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Ian Cosgrove

EY UK Head of Challenger & Specialist banks

Passionate about helping Challenger & Specialist banks transform the UK banking market. Strategic thinker and relationship builder. Irish rugby fan.

Ian leads our team focused on serving the needs of our UK Challenger & Specialist bank clients.  In this role, he has helped clients respond to multiple challenges and opportunities encompassing strategy, regulatory change, capital and transformation.

Ian has a background in Strategy and Transactions where he accumulated 20 years’ experience advising companies on acquisitions, disposals and fund raisings both domestically and cross border. Throughout his career, Ian focused on specialist banking and lending sectors.

Ian Joined EY 15 years ago. Prior to this he qualified as a Chartered Accountant in Dublin and has also worked overseas in Sydney and New York.

How Ian is building a better working world

“Coming out of the financial crisis, the UK banking market needed more competition and better service provision. The industry also needed to address the financial needs of under-served segments. I’m passionate about helping the Challenger & Specialist banking market succeed and offer better service and choice to UK consumers and small and medium enterprises.”

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