Image Nominees for bonkers.ie National Consumer Awards 2022
Image Rob Flynn
Staff Writer

The bonkers.ie National Consumer Awards 2022 will be broadcast live on YouTube at 3pm on Thursday, February 17th.

It’s become a much anticipated event in the consumer business calendar but the wait is finally over, the nominees for the bonkers.ie National Consumer Awards 2022 are officially in!

Last year due to the pandemic we were unable to hold the awards in person at our usual venue of the Mansion House so we took the awards online and broadcast a virtual ceremony from our YouTube channel.

Similar to 2021, this year’s awards ceremony will also be held online.

So, before we get to this year’s nominees, here’s a reminder of what the awards are all about!

About the awards

The bonkers.ie National Consumer Awards is an annual awards ceremony all about celebrating companies that provide exceptional value and service to customers in Ireland.

The awards are now an established part of the business calendar in Ireland and each year attract leading representatives from some of the country’s best-known companies as well as members of the media, politicians and special guests.

Despite the pandemic we’re delighted to be able to present the sixth annual awards ceremony, with comedian and podcaster Jarlath Regan assuming hosting duties for his second year.

This year there are over 15 award categories across a variety of sectors such as banking, energy, communications and insurance.

So, without further ado, here is the shortlist of companies nominated for an award this year, broken down by individual category.

Nominees 2022

Banking

BEST MORTGAGE FOR FIRST-TIME BUYERS

  • Avant Money 
  • Bank of Ireland
  • Haven
  • ICS Mortgages
  • Permanent TSB

BEST MORTGAGE FOR SWITCHERS

  • AIB
  • Avant Money
  • Finance Ireland
  • ICS Mortgages
  • Permanent TSB

BEST CURRENT ACCOUNT

  • An Post Money
  • Credit Union
  • N26 (standard account)
  • Permanent TSB Explore account
  • Revolut (standard account)

BEST CREDIT CARD

  • AIB Click 
  • An Post Flex Credit Card 
  • Avant Money Reward+ Card

Broadband, Mobile & TV

BEST 5G PROVIDER

  • 3
  • Eir
  • Vodafone

BEST BROADBAND PROVIDER

  • Digiweb 
  • Pure Telecom 
  • Rural Wi-Fi
  • Sky 
  • Virgin Media 
  • Vodafone

BEST BUNDLE

  • Eir 
  • Sky 
  • Virgin Media
  • Vodafone

BEST SIM-ONLY DEAL

  • 48 
  • Clear Mobile 
  • GoMo 
  • Tesco Mobile 
  • Virgin Mobile

Energy

BEST ENERGY EFFICIENCY/RETROFIT SERVICE

  • Bord Gáis Energy Energlaze 
  • Electric Ireland Superhomes 
  • Energia Cosy Homes 
  • SSE Airtricity Generation Green

BEST ELECTRICITY PLAN

  • Bord Gáis Energy - 25% Electricity Only Offer
  • Electric Ireland  - ValuSaver
  • Energia - Electricity Offer 41%
  • Panda Power - 45% Electricity
  • SSE Airtricity - 1 Year Home Electricity 30%

BEST DUAL FUEL PLAN

  • Bord Gáis Energy - Gas and Electricity (Free Hive & Amazon Echo Dot)
  • Electric Ireland - EnergySaver Dual 26% 
  • Energia - Dual Fuel Bundle
  • Panda Power - 45% Dual Fuel
  • SSE Airtricity - 1 Year Home Dual Fuel 28%/23%

Marketing & Service

BEST COMMUNITY OR CHARITY ENGAGEMENT

  • Bord Gáis Energy and Focus Ireland 
  • Electric Ireland Darkness Into Light 
  • Energia Seachtain na Gaeilge
  • Flogas and Paralympics Ireland
  • Permanent TSB Community Fund
  • SSE Airtricity Community Fund 
  • Vodafone ISPCC 

BEST CUSTOMER SERVICE

  • An Post Money 
  • Credit Union 
  • Digiweb 
  • Electric Ireland 
  • Flogas 
  • N26 
  • Pure Telecom 
  • SSE Airtricity

BEST REWARDS OR LOYALTY PROGRAMME

  • Avant Money Avantages 
  • Electric Ireland Rewards 
  • Revolut Rewards 
  • Sky VIP
  • SSE Reward 
  • Vodafone Fantastic Days

BEST SMART HOME PACKAGE

  • Bord Gáis Energy Welcome Home Bundle 
  • SSE Airtricity eStore  
  • Virgin Media Home Automation

Insurance

BEST MORTGAGE PROTECTION

  • Aviva 
  • New Ireland 
  • Royal London 
  • Zurich

BEST TERM INSURANCE

  • Aviva 
  • New Ireland 
  • Royal London
  • Zurich

You can also view each category in full on our awards website here.

Tune in on our YouTube channel

The awards will be announced at an online ceremony on Thursday 17th February 2022 so make sure you tune in to our YouTube channel to watch them live.

We’ll be running a competition on the day so keep your eyes and ears peeled for the full details on how to enter.

You'll also be able to keep up to date with each winner via our social media. We're on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.