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Monese appoints Alistair Bennett as chief product officer

Monese, the pan-European fintech leader, today announces the appointment of Alistair Bennett as Chief Product Officer.

Alistair Bennett has over 20 years of experience in financial products and services. He has exceptional experience in products, technology platforms and digital transformation, and has worked with fintechs, leading banks and payment service providers. Alistair was previously Director of Transformation at Premium Credit Limited, delivering products to optimize the revenue and profit objectives of the business. Prior to this, Alistair supported a global payments company in its pivot to new markets. He has held positions at Barclays, Thomson Reuters, UBS, Lloyds Bank, RBS Group and Mazars as a change manager, consultant and advisor.

Alistair will be responsible for taking Monese’s product capability to the next level and delivering exceptional customer experiences as part of Monese’s next stage of growth. He also joins the Monese management team, subject to FCA approval.

Alistair’s appointment by Monese marks another major step in strengthening the fintech’s management team and technical expertise. The appointment comes after Monese’s consumer and BaaS platforms strengthened. In February 2022, Monese launched its Credit Builder and announced that more credit products will soon be coming to its mobile money app. The company also launched its Banking-as-a-Service platform and announced a new strategic partnership with Investec Bank plc in September 2021. As part of this strategic partnership, Investec led the first Series C closing of Monese.

Alistair Bennett, CPO at Monese, said: “This is a fantastic opportunity to lead a talented product team and drive a powerful set of financial services forward. Together we will strive to take the product to new heights and deliver an amazing customer experience. Monese’s mission to empower hard workers and heavyweights really resonated with me. I strongly believe that technology should open doors for people, improve their lives and allow them to thrive. There are very exciting times ahead of us.

Norris Koppel, Founder and CEO of Monese, said: “I am delighted to announce today the appointment of Alistair. He brings considerable experience and energy to Monese. Alistair’s product leadership will help drive our consumer and BaaS platforms forward, ensuring they go from strength to strength. This and our recent leadership appointments will help us move forward in our next phase of growth and fully fulfill our mission. »