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Barclays appoints new md of Home Finance

Mark Parsons joins Barclays as managing director, Home Finance.

Home Finance is responsible for all aspects of Barclays mortgage business, with mortgages marketed under the Woolwich brand through both Barclays and Woolwich channels.

He replaces Jayne Almond.

Parsons will report to UK Retail Banking at Barclays managing director Mike Rogers.

He joins from PricewaterhouseCoopers where he has been building the Retail Banking Performance Improvement Consulting practice. Previously he has worked for Abbey as branch distribution director, retail finance director and personnel director.

Parsons says: “Barclays is a forward-looking organisation which has a clearly stated objective to grow its mortgage business. I am delighted to have joined the team and will focus on building the business through innovation and service.”


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