The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) is looking for a new head of consumer credit as Will Amos takes another role at the regulator.
The FCA confirmed that Amos has been named acting director in supervision.
The regulatory body, which took over from the Financial Services Authority on 1 April 2013, is in the process of appointing a replacement.
As head of department, consumer credit at the FSA, Amos had been responsible for overseeing the move to the FCA.
At the Credit Summit in March this year, Amos invited the industry to contact him about the new regulatory regime.
It is not yet clear who the figurehead for consumer credit will be.
By Ellie Duncan