Alison Taylor

CEO, CAF Bank and CAF Financial Solutions Limited

Alison joined CAF Bank as Chief Executive Officer in December 2019 and in 2021, she assumed responsibility for CAF’s Charity Services proposition in addition to her role with CAF Bank.

She is principally responsible for driving the transformation of the products and services we deliver to UK charities, including leading the Bank’s strategic focus on growing lending to charities and social enterprises, and becoming the preferred banking partner for UK small and medium-sized charities.

Prior to joining CAF Bank, Alison spent six years at HSBC, leading various teams across Corporate Banking and Real Estate Finance. She also served on the Executive Committee of HSBC UK as Chief of Staff and was instrumental in leading the establishment of HSBC’s ring-fenced bank. Before HSBC, Alison worked at Clydesdale & Yorkshire Banking Group PLC where she was recruited to help establish and subsequently manage their Leverage Finance business in London.

Alison began her career at Deloitte where she trained as a Chartered Accountant before moving into Corporate Finance, working on a range of public and private M&A and Consulting projects in the UK and overseas.

Off the clock: Aside from her professional career, Alison has extensive experience of fundraising for and volunteering with charities, particularly in combatting homelessness. Since October 2020, she has been an RVS Covid-19 Volunteer and is a member of the Board of Trustees at The Wallace Collection in Marylebone, London.

Alison Taylor, CEO of CAF Bank and CAF Charity Services

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CAF Bank Limited is authorised by the Prudential Regulation Authority and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority and the Prudential Regulation Authority (Financial Services Register number: 204451). CAF Bank Limited Registered office is 25 Kings Hill Avenue, Kings Hill, West Malling, Kent ME19 4JQ. Registered in England and Wales under number 1837656.

CAF Financial Solutions Limited (CFSL) is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority under registration number 189450. CFSL Registered office is 25 Kings Hill Avenue, Kings Hill, West Malling, Kent ME19 4TA. Registered in England and Wales under number 2771873. CFSL is a subsidiary of Charities Aid Foundation (registered charity number 268369).