United Trust Bank Bridging promotes Becky Kidby to Head of Regulated Underwriting role

United Trust Bank (UTB) has promoted Becky Kidby to the senior role of Head of Regulated Underwriting – Bridging Finance, with immediate effect.

The senior management appointment comes as UTB restructures its Bridging underwriting function into two dedicated teams, one managing regulated bridging applications and one managing unregulated bridging applications.

Becky joined UTB in 2016 as a Bridging Case Manager before becoming one of the Bank’s highest regarded Underwriting Managers in the Bridging division. She will be responsible for managing underwriting in the Regulated team ensuring brokers receive a quick and efficient service and helping to develop and deliver the strategy for the Bank’s further growth. UTB has established a reputation as the leading regulated bridging provider in the specialist finance sector, having won several awards for its proposition and service in the last three years.

Upon announcing Becky Kidby’s promotion, Sundeep Patel, Director of Bridging – United Trust Bank, said: “Becky has played a key role in the success of UTB’s Bridging division over the last few years and she fully deserves this promotion to a senior management position. This was a popular move internally and I am sure it will be warmly welcomed by the many brokers, lawyers and valuers Becky works with when delivering an exemplary service.

“Becky’s key objective in her new role is to maintain UTB’s dominance in the regulated bridging sector and continue to grow our market share. She will work closely with our broker partners to ensure we continue to evolve and improve our processes in light of the changing market and new Consumer Duty regulations and enable UTB to meet and exceed the expectations of our customers and brokers moving forward.”

Becky Kidby, Head of Regulated Underwriting – Bridging Finance, said: “UTB is the first choice lender for many brokers when placing regulated bridging cases and I am determined to to push UTB even further ahead of our competitors in that space. I believe we have the best underwriters in the business, all committed to delivering an outstanding service to our brokers and customers, and as we continue to invest in great people, technology and even slicker processing our regulated bridging offering is only going to get better and I am really excited to be part of that journey.”