In total 23 building societies have reached the finals across nine mortgage categories; five savings and current account categories; plus the Innovation in Personal Finance and Personal Finance Provider of the Year categories In total the sector appears 67 times in the list of finalists. The winners of the awards will be announced on 11 June 2019.
Lee Tillcock, Editor of Moneyfacts, said: “All the finalists at this year's Moneyfacts Awards should be proud of their achievements, with building societies once again displaying a strong showing. Following a positive year for the building society sector in both lending and savings markets, providers have filled many of the finalist positions.
“Despite the current political uncertainty and challenging market conditions, businesses have continued to offer value, choice and innovation across the personal finance sector. By providing the products and services that best meet the needs of consumers, the Moneyfacts Awards showcase those building society providers who have consistently demonstrated a commitment to quality and excellence that will serve them well during the next year.”
Robin Fieth, Chief Executive of the Building Societies Association, said: “Having so many building societies reach the final of the Moneyfacts Awards is testament to the fact that they have stayed resolutely focused on serving and innovating for their existing and new members. This has been achieved despite the pervasive uncertainty generated by our exit from the EU and strong competition across all markets. All the finalists should be proud of their achievement whether they have been recognised in one or multiple categories.”