UTB expands mortgage underwriting team

UTB expands mortgage underwriting team

United Trust Bank is growing and is adding to its underwriting team to accommodate increasing loan volumes.

Gina Fry and Laura Eccles have been promoted to underwriting manager roles and David Burke has joined the Bank from NatWest to fulfil the same role.

Toby Wilson has been promoted to head of underwriting – mortgages. The wider mortgage team has grown to 25 people in less than two years with 13 having joined the team in 2017 alone.

UTB’s commercial director- mortgages, Buster Tolfree said: “Our mortgage business is growing quickly and with plans for further product development in the future we wanted to ensure that our underwriting and servicing could continue to accommodate increasing volumes without letting our high standards slip.

“Organising the underwriting and servicing functions to support the brokers looked after by specific BDMs made perfect sense to us. We are a people business and enjoy building and maintaining strong, rewarding relationships with our introducers.”

Tolfree added: “Having three smaller teams dedicated to specific brokers will enable us and the brokers to get to know each other better and to build a greater understanding of each other’s businesses.”