Darlington Building Society was named Building Society of the Year at last night’s MoneyAge Awards 2021 at the Waldorf Hilton, London.

Darlington Building Society was named Building Society of the Year at last night’s MoneyAge Awards 2021.

The MoneyAge Awards celebrate the excellence, innovation, and professionalism in the personal finance space.

Christopher White, Chief Financial Officer at Darlington Building Society accepted the award and said: “It’s a privilege to be named Building Society of the Year at this year’s MoneyAge Awards. The event always showcases the most innovative ideas from across the financial services sector, and is fantastic to be a part of it.

“Darlington Building Society has gone from strength to strength despite challenging market conditions. Our first half results for 2021 were really positive. Our open for business approach during the pandemic, and wider members first ethos, provided our members with reassuring stability and a sense of connectivity at a time when the world was physically distanced.

“And now that the world is opening up again, there’s a raft of exciting developments happening in the Society. We have pledged to donate 5% of our profit to local charities with support from the County Durham Committee Foundation. We were one of the first lenders to offer mortgages on First Homes – a crucially important government scheme that will help first-time buyers.

“There’s a real buzz in the air and there’s never been a better time to be part of Darlington Building Society. This award is testament to that. I’d like to thank every member of staff for their continued dedication and contribution to making the Society the jewel in the region’s crown that it is today.”

The win at the MoneyAge Awards 2021 marks a continued winning streak for the Society, after also being named Building Society of the Year at the Mortgage Awards 2021. Darlington Building Society also featured in this years’ Best Companies’ prestigious Top 30 Best Financial Services Companies to work for and Top 30 Best North East companies to work for.

Published:  8 October 2021