Curve Credit has appointed Henry Kenner as its new non-executive director. Henry has profound experience in financial services including his stint at Deutsche Bank, Swiss Re Capital and ABN Amro. He is also the founder, chief Executive and chairman at Arrowgrass, an alternative investment fund, TruFin, a lending firm which is listed on the London’s AIM exchange.
Curve Credit will offer customers the opportunity to pay for purchases in installments, providing affordable credit, underpinned by an ethos of responsible lending and borrowing. The company will be a sister company of Curve OS, the banking platform which is currently operating in 31 countries including the UK.
Kenner was an early advocate of the UK’s potential in fintech, years before it was spoken about as a leading growth sector. At Curve Credit, Henry will leverage his institutional experience to support the teams to embed best practice lending and borrowing.
In this context, Henry told the media, “I’m incredibly excited about joining Paul Harrald and his growing team at Curve Credit. The need for responsible lending, which gives people flexibility and control has never been greater, given the current challenging times. Curve Credit’s approach, which is focused on giving the customer transparency and flexibility, will allow individuals to positively make use of credit and support them with great customer service. It is an approach that will be a force for good in the credit market.”
Currently, Curve Credit is in its testing phase. Its development is backed by Curve, which launched Apple Pay, Samsung Pay and Google Pay across Europe in 2020. It is also planning to expand its presence into the US on the back of its product expansions.