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Awards archive 2001-2010

Celebrating our award-winning products and services.

 

2010 Awards

  • Best Cash ISA provider for service - winner - Moneywise
  • Best offset mortgage provider - highly commended - Moneyfacts
  • Best building society mortgage provider - highly commended - Moneyfacts
  • Best internet account provider - commended - Moneyfacts

2009 Awards

  • Best financial services provider - shorlisted - Which?
  • Best long term fixed rate mortgage provider - winner - Moneyfacts
  • Best short term fixed rate mortgage provider - commended - Moneyfacts
  • Best monthly savings account provider - commended - Moneyfacts
  • Best internet savings account provider - commended - Moneyfacts

2008 Awards

  • Lending Strategy's Lending Excellence Awards (LEX Awards) - Capital Blue Commendation
  • Best regular saver account - Moneyfacts
  • Best tracker mortgageWhat - Mortgage
  • Best children's savings account (One day) - Your Money
  • Best youth account (Freedom) - Moneywise
  • Best debt and arrears management strategy - Mortgage Finance Gazette
  • First time buyer mortgage range - Personal Finance
  • Most promising initiative - paperless online savings application process - Financial Innovation

2007 Awards

Best Fixed Rate Mortgage Provider - Moneyfacts 2007
(without extended redemption tie ins) - 5 years & over)

Moneyfacts Group Awards are totally independent and are presented for product excellence and outstanding service.

These highly coveted awards are presented annually and this year, in June 2007, Yorkshire Building Society won the Best Fixed Rate Mortgage Provider (without extended redemption redemption tie-ins) - 5 years & over.

We were also recognised in the following categories:

Highly Commended:

  • Best 100% Mortgage Provider
  • Best Variable Rate Mortgage Provider

Commended:

  • Best Fixed Rate Mortgage Provider - 2 years (without extended redemption tie-ins)
  • Best Fixed Rate Mortgage Provider - 3 years (without extended redemption tie-ins)
  • Best Credit Card Provider
  • Finalist in Share Scheme Provider of the Year category - Employee Rewards & Benefits
  • Innovator of the Year (Paperless online mortgages) - Mortgage Finance Gazette
  • Most Innovative Application of Technology - Paperless online mortgage - Ifs Financial Innovation
  • Most Effective Delivery Channel - Online conveyancing service - Ifs Financial Innovation

2006 Awards

Lending Excellence Gold Award - Lending Strategy magazine.

In November 2006, Lending Strategy Magazine awarded Yorkshire Building Society a 'Lending Excellence Gold' Award, one of only six mortgage lenders to receive this award which is voted for by the public.

We also won two of the Lending Excellence Category Awards - one for transparency and one for process speed.

Lender of the Year - Mortgage Magazine 2006

Mortgage Magazine have named us 'Lender of the Year' for the second year running.

"The Yorkshire has won because of its breadth of products, offering great value in both the long and the short term. It has won for its innovative products, designed to help borrowers who may otherwise struggle to be accepted for or to fund a mortgage." (Mortgage Magazine)

2005 Awards

Lender of the Year - Mortgage Magazine 2005

Mortgage Magazine have named us 'Lender of the Year' in their 2005 awards.

"Winning lender of the year is quite an achievement. It means breadth of products, quality of deals, range of services and channels in which to access them and excellent customer service." (Mortgage Magazine)

2004 Awards

Our offset account has won 'Best Offset Mortgage' award from the Mortgage Magazine in 2004.

"[Yorkshire's] offset product [is] the model of simplicity. From the moment you enquire about the account, to application, to using it once you have your mortgage ... easy to understand, clear to use and straightforward to make significant savings right from the start." (Mortgage Magazine)

2003 Awards

  • Unisys Management Today Service Excellence Award for Financial Services
  • Mortgage Magazine - Best Offset Mortgage
  • Moneywise - Best Fixed Rate Provider
  • Sunday Times Best 100 Companies List
  • Mortgage Introducer - Finalist Best Value Lender
  • Mortgage Introducer - Finalist Overall Lender of the Year
  • What Mortgage - Runner Up Best National Building Society over two, five and ten years

2002 Awards

  • Mortgage Finance Gazette - Finalist - Arts Award
  • Unisys Management Today - Finalist - Service Excellence
  • Financial Adviser - Silver Mortgage Provider Award
  • Guardian Award - 3rd Place Savings Award
  • Mortgage Introducer - Finalist/3rd Best Value Lender
  • Mortgage Introducer - Finalist/3rd Lender of the Year
  • Fleet News - Runner Up - Fleet Environmental Initiative
  • Fleet News - Fleet Manager of the Year (101-250 cars) - Winner
  • What Mortgage - Runner up - Best National Building Society over two years
  • What Mortgage - Best National Building Society over 10 years
  • What Mortgage - Best National Building Society over five years

2001 Awards

  • Investors in People - Retained Award (first awarded in 1999)
  • CCA Standard - A Framework for Best Practice
  • Financial Adviser magazine - Four Star Service Award
  • Mortgage Finance Gazette - Innovator of the Year - Joint Winner with the Britannia
  • What Mortgage - Runner up - Best National Building Society over two years
  • What Mortgage - Best National Building Society over 10 years
  • What Mortgage - Best National Building Society over five years
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