Hooray! It's almost time to down tools, dive into a plate or two of mince pies, and to wrap-up some Christmas presents!

Whether it's helping you to find out more about the financial firms you're thinking of doing business with, or working with firms to provide valuable customer feedback, 2017 has certainly been a rather busy year here at Smart Money People HQ.

And while we don't often get the chance to look back on the year, we've taken some time out to sum-up what we got up too with a short video....take a look!

And whether you visit Smart Money People to share your feedback, or to read reviews about a range of financial firms, we'd like to say a massive thank you for being part of our 2017. It's been a really important year for us as we continue on our mission to use the power of reviews to help increase trust and transparency in financial services. 

What will 2018 bring? Well, we're now just about halfway through our British Bank Awards (we'll announce the Finalists on the 15th January), and the winners will be announced on the 1st March. Our awards have become an important way for us for find and celebrate the best firms and product providers on the market and we're pretty proud that they now attract a real range of firms, from start-ups right through to the largest banks and insurers in the UK. 

We've got a few more things up our fleece-lined-sleeves, but we'll have to save them for 2018!

So until then, we'll wish you best wishes and a Happy New Year!