Keith is the Managing Director and public face of Amicus having founded Capital Bridging Finance Limited (now known as Amicus) in 2009. He has over 20 years’ experience in financial services, both as a broker and a lender. Keith also serves on the Amicus Group executive team. Respected for his natural ability to forge successful business relationships, he prides himself on being very approachable, and on the end of his phone 24/7.
An experienced team
At Amicus we believe there is no substitute for experience when assessing your business needs and how we can support them.
Every situation is unique, and so we look at each one on its individual merits. We have built specialist teams with deep experience of business lending. You have direct access to these decision-makers to help you structure and complete your loans.
We are real people who can say yes, not computers that say no.
Shoaib co-founded Mayfair Bridging (now Amicus) in 2008 and jointly leads the Northern team. Before Mayfair, Shoaib was an experienced mortgage broker with a background specialising in the management of a large commercial property investment portfolio for a private family office in central London. This extended to working on their developments in the United Arab Emirates and arranging acquisitions of land there. In 2012, Shoaib co-founded the Mayfair Bridging syndication fund which allowed peer to peer investments in bridging and development loans which at the time was one of a handful of FCA regulated schemes for investments of this type.
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Originally gaining experience as a successful mortgage broker Yasin co-founded Mayfair Bridging (now Amicus) in 2008 at the of age of 25, becoming the UK’s youngest bridging lender at that time. Yasin looks after the smooth running of the Northern Office, facilitating deals and building broker relationships. Prior to Mayfair Bridging, Yasin was involved with working for a large developer in Dubai and arranged wholesale lines for their developments there. In 2012 Yasin co-founded the Mayfair Bridging syndication fund which allowed peer to peer investments in bridging and development loans which at the time was one of a handful of FCA regulated schemes for investments of this type.
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Simon joined Amicus in December 2015. Simon is an experienced lender in the property world, with over 15 years of involvement in the sector, having previously spent five years at short-term lender Commercial Acceptances. Other previous experience includes the UBS Wealth Management HNW mortgage division and ten years with Investec Private Bank. Simon has a wealth of experience in all aspects of property finance including legal and complex lending structures.
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Nigel joined Amicus as Business Development Director in early 2016. He has a wealth of property lending experience having been in the business for over 30 years. Before joining Amicus, Nigel was a director of bridging lender, Fincorp, for 13 years. Prior to this Nigel was the Head of Lending and Director at the City bank, Wintrust Securities Limited.
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Philip joined Amicus in February 2011. He spent over 10 years as an underwriter in the non-conforming and conforming mortgage lending markets, both in an office-based environment and as a roving residential mortgage underwriter, visiting various brokers across the South-East of the UK. He leads, manages and develops the underwriting team to ensure that high-quality loans are executed. He also forges business relationships with all third party providers including borrowers, brokers, solicitors and valuers.