Yobota announce the appointment of Jay Hunt as Head of Platform

30th April 2020 | Blogs

By Yobota


A leading core banking platform provider, Yobota is delighted to announce the appointment of Jay Hunt as its Head of Platform.

Jay Hunt brings a wide range of leadership and innovation experience from Tier 1 banks, such as Head of Product Development for Transactional FX at HSBC, as well as product-focused roles at JP Morgan and RBS. Jay has successfully led teams building complex API products for clients across a wide range of industries. Most recently, Jay has been helping clients through consulting.

Jay will play a vital role in Yobota’s growth by overseeing the Platform strategy and project prioritisation to allow its clients to excel. Yobota’s cloud-based, extensible Platform is built to give customers the highest level of flexibility and security. It runs some of the most innovative financial products offered on the UK market, with the Platform’s capabilities and vendor integrations expanding continuously.

Ammar Akhtar, Yobota’s co-founder and CEO, said: “Our mission is to build the next standard of core banking technology, and it’s very exciting to have Jay join our team.

Our Platform is built to enable innovative financial products which address real customer needs and therefore exists within the intersection between the retail and wholesale core banking technology space.

Jay’s experience running high availability, mission-critical platforms within some of the world’s leading banks is a great addition to the capabilities we’ve been building over the past few years.”

Jay Hunt added: “I am very happy to join Yobota at this exciting stage, with new clients coming onboard. The Platform has already proven itself not only by running rapidly growing savings and lending businesses, but also shown a great level of flexibility and speed to market when introducing new features.

With the current pandemic, it is clear that now, more than ever, clients require a resilient and scalable Platform for their core banking.  Yobota’s cloud-native offering delivers to these requirements way beyond traditional platforms; it’s great to add further expertise and be a part of that momentum and exceed expectations for clients across all tiers.”

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 Jay Hunt 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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