January 14, 2013
MoneySupermarket recognises the best banks and building societies in 2012
MoneySupermarket, the UK's number one comparison website, today announced the winners of the 2012 'Supers' awards. The 'Supers' award the financial services companies that have provided the very best products and services in the last year - as judged by MoneySupermarket customers and leading independent experts. Times are tough for people in the UK and having access to great products to help them save and manage their money is increasingly important.
The winners of the 2012 'Supers' awards are as follows:
Best Current Account Provider
- first direct
Shortlisted - The Co-operative Bank, first direct, Santander
Best Savings Account Provider - Santander
, ING Direct, Post Office, Santander
Best Mortgage Provider - HSBC
Shortlisted - Chelsea BS, first direct, HSBC, NatWest
Best Credit Card Provider - Barclaycard
Shortlisted - Barclaycard,
Best Loans Provider - Sainsbury's Bank
Shortlisted - Derbyshire BS, Sainsbury's Bank, Tesco
Product Innovation Award - Santander 123 Current Account
Shortlisted - Santander 123 Current Account, Santander 123 Credit
Card, Nationwide BS for 'Savings Watch'
Best Overall Provider - first direct
Highly commended - Santander
, head of banking at MoneySupermarket, said:
"The MoneySupermarket 'Supers' awards recognise those brands that have stood out from the pack during 2012. Despite on-going challenges for the industry as a whole, we have seen many banks and building societies continue to offer a range of competitive deals for consumers. More importantly, feedback from our customers, who purchase and use these products on a daily basis, was vitally important and we have taken their feedback on board in deciding the winners.