The Credit Services Association (CSA), the voice of the UK debt collection and debt purchase industries, has appointed Henry Aitchison, a former senior executive with the FCA and OFT, to the newly-created role of Head of Policy. Aitchison, who has a career spanning almost 20 years in consumer credit, will have a broad role supporting…

Over half (55%) of corporate business teams have increased the size of their compliance teams in response to the mounting regulatory pressures that have emerged over the last five years, according to a new study commissioned by Intertrust, a global service providing expert administrative services to clients operating and investing in the international business environment.…

Arvato Financial Solutions (AFS) has appointed a new CEO for the UK market Debbie Nolan, who has spent the last one and a half years as Commercial Director for AFS will take up the position with immediate effect. Arvato Financial Solutions provides professional financial services to renowned international brands as well as respected local businesses.…

StepChange Debt Charity has announced that John Griffith-Jones will chair the charity from 7 January, following the resignation of Sir Hector Sants last October on his appointment as the Chair of the new Single Financial Guidance Body. Chris Stern has been acting as interim Chair of StepChange Debt Charity for the past three months. John…

Newcastle Building Society has appointed David Samper as Chief Financial Officer. An accomplished strategic leader with over 20 years’ experience as a chartered accountant, Samper has held senior roles across a number of multinational organisations in the UK and abroad, including  RBS, Ulster Bank, and most recently at Sainsbury’s Bank as its interim Chief Financial…

Fleet leasing and business mobility specialist Alphabet has announced the appointment of Clive Buhagiar as the company’s new Head of Operational Services. Buhagiar has been with Alphabet since 2011, initially joining as Head of Public Sector following the acquisition of ING Car Lease by the company. In 2014 Buhagiar moved to take up the role…

UK Finance, the trade organisation representing the banking and finance industry operating in the UK, has announced the appointment of Bank of Ireland’s Richard Rowntree as the new chair of its Mortgages Product and Service. He will replace outgoing Chair Miguel Sard, Managing Director of Mortgages at Santander, in January 2019.   The UK Finance Mortgages…

LendingMetrics, the company behind OpenBankVison, has appointed Luke Gould as its new Business Development Manager. Gould, who has a background in a wide range of sales roles, joins the Fareham-based business from ​Audit Nationwide. ​He will work closely with LendingMetrics’ Partnership Manager ​Claire Januszczak. LendingMetrics’ Director David Wylie said “Our free forever opening banking platform…

Enforcement specialist Newlyn has announced the appointment of Paul Sharpe as its new Managing Director. Sharpe will join the Newlyn team in January 2019. Sharpe is a highly experienced figure who, since 1985, has worked within the enforcement industry; firstly with John Crilley and Son and latterly with Equita, where he held the position of…

UK Finance has announced the appointment of Charlotte Crosswell, CEO, Innovate Finance, and Mark Parsons, Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director, Coventry Building Society, to its Board. Charlotte Crosswell is CEO of Innovate Finance, the industry body representing the UK FinTech sector. She has spent most of her financial services career in market infrastructure roles. She has…

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