Commercial lender appoints Global CFO
Commercial lender appoints Global CFO

Commercial lender appoints Global CFO

Commercial finance lender, Funding Circle has announced the appointment of Jeremy Bennett as Global Chief Financial Officer..

Prior to his appointment, Jeremy had previously worked at Credit Suisse, as CEO of Nomura in Europe, Middle East and Africa and CEO of Nomura International. In his three-decade career in financial services, he has also worked in an advisory role to the Financial Services Authority and HM Treasury.

Jeremy was responsible for the £800bn Asset Protection Scheme that insured all UK banks in 2008, and then became the first CEO of the Asset Protection Agency, which oversaw the scheme. Jeremy’s other financial services experience includes being a senior adviser to HMT on the Vickers Commission recommendations and a board member at the British Bankers Association.

Outside financial services Jeremey has worked as the vice-chairman of the Disasters Emergency Committee and board member at the University of Oxford.

Jeremy said: “The financial services industry is undergoing a profound change with technology-led companies [such as] Funding Circle revolutionising the customer experience for small businesses and investors.

“It’s a great time to be joining such a forward-thinking organisation. The Funding Circle team [is] all about innovation underlined by a commitment to help small businesses around the world.

“That drives growth and creates jobs and that is why this is very exciting for me.”

Samir Desai, CEO and co-founder of Funding Circle said: “Jeremy has significant experience in building large-scale financial services businesses and will play an integral role as we continue our evolution.

“He brings years of credibility and, importantly, shares our values and our ambition to continue to build a better financial world by revolutionising the financial system and securing a better deal for everyone.”

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