Region’s Building Society Picks Up L&G Accolade. Release Date: 09 July 2018 Newcastle Building Society has picked up the Legal & General (L&G) Mortgage Club Award for “Best Smaller Lender.” The L&G awards are now in their 23rd year. L&G Mortgage Club, is part of the larger Legal & General group, one of the UK’s largest insurance groups. The annual awards ceremony, hosted at The Guildhall in London welcomed many of the country’s top lenders and broker firms. The awards are highly regarded in the mortgage industry and during the evening, 16 awards were handed out, nine for lenders and seven for brokers. This was Newcastle Building Society’s first L&G award. Steve Carruthers, head of mortgage distribution at Newcastle Building Society, said: “Winning the L&G Award is a huge accolade for the Society and everyone involved in the support and delivery of our intermediary proposition. “We pride ourselves on our personal approach and our sensible lending and we’ll continue to work to the best of our ability to build on our successes. I was very proud to pick up the award in London on behalf of our fantastic team, I want to thank everyone for their support.