United Trust Bank (UTB) is continuing to develop its Bridging sales team with the appointment of Craig Taylor as Business Development Manager. Craig will be supporting brokers operating in the South-West, South Wales and M4 corridor with UTB’s wide range of bridging and short-term property funding solutions.
The appointment follows Owen Bentley’s recent appointment to Head of Sales for Bridging and comes after a period of unprecedented growth in the Bank’s short-term secured lending business with the Bridging division having completed record new originations in 2021.
Craig is an experienced bridging finance professional and has held senior positions at lenders and brokerages during his 10 years in the property finance industry forming strong relationships with brokers, property investors and developers. Most recently Craig was Regional Sales Director with Ultimate Finance and has worked with brokers including One 77 Mortgages, Clifton Private Finance and SPF Private Clients.
Owen Bentley – Head of Sales – Bridging, United Trust Bank, commented: “Craig has experience working on both the lending and broking sides of the industry and has a valuable insight of what both need to bring a deal together. His knowledge of the non-regulated sector will also be put to great use as developing UTB’s non-regulated bridging business is a key objective for 2022.
“Craig will be supporting brokers operating in my old patch in the South-West and South Wales and I’m delighted that he will continue to develop relationships with brokers I’ve known for many years as well as introducing UTB to a whole new audience through his own established contacts. This is a very exciting time at UTB as we build on a successful 2021 and look to further enhance our products and services this year.”