Self-nominations are now closed.
We have a new nomination & entry system this year. To get started, please be sure to first read and understand our FAQ, and the rules & guidelines for entry, then select your categories below. If you have already started your nomination, you can log back to finalise using the person icon in the menu bar above.
To put your company forward for multiple categories, use the tick boxes in the top right-hand corner of each category box to select the categories you'd like to self-nominate into, then click the 'PROCESS' button that will appear in the bottom right of your screen.
If you need help with your entry or require any clarification, please contact Charlotte Covey-Crump on 020 8075 8168 or email Charlotte.CoveyCrump@emap.com .
Best Broker for Buy-to-Let
The award is for firms that can prove over the last 12 months they have continued to expand and show improvement in their buy-to-let operations, both from an advice and customer service point of view. The winner will also have focused on culture, quality of submissions and technology.
Best Broker for Digital Innovation
This award is the territory of those broker firms that are setting the standard in either integrating technology into their everyday business, developing that technology, or both. Judges will also take into account use of social media and other online initiative taken.
Best Broker for Equity Release
Best equity release broker is for the brokerage that over the last 12 months has surpassed sales targets in this area, continued to keep customers happy and continued to promote equity release as a sector. They should also ensure that the client is always given the best advice and understands the product.
Best Broker for Protection
This category is for firms that can prove strong performances in protection advice and conversion rates, ensuring appropriate cover for customers and a passion for this area.
Best Broker for Short-term Lending
The award is for firms that can prove over the last 12 months they have fully understood this specialist area and continued to expand and show improvement in their short-term lending operations.
Best Mortgage Broker (less than 8 advisers)
Previously Best Small Broker
This award is to recognise the best small broker firm with less than 8 mortgage advisers. Which has stood out by improving advice, navigating market change and delivering the best customer service in the last 12 months?
Best Mortgage Broker (8 to 50 advisers)
This award is new this year and recognises the broker firm that went the extra mile over the last 12 months to improve all elements of their business and can demonstrate advances in innovation, business growth and service to customers to take home the title of best mortgage broker. The winner will also have focused on culture, quality of submissions and technology.
Best Mortgage Broker (50 or more advisers)
Which broker went the extra mile over the last 12 months to improve all elements of their business and can demonstrate advances in innovation, business growth and service to customers to take home the title of best mortgage broker? The winner will also have focused on culture, quality of submissions and technology.
Best Second Charge Broker
The award is for firms that can prove over the last 12 months they have continued to expand and show improvement in the second charge market, both from a sales and customer service point of view.
Best Mortgage Club
Which mortgage club has provided the best overall proposition to your DA firm over the past 12 months?
Best Network up to 300 ARs
This award is for networks with up to 300 ARs. Which network has done the most over the last 12 months to expand its sales, improve its communication and improve the proposition it provides to both its ARs and lender partners?
Best Network 300+ ARs
This award is for networks with more than 300 ARs. Which network has done the most over the last 12 months to expand its sales, improve its communication and improve the proposition it provides to both its ARs and lender partners?
Best Specialist Broker/Distributor
This category is for firms providing specialist advice/support to mortgage intermediaries or advising clients directly on specialist cases. Which firm has provided the best service and done most to expand and develop the service it provides in 2021?
Best Mortgage Protection Provider
This category is for all protection providers. Which firm has done the most to improve its products, systems and service over the last 12 months, as well as boosting awareness of the importance of the market amongst brokers?
Best Technology Provider
This category is for the providers of sourcing systems, client relationship management systems and any IT system focussed on the UK mortgage intermediary market. Which system has innovated and gone that extra mile to ensure its product stands out from the crowd in 2021?
Best BDM Team
This category covers both telephone BDMs and those on the road and takes account of a team’s performance as a whole in their support of, and availability to, brokers. Which lender's BDM team provided outstanding service to you and your clients in 2021?
Best Buy-to-Let Lender
Which buy-to-let lender showed consistency in delivery of their service in 2021, through products, underwriter contact and intuitive systems? Who has shown innovation and provided the best service to you and your landlord clients in 2021?
Best Equity Release/Lifetime Lender
Which equity release or lifetime lender has provided the best service, products and all-round intermediary proposition in 2021? Who also best communicated to borrowers and brokers the nature of and all aspects of their products and service?
Best Large Loan Lender
The large loan market is an important area for many brokers – which large loan lender best understood this space as demonstrated through its products and services and went the extra mile in 2021?
Best Lender for Technology
Which lender stood out for its use of technology in 2021 based on the following?
- Adapting all tech to allow for remote working
- Use of desktop valuations
- Speeding up and simplifying all stages of the mortgage process
- Offering digital rather than paper options
- Assisting brokers in finding the right products for their client
Best Mortgage Lender
Taking service, products and all-round intermediary proposition into account, which lender led the market in 2021 in a post-pandemic climate and should be crowned the best overall?
Best Second Charge Lender
This category celebrates the second charge lenders that provide an excellent service now and are taking steps to ensure that this remains so in the future. The winner should prove that they are leaders in their field with innovative products and top-class service.
Best Short-term Lender
Short-term lending has become an increasingly competitive area of the market - which lender has provided the best overall service and proposition over the last year and continually strove to improve its proposition?
Best Specialist Lender
This category is aimed at those lenders providing loans to borrowers the mainstream lenders shy away from, either through their use of manual underwriting or applying specialist criteria. Which of these has had the best service and overall intermediary proposition in 2021?
INDIVIDUAL PERFORMANCE AWARDS
Outstanding Contribution Award
Who has gone above and beyond in the industry to prove that they deserve to win this year’s sought-after contribution award?
This category is not available to enter.
Mortgage Personality of the Year
Which character in the mortgage world should be named personality of the year?
This category is not available to enter.