Business financial platform Tide has appointed Rebecca Marriott as its chief risk officer.

It is a promotion for Marriott, who was previously senior vice president, risk & compliance. She is also Tide’s money laundering reporting officer.

Marriott will continue to provide the expanding FinTech with global oversight of all risk classes, compliance, quality control and enterprise risk management. 

Before joining Tide in 2018, Rebecca held roles in security, intelligence, and anti-financial crime, including at consultancy FINTRAIL, where she supported leading FinTechs with financial crime matters. 

She also worked at HSBC’s Financial Intelligence Unit and holds a Masters in Countering Organised Crime and Terrorism.

Tide has over 575,000 SME customers in the UK – over 10% market share – and over 200,000 SMEs in India, where it launched a live product in December 2022.

“From the early days of Tide, we have always believed that a successful business has to be built on solid risk & compliance foundations,” said Oliver Prill, CEO. 

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“Rebecca has been instrumental to establishing strong oversight across a range of risk classes. Appointing her as Tide’s first CRO will support our growth, ensuring we can scale oversight across new products, geographies and licences. 

“The promotion also recognises one of our highest-performing leaders. Rebecca combines member empathy and business acumen with deep expertise in risk and compliance. I look forward to her continuing to play a pivotal role in our success.”

Marriott said: “I look forward to continuing enhancing and scaling our risk and compliance function to better serve our 750,000+ members worldwide. With major plans in place to expand internationally, a strong risk and compliance foundation is essential to elevating the Tide platform as it scales.”

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