The Scottish Mortgage Awards winners revealed

There were 102 shortlisted nominees and 19 awards including a new one for 2021, BDM of the Year.

The Scottish Mortgage Awards winners revealed

The Scottish Mortgage Awards returned to Edinburgh last week with Fred MacAulay hosting the third annual awards celebrating the best of the best within the Scottish mortgage market.

The event took place on Friday 8 October at The Balmoral hotel in Edinburgh with 220 attendees in attendance from across Scotland.

There were 102 shortlisted nominees and 19 awards including a new one for 2021, BDM of the Year.

Alistair Ewing, The Lending Channel managed to secure the Lifetime Achievement Award, HSBC UK won Mainstream Lender of the Year while Precise Mortgages won Specialist Lender of the Year.

And CARA Mortgage Services - Edinburgh won Best Overall Broker Scotland.

Robyn Hall, publishing director, said: “With a record number of entries and another sold out event our awards once again recognised and rewarded the best and brightest in the Scottish mortgage industry - individuals and businesses who stood out from their peers through their innovation and professionalism.

“This was our third awards event in Scotland and indeed our first awards lunch.

“After a successful event last year at Prestonfield House, it was good to see so many familiar faces as well as some new ones.

“The past 19 months have been challenging for us all so it was great to recognise those businesses that went above and beyond.

“We look forward to welcoming you all back in 2022 - watch this space.”

The list of winners in full:

Mainstream Lender of the Year


Specialist Lender of the Year

Precise Mortgages

Later Life Lender of the Year


Building Society of the Year

Scottish Building Society

Distributor of the Year

The Lending Channel

Surveyor of the Year

Shepherd Chartered Surveyors

GI Provider of the Year


Protection Provider of the Year


Regional Best Broker - Glasgow

Independent Mortgage Store

Regional Best Broker - Edinburgh

CARA Mortgage Services

Regional Best Broker - Aberdeen/Northern

First Mortgage Direct - Aberdeen

Regional Best Broker - Perth/Stirling/Falkirk (Central Region)

HH Mortgage Consultancy

Regional Best Broker - Dundee & Fife

First Mortgage Direct - Dundee

Regional Best Broker - Highlands & Islands

Helen Mackenzie Mortgage & Protection Services

Regional Best Broker - Dumfries & Borders

Borders Mortgage Hub

Best Overall Broker Scotland

CARA Mortgage Services - Edinburgh

BDM of the Year

Aileen Boag (Sesame Bankhall Group)

Business Leader of the Year

Paul Denton (Scottish Building Society)

Lifetime Achievement Award

Alistair Ewing (The Lending Channel)