Tandem, the UK’s greener digital bank, has announced the appointment of Maria Khan, as Director of Product and Digital, and Chris Parker, as Head of Marketing.
As Director of Product and Digital, Maria leads the development of Tandem’s exciting digital offering, working with the team to create even better green digital banking solutions for its customers, as well as its design and marketing divisions. She joins Tandem with extensive experience in financial services, having previously worked at J.P Morgan, and the Royal Bank of Scotland, where she also developed digital products.
Chris Parker joins Tandem as Head of Marketing, bringing with him almost 20 years of marketing experience, most recently as Head of Retail Marketing at Santander where he won two Effie Awards, including for the ‘Bank of Ant and Dec’ campaign in 2023.
Based in Tandem’s London office, Maria and Chris join the bank as it expands in its mission to become the UK’s leading green digital bank. Having recently surpassed £3bn in deposits, these appointments reaffirm Tandem’s commitment to being one of the UK’s fastest growing challenger banks and will allow the bank to continue to develop its offering to customers and raise brand awareness in its key markets.
Commenting on her appointment, Maria Khan said: “It’s clear Tandem is on an exciting journey and I’m glad to be joining at such a critical time. As customers pivot to caring more and more about where their money is going regarding sustainability and have rising expectations of leading tech and products to help them navigate their financial needs, the opportunity to have an impact and help grow Tandem is exciting. There’s a huge opportunity for the bank and it’s a privilege to get going and help more and more consumers make the transition to greener choices.”
Alex Mollart, CEO, also commented: “It’s great to welcome Maria and Chris to the team. Maria’s expertise in developing digital products will be essential as we continue to update and grow our offering – market leading green initiatives that utilise our leading tech capabilities – to allow customers more choice in living a greener lifestyle. And with Chris’ extensive experience in retail banking in particular, I’m excited about the insights Chris brings so that we can share Tandem’s mission and product offering in a bold and impactful way, pushing us on our journey to be the UK’s leading greener digital bank”.
Benefiting customers’ pockets and the planet, Tandem offers greener ways to save, borrow, spend and share. From low emission motor loans, to lending for greener home improvements, to EPC discount mortgages and green savings, its products make it easier for more people to choose a greener lifestyle – helping save money, whilst reducing carbon footprints.