Alternative finance provider Neyber has hired Heidi Allan to lead “insights and engagements” at the direct lending firm. Allan was previously vice president, proposition manager at Barclays where she participated in the delivery of thought leadership pieces including ‘Talking About My Generation’ and ‘Financial Well-being: The Last Taboo of the Workplace’. Neyber states that Allan has over 23 years’ experience in the financial services sector with more than 15 of those focused on developing market leading propositions in employee benefits and financial wellbeing. Allan will help drive the development of Neyber’s mission to create workplace communities that will enable employees to borrow and save together at fairer rates and reduce the indebtedness of the UK’s workforce, and in turn, help increase staff engagement and productivity.
“We recognise the crippling effect of financial stress in the workplace and the impact it has on productivity. Using Heidi’s expertise and insight we will help arm employers and employees with the tools to learn healthy financial behaviours and build financial resilience. To build a productive engaged workforce, we need to help indebted employees break the needless spiral of anxiety and stress,” said Neyber co-founder and chief strategy officer Monica Kalia.
Neyber was founded by former Goldman Sachs investment bankers Martin ljaha and Monica Kalia along with financial technology executive Ezechi Britton. The company provides access to credit via an integration with an employer payroll and services system thus dramatically lowering lending risk while providing a service for employees.