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Former major bank executive joins HashChing

by Francesca Krakue4 minute read

A senior financial services executive who has held top positions at ANZ, CBA and Lendlease has been appointed to the advisory board of HashChing to drive the young fintech’s next phase of growth.

Mortgage marketplace and home loan deal exchange HashChing has announced that it has appointed Helen Lorigan to its advisory board.

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The former CEO of Elders Financial Planning, Ms Lorigan has worked in senior and executive roles across a range of sectors in banking, wealth management, life insurance, financial planning, FMCG and retail, as well as in multinational corporations, ASX 200 listed companies, joint ventures and franchises businesses.

She has previously held positions as head of wealth strategy at ANZ Banking Group and senior executive of CBA and Lendlease.

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In joining HashChing’s board, Ms Lorigan commented: “HashChing is a highly scalable business with a unique platform that has widespread appeal to anyone in the housing market. It has enormous potential to carve out a sizeable niche in Australia’s lending space that has traditionally been dominated by the big four banks.”

HashChing CEO Mandeep Sodhi remarked that Ms Lorigan’s financial services acumen will help to guide the fintech on an accelerated growth pathway.

“Helen Lorigan is an exceptional talent and brings to our business both corporate and commercial expertise and some of the big strategic thinking that we need,” Mr Sodhi said.

“Helen understands our target consumer segment really well. Her expertise in consumer segmentation will help drive our marketing campaigns effectively,” he added.

Ms Lorigan’s appointment comes after HashChing announced in August that financial services regulatory lawyer Claire Wivell Plater joined the advisory board.

According to HashChing, since its launch there have been 1.5 billion dollars worth of home loan applications across its panel of more than 40 lenders.

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