Sancus + Kuflink

Sancus and Kuflink bolster bridging teams

Sancus and Kuflink have expanded their specialist finance teams with new BDMs.


Sancus has appointed two new BDMs — Emma Tempest and Saimir Kurti — to strengthen its bridging finance division.

Emma has experience in commercial lending and developing and designing new products, as well as generating business from both the broker market and her network of professionals.

Before joining Sancus, she held roles Clever Lending, Hope Capital and Together, and owned her own broker business.

Meanwhile, Saimir has extensive experience in both regulated and unregulated short-term lending, managing nationwide accounts and working closely with mortgage advisers, brokers, surveyors and solicitors.

Saimir previously worked as a personal banker at Santander and, most recently, as a BDM at First 4 Bridging.

Richard Whitehouse, sales director for the UK at Sancus, said: “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.”

Dan Walker, group deputy CEO at Sancus, added: “[We] have seen significant growth in our property development finance portfolio over the last year and felt this to be the right time to appoint experts to push forward our bridging proposition in the UK.”

Sancus specialises in property bridging and development finance from £100,000 to over £10m throughout the UK, Ireland, Jersey, Guernsey, Gibraltar and the Isle of Man, with experience in handling complex lending proposals.


Kuflink has appointed Gurjit Dale as its first new BDM in two years.

Gurjit, who will report directly to Kuflink’s CEO, Narinder Khattoare, built his mortgage experience as a customer relationship manager at Nationwide Building Society and was a mortgage adviser from 2011 to 2016. 

He joins the P2P specialist lender from a senior sales position at Proctor & Gamble.

In his new role, Gurjit will be working closely with Kuflink's key accounts, as well as assisting in the company’s overall growth across the sector in the coming years.

Commenting on his appointment, Gurjit said he was looking forward to helping the company with the next phase of its development.

Narinder added: “Gurjit brings a rounded background to his new role with us, having built up experience of the mortgage market, as well as working in a totally different channel.

“The success of our P2P platform means we have more funds to bring to the intermediary sector and, with Gurjit’s arrival, we are keen to ensure that brokers are including Kuflink when they are looking for a short-term lending partner and a proposition they can trust.”

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