Zopa, has announced the appointment of three new hires to its Executive team. The new hires come at a significant time in Zopa’s growth as it moves towards launching its next-generation bank.

Steve Hulme has been appointed Chief Financial Officer. Hulme joins from Tandem Money where he was CFO for the last two years. Before Tandem, Hulme served as CFO for PayPal’s global credit business and as CFO for Capital One’s UK and Canadian business. With more than 17 years at financial innovators such as PayPal and Capital One,.

Phillip Dransfield joins Zopa as Chief Risk Officer from TSB Bank where he was responsible for leading the credit risk function. He brings over 20 years of experience managing risk, the last 12 years of which were with two of the UK’s largest retail banks.

Clare Gambardella has been appointed Chief Customer Officer, moving from her previous role as Group Chief Marketing Officer at Virgin Active where she was responsible for brand and marketing for the group’s international network covering 270 clubs in 10 countries. At Zopa, C

Jaidev Janardana, Zopa’s CEO, said “Last year was another stellar year for the growth and development of Zopa and our team continues to go from strength to strength in 2018 at what is a hugely exciting time for the business. We’re delighted to have three high profile and exceptionally talented people join the business. Our people are our biggest competitive advantage and these additions further strengthen our position.”