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Consumer Investment Awards 2019: Your winners revealed

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Well that was fun! Last night saw the 2019 edition of our customer-voted awards ceremony, hosted in partnership with The Times and The Sunday Times.

Outstanding investment providers were crowned, Gatsby-themed entertainers pranced, and the people behind the scenes at your favourite companies proved their worth on the dancefloor.

 

You voted. Who won?

First of all, a great big thank you to the 4,000 members of the public who cast over 15,000 votes in April and May. In the words of Holly Mackay, CEO of Boring Money:

“It’s really important to have investment awards which showcase the collective experience of thousands of investors, rather than a small panel of judges with limited practical experience of the services being judged.

“Research tells us that an increasing number of people turn to their friends or media outlets for advice about finance and investments. We are more likely to trust each other than big institutions.”

 

Best Share Dealing

Winner: Hargreaves Lansdown

Runner-up: AJ Bell Youinvest
Highly commended: Halifax Share Dealing and The Share Centre

Best for Beginners

Winner: Moneybox

Runner-up: Wealthify
Highly commended: Nutmeg

 

Best New Investment Service

Winner: Freetrade

Runner-up: HSBC My Investment
Highly commended: Santander Digital Adviser

 

Best Customer Service

Winner: Hargreaves Lansdown

Highly Commended: Charles Stanley Direct

 

Best Money App

Winner: Moneybox

Runner-up: Hargreaves Lansdown
Highly commended: Wealthify

 

Best Online Investment Provider

Winner: Hargreaves Lansdown

Runner-up: AJ Bell Youinvest
Highly commended: Wealthify and Nutmeg

 

Plus the following two awards judged by an expert panel

 

Best Marketing Campaign

Winner: L&G Investment Management

Highly Commended: Santander

 

Best Innovation

Winner: Hargreaves Lansdown

Highly Commended: Nutmeg

 

A great year for socially responsible investing

Socially responsible or impact investing was recognised in two awards, with L&G Investment Management winning the Best Marketing Campaign Award for their Own Your World campaign, and Nutmeg securing runner-up in the Innovation Award for its socially responsible portfolios.

“We know that people care about this subject and this is now a mainstream story. 62% of women investors and 45% of male investors are interested and want to learn more. We need better storytelling and clarity, and both L&G and Nutmeg have led the field with their work this year,” says Holly Mackay.

 

Thanks to everyone involved

To everyone who voted.

To Carmel at Boring Money who organised the night.

To the hosts, Holly Mackay of Boring Money and Chris Duncan of The Times and The Sunday Times.

To the sponsors: ishares by BlackRock, Seeders, Ptarmigan Media and The Big Exchange.

And, on a personal note, to everyone who joined yours truly on the dancefloor...

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