United Trust Bank appoint Head of Underwriting for Bridging

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Nikki Brett United Trust Bank

United Trust Bank (UTB) has announced the appointment of Nikki Brett to the new position of Head of Underwriting for the bridging finance division.

The key appointment follows the growth of the division’s underwriting team over the past few years and supports plans for the continued expansion of the Bank’s bridging operations.

Nikki and recently appointed Head of Sales, Owen Bentley, have two key roles in the Bridging management team reporting to UTB’s Director – Bridging, Gavin Diamond.

Nikki Brett brings a wealth of experience in bridging and specialist lending with a career spanning 30 years and working with lenders including Shawbrook Bank and Borro, as well as founding specialist finance consultancy Liquidity Central.

Most recently Nikki was Head of Operations for Development Finance at Hampshire Trust Bank.

Gavin Diamond, Director – Bridging, United Trust Bank, commented:

“2021 was a successful year for UTB’s bridging business which has continued to transact record levels of new lending, despite the additional challenges and uncertainty created by the ongoing pandemic.

Nikki brings considerable experience to the team and fills a key role as we continue to grow.

Our commitment to employing skilled and knowledgeable people alongside the implementation of technology to accelerate and simplify broker and customer journeys is cementing our position as a go to lender for brokers with a wide variety of bridging requirements.”