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November 12, 2018

London, 12 November 2018 – Gatehouse Bank, the Shariah-compliant Bank, has appointed Courtney Bowles as Direct Finance Adviser in the Bank’s expanding Direct Finance team.

Reporting to Gemma Donnelly, Head of Direct Finance, Courtney will be responsible for providing advice on the most appropriate home finance products to suit our customers’ needs.

Courtney brings with her over 5 years’ experience within the Home Finance Market to her new role, having previously worked as a Whole of Market Broker and prior to that at Aldermore Bank, as a Direct Adviser and Mandated Underwriter.

Courtney will be based at Gatehouse Bank’s new office in Wilmslow.

Gemma Donnel...

October 22, 2018

●Bank extends property finance support for businesses and investors
● Launch follows the appointment of experienced Commercial Finance Manager Lindsey Griffiths

Gatehouse Bank has today launched a new range of commercial property finance products to expand its real estate finance activities.

The Bank is targeting businesses and investors looking to acquire or refinance commercial property investments and mixed use or owner-occupied commercial premises.

Finance of between £500,000 and £2m is available to UK residents and companies, as well as expat and international clients. The Shariah-compliant bank is also taking on the specialist financing market with...

October 21, 2018

London, 22 October 2018 – Gatehouse Bank has appointed Zeenat Shaffi as Business Development Manager in the Bank’s growing Specialist Finance team.

Reporting to Faisal Dar, Head of Specialist Finance, Zeenat will be responsible for identifying, building and managing relationships with the Bank’s panel of intermediaries, focusing on providing a high level of service and growing the business further.

Zeenat brings over 13 years’ financial services experience to her new role and joins Gatehouse Bank from Principality Building Society, where she was a Business Development Manager. Prior to that, Zeenat held various positions at Regent Private Finance, Handel...

October 12, 2018

Gatehouse Bank has been named Best Investment Bank 2018 at the Global Islamic Finance Awards, in recognition of its successful Real Estate Investment Advisory and Build-to-Rent capabilities.

The British bank was honoured at the award ceremony in the Bosnia and Herzegovina capital Sarajevo, which celebrated ‘excellent and best practices in Islamic finance’.

The two Build-to-Rent funds currently advised by Gatehouse Bank have, so far, built more than 1,600 homes in two projects worth a combined total of c. £250 million. These high-quality homes, in the Midlands and North West of England, are primarily two and three bedroom houses, all designed for family u...

September 27, 2018

Gatehouse Bank has announced that it is teaming up with a leading cash deposit platform, Flagstone, in a partnership that will see the Bank’s highly competitive savings products promoted to Flagstone clients.

Flagstone is a cash deposit platform for some of the UK’s leading wealth managers and its clients consist of corporates, charities and high net worth individuals.

Deposits held with Gatehouse Bank, a Shariah-compliant UK bank, are protected by the Financial Services Compensation Scheme (FSCS) up to £85,000 per person.

Whilst conventional banks generate returns for customer savings accounts by making loans and investments, Gatehouse Bank generates a r...

September 26, 2018

Gatehouse Bank has launched its first apprenticeship scheme, with six A level students taking the first step in their career in Financial Services and joining the Shariah-compliant challenger bank.

The ‘Gateway’ Apprenticeship Scheme was jointly developed by Gatehouse Bank and early careers specialists, Visionpath, with aspirations to open up a world of opportunities in ethical finance for A-level qualified young people.

The new arrivals join the Bank following a four-month selection process which involved the Bank holding engagement sessions in schools, assessments and Gatehouse Bank staff providing one-to-one mentoring sessions over a five week period...

September 24, 2018

Gatehouse Bank, represented by Savills, is pleased to announce that it has successfully concluded on behalf of investors the sale of One Sovereign Street in Leeds to Artmax.

The 139,079 sq ft (12,920 sq m) Grade A office is fully let to BT on a lease with 17.25 years unexpired, incorporating RPI linked rent reviews. The property was built in 2002 and is arranged over ground and six upper floors, with an open plan office design around a feature atrium. Located a short walk from Leeds station, nearby occupiers include KPMG, Direct Line Group, Addleshaw Goddard, Eversheds and Asda.

Mark Wilson, investment director at Savills, comments: “We are pleased to ha...

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