Provident Financial has announced the appointment of Neeraj Kapur as Chief Finance Officer (CFO). Kapur will join the board and start as Chief Finance Officer on 1st April 2020. Kapur is currently Group Chief Financial Officer at Secure Trust Bank plc. He has a strong retail banking background, including consumer finance and savings products expertise.…

Eleven new brokers will start training with Just Mortgages’ broker academy in the New Year after coming through a rigorous selection procedure. The new members will join Just Mortgages Employed division, with a further selection process for the self-employed division to open in January. The new recruits will undergo an intensive training programme over five…

Coventry Building Society has named Steve Hughes as its new Chief Executive. Hughes, currently boss of Principality Building Society, is replacing Mark Parsons, who announced his retirement in October. Hughes is a qualified management accountant with over 25 years’ finance experience across a range of industries including manufacturing, retail and insurance, including finance director of…

The debt advice apprenticeship, the first-of-its-kind in the UK, has been approved by the Institute of Apprenticeships. The first cohort of advisors will start to study under the new apprenticeship, which will grant them a level 3 qualification, in April 2020. The apprenticeship has been led by a ‘trailblazer group’ from across the debt advice…

Encore Capital Group, the owner of Cabot Credit Management has announced that Ken Stannard will be stepping down from his role as Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer of its European subsidiary. Cabot has appointed Craig Buick as his successor, effective at the end of 2019 (subject to certain regulatory approvals). Stannard joined Marlin Financial…

Craig Jenkins has been appointed Business Analyst at LendingMetrics, the auto-decisioning technology provider. Jenkins, who joins from business insight company GBW, will work with clients to ensure they maximise the benefits of LM’s award-winning automated underwriting platform ADP. Paul Brown, Head of Operations at LendingMetrics, said “Having Craig on board really adds another level to…

The Credit Services Association (CSA) is launching a new Learning and Development Conference, hosted on 4th February 2020 in Leeds, which will focus on championing people development. The conference will bring together learning and development managers, HR professionals, industry leaders, and in-house collection teams, as well as current CSA apprentices and their employers. It is…

Elevate Credit International, a UK lender offering tech-enabled online credit solutions, has appointed Steve Grice as its new Managing Director. Grice will lead the UK operation of Elevate Credit, which strives to create a fairer financial world for all. Prior to his appointment as Managing Director, Grice served as Chief Technology Officer where he was…

Motorpoint has strengthened its executive team with the appointment of its first-ever Chief Operating Officer. Andy Smyth joins the independent car retailer from equipment leading and servicing specialist JLA where for the last six years he worked as Group Operations Director. Smyth will be based at Motorpoint’s newly-opened group headquarters on Pride Park in Derby.…

Hodge Bank has appointed two new board Directors. Graeme Hughes joins as Senior Independent Director of Julian Hodge Bank and Hodge Life Assurance Company. David Gulland joins the board of Hodge Life Assurance Company. Both will join the Board of Hodge. Hughes spent the vast majority of his career with the Nationwide Building Society, most…

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