Jayne-Anne’s Blog

Don’t bank on the future of Britain’s financial services industry if women remain on the sidelines

Jayne-Anne Gadhia with Harriet Baldwin

Why, you might ask, do we need another review into how to get more women into senior leadership positions? Haven’t we already seen lots of good work and research in that area? We asked ourselves the same question when we first considered a review into how women are represented in senior managerial roles in financial services. But the deeper we …

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My marathon journey

Virgin Money London Marathon

With less than 48 hours to go before I run my first ever marathon, I’ve been reflecting on the journey that has brought me – and Virgin Money – to the Start Line. In February 2008 the UK Government announced the nationalisation of Northern Rock. Virgin Money had been the preferred private sector bidder and we had poured all of our energy into our …

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This is what real innovation in banking would look like

Last week the Financial Conduct Authority published their review into the Current Account Switch Service (CASS). The report sets out their findings regarding the effectiveness of CASS – a system designed to make it easier for customers to move their current accounts between banks. It also sets out some initial findings on Account Number Portability. Why are these things important? …

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