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People on the move: Mortgages

Checkmate Mortgages has rebranded to Portillion and appointed new directors. Former FSA director Ronnie Baird has joined as senior non-executive director and chairman of the audit committee. He was the FSA’s director of internal audit. Philip Dearing, previously chief executive officer at Market Harborough Building Society, has been appointed savings director, Gerald Gregory, previously a director of Britannia Building Society has been appointed non-executive chairman. David Kindred, who was previously head of decision sciences at Lloyds Banking Group, has been appointed chief risk officer. Ex-Stroud & Swindon Building Society chief executive and chief financial officer David Hill as joined as chief financial officer.

Stroud & Swindon Building Society has appointed a replacement for David Hill, who resigned last August after nine years at the mutual. John Sutherland joins as CEO from Nationwide, where he spent over 20 years in senior management roles, most recently as executive director, sales and marketing.

Metro Bank has appointed former managing director of retail banking at Royal Bank of Scotland Craig Donaldson as chief executive officer and former HBOS director Paul Marriott-Clarke as managing director of retail banking. Former Oak Capital Group chief executive Darren Schindler joins as managing director of commercial banking, ex-director of UK operations at Anglo Irish Bank Aisling Kane joins as chief operations officer, and ex-director of business risk at Barclaycard Mike Brierley has been appointed chief financial officer. The bank has also appointed ex-Conservative deputy chairman Howard Flight, former Friends Provident chief executive Ben Gunn, former Openwork chief executive Keith Carby, former Midland Bank chief executive Eugene Lockhart, ex-Nationwide retail director Stuart Bernau and Commerce Bank founder Vernon Hill as non-executive directors.

Former Rooftop Mortgages marketing manager Stuart Brumhill has joined bridging lender Tiuta as head of marketing.


Meteor pulls out of Keydata bidding

Meteor Asset Management has withdrawn its bid for Keydata’s structured products’ book and its associated administration, Money Marketing understands. It was the front-runner to buy the investment book which originally totalled about £180m, as well as some of Keydata’s third-party admin business but talks with administrator PricewaterhouseCoopers are understood to have broken down. In January, […]


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