Aldermore appoints Tim Boag as interim business finance managing director

Aldermore, the retail lender that provides financial solutions to UK SMEs, has appointed Tim Boag as interim business finance managing director. Boag (pictured) will be responsible for a range of the bank’s services, such as invoice finance, asset finance and commercial real estate. He replaces Carl D’Ammassa, is leaving the bank after more than five years to become the new CEO of White Oak UK.

Aldermore appoints Tim Boag as interim business finance managing director

Jul 15, 2019

Aldermore, the retail lender that provides financial solutions to UK SMEs, has appointed Tim Boag as interim business finance managing director. Boag (pictured) will be responsible for a range of the bank’s services, such as invoice finance, asset finance and commercial real estate. He replaces Carl D’Ammassa, is leaving the bank after more than five years to become the new CEO of White Oak UK.

Haydock Finance appoints Andrew Derby as asset finance relationship director

Haydock Finance has appointed Andrew Derby to the new role of relationship director for its asset finance business. He will be responsible for forming and maintaining strategic relationships to support the future growth of the company’s asset finance portfolio as Haydock Finance agrees larger and more complex deals. Derby said: “I’m excited to develop our capability and further contribute towards driving the business forward. There’s a culture of internal promotion and personal development here which explains the well-established, high calibre team which already provides market leading levels of service.”

Haydock Finance appoints Andrew Derby as asset finance relationship director

Jul 11, 2019

Haydock Finance has appointed Andrew Derby to the new role of relationship director for its asset finance business. He will be responsible for forming and maintaining strategic relationships to support the future growth of the company’s asset finance portfolio as Haydock Finance agrees larger and more complex deals. Derby said: “I’m excited to develop our capability and further contribute towards driving the business forward. There’s a culture of internal promotion and personal development here which explains the well-established, high calibre team which already provides market leading levels of service.”

Bibby Financial Services appoints global head of digital

Bibby Financial Services (BFS) has appointed Laure Moyle as global head of digital. Moyle is tasked with increasing the finance company’s digital footprint and will head up a team of six. Anna Lisa Tazartes, global marketing director at Bibby Financial Services, said: “As increasing numbers of SMEs embrace the digital age, we want to ensure that our digital experience matches their expectations. We are making significant steps to optimise our digital customer experience and the appointment of Laure will take us one step further.”

Bibby Financial Services appoints global head of digital

Jul 10, 2019

Bibby Financial Services (BFS) has appointed Laure Moyle as global head of digital. Moyle is tasked with increasing the finance company’s digital footprint and will head up a team of six. Anna Lisa Tazartes, global marketing director at Bibby Financial Services, said: “As increasing numbers of SMEs embrace the digital age, we want to ensure that our digital experience matches their expectations. We are making significant steps to optimise our digital customer experience and the appointment of Laure will take us one step further.”

Thought Leaders

Pragmatic AI for asset finance

Jun 12, 2019

For several years now, presentations on digital technologies have dominated the agenda at asset finance industry conferences as well as being a key discussion point in many boardrooms. The ability to provide modern tools for customer or intermediary self-service along with finding improved ways to make better and more efficient business decisions are notable requirements for IT investment today. Recently, Artificial Intelligence (AI) has taken centre stage and is pushed from many quarters. At the same time, it can be hard to understand exactly what it is, and harder still to determine how it can be applied specifically to your business and bring material value. I am going to give my perspective on why AI has had its recent prominence, demystify it a little and explain how any asset finance company, not just the largest, can take pragmatic steps to applying AI in value-adding ways.

Appointments

Positive Cashflow Finance reshuffles senior management team after David Smith steps down

Jul 09, 2019

David Smith has stepped step down as managing director of Positive Cashflow Management as part of a management reshuffle. The moves comes after he successfully led the business through a transition period after it was acquired by independent finance provider 1pm in 2017. Sales director Phil Chesham will become the new head of business as part of a new management team created from founders of PCF, including Peter Davis and Simon Cook.

Leasing Professionals

Panellists to debate changing rules of competition at next Leasing Foundation Innovation Initiative seminar

Jul 03, 2019

A panel of industry experts will look at the growing importance of customer experience in finance at the next Leasing Foundation Innovation Initiative, which takes place on Wednesday, July 10 in London. The morning event will look at how the leasing industry can catch up with global giants such as Apple, Amazon and Google when it comes to customer experience and how this can help with loyalty and customer satisfaction. The panellists are Alex Marsh, senior commercial director of payments platform Klarna; India Pollard, product marketing associate for disruptive mobile-only bank Monzo; Richard Manthorpe, product director for customer engagement specialist Content Guru; and Sridhar Iyengar, head of European operations at integrated business software provider Zoho.