The voluntary Charter, led by HM Treasury (HMT), has been created to encourage the sector to become a more balanced and fair place to work. It has been put in place to support talent, in particular female talent, to succeed.
As part of its support for the Charter, the Bank will be involved in setting targets for ensuring it has gender diversity, especially in Senior Management roles. A member of the Bank’s senior executive team will be responsible and accountable for achieving such targets.
Commenting on the announcement, Christine Palmer, Chief Risk Officer at Aldermore, said: “We are delighted to announce our involvement with the HMT Women in Finance Charter. By signing this Charter, it highlights our dedication and commitment to improving gender diversity across the sector and supporting women in banking. As a business we continue to back the progression of women into senior roles and supporting their ambitions to succeed and this is an industry wide recognition to understand the need for this.
“Since Aldermore was formed seven years ago, our aim has always been to provide a first class service to our customers and it’s at the top of our agenda to ensure we have the best workforce in place to meet their needs.
“This is an exciting project to be involved with and we’re looking forward to working with HMT.”
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Aldermore Group PLC is a specialist lender and savings bank offering straightforward products to Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs), homeowners, landlords and individuals, who we believe are often poorly- or under-served by the wider market.
Aldermore has no branch network but serves customers and intermediary partners online, by phone and face to face through its network of regional offices located around the UK.
Building on its core values of being reliable, expert, dynamic and straightforward, Aldermore aims to deliver banking as it should be.
Established in 2009, Aldermore has grown significantly. At the end of March 2016, lending to customers stood at £6.5 billion and customer deposits totalled £6.2 billion.
For more information, please visit www.aldermore.co.uk.
Aldermore Bank PLC is an operating entity of Aldermore Group PLC. In March 2015, Aldermore Group PLC’s shares (ALD.L) listed on the Main Market of the London Stock Exchange.
Aldermore Bank PLC is regulated by the Prudential Regulation Authority and the Financial Conduct Authority and is registered under the Financial Services Compensation Scheme..