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Belmont Green hires Stephen Roughton-Smith as new Chief Risk Officer

Belmont Green Finance Limited, whose Vida Homeloans brand is the award-winning specialist UK mortgage lender, has today announced that Stephen Roughton-Smith has joined its executive team as CRO to help support the expansion of the business.

Roughton-Smith has over 30 years’ financial services experience in a variety of senior roles across a wide range of financial services organisations, initially qualifying as a chartered accountant. In his risk roles Stephen co-headed Moody’s EMEA structured finance business; was UK CRO at ABN Amro; deputy CRO and Group Credit Director at Lloyds Banking Group; and, most recently, Head of Credit Risk and interim CRO at the Abu Dhabi Investment Authority (‘ADIA’).

David Tweedy, Chief Executive Officer, Belmont Green, said:

“Risk taking is an inherent part of our business but must be managed and controlled to ensure good outcomes for customers, alignment with our strategic objectives, long term financial security and sustainability. I am delighted that Stephen has joined us as we have ambitious plans to expand the scale and scope of our operations over the coming years and his experience will be invaluable in helping us make the right decisions.”
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