Specialist lender Together has announced the appointment of Darren Clarke as the group’s Commercial Finance Chief Operating Officer. Clarke will have responsibility for the lender’s Commercial Finance operational processes and infrastructure to support its ambitious growth strategy. He joins Together from Redwood Bank, where he worked as Director of Operations for the challenger from its…

PayPlan has appointed experienced strategic leader, Tasneem Bhamji, as Chief Operating Officer to transform its operation and lead its multi-channel debt advice service to meet increased demand. Bhamji joins the national debt advice provider after her success as Head of Transformation at Lloyds Banking Group where she led cross-functional teams to transform Financial Wellbeing for…

Mark Bogard, Chief Executive of the Family Building Society has been elected as the new Chair of the Building Societies Association (BSA).  He takes up this role with immediate effect. Bogard held the post of Deputy Chair at the BSA since May 2019 and succeeds Mike Regnier, Chief Executive of the Yorkshire Building Society.  At…

Quint Group has announced the appointment of Sheraz Afzal as Legal, Risk and Compliance Director. Afzal will be responsible for overseeing the Legal, Risk and Compliance team, ensuring that Quint Group can efficiently monitor and identify risks to the business. Consistently reviewing regulatory and statutory compliance is an essential part of Quint Group’s activities and…

OneBanks, the shared branch banking venture, has appointed Andy Willmot, Chief Digital Architect at Lloyds Banking Group, as its first Chief Technology Officer (CTO). Willmot will be responsible for developing and implementing technology strategy for OneBanks as it grows, rolling out more kiosks in high street locations which can be used to access accounts from…

Intelligent decisioning technology provider LendingMetrics has made a range of new appointments. The company behind the award-winning automated underwriting platform ADP has recently taken on a number of high profile clients, including Morses Club, and is expecting more in the coming months. To serve this growing client base, a number of new appointments have been…

Non-standard financial services provider, Morses Club has announced the appointment of Sheryl Lawrence and Michael Yeates as Independent Non-Executive Directors and the appointment of Gary Marshall, Chief Operating Officer, as Executive Director, effective 1st May 2021. Upon appointment, Sheryl Lawrence will become Chair of the Audit Committee and Michael Yeates will take up the position…

Intrum has announced that Alberto Marone has been appointed Managing Director for Intrum’s operations in Italy. Marone has been promoted from the position of Group Investment Director at Intrum. Marone has also been part of Intrum Italy’s senior management team, where he has covered the role of Head of M&A and Strategy for the joint…

The Credit Services Association (CSA), the UK trade body for the collections and debt purchase sector, is set to launch a significantly revised and updated version of its ‘Collector Accreditation Initiative’ (CAI) online test to further improve professionalism and compliance in an increasingly demanding regulatory environment. CAI was designed by CSA as an affordable way…

AutoProtect Group has appointed Tim Hudson to the newly created role of Chief Sales and Marketing Officer. Hudson has extensive experience in the automotive industry in the UK and overseas, including senior Board and C-level roles in the leasing, manufacturer, auction and most recently automotive data and software sectors. AutoProtect Group CEO Matthew Briggs said…