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NatWest snaps up best overall lender in Paradigm lender and broker awards

  • 14/05/2019
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NatWest snaps up best overall lender in Paradigm lender and broker awards
Paradigm Mortgage Services has announced the winners of its fifth annual lender and provider awards, with NatWest winning the accolade of best overall lender.


Santander and Hodge Lifetime were named best residential and equity release lenders, respectively.

Kent Reliance won two awards, best buy-to-let and specialist lender.

Legal and General was awarded best life protection provider, whilst Uinsure as best general insurance provider.

The Exeter was named best income protection provider, LV= was awarded best critical illness provider, whilst Unum  is best group risk provider.

The awards were voted for by Paradigm’s directly authorised member firms each month and the results collated over the course of the 2018/19 financial year decide the winners.


Strategic partners of the year awards

Paradigm personnel also voted for the strategic partner of the year awards, a special category for businesses which are judged to have excelled in their support of the Paradigm business and members.

Precise Mortgages and AIG Life both picked up respective gongs as strategic provider partners of the year.

Bob Hunt, chief executive of Paradigm Mortgage Services (pictured), said: “Firstly, we’d like to offer our very warmest congratulations from everyone at Paradigm to all our winners in this year’s awards.

“Given that these results are collated over the course of the last year, those who have produced consistent excellence are rewarded for their efforts and it gives a very real view of which lenders and providers are held in the highest regard.

“Competition is undoubtedly heating up across many sectors and those that have taken the plaudits this year will know they cannot afford to rest on their laurels given the quality of the propositions that are now available to advisers.”


Santander and Kent Reliance

Brad Fordham, managing director at Santander for Intermediaries, said that he is delighted that Paradigm advisers voted the provider their number one residential lender.

He added: “Intermediaries are at the heart of what Santander does and my team works very hard to develop and innovate our offering so that we can provide you with a proposition that meets customer’s lending requirements. Thank you for this award and here’s to an equally successful 2019.”

Adrian Moloney, sales director at Kent Reliance for Intermediaries, added: “On behalf of everyone at Kent Reliance for Intermediaries, I’m delighted to receive the awards for best BTL lender and best specialist lender.

“To receive these awards from a key partner is one thing but to know they have been voted for by its own members makes this even more satisfying.

“I think this is testimony to the support and proposition that can only be effectively delivered if a lender and broker work together to match clients’ expectations, and we certainly have that with Paradigm.”

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