2016/2017 Personal Finance Awards – Winners

The votes are in and the winners have been announced in The Money Pages’ 19th 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 14,000 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 22 November. Well done to all those nominated – and a huge congratulations to the winners and those who were highly commended.

 

Personal Finance Awards 2016/17

Best Cash ISA

Highly Commended: Aldermore and Virgin Money

Winner: Shawbrook

Best Investment ISA

Highly Commended: Barclays and Legal and General

Winner: Hargreaves Lansdown

Best Junior ISA

Highly Commended: Halifax and TSB

Winner: Nationwide Building Society

Best Online Savings Provider

Highly Commended: Charter Savings Bank and Halifax

Winner: Post Office Money

Best Junior/Children’s Savings Provider

Highly Commended: HSBC and Saffron Building Society

Winner: Skipton Building Society

Best Overall Savings Provider

Highly Commended: Halifax and Post Office Money

Winner: Tesco Bank

Best Standard Current Account

Highly Commended: Halifax and Santander

Winner: NatWest

Best Current Account with Benefits

Highly Commended: Halifax and NatWest

Winner: Santander

Best Current Account for High Earners

Highly Commended: HSBC and Lloyds

Winner: Investec

Best Student Current Account

Highly Commended: HSBC and Santander

Winner: NatWest

Best Overall Current Account

Highly Commended: Halifax and NatWest

Winner: Santander

Best Low Rate Credit Card

Highly Commended: AA and Sainsbury’s Bank

Winner: Tesco Bank

Best Balance Transfer Credit Card

Highly Commended: Halifax and MBNA

Winner: Sainsbury’s Bank

Best Credit Repair Card

Highly Commended: Aqua and Marbles

Winner: Ocean

Best Credit Card for Rewards

Highly Commended: American Express and Santander

Winner: Lloyds Bank

Best Credit Card for Cashback

Highly Commended: American Express and Asda Credit card

Winner: Santander

Best Credit Card for Use Abroad

Highly Commended: Halifax and Nationwide

Winner: Post Office Money

Best Overall Credit Card Provider

Highly Commended: Capital One and Santander

Winner: Barclaycard

Best First-Time Buyer Mortgage Provider

Highly Commended: Halifax and Nationwide

Winner: Santander

Best Buy-to-Let Mortgage Lender

Highly Commended: Kensington and Kent Reliance

Winner: Aldermore

Best Fixed Rate Mortgage Provider

Highly Commended: Leeds Building Society and Yorkshire Building Society

Winner: Post Office Money

Best Variable Rate Mortgage Provider

Highly Commended: Barclays and Nationwide

Winner: Tesco Bank

Best Lifetime Mortgage Lender

Highly Commended: Aviva and more2life

Winner: LV=

Best Equity Release Lender

Highly Commended: Legal & General Home Finance and more2life

Winner: Aviva

Best Overall Mortgage Lender

Highly Commended: NatWest and Santander

Winner: Halifax

Best Second Charge Mortgage Lender

Highly Commended: Norton Finance and Shawbrook Bank

Winner: United Trust Bank

Best Personal Loans Lender

Highly Commended: Barclays and Tesco Bank

Winner: Hitachi Personal Finance

Best Peer-to-Peer Lender

Highly Commended: Funding Circle and Ratesetter

Winner: Zopa

Best Second Charge Mortgage Broker

Highly Commended: Freedom Finance and The Loan Partnership

Winner: Loans Warehouse

Best Home Insurance Provider

Highly Commended: Direct Line and More Th>n

Winner: AXA

Best Home Emergency Cover

Highly Commended: British Gas and Direct Line

Winner: Homeserve

Best Financial Protection Insurance

Highly Commended: LV= and Paymentshield

Winner: Helpucover from Cardif Pinnacle

Best Motor Insurance

Highly Commended: Axa and More Th>n

Winner: Admiral

Best Breakdown Cover

Highly Commended: The AA and Green Flag

Winner: AXA Assistance

Best Travel Insurance

Highly Commended: Post Office Money and Tesco Bank

Winner: InsureandGo

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: Bupa and Vitality Health

Winner: Simply Health

Best Gadget Insurance

Highly Commended: Cardif Pinnacle and gadgetbuddy.com

Winner: protectyourbubble.com

Best Overall Insurer

Highly Commended: Axa and More Th>n

Winner: Aviva

Best Financial Adviser

Highly commended: Lighthouse Financial Advice and Openwork

Winner: St James’s Place Wealth Management

Best Comparison Site

Highly Commended: Confused.com and Money.co.uk

Winner: comparethemarket.com

Best Online Stockbroker

Highly Commended: Barclays Stockbrokers and Hargreaves Lansdown

Winner: The Share Centre

Best Travel Money Provider

Highly Commended: Post Office Money and Sainsbury’s Bank

Winner: Tesco Bank

Best Wholesale FX Provider

Highly Commended: Moneycorp and Western Union

Winner: JNFX

Best Overall Personal Finance Provider

Highly Commended: NatWest and Santander

Winner: Halifax

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