Subprime mortgage lender Start Mortgages has hired Alan Casey as its new chief executive, subject to approval from the Central Bank.
Mr Casey will replace Esther Morley, who is understood to be standing down.
He will join Start from Investec Ireland, where he has been since 2004 and is head of the South African bank’s portfolio management unit.
Before joining Investec, Mr Casey worked in commercial lending at First Active and Ulster Bank.
Start Mortgages are no longer lending but was a significant player in during the boom years and has remained in the headlines since due the high rate of customers it has in arrears and for the number of repossession cases they have taken.