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Capita director moves to Virgin Money

Virgin Money has recruited Capita’s Gordon Soutar as operations director, with Brian Brodie becoming customer and distribution director.

Soutar joined Capita’s life and pensions arm as operations director last June and was previously chief operating officer of HML.

Brodie, former chief executive of HML, joined Virgin in January as operations director after leaving HML in November.

He will now be responsible for all Virgin Money’s distribution channels, including intermediary sales, branches, contact centres and online sales.


Wake up and smell the fraud

The Strategy Summit, Mortgage Strategy’s annual event for the leading lights of the industry, was held on Wednesday and Thursday last week.

PTFS makes interim CEO permanent

Max Wright has been appointed permanent chief executive officer of Personal Touch Financial Services. Wright has been interim chief executive since February, after former chief executive Doug Crawford left the business.He has also been a non-executive director at PTFS since 2009. Wright says he is excited and delighted to take on the challenge of leading […]


Harsh lessons of housing history

Social and economic changes over the past three decades fostered a rise in home ownership from a privileged minority to a whopping 70%. But now the tide has turned and many people who would once have been able to achieve their dream find themselves excluded

Europe: Nursery slopes

After a flat year for European equities, in which the Artemis European Growth Fund outperformed, manager Philip Wolstencroft is (cautiously) optimistic about 2016.


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