Regional business bank, Bank North, has announced a number of new hires, including Neil Boycott as Head of Credit Risk, as the bank continues to progress through its mobilisation phase.
It was granted its banking licence (Authorised with Restrictions) by the Prudential Regulation Authority in August.
Neil Boycott joins seven other new starters and will lead Bank North's credit risk team.
The other new starters are Mia Hailwood joining as a Change Manager, Michael Walsh as Treasury Dealer, Rick Turpin as Solutions Architect and Adam Conroy as an Accountant. Tom Briggs has been appointed IT Service Delivery Manager, Kevin Glover as Lending Product & Propositions Manager and Martin Elliott as Secured Funding & Treasury Operations Manager. The new team members will hold roles across Bank North's expanding IT, Risk, Finance, Commercial and Operations teams.
Bank North will open its first regional ‘pod’ in Manchester later this month.
Jonathan Thompson, Co-Founder and CEO of Bank North said:
“As Bank North continues to grow it is great to welcome further highly experienced employees to our team. We are proud to be able to bring high-skilled jobs to Manchester, reaffirming our commitment to the regionalisation of SME lending. I look forward to working with our expanding team to deliver the best possible bank to help UK SMEs thrive.
"As we continue to move through our mobilisation phase I am delighted to welcome what feels like a constant stream of talent into the business. The new starters will provide invaluable expertise to develop functions across Bank North.”