Wins for Aussie, Greater Building Society and CBA at annual banking awards

Aussie Home Loans and the Commonwealth Bank have picked up multiple awards at the 22ndAustralia Banking and Finance Magazine Awards held recently in Sydney. 

John Symond’s Aussie was named mortgage broker of the year for the fifth consecutive year and also won in the “best advertising, marketing and promotional campaign” and “best career development program”. 

In a year in which it acquired prominent Melbourne mortgage aggregator National Mortgage Brokers (nMB) and grew its mortgage book to $43 billion, Symond said winning the mortgage broker of the year award was particularly valued.

The Commonwealth Bank picked up five awards including three for its personnel, with Ralph Norris, who stepped down as chief executive at the end of November (replaced by Ian Narev), named financial services executive of the year.

However, the CBA lost out to ANZ for major bank of the year, while Suncorp was named best of the second-tier banks. Online bank ING Direct picked up the technology kudos with an award for Andrew Henderson, its chief information officer.

Westpac and NAB went home empty-handed on the night.

Newcastle-based lender the Greater Building Society was name building society of the year for the second year running, fending off competition from Illawarra-based IMB as well as Queensland-based Wide Bay Australia.

The building society has almost 250,000 customers across NSW and south-east Queensland and has assets worth almost $5 billion.

Greater chief executive officer Don Magin paid tribute to his staff for helping make the building society a “real competitor to the major banks” and one that is not “beholden to shareholders”. 

Gateway Credit Union was named best credit union. 

The full list of AB& F winners are:

 

INNOVATIVE MORTGAGE PRODUCT OF THE YEAR

QBE – HomeKeeper

INNOVATIVE RETAIL BANKING PRODUCT OF THE YEAR

Commonwealth Bank - CommBank Kaching

INNOVATIVE CARD AND PAYMENT PRODUCT OF THE YEAR

Suncorp Bank - Visa Prepaid Card

BANKING WEBSITE & ONLINE OFFERING OF THE YEAR

HSBC - HSBCnet Mobile

ADVERTISING, MARKETING & PROMOTIONAL CAMPAIGN OF THE YEAR

Aussie

BEST USE OF SOCIAL MEDIA

Commonwealth Bank - Commonwealth Bank Facebook Places with Deals

BEST CAREER DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME

Aussie 

MORTGAGE BROKER OF THE YEAR

Aussie

BUILDING SOCIETY OF THE YEAR

Greater Building Society

CREDIT UNION OF THE YEAR

Gateway Credit Union

LAW FIRM OF THE YEAR

King & Wood Mallesons

AUSTRALIAN FINANCIAL INSTITUTION OF THE YEAR – Non-Big Four

Suncorp Bank

AUSTRALIAN FINANCIAL INSTITUTION OF THE YEAR – Major Banks

ANZ

CHIEF INFORMATION OFFICER OF THE YEAR

Andrew Henderson, Chief Information Officer, ING Direct

CHIEF RISK OFFICER OF THE YEAR

Alden Toevs, Commonwealth Bank

CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER OF THE YEAR

Peter Marriott, ANZ

BANKING AMBASSADOR AWARD

Bryan Fitzgerald, Commonwealth Bank

FINANCIAL SERVICES EXECUTIVE OF THE YEAR
Ralph Norris, Commonwealth Bank

Larry Schlesinger

Larry Schlesinger

Larry Schlesinger was a property writer at Property Observer

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