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Vardis Proud To Support the Northview Group in Appointing Mark Arnold as Group CEO


The Northview Group has hired Mark Arnold as Group Chief Executive.

Arnold has previously spent 18 years with GE Capital in a variety of senior management level roles, including Six Sigma director for GE Consumer Finance UK, chief executive positions at GE Money (Portugal and Romania), Budapest Bank (Hungary), GE Global Banking Asia and Bank of Ayudhya (Thailand). 

In January 2013 Arnold was appointed chief executive of Sberbank Europe, responsible for the growth and development of their banking business across eight Central and Eastern European markets and served in this capacity until December 2014. He also serves on the board of directors of Banca Farmafactoring S.p.A. Italy.

Arnold said: “I am looking forward to joining The Northview Group as group chief executive. Northview Group brands have built a great reputation in the specialist lending market over many years.The group has had a fantastic year and I am confident that my experience from around the globe will further support the ambitious growth plans that we have.

“The business is well positioned in providing mortgages to customers who are overlooked by mainstream lenders, such as the self-employed, contractors or independent workers, who are an increasing part of the UK working population.

“I am looking forward to joining the group at this exciting time and working with the team to achieve our ambitious plans.”

Tim Breedon, executive chairman of The Northview Group, said: “We are looking forward to welcoming Mark Arnold as the new CEO of the Northview Group. Mark has extensive experience and knowledge across financial services, both here in the UK and overseas, and he will be pivotal in supporting our growth plans for the Group in the years ahead. Mark’s broad experience will be key to supporting our strategy of continued mortgage lending growth, which through brands like Kensington Mortgages has been supporting underserved customers for over 23 years. "


The Northview Group, through its subsidiaries, provides a range of residential and buy-to-let mortgage loans, and mortgage servicing services in the United Kingdom. The company was formerly known as Kensington Group Limited. The company was founded in 1995  is based in Maidenhead, the United Kingdom. The Northview Group, was established in January 2016 following the acquisition of Acenden Limited and Kensington Mortgage Company by funds managed by TPG and Blackstone.

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