Halifax doubles up at 2013 MAB Awards

Halifax was prominent among the business winners with recognition as ‘Best Lender for Service’ and ‘Best Overall Intermediary Lender’.

Nationwide was named ‘Best Lender for Intermediary Products’ and matched this achievement with an individual accolade for Simon Cockerill as ‘Best Business Development Manager’. The Mortgage Works was also among the successful lenders, securing the award of ‘Best Specialist Lender’.

Among the other business winners, Coreco was named ‘Top Business Partner’ with Brook FS recognised as the ‘Best Business for Protection Culture’.

This year’s MAB conference – with a theme of ‘Lucky 13’ – took an upbeat look at market prospects for the year and examined the improving health of the mortgage lending sector, along with emerging specialist and new build opportunities and developments at MAB.

The mood was one of optimism for 2013, following a year of growth for MAB as well as for the market as a whole. The appointed representative performance tables for 2012 show MAB among the three fastest growing networks in the country, having surpassed 500 advisers through a series of successful acquisitions.

Peter Brodnicki, chief executive of Mortgage Advice Bureau, said: “The successful advisers, business leaders and lenders fully deserve this recognition for the outstanding services they have provided to consumers and the industry over the last year. MAB would like to congratulate all of our winners who I am sure will be capitalising strongly on improved market conditions this year.

“Despite challenging conditions for a majority of 2012, the year ended on a positive note with a strong level of activity in the market, and we can anticipate further growth and product innovation as the recovery continues in 2013. MAB itself has made great progress over the last twelve months, attracting some of the UK’s leading broker firms due to our increasing position as the strategic partner of choice for businesses with ambition to grow and diversify.”