Quint Group are pleased to announce the appointment of Andrew Thorncroft as legal counsel and data protection officer.
Based at our Cheshire headquarters, Andrew will be responsible for the Group's legal and data protection issues, working alongside our wider compliance team.
After overcoming the arrival of FCA regulation in 2014, Quint Group was the first business in its sector to receive full FCA authorisation and principle status, consolidating our position as both the commercial and regulatory leader in the UK.
Andrew brings nine years of experience to the role after acting for a variety of businesses, predominantly in the financial services sector. Before joining us in July 2018, Andrew spent four years at TLT LLP advising both in-house and as an external lawyer, where his impressive client portfolio included one of the top four banks as well as numerous major building societies, challenger banks and bridging lenders.
Speaking about his new role, Andrew said, "The opportunity to work with such a fast-growing and dynamic business as Quint, especially in the role of the first legal counsel and data protection officer within the Group, was a role that I could not turn down.
“The regulatory environment in which Quint operates, as well as the recent GDPR opportunities and challenges presented in the regulatory arena will bring interesting challenges to the role. I am really looking forward to helping Quint continue with its strategy and being part of their rapid expansion.
“Being the person responsible for Quint's legal and data protection responsibilities means I will get to enjoy working with the Group’s impressive portfolio of innovative brands including moneyguru.com, Monevo and Infinian, while also developing client relationships.”
Our founder and CEO, Greg Cox, said, "Quint’s strategy is to become a fundamental part of the consumer credit market by improving consumer access to credit. Given our current growth profile and our global expansion plans, hiring Andrew was a natural progression. He brings with him extensive industry experience and will add significant experience to the group.”