Indesser, a joint venture between TDX Group (an Equifax company) and the Cabinet Office to support debt management, has announced Andy Briscoe as its new independent Chair. Briscoe brings a wealth of expertise to the role, with more than 30 years’ experience in financial services, insurance, and healthcare, including at Centrica and Bupa. He will…

Specialist Bank, Aldermore has published its second report revealing progress against the targets it committed to when signing the HM Treasury Women in Finance Charter in 2016. The report reveals an increase in female representation in senior leadership roles, achieving its 30% target ahead of the announced 2020 goal. Aldermore committed to the Charter in…

Provident Financial has announced the appointment of Simon Thomas as Chief Finance Officer. Thomas will join the board and start as Chief Finance Officer on the 3rd December 2018. Andrew Fisher, the current Finance Director will step down from the Provident Financial board when Thomas takes up his appointment, but will remain employed by the company…

Vanquis Bank has announced its Managing Director will step down. In a statement, the company said that the Board of Vanquis Bank announces that Chris Sweeney, Managing Director, Vanquis Bank will from today step down from his role and also the Board of Vanquis Bank. Sweeney will remain employed by Provident Financial Group until the end…

Home improvement finance facilitator Consumer Credit Solutions (CCS) has announced that it has appointed Lewis Jenkinson to provide support to its retail partners and assist with consumer finance compliance. CCS Executive Director, Peter Nicholson, said: “We have always been committed to providing the best possible service to our retail partners, and to ensuring they have…

Mansfield Building Society has announced that it has appointed Paul Lewis as its new National Development Manager. Lewis joins from RBS, where he spent 15 years, most recently working as a senior private banking manager. Previous to that, he spent time at Direct Line Group among other financial services firms. Mansfield Commercial Development Executive Richard…

Leek United has announced the appointment of Andrew Healy as the Society’s new Chief Executive Officer. Healy, joins Leek United from the largest bank in the Maldives, Bank of Maldives, where he has been CEO and Managing Director since 2014. He brings more than 25 years of experience in financial services to his new role,…

Paragon has appointed Geoff Duncalf as its new National Sales Manager for Motor Finance. Duncalf has joined specialist lender Paragon from Lloyds Banking Group, where he spent eight years, including five years as Senior Account Manager at Black Horse Finance covering the Midlands region. The newly-created role will see Duncalf responsible for leading and developing…

Anti-money laundering (AML) specialist SmartSearch has announced that it will become a Living Wage employer. The voluntary commitment sees directly employed staff including casual workers over the age of 18; receive a minimum hourly wage of £8.75 in the UK; significantly higher than the national minimum wage for over 25s of £7.83 per hour. The company, based…

UK Finance, the trade organisation representing around 300 firms in the finance and banking industry operating in the UK, has today announced the appointment of David Postings, Global Chief Executive, Bibby Financial Services and Mark Barnett, President of Mastercard UK, Ireland, Nordics & Baltics, to its Board. David and Mark will be joining the 22-strong…

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