Kuflink Ltd has announced the appointment of Barry Meeks as its independent non-executive director.
Meeks’ financial services career has spanned over 35 years. He spent six years at Abbey National Building Society and then a further three at Crusader Insurance PLC. In 1989, he became chief commercial officer for one of the first centralised lenders, The Mortgage Corporation, which offered mortgages direct to the public and through intermediaries.
Between 1993 and 2000 he was managing director of the Europe’s largest mortgage outsource facility, Homeloan Management. From 2001 and 2008, Meeks had tenures as managing director at Amber Credit and Mutual One and CEO at Pink/BDS Home Loans Group and between 2009 and 2013 he was COO of a proposed new venture capital funded retail savings and mortgage bank, The Home & Savings Bank. Since leaving in 2013, Meeks has provided specialist consultancy services and taken up a number of non-executive directorships.
Bal Thind, chairman of Cufflink Group, said: “We are delighted to have someone of Barry’s calibre joining us at this time. Kuflink is in the process of becoming a substantial player in the lending market. We have particularly progressive plans for the future as we begin to develop our P2P platform and our whole lending proposition.
“The need for wise heads with the experience of building businesses, based on good regulatory practice and oversight, is of paramount importance and that is why having Barry on board will give us every advantage.”
Meeks added: “Kuflink has ambitious growth plans and I am looking forward to offering my knowledge and expertise to help them build a solid base from which they can continue to grow. Short term lending is now part of the larger mainstream market and I am in no doubt that Kuflink will become a leading light in the provision of this increasingly important type of funding.”