Sam Barker, deputy editor of Mortgage Strategy, has won a prestigious award for his reporting of Santander’s controversial ‘rent-hike’ clause.
This story was judged to be the financial B2B story of the year at the Headlinemoney awards for financial journalism.
The judges said: “This was a story which made a real difference to readers, and actually brought about change”.
Santander dropped the clause after this story prompted criticism from industry figures and renter groups.
The judges added: “It was great to see a B2B story which challenged a leading provider and which brought about change ultimately in the interest of consumers.”