Leek United Building Society has appointed Rob Broadbent as its new Finance Director (FD). Broadbent has over 15 years’ experience in financial services, including positions at board and executive level. His most recent role was Chief Risk Officer at Wesleyan Bank, an organisation which he originally joined as Head of Finance in 2013. Prior to…

Rent-to-own provider BrightHouse has announced it has appointed Anth Mooney as its new Chief Executive. Mooney has previously worked at and Virgin Money. BrightHouse chairman, Stuart Deane, said “Anth Mooney was the standout candidate amongst an impressive list of applicants for the role. He is a financial services expert who has also managed national store…

Omnichannel contact centre specialist Noble Systems has announced that it has reached a new milestone in its 30-year history, surpassing 500 employees. Noble Systems, has seen employment growth of over 30% in the past two years, in support of the continued increase in market share for its premise and cloud-based platforms and its development of…

European credit management specialist Lowell has announced a change of leadership. Effective from 10th June 2019, Colin Storrar, Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of Lowell since 2013, will succeed James Cornell as Chief Executive Officer (CEO). Storrar has worked closely with Cornell to lead Lowell’s successful transformation from a primarily British player to a leading European…

Equifax, the consumer and business insights specialist, has appointed Tony Banks as Vice President (VP) of Operations for the UK and Ireland. With over 20 years of experience in the banking sector, Banks will be responsible for overseeing all operational activities at Equifax sites including London, Wexford, Leeds and Nottingham. He will work closely with…

Arvato Financial Solutions has appointed a new Business Development Director for the UK Market. Alistair Kay who has over thirty years’ experience within the credit industry has joined Arvato from TransUnion (formerly Callcredit) to lead up the development and acquisition of new clients. Kay has a background of sales within the BPO, Financial Services markets…

Target Group, the business process outsourcing (BPO) and operational transformation provider, has announced it has closed its mean gender pay gap by 4.8 percentage points to 22.5%, considerably below the finance and insurance average of 33.4%. Meanwhile, its median gender pay gap has fallen by 5.5 percentage points to 15.1%, again significantly below the sector…

Stephen Sklaroff, the Director General of the Finance & Leasing Association (FLA), has decided to leave the FLA later this year, after some twelve years in the post. Commenting on his departure, Sklaroff said “It has been a privilege and a pleasure to work with the FLA’s members over the past twelve years as they…

Arvato Financial Solutions (AFS) has announced it has appointed a new Operations Director for the UK market. Alasdair Skeoch, who has over thirty years’ experience within the credit industry, has joined AFS to lead the contact centre and field services operations. Skeoch has a track record of success in senior Operational and Client Service roles…

Provident Financial has announced the appointment of Neil Chandler as Managing Director of Vanquis Bank. Chandler will join the Vanquis Bank board and will start as Managing Director on the 15th April 2019, subject to regulatory approvals. Chandler was until recently the Chief Executive Officer, Shop Direct Financial Services and a member of the Shop Direct…

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