Kuflink has hired Barry Meeks as an independent non-executive director.
Meeks is a chartered director and enjoyed a long career across the financial sector. In 1989 he became chief commercial officer for The Mortgage Corporation and has since held senior management roles at Homeloan Management, Amber Credit, Mutual One and Pink/BDS Home Loans Group.
Between 2009 and 2013 he worked as chief operating officer at Home & Savings Bank.
Bal Thind, chairman of Kuflink 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 said: “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.”