ThinCats, a leading provider of funding to mid-sized SMEs, today announces the appointment of Amany Attia as Chief Executive to lead its ambitious growth plans. Amany is a proven leader in building and scaling businesses with significant expertise in lending, data and technology.
Amany joins a company which over the last four years has achieved year-on-year new lending growth in excess of 100%. ThinCats’ success is anchored by its strong UK wide regional presence, supported by a customer-based culture and a unique data analytics model. ThinCats plans to develop an even deeper market presence through the launch of innovative products, the deployment of market leading customer centric technology and continuing to use data to add value to intermediaries and borrowers. ThinCats also intends to attract further lending capital through its continued robust underwriting and risk management.
Quentin Baer, Co-Chairman of ThinCats said, “On behalf of all at ThinCats, we would like to thank John for his enormous contribution to the business. Under his leadership, ThinCats has transformed itself from a start up to an established competitor in the SME secured lending sector with institutional funding and strong origination and proprietary data analytics capabilities. We wish him well for his future endeavours.
“We have a great opportunity to capitalise on ThinCats’ impressive growth to date to create a bigger platform to compete with the mainstream banks, providing a superior service and loan product to UK SMEs. We are delighted that Amany, with her experience of scaling businesses and leveraging analytics and technology to improve the customer experience, is joining us to lead this next phase of growth.”
Amany Attia, Chief Executive of ThinCats said, “I am delighted to be joining ThinCats at such an exciting time in its development. The business is already firmly established as a leading provider of SME business loans and we have a real opportunity to continue to grow the business to capture more of the market which is underserved by traditional banks.”
John Mould, Departing Chief Executive said, “I am very proud to have led ThinCats over the last four years and taken it from a small P2P SME lender to a fast-growing national SME lender whose name now is known across the UK. I leave a great team behind me and I wish Amany every success in the future as the company continues to grow.”
Most recently, Amany Attia ran The Northview Group, a UK mortgage lender and servicer with more than £10 billion in balance sheet and serviced assets. Through a combination of acquisitions, the leveraging of unique data sets and sophisticated analytics, Amany drove significant customer growth and satisfaction. Amany has a wealth of experience in building businesses and developing lending and servicing businesses in the financial sector.