United Trust Bank appoints bridging head of sales

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Owen Bentley UTB

United Trust Bank (UTB) is continuing to develop its bridging finance sales team with the promotion of Owen Bentley to Head of Sales and the appointment of Scott Apps as a Business Development Manager (BDM) working with brokers across London and the South East.

The changes come during a period of unprecedented growth in the Bank’s bridging business following a record year for new lending in 2020 with higher volumes of enquiries and completions being sustained in 2021.

Owen Bentley joined UTB in 2019 as a BDM and was later promoted to Key Account Manager.

In his new role as Head of Sales he will assume responsibility for the Bridging Sales team comprising Paul Delmonte, Nick Warren, Paul Mansell and new appointment Scott Apps as they deliver bridging finance support to brokers across England, Wales and Scotland.

In addition he will support Director of Bridging, Gavin Diamond, and Sales Director –Property Intermediaries, Mike Walters, in continuing to develop the Bank’s bridging product, process and service proposition.

Scott Apps is an experienced BDM who has worked in specialist property finance for over seven years, most recently with Castle Trust.

He will be assisting brokers across London and the South East with all of UTB’s bridging portfolio, and is particularly knowledgeable in unregulated loans.

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

“We’re seeing exceptional demand for UTB’s flexible and competitive short-term funding from brokers up and down the country and we’re continuing to develop our sales team to ensure we can support brokers who are embracing bridging as a versatile part of their specialist property finance tool-kit.

I’m delighted to welcome Scott Apps to the team and congratulate Owen on his promotion to this key role in the Bridging division.

We have exciting plans for the future and I know Owen and the BDM team will continue to build on our recent strong performance and provide support to even more brokers across England, Wales and Scotland.”