Santander UK announces Aaron Shinwell to join Homes team

Santander UK has today announced the appointment of Aaron Shinwell as Chief Operating Officer within its Homes division. Aaron will be joining Santander UK in Q2 2022, and will oversee the Homes strategy, both in the UK and across Europe. He will also have responsibility for product delivery and controls as a key part of the Homes leadership team, led by Tracie Pearce, Chief Customer Officer, Homes.

Aaron joins Santander with 20 years of financial services experience, the majority of which has been spent in mortgages where he has covered strategy, finance, distribution and product management, with a keen focus on customer experience. For the past two years, Aaron has led HSBC UK’s unsecured lending business and underwriting services function.

Tracie Pearce, Chief Customer Officer, Homes at Santander UK said:We are delighted to welcome Aaron to the Homes team, he brings with him a wealth of expertise and experience in delivering for customers. Aaron will work closely with me and Brad Fordham, our Head of Mortgages, as we explore new opportunities to grow our business, support our broker partners and help even more customers on their homeownership journey.

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Notes to Editors:
1) Career history – Aaron Shinwell
Dec 2019 – Present – Head of Unsecured Lending and Underwriting Services – HSBC
Apr 2019 – Nov 2019 – Head of Mortgages and Savings (Interim) – HSBC
Oct 2017 – Apr 2019 – Head of Strategy and Planning Retail Products – HSBC
Feb 2016 – Oct 2017 – Senior Product Manager, Mortgages – HSBC
July 2015 – Feb 2016 – Senior Finance Manager – Lloyds Banking Group
April 2013 – July 2015 – Senior Manager Balance Sheet Management – Lloyds Banking Group
Feb 2012 – April 2013 – Senior Manager Financial Reporting – Lloyds Banking Group
Feb 2009 – Feb 2012 – Planning Manager – Lloyds Banking Group
May 2006 – Feb 2009 – Pricing Manager – HBOS PLC
Aug 2003 – May 2006 – Mortgage Specialist – HBOS PLC

Santander UK is a financial services provider in the UK that offers a wide range of personal and commercial financial products and services. At 31 June 2021, the bank had around 20,900 employees and serves around 14 million active customers, via a nationwide branch network, telephone, mobile and online banking. Santander UK is subject to the full supervision of the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) and the Prudential Regulation Authority (PRA) in the UK. Santander UK plc customers’ eligible deposits are protected by the Financial Services Compensation Scheme (FSCS) in the UK.

Banco Santander (SAN SM, STD US, BNC LN) is a leading retail and commercial bank, founded in 1857 and headquartered in Spain. It has a meaningful presence in 10 core markets in the Europe, North America and South America regions, and is one of the largest banks in the world by market capitalization. Its purpose is to help people and businesses prosper in a simple, personal and fair way. Santander is building a more responsible bank and has made a number of commitments to support this objective, including raising over €120 billion in green financing between 2019 and 2025, as well as financially empowering more than 10 million people over the same period. At the end of the first half of 2021, Banco Santander had €1.1 trillion in total funds, 150 million customers, of which 24.2 million are loyal and 45.3 million are digital, 10,000 branches and 190,000 employees.