Sancus has appointed two business development managers (BDMs), Emma Tempest and Saimir Kurti, to expand its bridging finance division.
The alternative finance group, which last month rebranded from GLI Finance to Sancus Lending Group, recently revealed to Peer2Peer Finance News that it was planning to expand its bridging finance capabilities and grow its UK team, to help meet its target of increasing its live loanbook to £500m over the next three years.
Both Tempest (pictured right) and Saimir Kurti (pictured centre) have experience as BDMs.
Tempest has owned her own broker business and has worked as national commercial manager for Clever Lending and BDM for Hope Capital and Together Money.
Kurti has extensive experience in short-term lending having worked as BDM for First 4 Bridging most recently. He has also previously served as a personal banker at Santander.
Sancus specialises in property bridging and development financing from £100,000 to £10m plus throughout the UK, Ireland, Jersey, Guernsey, Gibraltar and the Isle of Man with a niche in client focussed lending and extensive experience in handling more complex lending proposals.
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“We are delighted that Emma and Saimir have joined the Sancus team, they bring knowledge, energy, dynamism and a network of established contacts to the business,” said Richard Whitehouse (pictured left) sales director, UK at Sancus.
“I am really looking forward to working with them.”
“Sancus has seen significant growth in our property development finance portfolio over the last year and we felt this to be the right time to appoint experts to push forward our bridging proposition in the UK,” said Dan Walker, group deputy chief executive at Sancus.