Export chief jumps ship to Charity Bank

Tim Wallace
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GOVERNMENT export finance boss Patrick Crawford yesterday announced he is leaving the department to head up the 10-year old Charity Bank.

The former Deutsche Bank financier and Standard Chartered adviser and fund manager spent eight years heading UK Export Finance for the state.

As lending has not fully recovered from the financial crisis, Crawford said Charity Bank – which finances social enterprises, charities and community organisations – has an ideal opportunity to grab market share from the larger institutions.

“Confidence in traditional banks is at an all-time low,” he said.