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Building societies go for gold and dominate the winners list at the 2019 Mortgage Finance Gazette Awards

Building societies dominated last night’s Mortgage Finance Gazette Awards, picking up 9 trophies with 15 highly commended nods across 13 categories, demonstrating that people really are better off with a building society.

A special mention is reserved for previous BSA Chairman, Stephen Mitcham, who was recognised with the prestigious Lifetime Achievement award following his retirement from Cambridge Building Society in autumn. A huge congratulations from everyone at the BSA for a truly deserved award!

Here’s the categories where our sector shone:

Mortgage Product Innovation

Winner: Darlington Building Society

Highly commended: MBS (Melton Mowbray Building Society intermediary arm)


Retirement Mortgage Product Innovation

Highly Commended: Leeds Building Society


Best Self Build Lender

Winner: Ecology Building Society

Highly Commended: Newcastle Building Society

Highly Commended: Saffron Building Society


Best Use of Technology – Lenders

Highly Commended: Family Building Society


Customer Service/Treating Customers Fairly – Lenders

Winner: Yorkshire Building Society

Highly Commended: Newbury Building Society


Community Services – Lenders

Winner: esbs (Earl Shilton Building Society)

Highly Commended: Newcastle Building Society

Corporate Social Responsibility – Lenders

Winner: Principality Building Society

Highly Commended: Darlington Building Society


Best Debt and Arrears Management Strategy – Lenders

Winner: Newcastle Building Society


Lifetime Achievement Award

Winner: Stephen Mitcham, The Cambridge Building Society


Best overall lender

Highly Commended: Nationwide Building Society


Best National Building Society

Winner: Nationwide Building Society

Highly Commended: Coventry Building Society

Highly Commended: Skipton Building Society


Best Regional Building Society

Winner: Principality Building Society

Highly Commended: Nottingham Building Society

Highly Commended: Progressive Building Society


Best Local Building Society

Winner: Hanley Economic Building Society

Highly Commended: Loughborough Building Society

Highly Commended: Melton Mowbray Building Society


Best Online Lender

Highly Commended: Nationwide Building Society


For the full list of winners on the night, visit the Mortgage Finance Gazette website.

Posted by The BSA Team on 21 November 2019