Metro Bank has created a role for Kevin Craven as head of invoice finance, reporting directly to Richard Saulet, director of invoice and asset finance.

Craven joins Metro from Bibby Financial Services where he led the Bibby corporate sales team, before taking up the position of corporate risk director.

Prior to that, Craven headed up the corporate division at HSBC Invoice and Equipment Finance for over 9 years, with a total of 20 years’ experience in the industry.

Craven said: “I am delighted to have the opportunity to join such a forward thinking organisation as Metro Bank. I have watched with interest the growth of the bank since its launch in 2010, and am really excited to be able to use the experience that I’ve gained over the past two decades, to help grow and develop the business further.”

Richard Saulet, director of Invoice and Asset Finance at Metro Bank said: “I’m delighted to welcome Kevin to the growing team. Kevin brings with him extensive experience and a real desire to do the right thing for customers. His insights and attitude will be a great asset for us as we continue to revolutionise banking for customers.”