Pay.UK has appointed Helen Hunter-Jones as its Chief Risk Officer. Pay.UK is the retail payments authority whose systems move more than £7 trillion every year through Bacs Direct Credit, Direct Debit, Faster Payments, cheques and Paym. Hunter-Jones, who will take up the position in the New Year, joins Pay.UK from Network Rail where she was…

Newcastle Intermediaries has hired three new Business Development Manager (BDMs) to cover the Midlands, South West and Home Counties and the North East and Scotland. Jamie Cullen, who now looks after the South West and Home Counties has over 16 years’ experience in the financial services industry, and has previously worked for almost 10 years…

Ofgem has appointed Jonathan Brearley, its current executive Director for systems and networks, as its new Chief Executive. Ofgem’s Chairman Martin Cave said“Jonathan will take up his new role at a time of unparalleled change in the energy industry in order to meet the pressing need to decarbonise. Ofgem’s role is to ensure that consumers,…

The Credit Services Association (CSA), the voice of the UK debt collection and debt purchase industries, has appointed Peter Hayle to the newly-created role of Director of Finance and Operations. Hayle, who has a career spanning more than 30 years, will have a broad role supporting the CSA executive team, enabling the CEO and the…

Aldermore, the specialist bank, has announced that Claire Cordell, its Director of Finance, will become its new Chief Financial Officer (CFO) and an Executive Director on its board. The news follows the decision of James Mack, the current CFO, to leave Aldermore after six years to become the new CFO at Barclays Bank in February…

Cabot Financial, the UK debt purchase arm of the Cabot Credit Management group, has launched a new graduate analytics programme, with four new recruits. The programme, aimed at those seeking a long term career in analytics, is set to run for two years and the graduates will get the opportunity to work in four of…

Specialist Motor Finance (SMF) has appointed Jimmy McGuire as National Sales Director. McGuire brings more than 20 years’ experience within the motor trade and financing industry to the role. Prior to joining SMF, McGuire was national sales manager for Advantage Finance which provides motor dealers with an alternative lending source. He joined Advantage as a…

Leeds-based automotive F&I specialist Dealtrak welcomed four new faces to the team last month, which add to the nine appointments and promotions announced in June. Integrated with 200 partners and counting – and with a new interface currently in development alongside international software engineering firm, Godel Technologies – the Leeds tech hub announced the creation…

The Royal Bank of Scotland Group (RBS) has announced the appointment of Alison Rose as Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer (CEO). Rose, currently Deputy CEO NatWest Holdings and CEO Commercial and Private Banking, will take up the position on 1st November 2019 after an orderly handover has taken place. Ross McEwan will formally step…

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has announced that Sheree Howard has been appointed as Executive Director of Risk and Compliance Oversight (R&CO). Howard is currently Interim Director of R&CO having joined the FCA as a Senior Adviser in December 2017. Prior to joining the FCA, Sheree spent more than 25 years in financial services, both…

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