The Lending Standards Board (LSB) today announced that Chris Pond will take over as Chair of the LSB at the end of March. He succeeds Lord Hunt of Wirral who has completed 6 years as LSB Chairman, recently overseeing the move from the Lending Code to the outcome-focused Standards of Lending Practice.

Chris is a key industry figure and has had a strong focus on fair consumer outcomes for many years. He has a wealth of experience gained through ministerial, chief executive, chair and director roles, covering a wide range of organisations in the financial services industry, including statutory and voluntary regulation and consumer bodies. His current non-executive roles include Chair of both the Money Charity and Equity Release Council Standards Board, Vice-Chair of the Financial Inclusion Commission, and Member of the Treasury Advisory Panel on Fintech.

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