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Together appoints commercial finance director

Together has hired Helga Wright as commercial finance director.

Wright(pictured) joins from the Co-operative Bank, where she was financial director of the retail, commercial and business banking businesses.

She has a career in financial services spanning nearly 20 years, having held senior roles with Lloyds Bank for nine years.

Wright said: “Together is experiencing exceptional growth and it’s an exciting time to join, given the boom in the alternative finance sector.

“I’m keen to utilise my expertise to help shape the commercial division as we move forward.”

Together has a loan book in excess of £1.7bn with total new lending reaching £971m in the year to 31 March 2016.

Mike McTighe, group chairman, said: “Helga is a great asset to our commercial board and her credentials speak for themselves.

“Having worked with leading banks throughout her career, her commercial acumen and understanding of the industry will help us to expand in a soundly structured manner.”

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