Alison heads the London branch of Hamburg-based Varengold Bank, a leading financer of European FinTechs. Currently nominated for a Women in Credit Award in the category “Rising Star of the Year -B2B Credit”, she plays a critical role in developing the bank’s marketplace lending business across the UK, Ireland, France, and the Benelux countries. Hence, Alison is always on the lookout for new clients that challenge traditional lending models with bold and innovative ideas and provide customer-centric, products and services that add significant value. Owing to her extensive expertise, which she is always happy to share, she has lately become a popular interview partner, speaker and podcast guest. Alison holds an LLB in Law with Spanish Law from Nottingham University and is a charterholder of the Chartered Alternative Investment Association. Before joining Varengold in 2015, she had worked in structured finance at Barclays Capital and as a lawyer at Linklaters