Contis, a leading provider of end-to-end banking, payments and processing solutions in the UK and Europe, is pleased to announce the appointment of Deborah Levy as Managing Director of Engage, its market-leading proposition for credit unions.
Deborah brings 20 years’ financial services experience to the role having previously worked for GE Capital, Citi Bank and alternative finance provider ThinkSmart. She will play a key role in executing the next phase of the business’ ambitious growth strategy, overseeing its product innovation pipeline and driving market penetration by working very closely with the Credit Union movement.
Engage is available exclusively through local Credit Unions, and provides underserved customers with almost instant access to a current account that includes direct debit, standing order and contactless Visa debit card functionality alongside a cash-back rewards programme and mobile app.
Deborah’s appointment highlights Contis’ continued commitment to harness the power of financial technology to deliver innovative products and solutions that meet the needs of underserved consumers, helping them manage their finances more effectively, using Contis’ award-winning Envelope Facility™ budgeting tool, and support financial inclusion and education.
Engage has already seen significant growth of the programme through a network of over 150 Credit Unions.
Commenting on the appointment Flavia Alzetta, Chief Executive Officer, said:
“The recruitment of someone of Deborah’s calibre to lead the Engage business reaffirms Contis’ commitment to the Credit Union movement. Deborah brings an enormous passion for Credit Unions, along with an unrivalled knowledge of the network and a clear vision of the role Engage can play in supporting their crucial service to the community.”
Deborah Levy, Managing Director - Engage, added:
“I’m delighted to be joining Contis and to having the opportunity to drive forward a programme with such exciting implications for the entire Credit Union industry. The business has invested heavily to build a payments platform capable of supporting a wide range of products with the potential to change the way that underserved customers are able to manage their money. I am looking forward to working with my colleagues to harness the power of our technology to improve financial inclusion and education at a time when many consumers are coming under increasing pressure.”