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Sainsbury’s Bank’s Clark joins Widows

Richard Clark has joined Scottish Widows Bank has appointed Richard Clark as head of product development and marketing.

Clark joins from Sainsbury’s Bank where he was head of marketing communications and will report to managing director Graeme Hartop.

Clark replaces Murdo McHardy, who left to join Intelligent Finance in October 2006.

He will be responsible for developing the bank’s marketing strategy and will have overall responsibility for product design and marketing communications.

He brings over 13 years of experience in financial services in a number of senior roles including marketing controller for Tesco Motor Insurance and product manager for Halifax Personal Loans.

Hartop says: “Scottish Widows Bank has been commended in recent years for its product innovation and in developing competitive propositions for the marketplace that have astutely complimented the offerings from the wider Lloyds TSB group. This is a pivotal role within the company and Richard’s skills, experience and fresh outlook will help to deliver further enhancements to our product offering and drive future success.”

Clark says: “Scottish Widows Bank has consistently been at the cutting edge of product development, leading the way in a number of niche markets. I am looking forward to the challenges that the role will present and I hope to contribute to the continuing success of the bank.”

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