Andrew Bloom joins Fintern as NED

Digital consumer lender Fintern has appointed Andrew Bloom (pictured above) to its board as a non-executive director.

Throughout his extensive career, Andrew founded Masthaven Finance and served as its CEO from 2005 to 2015, after which he founded and led Masthaven Bank as CEO until 2020, where he now works as a NED.

At Fintern, Andrew will bring his expertise in launching and scaling lending businesses in the UK to support the firm to make affordable credit available to the 15 million people currently underserved by the incumbents.

“I’m thrilled to be joining Fintern, it has a tremendously exciting business model with limitless potential,” said Andrew.

“From the moment I met the founders, I knew this was a company that I wanted to be involved with and am delighted to not only be an early stage investor, but also its first NED.”

Dr Michelle He, co-founder and COO of Fintern, added: “It's a great honour to have Andrew as our NED at an exciting time in our growth. 

“Andrew will be of huge benefit to Fintern, bringing his excellent knowledge and experience of building and scaling a UK lending business.”

Gerald Chappell, co-founder and CEO of Fintern, commented: “Andrew is one of the UK's preeminent fintech and lending entrepreneurs and has hands-on experience building and scaling high-impact lending businesses. 

“He's been through our journey multiple times: building industry redefining propositions, providing dramatically improved options to underserved customers, and growing rapidly to scale.”

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