HSBC and First Direct mortgages achieve awards success

Date:Tuesday 16th June 2009
Author: Susanna Kavka

HSBC and First Direct mortgages were among those to receive awards during a recent industry event.

Staged by Moneyfacts, the ceremony saw HSBC and First Direct bestowed with the titles of leading mortgage providers for innovation, service and value.

Commenting on the achievement, HSBC said it demonstrates how far the firm has come as a mortgage lender in a "very short period".

It added: "Our success is down to the hard work and commitment of the talented people we have across our bank.

"As you can imagine, we are incredibly proud of our new accolade and extremely pleased to have won this prestigious award."

Meanwhile, the Yorkshire Building Society also achieved success on the night.

The lender picked up the award of best short-term fixed-rate mortgage provider.

According to the firm's head of mortgages and savings Chris Edwards, the achievement was partly due to the time the building society spends researching and developing its products.