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When work started on Yobota and Chetwood Financial six years ago it was a very small group of us facing an enormously ambitious task of rapidly putting live a lender on a new technology platform with the aim of becoming a deposit taking bank in quick succession. Yobota has grown from a startup to a mature product-focused company providing the platform with the capabilities of SME counterparties, multi-brand capabilities, BNPL, embedded finance and a broader range of deposit products as well as enhancing the technologies and processes of the platform and ways of working to operate safely at scale.
With Yobota’s post acquisition focus now on BaaS to go alongside the core banking PaaS offering and the combining of the two organisations’ workforces well underway it is time for me to step away and leave the highly capable and talented Yobota team to focus on delivering the required enhancements to support the new customer base. It has been a fantastic experience leading a dynamic and evolving group of people who have helped create a great place to work and I look forward to seeing the combined future successes of both organisations in changing the banking landscape for the better.
Andy Mielczarek, Founder and CEO of Chetwood Financial, said: ‘We’re immensely grateful to James for his years of dedicated service to building Yobota into the company it is today. His insight and expertise will be sorely missed but we wish him all the best in his future endeavours.’