FinTech Griffin has made two executive hires as it enters a key phase of growth.

The banking-as-a-service startup has appointed Sameer Dubey as chief product officer and Fergus Speight as general counsel. 

The London company – aiming to become the ‘operating system for embedded finance’ – has launched its first product, Verify, and moved its sandbox out of beta. 

Prior to Griffin, Dubey was chief operating officer at crypto exchange Bitstamp and head of operations for European digital bank N26. He has also served as head of payments products (UK) at Barclays Corporate Bank. 

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“With the rapid convergence of technology and finance, brands across industries are building innovative financial services products at speed,” he said. 

“It is exciting to join Griffin during this market evolution and to provide our customers and partners with the building blocks they need to meet the evolving needs of modern consumers and businesses.” 

Prior to Griffin, Speight was general counsel at Royal London and has practised law for over 25 years. He will be responsible for scaling the company’s legal function, a key pillar of any FinTech seeking to become an authorised bank. 

“We are thrilled to have such outstanding talent join as we expand our platform and our customer base. Sameer and Fergus bring a unique set of skills that will help us achieve our ambitious goals over the coming months,” David Jarvis, co-founder and CEO, added.

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