SDKA bolsters underwriting team appointing Salman Ali


As we continue to grow, we have expanded our underwriting department with the appointment of Salman Ali as an Underwriter. Salman brings a wealth of knowledge to SDKA and shares the view that customer service underpins the growth strategy of the business. Joining from the lender Together, Salman will inject a further knowledge base to [...]

SDKA bolsters underwriting team appointing Salman Ali2022-05-23T08:29:16+00:00

Getting to know Chris Edwards


Chris, our Senior Underwriter talks about the benefits of moving into the bridging sector from a mainstream lender. What is the best advice you’ve ever received? From a business point of view it would be from my first manager who told me to ‘Always under promise and over deliver’ From a personal point of view [...]

Getting to know Chris Edwards2022-03-16T12:56:41+00:00

Shawbrook back SDKA with increased bank backing


Bridging loan company aims to double lending book in 12 months Cheadle lender plans to expand in all areas including product enhancements and increasing its maximum loan size having recently lent £3.87m in one week Shawbrook Bank continues to back firm with increased wholesale facility   A speciality finance company based in Greater Manchester and [...]

Shawbrook back SDKA with increased bank backing2022-02-01T14:26:37+00:00

Supporting St Ann’s Hospice, a local charity


A local charity is appealing to businesses from across Greater Manchester to take on a very special challenge this March. The St Ann’s Hospice ‘Move, Eat, Play, Give’ challenge gives businesses a flexible, bespoke way to show their support of the charity. Rachel McMillan, Chief Executive of the hospice, said: “Our corporate challenge will take [...]

Supporting St Ann’s Hospice, a local charity2022-01-28T01:39:37+00:00

SDKA sees a bumper week of completions


SDKA have had their busiest week to date, both in terms of value, and quantity of completed loans. They also completed on their largest ever loan, at £1.4m. This is above their published maximum loan value, demonstrating the flexibility that the lender has for the right deal. 10 loans completed last week, with a total [...]

SDKA sees a bumper week of completions2021-12-08T21:31:55+00:00

SDKA Receives Block Discounting Facility from Downing


Northern-based bridging finance specialist SDKA, established in 2016, has announced a new funding partnership with investment manager, Downing LLP. The new facility will provide further flexibility to SDKA, enabling it to expand its capacity and serve more of the UK bridging market. London based Downing ( is an investment management business with over 30 years [...]

SDKA Receives Block Discounting Facility from Downing2021-12-05T12:54:18+00:00

Getting to know Harvey Wood


Harvey, our latest recruit talks about his career so far and his passion for customer service. How did you get into the industry? I was fortunate to join the industry as an apprentice in 2017, working in a number of different roles. This has given me a great rounding to understand the way in which [...]

Getting to know Harvey Wood2021-11-17T15:06:40+00:00

SDKA expands underwriting team appointing Harvey Wood


A part of our expansion, SDKA has appointed Harvey Wood as an Underwriter. Harvey, who joins from the lender Together - brings a wealth of knowledge and bolsters the existing underwriting team, allowing us to continue to offer the excellent service that we are renowned for, along with fast decisions throughout this period of exponential [...]

SDKA expands underwriting team appointing Harvey Wood2021-11-16T12:05:38+00:00

Getting to know Scot Tsang


Scot Tsang, our Head of Operations and In-House Legal talks about the impact of praise, the journey we go on with clients, and his former career! What motivates you at work? I have worked with some incredible people over the years and receiving praise and recognition from those people is the best feeling in the [...]

Getting to know Scot Tsang2021-10-13T14:18:38+00:00

SDKA lends £800,000 for Manchester commercial purchase


The client required the funding to further expand its business, as it already owned a number of units on site. After being approached with the case, SDKA met with the client to discuss the transaction, view the property, and structure a loan which took into account the borrower’s specific issues — including the company’s balance [...]

SDKA lends £800,000 for Manchester commercial purchase2021-10-13T14:05:15+00:00
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