Gatehouse Bank has announced the appointment of its new head of home finance amid a wider recruitment drive.
Umar Ali has joined the specialist bank from Al Rayan Bank, where he worked for five years, and brings extensive experience of the Islamic finance market.
In his new role, Umar will manage the residential home finance team.
Gatehouse Bank has also hired Junaid Sarwar as a business development manager for the residential home finance team.
Junaid – who also worked at Al Rayan Bank for six years – will be based in London.
Prior to his time at Al Rayan, Junaid served at Santander and Barclays Bank.
Paul Stockwell, CCO at Gatehouse Bank, said: “We are delighted to have built a strong team of experienced specialists as we expand into the residential home finance sector.”
Earlier this month, the bank announced the appointment of ex-Tandem director Dr Usman Chaudry as its chief risk officer.
Gatehouse Bank also welcomed Mehwish Mirza as a business development manager for residential home finance last year.
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