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Virgin brings in staff for bank

Virgin Money has appointed former senior staff of Royal Bank of Scotland, Bradford & Bingley and HBOS as it develops its banking proposition.

Virgin has recruited former RBS executive Finlay William-son as finance director, former Bradford & Bingley director of savings Ian Cornelius as banking director and HBOS head of legal for retail Marcus Eze-kiel as commercial director.

A Virgin Money spokesman says: “We are hiring people with the relevant skills and experience and Finlay, Ian and Marcus will be invaluable to the Virgin business.”

Earlier this month, Virgin Money agreed a deal to buy small regional private bank Church House Trust for £12.3m and the company will use it as the platform for its retail banking launch.

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