Former BNY Mellon transaction banking sales head, Alan Verschoyle-King, has been appointed as global head of Western Union’s financial institutions and channel partners group.

In this new role he takes on responsibility for the group’s strategy and business plans and management of relationships with financial institutions and partner clients globally.

Verschoyle-King had been with BNY Mellon since 2006, initially as head of Europe, the Middle East and Africa (Emea) treasury services, and in 2011 also took on the role of global head of the sales, relationship management and business development functions for the bank’s transaction banking business. He left the bank last month.

BNY Mellon rejigged its Emea treasury services team earlier this year: Daniel Verbruggen is now responsible for relationship management for Europe, and Bana Akkad Azhari for the Middle East, Africa and the Russian Commonwealth.

Verschoyle-King started off his career at Citi in 1985, and has held a number of senior transaction banking positions at Barclays, Bank of America and ABN Amro.

Also at Western Union, former Lloyds trade head Jacqueline Keogh joined the board of Western Union Business Solutions’ executive committee last year, and has been instrumental in the roll-out of the Enterprise Digital Global Exchange (WU EDGE), a business-to-business digital platform that enables SMEs to connect and trade internationally.