Fintel (SimplyBiz and Defaqto) strengthens tech credentials with consultant hire

by | Aug 9, 2023

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Fintel (AIM: FNTL), the leading provider of fintech and support services to the UK retail financial services sector, has today announced the appointment of Keith Hare as a consultant.  Hare, who is owner and founder of GOYA Consulting, was instrumental in facilitating Fintel Lab’s recent investment in Plannr Technologies.  In this newly created role, he will oversee further development of Plannr’s specialist CRM capability for financial advisers, planners, and wealth managers, and advise more broadly on Fintel’s integrated technology strategy.  

Hare has previously held a number of senior and NED roles at technology and investment firms, including Benchmark Capital, Time4Advice, and Redbourne Wealth Management. 

Commenting on the appointment, Fintel Joint CEO, Matt Timmins, said:


“Keith has decades of experience, and a wealth of knowledge, in the RegTech sector.  He’s universally well regarded across the industry and, whilst working with Keith recently I was hugely impressed by his passion for evolution in the world of technology for financial services intermediaries; something which perfectly aligns with the Fintel’s strategy.  I’m pleased to welcome Keith to the Fintel team and look forward to working with him to help deliver better outcomes for clients, advisers, and the sector as a whole.” 

Keith Hare added:

“I’ve closely watched the development of Fintel in recent years and have admired not only its strategic approach, but also the calibre of the people within the business.  Having worked with Matt and the Fintel Board in recent months, I’m delighted to not only work more closely on the next phase of the Plannr evolution, but also help to explore the further opportunities available to Fintel as its integrated tech strategy continues to develop.”


Gareth Thompson, Plannr Founder and CEO, commented:

Keith was central to supporting Fintel’s investment in Plannr and, along with the rest of the team, I’m very excited that he’ll be an important part in the next stage of our journey.  I believe the benefits for Fintel, Keith, and the sector will be significant, and believe this is strong team to develop the future of financial planning.”

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