Banking startup Fiinu gears up for launch with new executive hires

Banking startup Fiinu has appointed a new Chief Product Officer (CPO) and Chief Financial Officer (CFO) as the company prepares for the launch of its plug-in overdraft solution.

Fiinu hires CFO, CPO and CTO

John Willcock joins as CPO, Head of 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 checking account offerings.

Willcock also worked at Northern Rock, Tesco Bank and Norwich and Peterborough Building Society, where he was responsible for the company’s mortgage product strategy.

Charles Resnick, called to become CFO on November 1, will join ClearBank, where he is responsible for financial control. Resnick is also a member of the Reporting and Data Standards Transformation Board at the Bank of England.

The startup has also hired a new chief technology officer, Darrin Scott Brent, as it seeks to bolster its technology platform delivery team.

Brent was previously at Aspinall Financial Services where he was responsible for infrastructure, cloud computing and information security.

Fiinu Chairman David Hopton said: “The team we have assembled is making solid progress as we work towards our goal of obtaining regulatory approval for entry into service in mid-2023, having undertook a rigorous phase of testing the delivery of our products.

The company’s plug-in overdraft solution will provide access to an overdraft facility without the need to switch banks and checking accounts.

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