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Internal candidate John Hogan to head Finance Dept banking policy

He will be in charge of policy for red-hot recession issues including mortgage arrears and lending to SMEs.

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THE TOP LEVEL Appointments Committee has chosen an internal candidate at the Department of Finance to take the lead on banking policy in the Financial Services division.

John Hogan, who has held a number of positions within the department, was appointed as Head of Banking Policy following a competitive process, a statement issued today said.

The newly-created position will see Hogan responsible for developing and delivering policy for hot topics such as credit and lending to SMEs, mortgage arrears and consumer issues.

In his current role as Head of Credit and Lending Policy, Hogan played a key role in the completion of the Keane Report on mortgage arrears and the subsequent implementation of the Government’s strategy on the matter.

Hogan also has experience at European level, having worked in Brussels for a number of years.

This is how the Financial Services Division at the department will now look:

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