Yobota announce the appointment of Helen Cass as Head of Test Strategy

24th April 2020 | Blogs

By Yobota


A leading core banking platform provider, Yobota is delighted to announce the appointment of Helen Cass as Head of Test Strategy.

Helen Cass brings a wide range of leadership experience developing and overseeing test strategy for Tier 1 banks such as HSBC, RBS, Santander, Credit Suisse and Barclays Investment Bank. Before joining Yobota, Helen had been leading the testing for the Business Driven Transformation Programme at London Clearing House.

She will play a key role in the company's ambitious growth goals as it acquires more customers and enables more capabilities. Yobota’s cloud-based, extensible platform is built to give the highest level of flexibility to banks’ client base and runs some of the most innovative financial products offered on the UK market.

Ammar Akhtar, Yobota’s co-founder and CEO, said:   “Yobota’s mission is to build the next standard of core banking technology and we are delighted to have Helen on board.

Our platform is built to enable innovative financial products, which address real customer needs, and her vast experience within leading companies is a great addition to the capabilities we've been building over the past few years.

As consumers and businesses demand more from their financial services providers, the need for rock-solid, modern and proven core banking engines is greater than ever."

Helen Cass added: “Yobota has very ambitious goals and I am really happy to join such a rapidly growing organisation. It is very impressive what has been achieved so quickly, and I am looking forward to contributing to the company’s future success. As the Platform develops to serve more and more clients and an increasing number of financial products, it is key that we continue to embed comprehensive testing into our software delivery process. This will ensure that all our future releases will continue to provide Yobota’s clients the business value they require from our platform - delivered safely and on time - as  Yobota continues the journey of being a flexible, customer-focused core banking provider.

About Yobota

Yobota is a rapidly growing fintech company in London. We have built a fast and flexible cloud-based operating platform for financial services. It allows our clients to create and run innovative financial products faster than other core banking providers.

We believe that without the ability to modernise the manufacturing of banking products, banks will struggle to make any material impact on their customer propositions, competitiveness, cost base, or operational risk.

In 2018, Yobota enabled Chetwood Financial to launch its LiveLend and SmartSave Bank brands. Chetwood was the only bank fully authorised by the UK’s Prudential Regulation Authority (PRA) in 2018. Their entire business runs on the Yobota Platform. Chetwood's LiveLend brand was recently named Best Lender Innovation 2020 by Moneynet

During the past year, our team has doubled in size to almost 70 people and has won a prestigious Juniper Future Digital Award in the Banking Innovation category. 27 countries are represented within our team, with a gender balance of 30%. We treat the diversity of experiences and ideas as one of our core strengths.

We seek to create the most value by focusing on solving complex technical problems and avoiding the buzzwords of the fintech industry.

Excellence, security and scalability are at the core of our work ethos.


Ammar Akhtar and Helen Cass are available for interviews.

For interview requests and further press information, please contact Adam Paciorek at Yobota on +44 7928524867 or adam@yobota.xyz.

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