United Trust Bank (UTB) has appointed Alex Cooper as Specialist Motor Finance – Lead Business Development Manager within its Asset Finance Sales team with the specific objective of continuing to grow the Bank’s high value car business. UTB’s aim is to become the ‘go to’ high value car funder for brokers valuing direct access to underwriters, flexible terms and outstanding service.
Alex has worked in the Asset Finance industry for 10 years with funders and brokers including Liberty Leasing, EFT Finance Ltd and most recently Metro Bank. Alex has a great deal of experience in the high value car sector. At Metro Bank he assisted private banking customers with purchases of high value cars and worked with brokers offering high value car funding.
At UTB Alex will manage relationships with established high value car brokers and assist the Bank’s general broker partners across Great Britain when they come across opportunities to arrange funding solutions for classic, prestige and supercars.
In 2021 UTB announced its intention to attract larger deals and grow its higher value car business and the move was very well received by the broker market with business volumes increasing substantially. The Bank has subsequently developed its Asset Finance Sales, Operations and Credit teams to ensure it can meet increasing demand and maintain its high levels of personal broker service.
UTB has always encouraged brokers to take advantage of having direct access to its underwriters and credit partners and has recruited several experienced professionals with deep high value car funding knowledge to its Asset Finance Credit team.
Jon Mote, Head of Specialist Sectors – Asset Finance, United Trust Bank, commented: “Alex brings yet more high value car knowledge and experience to the team as we continue to grow our presence in the sector. He has established strong relationships with many of the top brokers providing high value car funding and will be looking to help more general brokers seize opportunities and develop their own high value car offerings.
“2021 was a very successful year for UTB having completed record breaking levels of new business across the Bank. As a result, we have started 2022 with our biggest ever Asset Finance loan book, our largest ever team and yet more exciting plans to grow our business this year.”