Two key accolades at this year's British Bank Awards were awarded to building societies.
Nationwide Building Society won the award for Best Mortgage Provider, whilst Vernon Building Society was named the Best Savings Provider, pipping a raft of leading UK and online financial service providers to the post.
The British Bank Awards is run by Smart Money People and winners are chosen as the highest scoring brand in a specific category, as decided by Smart Money People consumer reviews.
The aim of the awards is to to "help UK consumers to find the very best financial products and providers in the market" according to Mike Fotis, founder of Smart Money People: “The fact that these awards are customer-driven should make winners especially proud to take home a British Bank Award in 2017”
Well done to both The Vernon and Nationwide. These awards are in line with building societies' purpose to provide a safe home for savings with good long term value, and the help people to buy a home.