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Moneynet Personal Finance Awards 2013 - Winners announced

10 Jan 2013

first direct named Best Current Account (overdraft)

Moneynet is proud to announce the results of its third annual awards recognising the top personal finance providers and products from the last twelve months.

John Sexton Managing Director of Moneynet said: "It has been another testing but highly competitive year for banks, building societies and credit card companies but some have easily outperformed their peers with some 'best in class' deals for the consumer.

"Despite the uncertain economic backdrop and the record low base rate, there have been some first class products on offer and we are pleased to recognise the market leaders and innovators for their achievements.

"The market remains awash with drab and poor value products, but if the consumer is prepared to shop around and seek out the winners logos, these awards prove that there are still some real gems to be found.

"Our research team has analysed the Moneynet data for the last 12 months and identified those products with the finest rates/fees, whilst also taking note of product features and innovative ways of giving the customer an all round good deal.

"The awards are focused on a prolonged period of competitive pricing, not a best buy lasting just a few days or an initial introductory offer."

In some instances, products have been the most consistent in their particular field for two or even three years running and will be recognised by new 'Double Gold' or 'Triple Gold' award logos introduced this year.

"Highlighting the top products recognises the commitment from each of the individual winners, and the Moneynet winner's logo will give consumers guidance, reassurance and confidence when selecting the products concerned."

Award

Winner

MORTGAGES

 

Best Offset Mortgage Provider DOUBLE GOLD

Yorkshire BS

Best First Time Buyer Mortgage Provider

Co-operative Bank

Best New Mortgage Provider

Tesco Bank

Best Fixed Rate Mortgage Provider

HSBC

Best Overall Mortgage Provider TRIPLE GOLD 2011/12/13

Yorkshire BS

 

 

 SAVINGS

 

Best Fixed Rate Bond Provider

State Bank of India

Most Consistent Fixed Rate Bond Provider TRIPLE GOLD 2011/12/13

Post Office

Most Consistent Online Savings Provider TRIPLE GOLD 2011/12/13

AA Savings

Best Cash ISA Provider DOUBLE GOLD

AA Savings

Best Junior Cash ISA Provider DOUBLE GOLD

Coventry Building Society

Best New Savings Provider

RateSetter

 

 

CURRENT ACCOUNTS 

 

Best Current Account (credit balance)

Lloyds TSB current with Vantage

Best Current Account (overdraft)

first direct

Best Student Bank Account

Halifax

Best Overall Current Account

Nationwide FlexAccount

Best packaged Current Account TRIPLE GOLD 2011/12/13

Co-operative Bank

Best Debit Card for use abroad DOUBLE GOLD

Norwich & Peterborough BS

 

 

 LOANS

 

Best Personal Loan Provider

Derbyshire Building Society

Best Business Finance Provider

Funding Circle

 

 

 CREDIT CARDS

 

Best Low Rate Credit Card

MBNA

Best All Round Credit Card

Nationwide Building Society Select

Best Credit Card for use abroad

Metro Bank

Best Credit Card - Intro Balance Transfer

Barclaycard

Best Credit Card - Intro Purchase

Tesco Bank

Best Credit Card - Rewards

Sainsbury's Bank

Best Cash Back Credit Card  DOUBLE GOLD

Santander 123

Best Credit Repair Card Provider

Aqua

 

 

 TRAVEL CARDS

 

Best Multi Currency Pre Paid Card DOUBLE GOLD

Travelex

 

 

INNOVATION AWARDS

 

Personal Finance Innovation Award

Amigo Loans

Broadband Innovation Award

Samba Mobile

Currency Cards Innovation Award

My Travel Cash

Money Transfer Innovation Award

Azimo

 

 

 

ENDS

Contact Andrew Hagger via moneycomms@gmail.com or 07887 717763

Andrew Hagger - Media services for the Personal Finance sector - www.moneycomms.co.uk

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