SDKA have continued to enjoy a successful year of deal completions resulting in the expansion of the team, which has doubled in size this year alone and has secured £60m of additional funding from multiple wholesale and institutional funders.

The latest recruit to the team is Jack Bond, an experienced Underwriter, which due to continued growth of the underwriting team has resulted in the position of Head of Underwriting being created which the company is thrilled that Chris Edwards has accepted.

Joining from another specialist lender where he was an Underwriter for 6 years, Jack brings his experience of the role within the industry and as such is able to hit the ground running for the fast pace of decision making at SDKA.

Jack is responsible for working with brokers and clients to see deals to completion, in a fast and efficient manner.

The latest appointments will enhance the underwriting process and ensure that SDKA can make informed decisions derived from a wealth of experience within the expanded team and with the additional funding lines in place the company can offer even more flexibility and speed to its valued customers enabling them to serve more of the UK bridging market at a time when competitors are unable to.

Jack commented “I am looking forward to applying my existing experience as an Underwriter to my new role at SDKA. I want to help SDKA achieve their long-term targets of growing the loan book and overall stature of the business within the market. I am excited by the growth plans that SDKA have.”

Chris Edwards, who has worked at SDKA for 3 years as a Senior Underwriter after a considerable career in finance will now lead the underwriting team. The company is delighted to be able to organically grow the team which is celebrated by Chris’ promotion.

As Head of Underwriting, Chris will be responsible for managing and overseeing the underwriting team, ensuring that the team adheres to the risk appetite as directed by senior management and managing case volumes across the team.

Chris adds “I have enjoyed my role as Senior Underwriter at the business and as we have expanded over recent years the opportunity to take on more responsibility has been rewarding. I look forward to continuing to promote the exceptional standards that SDKA are proud to offer whilst working alongside management and further improving the knowledge of the team.”

“The expansion of the management team, which I am thrilled to be a part of, along with the recent new appointments to the underwriting team gives the business a solid base to achieve its targets.”

Kunal Mehta, Managing Director at SDKA, said “It has been an exceptional year so far. We have recruited amazing people who have fitted the dynamic of the team and we have loved being able to promote Chris who has played a crucial role in the expansion of the underwriting team. We have also been successful in securing additional funding due to the quality with which we lend and strong track record. I’m very grateful to our funders who continue to back SDKA even in the current difficult economic period. These are certainly exciting times as we look to grow the business and continue to support our clients when they need it most.”

“I am delighted to welcome Jack to the team and congratulate Chris on his well-deserved promotion.”

SDKA continues to exceed targets and is set to enjoy a successful 2023.