Online peer to peer finance company Zopa, has announced it has appointed Gordon McCallum as its new Chair, moving forward its plans to take on Britain’s largest banks. McCallum joins Zopa with over four decades’ worth of professional, executive, and non-executive experience. He served as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Virgin’s UK management company and…

Phillips & Cohen Associates, the international deceased account management specialist, servicing creditors in the US, Canada, UK, Ireland, Australia, Spain and New Zealand has reaffirmed its commitment to the importance of data and information analysis with the appointment of Dani Shi as Senior Vice President of Global Data Systems & Analytics. In this newly created…

Enforcement specialist, Court Enforcement Services has announced high-level executive changes to its board within its high court enforcement and compliance management teams. At board level, Alan Smith has been formally appointed to the board. Simon Williamson has resigned as Director to concentrate on other interests, but he remains a shareholder of the business. This means that…

Online vehicle technology specialist Ivendi has announced it has made five major new appointments. Three of the new roles are Vice President (VP) appointments. Internally promoted, former Head of Finance Craig Mossis now VP of Finance while Russell White has moved from head of sales to become VP of Sales. Meanwhile, Luke Cowell has been…

The Credit Services Association (CSA), the voice of the UK debt collection and debt purchase sectors, has further strengthened its Board of Directors with the appointment of four new senior industry executives. Frank Horvath has more than 30 years’ experience in financial services, including 27 years as a lender, debt seller and debt placer. His…

Energy supplier Switch2 Energy, has made a trio of senior appointments to support its growth plans. Richard Slee has joined the Yorkshire headquartered company as CEO with a mission to maximise Switch2’s market-leading position as the dominant force in UK heat networks. Chris Kingston has also joined the business as Operations Director, while Simon Waite is the…

Business process outsourcing (BPO) Target Group and operational has announced the appointment of two hires in the client services and business development teams. Neil Glover joins as Business Development Director, while Target also added David Facenfield as a Client Development Director within the client services team, as Target looks to strengthen its offering to clients.…

Provident Financial has announced the appointment of Charley Davies (formerly Taggart), who will take over the role of Group General Counsel and Company Secretary on 1 April 2019. After more that 11 years as Group General Counsel and Company Secretary, Ken Mullen has decided to retire from the Company and will step down from this…

Almost half of finance professionals (45%) regard big data as the most influential trend in the financial sector, according to the Onguard’s FinTech Barometer survey. Despite more than one-third of respondents (36%) expecting big data to impact employment, very few think it will actually lead to job losses. In fact, more than three-quarters of finance…

Dudley Building Society has announced the appointment of Samantha Ward as Head of Commercial. As well as taking responsibility for business development, Ward will take on marketing, growth and product strategy duties. Having joined Dudley in 2001 as a mortgage assistant, Ward subsequently worked as head of savings, strategy and change and most recently Head…

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