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16 Jul 2020


Investment Life and Pensions Moneyfacts announces 2008 award winners

The winners of the 2008 Investment Life & Pensions Moneyfacts awards were announced today at the prestigious Brewery venue in London.

Over 350 industry professionals from the leading financial institutions and industry bodies gathered at a special awards luncheon hosted by Gyles Brandreth, actor, author and broadcaster. Twenty-nine awards were presented to recognise those companies that have consistently offered the most competitive products, the best levels of service and shown the greatest innovation during the last twelve months.

The awards were based on a combination of the analytical expertise of the Investment Life & Pensions Moneyfacts research team and the opinions of its IFA readership.

Richard Eagling, Editor of Investment Life & Pensions Moneyfacts said: “The Investment Life & Pensions awards recognise the outstanding achievements of providers who manage to stand out from the crowd by offering high calibre products and delivering first class service. In what has turned out to be another challenging 12-month period for the financial services industry, it is encouraging that so many providers have responded through innovations to their products and through greater strides to improve their services. This has been reflected in this year’s awards, where competition has been intense.”

A full list of the winners is displayed below:

Best Investment Service

Winner: The Hartford
Highly Commended: Sterling
Commended: Skandia

Best Protection Service

Winner: LV=
Highly Commended: Legal & General
Commended: AEGON Scottish Equitable

Best Pension Service

Winner: AEGON Scottish Equitable
Highly Commended: Standard Life
Commended: Scottish Widows

Best Online Service

Winner: Friends Provident
Highly Commended: Standard Life
Commended: Skandia

Service Beyond the Call of Duty Award

Winner: Merchant Investors
Highly Commended: Cirencester Friendly
Commended: Pioneer

Innovation Award

Winner: Life Trust (Longevity Income Plan)
Highly Commended: Scottish Life (Income Release)
Commended: cru Investment Management (Africa Invest)

Best Personal Pension Provider

Winner: Scottish Widows
Highly Commended: AEGON Scottish Equitable
Commended: Norwich Union

Best SIPP Provider

Winner: A J Bell
Highly Commended: Hornbuckle Mitchell
Commended: Standard Life


Best SSAS Provider

Winner: Rowanmoor Pensions
Highly Commended: A J Bell
Commended: AXA

Best Group Pension Provider

Winner: Standard Life
Highly Commended: AEGON Scottish Equitable
Commended: Norwich Union

Best Income Drawdown Provider

Winner: The Hartford
Highly Commended: Scottish Life
Commended: Standard Life

Best Lifetime Mortgage Provider

Winner: Norwich Union
Highly Commended: Just Retirement
Commended: Prudential

Best Home Reversion Provider

Winner: Home & Capital
Highly Commended: Bridgewater Equity Release
Commended: Retirement Plus

Best ISA Provider

Winner: Sterling
Highly Commended: Fidelity International
Commended: Skandia

Best Unit Trust/OEIC Provider

Winner: Invesco Perpetual
Highly Commended: Fidelity International
Commended: Skandia

Best Investment Trust Provider

Winner: F&C
Highly Commended: Jupiter
Commended: JPMorgan Asset Management

Best Multi-Manager Provider

Winner: Skandia
Highly Commended: Jupiter
Commended: Insight Investment

Best Fund Supermarket

Winner: Cofunds
Highly Commended: FundsNetwork
Commended: Skandia

Best Structured Products Provider

Winner: Abbey
Highly Commended: Barclays Wealth
Commended: Zurich

Best Investment Bond Provider

Winner: Sterling
Highly Commended: The Hartford
Commended: Prudential

Best Tax and Estate Planning Solutions Provider

Winner: AXA
Highly Commended: Canada Life
Commended: Octopus Investments

Best Ethical Investment Provider

Winner: Friends Provident
Highly Commended: AEGON Asset Management
Commended: The Co-operative Investments

Best Child Trust Fund Provider

Winner: The Children’s Mutual
Highly Commended: Scottish Friendly Society
Commended: F&C

Best Income Protection Provider

Winner: Cirencester Friendly
Highly Commended: LV=
Commended: Friends Provident

Best Critical Illness Provider

Winner: Legal & General
Highly Commended: Scottish Provident
Commended: Bright Grey

Best Private Medical Insurance Provider

Winner: PruHealth
Highly Commended: Standard Life Healthcare
Commended: BUPA


Most Competitive Annuity Provider

Winner: Canada Life
Highly Commended: Norwich Union
Commended: AEGON Scottish Equitable

Most Competitive Term Assurance Direct Provider

Winner: AA Insurance Services
Highly Commended: Sainsbury’s Finance
Commended: M&S Money

Most Competitive Term Assurance IFA Provider

Winner: Legal & General
Highly Commended: Friends Provident
Commended: Norwich Union


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