A Cumbrian building society has been named as one of the best lenders in the UK for the second year running.

Furness Building Society has been named Best Variable Rate Mortgage Lender in the 2019 What Mortgage Awards.

The society was also highly commended in the Best Regional Building Society category in the awards ceremony, which took place on July 17.

The What Mortgage awards are voted for by readers of What Mortgage Magazine as well as the general public.

The awards take into account customer service, competitive products which lenders offer, positive communication and how fairly firms treat their customers.

Furness Building Society marketing and sales director Sue Heron said: “We are extremely proud to have won this award for the second year running and I think it really highlights our commitment to providing a competitive range of mortgage products.

"It is great to see that our members value our flexible approach to lending and the effort we put in to providing excellent customer service.”