifax for Intermediaries and NatWest for Intermediaries

Winner: Santander for Intermediaries

Best Lifetime Mortgage Lender

Highly Commended: Aviva and more2life

Winner: Legal & General Home Finance

Best Equity Release Adviser

Highly Commended: Bower Retirement and Key Retirement

Winner: Age Partnership

Best Equity Release Lender

Highly Commended: Legal & General Home Finance and more2life

Winner: Aviva

Best Equity Release – Customer Service

Highly Commended: Aviva and more2life

Winner: Key Retirement

Best Overall Mortgage Lender

Highly Commended: Halifax and Santander

Winner: HSBC

Best Second Mortgage Lender

Highly Commended: Paragon and Shawbrook

Winner: United Trust Bank

Best Personal Loans Lender

Highly Commended: M&S Bank and Sainsbury’s Bank

Winner: Hitachi Personal Finance

Best Peer to Peer Lender

Highly Comended: Ratesetter and Zopa

Winner: Funding Circle

Best Second Mortgage Broker

Highly Commended: Smart Money Loans and The Loans Partnership

Winner: Loans Warehouse

Best Home Insurance Provider

Highly Commended: Aviva and MORE TH>N

Winner: AXA Insurance

Best Financial Protection Insurance

Highly Commended: 3XD and LV=

Winner: Vitality

Best Motor Insurance

Highly Commended: Churchill and NFU Mutual

Winner: Admiral

Best Breakdown Cover

Highly Commended: Emergency Assist and RAC

Winner: AXA Assistance

Best Travel Insurance

Highly Commended: AXA Insurance and InsureandGo

Winner: Post Office Money

Best Pet Insurance

Highly Commended: Buddies and Petplan

Winner: Animal Friends

Best Life Insurance

Highly Commended: NFU Mutual and Royal London

Winner: Aviva

Best Health Insurance

Highly Commended: AXA PPP Healthcare and Vitality

Winner: Simplyhealth

Best Overall Insurer

Highly Commended: Aviva and AXA Insurance

Winner: MORE TH>N

Best Financial Adviser

Highly Commended: Lighthouse and Openwork

Winner: St. Jame’s Place

Best Comparison Site

Highly Commended: comparethemarket.com and moneysupermarket.com

Winner: knowyourmoney.co.uk

Best Online Stockbroker

Highly Commended: Barclays Stockbrokers and IG

Winner: The Share Centre

Best Travel Money Provider

Highly Commended: Marks & Spencer and Post Office Money

Winner: Tesco Bank

Best FX Provider

Highly Commended: HiFX and Western Union

Winner: JN FX

Best Building Society – Customer Service

Highly Commended: Nottingham Building Society and Skipton Building Society

Winner: Leeds Building Society

Best Bank – Customer Service

Highly Commended: First Direct and Halifax

Winner: Lloyds Bank

Best Insurance Provider

Highly Commended: Aviva and AXA Insurance

Winner: Legal & General

Best Overall Personal Finance Provider

Highly Commended: Halifax and Santander

Winner: Post Office Money

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