She will be responsible for managing the bank's mortgages sales operations
United Trust Bank (UTB) has appointed Caroline Mirakian (pictured) as sales and marketing director of its mortgage division.
The bank said Mirakian has a proven track record of sales leadership, having held senior management positions with lenders including Metro Bank, Shawbrook Bank and Pepper Money. She has been a three-time winner or finalist at the British Specialist Lending Awards.
In her new role at United Trust Bank, she will work closely with director of mortgages, Buster Tolfree, in developing and delivering a strategy to increase UTB’s awareness and distribution in the residential mortgage, second charge loan, and buy-to-let mortgage markets.
Mirakian will also be responsible for managing UTB’s mortgages sales operations as the bank continues to develop its offering and distribution following record growth and passing the £1 billion milestone for specialist mortgage lending last month.
“Caroline is a fantastic hire for UTB with unparalleled experience and achievements in mortgage sales and distribution,” Tolfree commented. “She has bags of energy and enthusiasm and is going to be a great fit for our already exceptional team. She is exactly the right person to deliver our growth plans and ensure UTB continues to extend its reach and influence across the specialist mortgage market over the coming years.”
Commenting on her appointment, Mirakian said she was excited to be joining UTB at a time when specialist lending is a critical element of an intermediary’s toolkit.
“UTB is a forward thinking, ambitious, and innovative brand with very special people at the heart of it, all passionate about making a difference,” she remarked. “I look forward to working with Buster and the fantastic team to drive the sales and marketing strategy as it continues to evolve to meet the current velocity of change in our market and enter the next stage of the bank’s exciting growth journey.”
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