Omnichannel contact centre technology specialist Noble Systems has announced that it has opened a new London office alongside confirmation of a number of new appointments. Noble welcomed James Riley, VP Sales & Marketing EMEA & India, who joined at the end of last year, bringing with him extensive experience in company growth and expansion. In addition,…

Retail finance technology provider Deko has appointed a new Chief Technology Officer to accelerate the development of its platform, deliver continual product innovation and harness the imminent launch of major new partnerships. Mufti Monim joins from Lebara Money, where as head of technology he set up an international money transfer platform in the UK, achieving…

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has announced that it has appointed Sheldon Mills as its new director of Competition. Mills is currently senior director, mergers and state aid at the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA). At the FCA, Mills will be a central figure in delivering one of the organisation’s operational objectives — to promote competition in…

Debt recovery law firm, Ascent, has appointed Robert Matthews as its Head of Sales. Based in Ascent’s offices at One St Peter’s Square in Manchester, Matthews moves from Debt Managers Services Ltd, part of Secure Trust Bank, where he was Commercial Director. Matthews’s other roles in a career spanning 30 years within the financial services…

Aldermore has announced that it has appointed Damian Thompson as its new Director of Retail Mortgages. Damian has worked in financial services for the last 27 years starting his career with HBOS and then across senior roles in Principality and Newcastle Building Society. At Newcastle, he was Customer Director and a member of the Board. He…

Debt Purchaser, Lantern has announced the appointment of veteran banking executive Gary Jennison as Non-Executive Chairman. William Ballmann, partner at Gateley PLC, who has been serving as Non-Executive Chairman of Lantern since 2016, will remain on the Board as a Non-Executive Director. With over thirty years’ experience in banking and lending, Jennison was most recently…

Vasileios Madouros has been announced as the Central Bank’s Director of Financial Stability. Announcing the appointment, Deputy Governor Sharon Donnery said: “I am delighted to announce Vasileios as the Central Bank’s new Director of Financial Stability. He brings extensive experience in risk assessment, the development and implementation of macroprudential policy, and stress-testing. His technical knowledge…

School leavers are opting for alternative routes to a career and are choosing not to go to University according to new research. As businesses continue to offer a wider range of apprenticeships, and students have the option to learn on the job, fewer are opting to go to University in favour of other career paths…

A new study from Dun & Bradstreet has revealed that while finance leaders remain tasked with business profitability, their remit has expanded to include the sharing of data across the organisation and management of risk. The Risk Revolution report found the top challenge for finance leaders today is monitoring risks within a business’ customer, supplier, or partner…

The Information Commissioner Office (ICO) has announced the appointment of Simon McDougall as Executive Director for Technology Policy and Innovation. McDougall is currently Managing Director of Promontory – a risk management and regulatory compliance consulting firm acquired in 2016 by IBM, where he founded and led a global privacy practice. He has extensive experience of…

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