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Stephen Jones to Chair Pennyworth.

We are delighted to announce that Stephen Jones has joined the Pennyworth Board as Non-Executive Director and Chair.

Stephen has over 30 years experience in the financial services sector. He has worked in a range of operating, financial and strategic roles across retail and wholesale banking in the UK, EMEA and North America at Santander, Barclays, Citigroup and Schroders, and as a Senior Adviser in the private equity industry and portfolio company Chair or Board director for Cerberus Global Investment Advisors. He served as the inaugural CEO of the banking industry trade association UK Finance from 2017 to 2020.

He is currently Vice Chair of the Board of UK fintech OneBanks, Chair of the Audit Committee of the Financial Times Financial Literacy & Inclusion Campaign and Rear Commodore of the Seaview Yacht Club, a thriving 1,800 member sailing club on the Isle of Wight. He is married with 3 grown-up children.

Stephen has been advising the Pennyworth management team for some months as they prepare to become authorised as a UK bank and formally joined the Board on 11th April 2022.

Pennyworth’s Co-founder and CEO, Jeremy Takle, said:

“I’m thrilled that Stephen is joining us as our Chair. He brings significant experience across finance in developing boards, advising management and engaging stakeholders”

Stephen Jones said:

“I’m delighted to be joining Pennyworth as Chair. It is a firm with an exciting mission to build a better model of banking and I look forward to leading the Board and supporting the founding team in delivering it”

About Pennyworth:

Pennyworth is the UK’s first AI-powered bank for the aspiring-affluent, the 10 million customers that face a serious financial value and advice gap. It brings financial planning and banking together in one app, using machine learning and open banking to drive better recommendations. Helping you reach your goals faster and more confidently with leading rates and tailored financial strategies. Founded by Jeremy Takle and Ben Harvey, formerly Managing Director and Head of Product respectively at Barclays’ US Digital Consumer Bank, Pennyworth is currently applying for its authorisation as a UK bank.


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