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Swansea Building Society Extends its Reach with New Appointment


Swansea Building Society has appointed a new member of staff as the Society enhances its reach to the South East region of Wales.

Richard Miles from Cardiff has joined Swansea Building Society as Head of Savings/Area Manager (East Wales) – a newly created position. Richard’s role will be split between managing the savings side of Swansea Building Society, ensuring the products offered continue to meet the needs of the Society and its members, and promoting the Society throughout East Wales.

Richard Miles and Alun Williams

Having worked in financial services for over 20 years, Richard brings extensive industry experience to Swansea Building Society. Prior to his current appointment, he worked at Monmouthshire Building Society for 12 years as General Manager of retail, human resources (HR) and training. Previous to this, Richard worked at NatWest for over a decade in various roles throughout South Wales and the Midlands.

Alun Williams, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Swansea Building Society, commented on Richard’s appointment:

“Richard is a highly respected and experienced financial services manager who will bring a wealth of experience and knowledge to the Society. I am delighted Richard has agreed to join us and look forward to working with him going forward as the Society continues to expand in South and West Wales.”

Richard added:

“I am really pleased to have joined Alun and the team at Swansea Building Society at this exciting time. I look forward to being part of the Swansea Building Society family and ensuring we continue to offer competitive savings products and a personal, tailored and flexible mortgage service.

“Swansea Building Society is a unique institution with a proud history and tradition of fully understanding the needs of both its savings and mortgage members. To be a part of this is a great honour.”