International postgraduate student loan provider, Prodigy Finance, has selected IRM software solutions provider SureCloud to consolidate, streamline and automate its risk, compliance, policy and incident management processes. After a five-month selection process that considered various vendors and platforms, Prodigy Finance selected four SureCloud products to provide a single centralised source of information and controls and…

John Truswell has joined Newcastle Building Society as Head of Intermediary Mortgages. Truswell has more than 30 years’ experience in the mortgage intermediary market, having worked at Virgin Money, CHL, and more recently Together, where he was head of national accounts. He will head a team of seven BDM and key account managers at Newcastle…

Financial crime and compliance software firm TruNarrative has strengthened its executive-level management team with the appointment of a new Chief Operating Officer (COO), to support the organisation’s growth. Having previously spent 11 years at major UK online retailer N Brown Group, as the company’s director of financial services, Stuart Daniels brings with him high-level expertise…

Information solutions provider and credit reference agency, TransUnion, is helping UK students gain workplace skills and encouraging girls to consider careers in data science and technology through its second annual GirlsIntoTech initiative. Working in partnership with Bradford Girls’ Grammar School, TransUnion has helped 120 girls this year to gain an understanding of the technology sector,…

Automotive fintech firm DealTrak has pledged to raise upwards of £6,000 for Action for Children, as part of the charity’s annual ‘Byte Night’ – which will see hundreds of people sleeping rough in Leeds City Centre. The event is the UK’s largest national corporate sleepout, with individuals and teams spending the night in Millennium Square…

International deceased account management specialist, Phillips & Cohen Associates has announced plans to extend its unique, compassion-based servicing to the German market by confirming a long-term lease on a prestigious Düsseldorf base. The business, which has been providing niche services to creditors since its foundation in 1997, has identified the historic and vibrant city of…

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) is stepping up its efforts to ensure firms are aware of what they need to do prepare for the potential of a no-deal Brexit.  Firms who have not prepared appropriately may risk an impact on their business. To help firms prepare, the FCA will be running a series of digital…

Debt purchaser, Lantern have announced that they have appointed a new Chief Finance Officer (CFO) Andrew Kirk alongside an additional Exec appointment of Chief Technical Officer CTO) Andy McCleod, both of whom join the Lantern team to help deliver our strategy and vision, following the retirement of Trevor Howe. Kirk is a Law graduate, a…

Business process outsourcing (BPO), Target Group, has announced the appointment of Aileen Wallace as an Independent Non-Executive Director and board member. As an established Board Executive, Wallace has expertise in digital business transformation across retail and commercial banking. She has more than 10 years’ experience in executive and non-executive roles, helping to leverage growth opportunities…

Specialist lender Together has appointed Liz Blythe as a non-executive director for the group’s personal finance business. Blythe, who has more than 25 years’ financial services experience, will start her new role immediately. She will bring her broad experience of finance, governance, risk and audit to Together and joins from Skipton Building Society, where she…

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