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Business Moneyfacts announces 2013 award winners

The winners of the 2013 Business Moneyfacts Awards were announced last night at the prestigious Lancaster London Hotel.

Over 500 industry professionals from the leading financial institutions and trade bodies gathered at a special dinner hosted by Matt Dawson. Awards were presented to those companies and brokers that have consistently offered the most competitive products, the best levels of service and shown the greatest innovation in the business and commercial finance world during the last 12 months.

Lee Tillcock, Editor of Business Moneyfacts, said: “The twelfth annual Business Moneyfacts Awards ceremony has recognised those providers, brokers and trade bodies that helped to make 2012 a more positive year for businesses. The challenges for the commercial finance sector remain and the balance between meeting regulatory mandates and increasing funding lines will continue to provide the biggest test for the industry through the next twelve months. The need to continue the good work that has been started is vital and a continued commitment to quality and product choice displayed by the worthy finalists and eventual winners for these awards is of paramount importance.”
A full list of the winners is displayed below:

Asset Based Finance Broker of the Year

Winner: Touch Financial Support
Highly Commended – Hilton-Baird Financial Solutions
Commended – Select Business Finance

Commercial Mortgage Broker of the Year

Winner: Acorn Commercial Finance
Highly Commended – B&P Finance Consultants Ltd
Commended - Blacktower Financial Advisers Ltd

Buy-to-Let Mortgage Introducer of the Year

Winner: Mortgages for Business
Highly Commended – London & Country Mortgages
Commended – Pure Funding Solutions

Bridging Finance Introducer of the Year

Winner: Only Bridging
Highly Commended – Brightstar Financial
Commended – Enterprise Finance

Best Business Current Account Provider

Winner: Santander
Highly Commended – Lloyds TSB
Commended – HSBC

Best Business Notice Account Provider

Winner: United Trust Bank
Highly Commended – Melton Mowbray Building Society
Commended – Shawbrook Bank

Best No Notice Business Deposit Account Provider

Winner: Santander
Highly Commended – Hanley Economic Building Society
Commended – Saffron Building Society

Best Business Fixed Account Provider

Winner: Allied Irish Bank (GB)
Highly Commended – United Trust Bank
Commended – Principality Building Society

Best Charity Account Provider

Winner: Lloyds TSB
Highly Commended – Triodos Bank
Commended – The Co-operative Bank

Best Online Banking Provider

Winner: HSBC
Highly Commended – Lloyds TSB – Online for Business
Commended – Santander

Best Business Card Provider

Winner: American Express Global Corporate Payments
Highly Commended – Barclaycard Commercial
Commended – NatWest/Royal Bank of Scotland

Best Buy-to-Let Mortgage Provider

Winner: Leeds Building Society
Highly Commended – The Mortgage Works
Commended – Accord Mortgages

Best Service from a Buy-to-Let Mortgage Provider

Winner: Aldermore
Highly Commended – BM Solutions
Commended – Bank of China

Best Commercial Mortgage Provider

Winner: Lloyds TSB Commercial
Highly Commended – Barclays Bank
Commended – Shawbrook Bank

Best Service from a Commercial Mortgage Provider

Winner: Shawbrook Bank
Highly Commended – Aldermore
Commended – Norwich & Peterborough Building Society

Best Bridging Finance Provider

Winner: Dragonfly Property Finance
Highly Commended – Masthaven Bridging Finance Ltd
Commended – Lancashire Mortgage Corporation

Best Service from a Bridging Finance Provider

Winner: Masthaven Bridging Finance Ltd
Highly Commended – United Trust Bank
Commended – MT Finance

Best Factoring & Invoice Discounting Provider

Winner: ABN AMRO Commercial Finance
Highly Commended – Bibby Financial Services
Commended – Close Brothers Invoice Finance

Best Leasing & Asset Finance Provider

Winner: Lombard
Highly Commended – Investec Asset Finance
Commended – BNP Paribas Leasing Solutions

Best Business Motor Finance Provider

Winner: Close Brothers Asset Finance
Highly Commended – Santander Asset Finance
Commended – Arval

Best Service from an Asset Based Finance Provider

Winner: BNP Paribas Leasing Solutions
Highly Commended – Hitachi Capital Invoice Finance
Commended – SME Invoice Finance

Best Business Recovery Specialist

Winner: SFP
Highly Commended – Beer & Young
Commended – Begbies Traynor

Best Alternative Funding Provider

Winner: Funding Circle
Highly Commended – borro
Commended – Crowdcube

Business Product Innovation of the Year

Winner: Hitachi Capital (Inspired Cashflow)
Highly Commended – CashFlows
Commended – Lloyds Banking Group (Commercial Tranche Fixed Rate Loan)

Innovation in SME Finance Sector

Winner: Barclays Bank (PingIt)
Highly Commended – ABN AMRO (Business Overdraft Scrappage Scheme)
Commended – Aldermore (Acumen)

Business Start-up Bank of the Year

Winner: Barclays Bank
Highly Commended – Santander
Commended – Lloyds TSB Commercial

Best Service from a Business Bank

Winner: HSBC
Highly Commended – Bank of Ireland UK
Commended – Barclays Bank

Business Bank of the Year

Winner: Santander
Highly Commended – Barclays Bank
Commended – HSBC



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