Allica Bank, the business bank on a mission to empower small and medium-sized businesses to succeed, has today announced the appointment of Steve McGregor as Head of Application Engineering.
Steve will build the first in-house, fully immersed software engineering team at Allica Bank. The new team will be the vanguard of the bank's development of digital financial services and tools, all designed specifically to meet the needs of small and medium-sized businesses by being straightforward and putting the customer first.
Steve joins Allica Bank with over 23 years’ experience in banking technology. Prior to joining Allica Bank, Steve was Head of Product Engineering at Santander Technology UK, where he managed the design, development, integration and deployment of Spendlytics – a Santander spend management tool launched with Apple Pay – and its Retail and Business mobile banking platform.
Steve McGregor, Head of Application Engineering, Allica Bank said:
“Joining Allica Bank is an exciting opportunity to bring a new dynamic to the bank’s digital presence. I’m looking forward to sharing my experience of working with a large institution to help build the digital proposition of a new bank from scratch.
“We are going to develop an engineering team with collaboration and continuous feedback and improvement at the heart. This will put Allica Bank well on track to building a bank that enables small and medium-sized businesses to succeed, supported by modern tools and local relationships. A bank that is truly built to serve the needs of its customers.”
Mark Stephens, CEO, Allica Bank said:
“Allica Bank’s focus is on giving small and medium-sized businesses the tools they need to succeed. Steve’s extensive experience in the technology and banking sectors will help us develop a straightforward, intuitive and speedy banking experience for our customers that is tailored specifically to their needs.
“This is going to be crucial as Allica Bank looks to set a new standard for business banking.”