Elevate UK trading as online lender ‘Sunny’ has announced the appointment of Alan Lunt as its new Finance Director.

Lunt brings over a decade of leadership experience to the business, with a strong record of growing businesses, improving efficiency, and successfully managing process and change. Prior to joining Elevate UK, Lunt held several leadership roles in the financial services sector including Finance Director at Barclays Partner Finance (Barclaycard), Finance Director at 118118 Money and most recently Interim Group Chief Financial Officer at Target Group.

Scott Greever, Managing Director of Elevate UK, commented: “We are incredibly proud of the growth and development of our UK business since we launched Sunny in 2013, despite huge regulatory changes, which have ultimately made the sector a better place. We’re thrilled to welcome Alan to the leadership team; knowing he will be instrumental in the next stage of the business’s journey. We’re ambitious and are establishing Elevate UK as a leading medium-sized business and fin-tech employer of choice. Ultimately, this will allow us to help even more consumers who are currently under-served by mainstream credit.”

Lunt will report directly to Scott Greever and will direct the team responsible for leading the commercial, statutory, and operational finance functions of the business.