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New Board appointment for Wesleyan Bank

Wesleyan Bank, part of the Birmingham-based specialist mutual Wesleyan Group, has announced the appointment of Bill Gray to its Board of Directors.

Bill has more than 25 years' experience in banking, finance and risk management, working in senior roles at organisations including Santander UK, Lloyds Bank and Experian.

In recent years he has been engaged as a strategic consultant, with work including developing a governance and execution proposition for a global consultancy firm, and a full review of a major UK bank's SME and small corporate exposures.

Wesleyan Bank Chairman Martin Bryant said: "Bill joins us at an important time in the Bank's development. We have ambitious plans to grow and become a different, alternative type of bank by providing specialist and bespoke products and services for our customer base of professionals and their specific financial requirements."

Mr Bill GrayBill added: "Following its acquisition of Syscap last year, this is an exciting time for Wesleyan Bank and I'm looking forward to using my experience to play my part in helping it continue to grow, both in the personal and commercial banking sectors."

Chief Executive of Wesleyan Bank Steve Deutsch said: "Bill has huge experience across the banking and financial sector that will help us strengthen the Wesleyan Bank brand and help us fulfil our growth plans in the years ahead."

Wesleyan Bank is a fully owned subsidiary of the Wesleyan Group, which provides specialist financial advice and services to doctors, dentists, lawyers and teachers.

In 2015, the implementation of Wesleyan Bank's new banking system was recognised for its innovation in the Most Effective Back Office Initiative category at the IFS/BBA (Institute of Financial Services / British Bankers Association) Financial Innovation Awards.

'WESLEYAN’ is a trading name of the Wesleyan Group of companies.

Wesleyan Assurance Society and Wesleyan Bank Ltd are authorised by the Prudential Regulation Authority and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority and the Prudential Regulation Authority. Wesleyan Financial Services Ltd, Wesleyan Unit Trust Managers Ltd, Practice Plan Ltd and DPAS Ltd are authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.  Advice about investments, insurance and mortgages is provided by Wesleyan Financial Services Ltd.

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