TransUnion appoints new Chief Operating Officer

12th May 2022 Appointments |

Laura Barley has been appointed as Chief Operating Officer (COO) for TransUnion in the UK. TransUnion pledged in 2019 that it aimed to achieve gender parity in senior leadership by 2030 in all the regions it operates in. The UK leadership team, which is now 50% female, is a testament to that commitment being put…

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Jaja and Asda to launch digital credit card

10th May 2022 Company News |

Jaja Finance has announced it has signed a deal with Asda, in conjunction with global payments technology leader Visa, to provide digital, reward-led credit cards to Asda’s 18 million customers. The new credit card, to be launched later this summer, will allow customers the opportunity to earn rewards on their credit card spend which they…

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TransUnion appoints Non-Executive Director

6th May 2022 Appointments |

Global information and insights provider TransUnion has announced that it has appointed Amanda Rendle to its board as a non-executive director. Rendle brings experience in marketing and communications spanning four decades, with particular expertise in financial services. She previously led an award-winning client engagement programme at leading multinational bank HSBC, where she was global head…

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NewDay and John Lewis agree partnership

5th May 2022 Company News |

NewDay and John Lewis have agreed on a new partnership to assess the next evolution of the retailer’s consumer credit offering. The deal includes relaunching John Lewis’ Partnership card. The partnership follows John Lewis’ announcement that it plans to invest over £50 million in its consumer finance capabilities to offer innovative financial products and services…

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Yorkshire Building Society appoints Non-Executive Director

27th April 2022 Appointments | #appointments

Yorkshire Building Society has announced that Angela Darlington has joined its Board as Non-Executive Director. Darlington has over 30 years’ experience in financial services and an extensive executive career. She started her career with Bacon & Woodrow and then worked with William M Mercer on a wide variety of actuarial assignments across many countries. Darlington…

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Jaywing appoints MD to lead Risk Consultancy business

25th April 2022 Appointments | #appointments

Jaywing has appointed Dean Mitchell as Managing Director (MD) of Consulting Services. Mitchell will be responsible for the delivery of services of Jaywing’s risk consulting business which has recently seen a series of new client wins, alongside its longstanding relationships with existing clients, many of whom are among the UK’s leading financial services brands. Mitchell…

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Jaja Finance receives £120m investment from KKR and TDR Capital

6th April 2022 Company News |

Jaja Finance has announced that it has closed the strategic transaction announced in November 2021, resulting in a consortium led by KKR and TDR Capital LLP becoming the majority shareholders of Jaja. Jaja says that the initial investment of up to £120 million marks the beginning of a long-term strategic partnership with its majority shareholders…

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Tandem appoints of Car Finance Division Managing Director

5th April 2022 Appointments |

Digital bank Tandem announces the appointment of David Briggs as Managing Director of its Car Finance Division. Briggs joins Tandem in this newly created senior role to accelerate and amplify Tandem’s mission to build the UK’s fairer, greener digital bank and is the first senior appointment to Tandem’s Executive Committee following Tandem’s acquisition of leading…

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Provident appoints Managing Director of Cards

1st April 2022 Appointments | #appointments

Provident Financial Group (PFG) has announced the appointment of Fiona Anderson as Managing Director of Cards, subject to regulatory approval. Anderson has a wealth of significant experience across credit cards and personal banking. From 2019 to 2021, she served as Head of Everyday Banking at HSBC and prior to that she held senior positions at…

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LendingMetrics announces new appointments

30th March 2022 Appointments |

Intelligent decisioning technology provider LendingMetrics has announced a number fo new appointments to ensure high delivery standards as its customer base expands. Ben Smith has joined the company as Account Manager; Kelvin Lee as Support Engineer; Ross Tully as Business Development Manager; and Paulo Bordeira De Brito as Developer. Alongside these changes, Craig Jenkins has…

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Mitek acquires HooYu for £98m

28th March 2022 Company News | #merger

Digital identity (ID) verification and fraud prevention, specialist Mitek has announced the acquisition of KYC (know your customer) technology specialist, HooYu. The United Nations (UN) estimates that up to three percent of the world’s GDP – or nearly two trillion dollars – is money laundered annually. The increased regulatory eye, together with the rise in…

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Chetwood Financial acquires Yobota

28th March 2022 Company News | #acquisiton

UK digital bank Chetwood Financial (Chetwood) has announced the acquisition of core banking provider Yobota to extend Chetwood’s Banking-as-a-Service (BaaS) capabilities. Founded alongside the bank in 2016 and developed as a separate entity, Yobota is a London-based technology company that has built a fast, flexible, cloud-native core banking platform. The platform allows companies to create and run innovative…

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Government sells £1.2bn shares in NatWest Group

28th March 2022 Company News |

The Government stake in NatWest has been reduced to 48.1% as an important landmark reached in returning the bank to private ownership.  For the first time since the financial crisis, NatWest Group plc (formerly Royal Bank of Scotland Group plc) is no longer under majority public ownership following a £1.2 billion sale of part of…

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