Getting to know Steve Allen


Steve, who has recently joined the team as a Business Development Manager talks about how important the relationship with his broker network is, and how his eagerness for service and speed resulted in his appointment. How did you get into the industry? I have worked in the financial services industry now for over 25 years. [...]

Getting to know Steve Allen2022-10-17T00:09:33+00:00

SDKA appoints Steve Allen as Business Development Manager


SDKA extends their growing team further by appointing Steve Allen (pictured) as a Business Development Manager. With a career that has spanned over 25 years in financial services Steve can add value to our clients which is what SDKA have become renowned for. Steve also has a passion for speed and service which aligns with [...]

SDKA appoints Steve Allen as Business Development Manager2022-10-11T10:55:54+00:00

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

Getting to know Kunal Mehta


Kunal, our Managing Director talks about his passion to assist clients to support their business growth, and how rewarding it can be to take that leap of faith with a new client. What is the best advice you’ve ever received?  From a colleague in my early days of starting at the airlines as a pilot - Go [...]

Getting to know Kunal Mehta2022-10-17T00:11:09+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
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