Starling Bank has announced the appointment of Stuart Doignie as its head of SME banking.
His early tasks at the digital bank will include leading its bid for finance from the RBS capabilities and innovation fund.
Starling will bid for a share of the £425m fund, which is designed to bring more competition to the UK SME banking market.
Stuart joins from ezbob, where he served as chief risk officer.
Before that, he held various roles at Barclaycard over the course of nearly 15 years.
Anne Boden, founder and chief executive at Starling Bank, said: “The small business banking market has no meaningful competition.
“Starling is changing that and Stuart’s appointment will enable us to build on the success we have enjoyed since the launch of our business accounts last March.
“The RBS fund needs to back genuine disruptors, rather than established high street banks that have taken small business owners for granted for too long."
Stuart added: “Throughout my career, I’ve worked in SME lending and risk management.
“I am passionate about bringing much-needed change to the SME market, delivering best-in-class products and customer experience.
“I feel like Starling [is] perfectly placed to lead this challenge and [has] already proven what can be done in a very short period of time.”
SIGN UP TO OUR NEWSLETTER TO RECEIVE MORE NEWS LIKE THIS STORY
British Business Bank UK Network aims to improve funding awareness across UK
The British Business Bank UK Network will help to improve awareness of funding options across the UK by directly approaching business finance professionals...
Building with confidence in challenging times
It is difficult to think of a time in the past three decades when the chasm between the interests of UK business and the Palace of Westminster has been more exposed than the Brexit debacle...
Real Property Finance passes £100m in deals with Cambridge & Counties Bank
Cambridge & Counties Bank has provided more than £100m of loans for the clients of Real Property Finance (RPF)...
Metro Bank reports 48% increase in lending
Metro Bank has reported that its lending increased by 48% in 2018 compared with 2017...
Metro Bank appoints Luke Lloyd-Davies to advisory board
Metro Bank has appointed Luke Lloyd-Davies to its advisory board...
OakNorth: how some of the entrepreneurs we’ve lent to first got started
For many, the new year brings with it new possibilities and the chance to explore new opportunities...
Hanley Economic BS to push self-build offering
Hanley Economic Building Society is set to commence an extensive 2019 self-build campaign as it aims to engage with growing numbers of self-builders...
NatWest offers Esme Loans directly to its SME customers
NatWest will now offer Esme Loans products directly to its existing SME customers...
OSB appoints new NED
OneSavings Bank has announced that it has appointed Sarah Hedger as a non-executive director, with effect from 1st February...
Tandem Bank reaches 500,000 customers
Tandem has announced that it has reached 500,000 customers one year on from being granted a full banking licence...
Bank Leumi UK appoints new head
Bank Leumi (UK) has appointed Sarah Ryman (pictured above) as its new head of premier banking and liabilities...