Held at the London Marriott Hotel Grosvenor Square last night, more than 400 people attended the awards, recognising business and commercial finance providers, brokers and trade bodies with the best products, service and innovation over the last year.
BM Solutions was named as best buy-to-let mortgage provider, while Godiva Mortgages won the award for best service from a buy-to-let mortgage provider.
Drawbridge took home the award for best bridging finance provider and Masthaven Bridging Finance was named as having the best service from a bridging finance provider.
In addition, Barclays Bank and Santander Business Banking were named best commercial mortgage provider and best service from a commercial mortgage provider respectively.
Lee Tillcock, editor of Business Moneyfacts, said: “The challenges for the commercial finance sector still remain and the balance between meeting regulatory mandates and increasing funding lines will provide the biggest test for the industry through the next 12 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.”
The Business Moneyfacts Awards 2011 winners in full were:
Best Buy-to-Let Mortgage Provider: BM Solutions
Best Service from a Buy-to-Let Mortgage Provider: Godiva Mortgages
Best Commercial Mortgage Provider: Barclays Bank
Best Service from a Commercial Mortgage Provider: Santander Business Banking
Best Bridging Finance Provider: Drawbridge
Best Service from a Bridging Finance Provider: Masthaven Bridging Finance Ltd
Asset Based Finance Broker of the Year: Touch Financial Support
Commercial Mortgage Broker of the Year: B&P Finance Consultants Ltd
Best Business Current Account Provider: Santander
Best Notice Business Deposit Account Provider: Investec Bank (UK)
Best No Notice Business Deposit Account Provider: Santander
Best Business Fixed Account Provider: Principality Building Society
Best Charity Account Provider: Lloyds TSB
Best Online Banking Provider: HSBC
Best Business Card Provider: American Express
Best Offshore Business Deposit Accounts: Yorkshire Guernsey Ltd
Best Factoring & Invoice Discounting Provider: Venture Finance Plc
Best Leasing & Asset Finance Provider: Lombard
Best Business Motor Finance Provider: Arval
Best Service from a Asset Based Finance Provider: BNP Paribas Leasing Solutions
Best Business Protection Provider: Zurich
Best Business Recovery Specialist: MCR
Best Corporate Finance Boutique: Precision Corporate Finance
Business Product Innovation of the Year: Lloyds TSB (Market Linked Deposit)
Innovation in SME Finance Sector: Barclays (Take One Small Step)
Best Service from a Business Bank: HSBC
Business Bank of the Year: Santander
Outstanding Achievement Award: The Federation of Small Businesses