YORKSHIRE Building Society has started the new year with two new accolades after being crowned double winners at an awards ceremony.

The mutual, with a head office on Rooley Lane, Bradford, picked up two mortgage prizes at the Moneynet Personal Finance Awards 2022, as it was named mortgage provider of the year and the best first time buyer mortgage provider.

Ben Merritt, director of mortgages at Yorkshire Building Society, hailed the awards double for the firm.

He said: “It’s fantastic to start the new year with recognition for our mortgage offering.

"We’re committed to helping people own a place they can call home, and to be named mortgage provider of the year shows our products and services do just that.

“We’re also really proud that our work to create a range of products for first-time buyers has been recognised.

"We know how hard it is for people to take that first step on the property ladder so to have our exclusive first-time buyer range applauded is really rewarding.”

The Moneynet Personal Finance Awards recognise the top personal finance providers and products from the previous 12 months, highlighting those who in changing market conditions have delivered excellent choice, value, and innovative solutions for their customers.