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Checkmate appoints finance and risk director

Checkmate Mortgages has appointed John Hunt as managing director of finance and risk.

Hunt immediately joins the board and has responsibility for finance, risk and compliance, reporting to Stephen Knight, executive chairman.

He has additionally worked in credit risk with Capital One and GMAC RFC UK, where he was director of credit risk responsible for lending policy, risk analytics and business intelligence.

Knight says: “We waited a long time for John, but I’m sure we’ve got the best in his field.”

Checkmate continues to negotiate with potential funding sources whilst it completes the testing of its online decisioning and processing system. An announcement will be made as soon as a launch date is known.

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