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LOS ANGELES, Oct. 23, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Personal finance website GoBankingRates.com was honored last Friday at the 2013 Plutus Awards for Best Use of Social Media. Now in its fourth year, the awards ceremony was held in St. Louis during the 2013 Financial Blogger Conference. Plutus Award-winning companies offer community-friendly services and products that reflect core ideals of the personal finance blogging community.
"The social media team at GoBankingRates does an excellent job of involving the personal finance blogging community through mutually beneficial relationships," said Luke Landes, creator of longstanding personal finance blog Consumerism Commentary and founder of the Plutus Awards. "Bloggers appreciate the team's engagement and openness to collaboration."
Jeffry Weinhuff, Senior Community Manager for GoBankingRates.com, said, "Winning the 2013 Plutus Award for Best Use of Social Media is an honor and a major accomplishment for GoBankingRates. It was a team effort – collaboration was key." Weinhuff added, "Thanks to all in the personal finance blogging community who contributed, voted and selected GoBankingRates as the leading brand in the social space."
The Plutus Awards doled out honors to companies in the product categories of Best Savings or Money Market Account, Best Checking or Transaction Account, Best Banking Website, Best Overall Bank, Best Discount Brokerage, Best Credit Card Offer, Best Personal Finance Software, Best Money-Saving Tool or Application, Best Peer-to-Peer or Social Lending Service, Best Fundraising Platform, Best New Personal Finance Book, Best Use of Social Media, and Best Blog.
GoBankingRates.com beat out finalists Ally Bank, Bankrate, Experian and Mint in the 'Best Use of Social Media' category.
GoBankingRates.com (http://www.gobankingrates.com/) is a personal finance website that connects consumers with the best interest rates nationwide on savings, checking, money market and CD accounts, as well as auto loans. Its database aggregates interest rates from more than 4,000 national, local and online financial institutions. GoBankingRates.com's editors have been featured on several top media outlets, including U.S. News & World Report, Yahoo! Finance, Forbes, The Street, Huffington Post and more.
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