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Fair4All Finance welcomes two new Board members

17 September 2019

Fair4All Finance is happy to announce the appointment of two further Non-executive Directors; Faith Reynolds and James Invine.

Faith Reynolds is a consumer finance expert. She acts as the Independent Consumer Representative on the Open Banking Implementation Entity Steering Group and authored the widely-read report: Open Banking: A Consumer Perspective and Consumer Priorities for Open Banking. Faith is a Non-executive Director for the Current Account Switch Service. This year she was named as one of the Standout 35 on Innovate Finance’s Women In Fintech Powerlist.

Until recently, Faith was a member of the Financial Services Consumer Panel at the FCA where she was the lead for technology and innovation. Previously, she was on HMT’s Financial Inclusion Taskforce and established Toynbee Hall’s financial inclusion work in the heart of London’s East End. She was awarded the Clore Social Leadership Fellowship in 2010.

Commenting on her appointment she said;

“Fair4All Finance has been set up at a pivotal moment for financial inclusion. The political, regulatory and technological landscape is changing quickly offering up both new risks and opportunities. I look forward to working with others to put Fair4All Finance on the map as a key contributor to improving the financial health and resilience of people in the UK.”

James Invine is a sell-side equity analyst at Societe Generale. His focus is the banking sector and its various commercial, regulatory and macroeconomic drivers. He brings knowledge of investor appetite for and concerns with the financial sector. James is a trustee at The Limehouse Project, a charity based in Tower Hamlets that helps marginalised individuals to overcome barriers to stable, fulfilled lives by providing advice, training and community development.

Remarking on his appointment to the Fair4All Finance Board, James said;

“Inadequate access to appropriate financial products causes real problems in society, with a negative impact on poverty and physical and mental health. I am delighted to join Fair4All Finance and look forward to contributing to its mission to improve the situation.”

Faith and James join Joanna Elson, Sir Leigh Lewis, Linda Stevens (Company Secretary) and our Founding Chair, Richard Collier-Keywood on the Board. We anticipate appointing three further members in the next six months, bringing us to our desired total of nine members.

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