KBC Bank Ireland wins at bonkers.ie Awards for the second consecutive year

Business, Finance | Fri 9 Feb | Author – Business & Finance
David Kerr, Founder/CEO, bonker.ie; Conor McGowan, Head of Mortgages and Insurances, KBC Bank Ireland; and Darragh Lennon, Director of Distribution, at the bonkers.ie National Consumer Awards

Last night KBC Bank Ireland received both the award for Best Mover Mortgage and Best Online Banking Experience at the bonkers.ie National Consumer Awards.

The bank won out against stiff competition in a victory that mirrors their success of last year’s event, where they received three awards.

Last night the bonkers.ie National Consumer Awards were held and proceedings took place at the Mansion House, Dublin, where KBC were recognised for their achievements with two awards; the Best Mover Mortgage Award and the Best Online Banking Experience Award.

“We are delighted to receive the award for Best Mover Mortgage”, said KBC Bank Ireland’s Director of Products, Fergal O’Riagain, “Which was recognised for providing great long term value and real benefits to a customer when switching mortgage from another provider”. The bank had achieved similar success at last year’s showing, where they received three awards – Best Value Current Account, Best Value First-time Buyer Mortgage and Best Value Switcher Mortgage.

“As Ireland’s leading challenger brand”, Fergal went on to say, “our strategy is consistently about providing customers with long-term value and building lifelong partnerships with them. These awards truly recognise and credit our value proposition, which we will continue to deliver as we grow in Ireland.”

The bonkers.ie Awards are aimed at celebrating excellence in customer values. There are 13 categories of award in all, including banking, utilities, energy suppliers and broadband suppliers.

After receiving the reward, Eddie Dillon, KBC Bank Ireland’s Director of Innovation said: “We are delighted to receive this award for best online banking experience which acknowledges KBC’s market leading on-boarding app. Our revolutionary app allows customers to open a current account in five easy steps in five minutes and have instant access to a debit card and digital wallets. It’s never been easier to bank with us, 1 in 5 KBC Extra Current Accounts are now opened using the on-boarding app, and we’re excited for future developments to come.”