MoneySupermarket.com has announced its inaugural awards for banks and buildings societies that offer the best products and service to customers.
The awards for 2011 financial products include six categories; best providers for Credit Cards, Current Accounts, Savings, Mortgages, Loans and for the overall best provider in the market.
The award process narrowed down a shortlist of providers by taking into consideration popularity of products across the MoneySupermarket.com site, appearance in best buy tables and by analysing the results of a service survey that was completed by
A panel of judges then determined the final winners by taking into account the product range offered in each category, the features of those products and any innovation that had been displayed in the sector.
The winners are:
Best Credit Card Provider: Barclaycard
Best Savings Provider: Post Office
Best Current Account Provider: Co-operative Bank
Best Mortgage Provider: HSBC
Best Loan Provider: Sainsbury's Finance
Best Overall Provider: First Direct
Highly Commended: Nationwide Building Society