Colleagues at OSB Group, which includes savings brands Kent Reliance and Charter Savings Bank, have welcomed Louise Halliwell as she joins the specialist bank in a new role as Group Savings Director.
Louise has responsibility for all savings propositions and will report into Jon Hall, whose role has been broadened to become Group Managing Director, Mortgages and Savings.
Louise has over 25 years’ experience within the financial services sector and joins from Bank North where she had worked as Savings Director since October 2021. Prior to this Louise spent almost seven years at Yorkshire Building Society as Head of Savings.
Louise commented: “It’s an exciting time to be joining the OSB Group and I’m looking forward to working with the highly-regarded savings teams, to continue building on their success and to develop new opportunities. My previous experience has ensured that I can hit the ground running and I’m really excited to get started.”
“Both Kent Reliance and Charter Savings Bank have an unparalleled reputation for delivering consistent and competitive savings products for customers through the services of passionate and talented people, and it’s important that we keep these key fundamentals at the forefront, especially during challenging economic times.”
Jon said: “With savings now a key part of my role within OSB Group, I’m delighted to welcome Louise to help support and drive this vital area of the business. With her extensive experience, I have no doubt that both colleagues and customers will reap the benefits of her appointment and I’m looking forward to working with her on further developing our award-winning savings franchises.”
Photo: Louise Halliwell, Group Savings Director, OSB Group