AN EXECUTIVE who helped devise fund supermarket giant Hargreaves Lansdown’s entry into the peer-to-peer lending sector before it was abandoned has been appointed as RateSetter’s head of consumer finance.
Anna Decoudu will be in charge of shaping ‘big three’ P2P lender RateSetter’s strategy for loan origination and customer management.
She started a career as a statistician for Capital One and was risk and analytics director for payday lender Dollar Financial before joining Hargreaves Lansdown in June 2015.
Her LinkedIn profile reveals Decoudu developed Hargreaves Lansdown’s consumer P2P lending proposition and produced inputs required for FCA application.
The platform dropped its P2P plans in June 2017 and Decoudu has subsequently been head of credit risk policy for Metro Bank and director of commercial strategy and decisioning for personal loans provider 118 118 Money.
She will report to RateSetter’s chief lending officer Peter Behrens.
“I am very excited about working with Anna,” Behrens said.
“She will play a really important role as we continue to scale up our market leading consumer finance business and it’s great to have her on board.”
It comes as RateSetter also revealed it has now paid more than £150m in interest to investors.