Origo targets significant business growth with two strategic appointments
Origo has expanded its team with the addition of two commercial roles as the FinTech looks to further increase efficiencies and cost savings for the industry and improve the experiences and outcomes of consumers.
Matt Noble joins as Head of Business Development. He was previously at Distribution Technology and Iress UK and has 14 years’ experience of working with technology companies, to help deliver adviser and provider efficiencies through integration between adviser systems and wealth platforms.
Luke D'Lonra-Bonathan has been appointed as Consulting Manager and brings some eight years’ experience in marketing and business development roles, including for Focus Solutions, Intelliflo and Iress UK.
Both are based primarily in Cheltenham, providing for greater Origo presence in southern England.
Working alongside Stewart McDonald, Commercial Manager, and reporting to Richard Clark, Commercial Director, Matt and Luke are focussed on raising Origo’s profile and identifying companies which can benefit from the range of solutions which the FinTech delivers to the market.
Richard Clark says: “We are delighted to welcome Matt and Luke to the Origo team. Their individual experience will be invaluable in helping to build on our success to date.
“Origo works tirelessly to help improve the way the industry operates, specifically its processes and systems, and how they feed through to better experiences and outcomes for consumers.
“Our track record speaks for itself. As well as our key involvement in helping to develop the Pensions Dashboard, including our work on the Dashboard prototype, this year the Origo Options Transfers service celebrates its 10th anniversary. Options Transfers has significantly improved the customer experience by cutting pension transfer times from 50 working days to 11 calendar days, and in some cases, to just minutes. And since launch, it has transferred over £160bn of pensions and ISAs.
“More recently, Origo has developed the Integration Hub which has the potential to revolutionise the ability of platforms, adviser back-office and digital tool software providers to integrate with one another. The Integration Hub enables companies to connect once, to the Hub, and benefit from integration with every other company using the service. This considerably reduces their time and effort doing this, providing cost savings for the industry, enabling them to improve their service to adviser firms.
“With a range of other services, including Unipass, where 8 in 10 financial advisers use the Digital ID services every day - the appointment of Matt and Luke reflects our determination to bring Origo’s existing and ‘new in development’ solutions to more firms’ attention and so create further efficiencies for the industry and help improve its overall service to the UK’s consumers."