United Trust Bank appoints Essie Quinnell as Asset Finance Underwriter as division continues to grow

United Trust Bank (UTB) has appointed Essie Quinnell as Underwriter in its Asset Finance Credit team as the division continues to transact record levels of new business.

Essie joins UTB from Wesleyan Bank and has previously worked in Asset Finance Sales and Credit roles. Before joining Wesleyan Bank, she spent nearly 4 years with Metro Bank.

Essie is the second Underwriter to have joined the UTB’s Asset Finance team within a month. Rob Irving was recently appointed as Senior Underwriter based in the North-West, working with brokers supporting SMEs operating across the North-West, Midlands and Scotland.

UTB’s continued expansion of its Asset Finance business follows a record year for the division which saw its loan book exceed £200m for the first time in 2021. The Bank is committed to maintaining its ‘boutique’ credit model and high levels of broker service alongside its strong growth ambitions.

Nathan Mollett, Head of Asset Finance – United Trust Bank, commented: “Delivering exceptional service and encouraging direct access to Underwriters requires a significant and skilled Credit team all dedicated to helping Brokers secure and complete deals. Essie has the drive, attitude and recent experience we’re looking for and she’s slotted into the team perfectly.

“We’re only a few months into 2022 and have already seen good growth across flow transactions, high value car finance, and mid-ticket lending. We have exciting plans to launch new products and implement people powered technology which will enhance our processes and further improve our capability to deliver a quick and personal Broker service from application to pay-out. Our investment in great people and technology will allow us to pull away from our competition this year.”