Giles, Briony and I had a lovely evening last night at the Moneywise Customer Service Awards in London Town, not only because the lamb was very tasy (as was the wine!), but also because we won both ‘Best Personal Loan Provider for Service’ and’ Most Trusted Personal Loan Provider’. In Moneywise’ words, "The surprise of the evening was the award for Most Trusted Personal Loan Provider, with smaller peer-to-peer lender Zopa raising its head above the parapet and taking the award from more established nominees in this category: Alliance & Leicester/Santander, First Direct, Halifax, Lloyds TSB and Northern Rock"!
So a very large thank you and also a kiss (why not?) to all of our members who took the time to vote for us. These awards reflected the votes of consumers, not a panel of judges, so we couldn’t have done it without you and it means all the more to us.
We also had some lovely company at our table in the form of the ladies from The Yorkshire Building Society and Nationwide and we thank them for not yawning whilst we rabbited on about how Zopa works and all that.