Commending our Lending!

Skipton Intermediaries is voted a Best Lender for Buy-to-Let Mortgages at the 2013 Moneywise Mortgage Awards

We are delighted to announce that Skipton Intermediaries has been voted Highly Commended in the Best Lender for Buy-to-let Mortgages category in the 2013 Moneywise Mortgage Awards.

The Judging Process

Using data from London & Country’s best buy tables for the last 12 months, Moneywise drew up shortlists for each category, based on the providers that consistently offered the most competitive rates.

The shortlists were passed on to the panel of judges who were asked to select their winners and runners-up in each category.

This was based not only on the rate but also on fees, penalties, lending flexibility, service standards and the treatment of existing and new customers, the relationship between bank base rate and providers’ standard variable rate, and finally the value of any freebies, such as legal fees.

The Moneywise Mortgage Awards judges:

David Hollingworth, mortgage specialist at broker London & Country
Andrew Montlake, director at mortgage broker Coreco
Ray Boulger, Senior Technical Manager at John Charcol
Gareth Lowman, Associate Director at SPF Private Clients

Moneywise has been publishing their Mortgage Awards for the past thirteen years. Readers find these awards incredibly useful when choosing a mortgage. Moneywise are in turn are very grateful to Skipton for consistently offering products that are felt to be good value to readers. As a result, Moneywise will be publishing a supplement with their June issue to explain to readers why the winners in each category have won their awards.

Best Service from a Buy-to-Let Provider (commended)

Skipton Building Society received a commendation in the recent Business Moneyfacts Awards, voted for by mortgage intermediaries.Moneyfacts Awards 2012

Brokers thought Skipton deserved a commendation in the Best Service from a Buy-to-Let Mortgage Provider category, having experienced the following particular strengths in their dealings with the Society:

  • Providing buy-to-let mortgages which help brokers to meet their clients' needs
  • Flexible-but-prudent underwriting with a personalised, pragmatic approach aimed at enabling borrowers' investment ambitions wherever possible
  • Speed with which we issue offers
  • Positive relationships with our knowledgeable Intermediary Helpdesk and Intermediary Relationship Manager teams
  • Speed of offer issue, correspondence response times and procuration fee payments
  • Interest rate and criteria change notification procedures

Skipton was also proud to sponsor this year's Business Moneyfacts Awards. With around 90% of our mortgage lending done through intermediaries, we recognise their vital contribution to maintaining a healthy marketplace. Therefore, we believe in playing our part in encouraging best practice by backing these awards which recognise innovation and excellence in products and services.

We view this accolade as an acknowledgement of our commitment to offering long term good value products which meet contemporary needs, backed by outstanding customer service.

We are always listening to member and client feedback, and looking for ways to enhance our products and services for their benefit.

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Best National Building Society 2011

We are delighted to announce that we have been named Best Building Society 2011 by What Mortgage magazine.

Winner: Best national building society

How we won

The What Mortgage Awards offer the chance for customers to actively nominate a financial services provider that they feel they receive a good customer experience from.

The nominations are shortlisted and the providers judged in a number of areas. These included:

  • Value of initial deal and long term value
  • Quality of communication
  • Being an industry leader
  • Identifying and providing for consumers needs
  • Quality of social commitment
  • Quality of innovation

Out of those financial services providers nominated, Skipton achieved the highest average score.

Mutual matters

We hope this accolade is an acknowledgement of our commitment to offering long term value with our products and excellent customer service.

We are always looking for ways to improve our service, processes and results; keeping our range of products balanced, innovative and competitive ensuring value to you and all our members.

So, although we are very proud to win the award, there is always lots of hard work to be getting on with! There are new mortgage deals being launched all the time, so why don't you sign up to our e-newsletter to find out more about Skipton and keep up to date with new products and promotions?

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