New IT Director appointed at Evolution Money

Evolution Money, the second-charge lending specialist, has today announced the appointment of Steve Daly as its new IT Director.

In this new role, Steve is responsible for a variety of departments within Evolution including IT Development, IT Infrastructure and Projects.

As IT Director he will continue to identify and match technology with the business’ needs and present technological options to allow the Board/leadership team to make informed decisions. He is also responsible for the technological capabilities and security of the ICT department.

Reporting directly to COO, Mat Montgomery, Steve has worked for Evolution Money for eight years, starting as a Project Manager before becoming Programme Manager, followed by a promotion to Director of Business Transformation and now IT Director.

Evolution recently fully launched its new digital journey for customers and adviser introducers, utilising new technology to help cut process and completion times.

This included the launch of the new ‘Evolution Money App’ which provides a range of efficiency gains including: a deeper fact find questionnaire/know your customer data collection; digital ID verification; Open Banking via account score which populates Evolution’s income and expenditure assessments; document collection and storage; e-signing of documents; an appointment booking system; and status updates and omni-channel communications.

Steve Daly, IT Director at Evolution Money, said: “With this promotion to IT Director I will be wearing a number of hats, covering a number of different departments and seeking to ensure Evolution has the right technology solutions in place to support our overall proposition. One of my key objectives is to ensure we deliver a faster, customer-first experience that not only makes it easier and quicker for customers to deal with us, but also supports our adviser and introducer relationships, while ensuring our staff can also work more efficiently to assist those stakeholders. On top of that, I’ll be ensuring Evolution has a stringent security layer to provide peace of mind to our customers, the business and its shareholders.”

Mat Montgomery, COO of Evolution Money, commented: “Since starting with Evolution back in 2014, Steve has consistently proved his worth to the business and has been at the heart of many projects, specifically those which utilise technology and which are aimed at improving our product and service offering. As a result, promoting him to this new IT Director role was an easy decision and shows Evolution’s commitment to developing our technology footprint, to improving the customer’s digital journey and to ensuring the business focuses on these key areas and is secure and safe for all.”