Banking start-up Fiinu readies for launch with new leadership hires
Banking start-up Fiinu has appointed a new chief product officer (CPO) and chief financial officer (CFO) as the firm gears up for the launch of its plug-in overdraft solution.
John Willcock joins as CPO, responsible for product strategy and marketing. Willcock has previous experience at the Post Office, where he was responsible for developing and growing its mortgage, credit card, personal loan and current account offerings.
Willcock has also had stints at Northern Rock, Tesco Bank and Norwich and Peterborough Building Society, where he was responsible for the firm’s mortgage product strategy.
Charles Resnick, set to become CFO on 1 November, will join from ClearBank, where he is head of financial control. Resnick is also a reporting and data standards transformation board member at the Bank of England.
The start-up has also hired a new head of technology, Darrin Scott Brent, as it looks to build out its technology platform delivery team.
Brent was previously at Aspinall Financial Services where he was responsible for infrastructure, cloud computing and information security.
Fiinu chair David Hopton says: “The team we have assembled is making solid progress as we work towards our target of obtaining regulatory approval to go live in mid-2023, after we have undertaken a rigorous phase of testing our product delivery.”
The company’s plug-in overdraft solution will provide access to an overdraft facility without the need to switch banks and current accounts.