And the Mortgage Strategy Awards winners are…

After a lot of anticipation, the winners of the Mortgage Strategy Awards were finally revealed at a vibrant ceremony at the Grosvenor House Hotel in London last Wednesday. All finalists did exceptionally well to make it through to the shortlist, and to those who didn’t come out on top, there’s always next year.

And the 2017 winners are…

Best Broker for General Insurance

Winner: Mortgage Advice Bureau

2nd: One 77 Mortgages

3rd: JLM Mortgage Services

Best Broker for Short-Term Lending/Bridging

Winner: AToM

2nd: Positive Lending

3rd: Brightstar

Best Surveyor/Valuer

Winner: Colleys

2nd: Countrywide Surveying Services

3rd: e.surv Chartered Surveyors

Best Broker for Protection

Winner: Mortgage Advice Bureau

2nd: London and Country

3rd: The Buy to Let Business

Best Mortgage Club

Winner: Next Intelligence

2nd: Buy to Let Club

3rd: Legal & General Mortgage Club

Best General Insurance Provider

Winner: Legal & General

2nd: Source Insurance

3rd: Paymentshield/ Uinsure

Best Broker for Equity Release

Winner: Bower Retirement

2nd: Age Partnership

3rd: Key Retirement

Best Large Loan Lender

Winner: Metro Bank

2nd: Halifax for Intermediaries

3rd: Clydesdale Bank

Best Technology Provider

Winner: Twenty7Tec

2nd: Brightstar

3rd: Source Insurance/ ULS Technology

Best Conveyancing Firm

Winner: My Home Move

2nd: Blacks Connect

3rd: Equilaw

Best Broker for Buy-to-Let

Winner: The Buy to Let Business

2nd: Mortgages for Business

3rd: Mortgage Advice Bureau

Best Equity Release/Lifetime Lender

Winner: Legal & General Home Finance

2nd: Hodge Lifetime

3rd: more 2 life

Best Short-Term Bridging Lender

Winner: Precise Mortgages

2nd: Octopus Property

3rd: Shawbrook Bank

Best Mortgage Protection Provider

Winner: Vitality 

2nd: Aviva

3rd: Legal & General

Best Network – Up to 300 ARs

Winner: Stonebridge Group

2nd: Mortgage Intelligence

3rd: Finance Planning Group

Best Specialist Lender

Winner: OneSavings Bank

2nd: Precise Mortgages

3rd: Fleet Mortgages

Best BDM Team

Winner: OneSavings Bank

2nd: Accord Mortgages

3rd: Virgin Money

Best Network – 300+ ARs

Winner: Openwork

2nd: Intrinsic Financial Services

3rd: Sesame

Best Buy-to-Let Lender

Winner: Precise Mortgages

2nd: BM Solutions

3rd: Kent Reliance

Best Mortgage Broker

Winner: London & Country

2nd: Mortgage Advice Bureau

3rd: John Charcol

Best Specialist Broker/Distributor

Winner: Brightstar

2nd: Complete FS

3rd: AToM

Best Secured Loan Lender

Winner: Shawbrook Bank

2nd: Precise Mortgages

3rd: Optimum Credit/ United Trust Bank

­Best Secured Loan Broker

Winner: Freedom Finance

2nd: Positive Lending

3rd: The Loans Engine

Best Mortgage Lender

Winner: Virgin Money

2nd: Halifax Intermediaries

3rd: Precise Mortgages

Mortgage Personality of the Year

Winner: David Whittaker

Outstanding Contribution to the Industry

Winner: Peter Williams