Starling Bank appoints new head of SME banking

By George Geddes on 12th December 2018

Challenger Banks

The first task for Starling’s latest hire will be leading the bank’s bid for an award from the RBS Capabilities and Innovation Fund.

Starling Bank appoints new head of SME banking

Leading digital bank Starling has announced the appointment of Stuart Doignie as head of SME banking.

Doignie joins Starling Bank from Ezbob, a software provider for banks and other financial institutions. He brings 18 years of experience in business and consumer lending as well as fraud prevention. Outside of work, Doignie has a keen interest in motor sport and is currently the UK National Drag Racing Champion.

Doignie's first tasks at Starling will be to lead the bank’s bid for an award from the RBS Capabilities and Innovation Fund. The £425m fund is designed to bring more competition to the small business banking market which the bank has announced its intentions to bid for a share of the capital.

Stuart Doignie said: “Throughout my career, I’ve worked in SME lending and risk management. I am passionate about bringing much-needed change to the SME market, delivering best in class products and customer experience. I feel like Starling are perfectly placed to lead this challenge and have already proven what can be done in a very short period of time.”

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