United Trust Bank (UTB) has been named ‘Best Short-Term Lender’ at the 2022 Mortgage Strategy Awards. The award recognises outstanding products and service in the Bridging finance sector.
Although many lenders chose or were forced to stop/severely restrict their lending because of the pandemic, UTB kept lending and supported brokers with a range of product and process enhancements including the introduction of innovative technology designed to overcome some of the restrictions and challenges created by Covid-19. The Bank’s positive approach, reliability and frequent, open communication was widely applauded by brokers across the country and UTB delivered a record-breaking performance.
The Bank’s Mortgage division also just missed out on another award, receiving a second place ‘Highly Commended’ in the ‘Best Second Charge Lender’ category.
Owen Bentley, Head of Sales – Bridging, commented: “The whole team have worked incredibly hard to ensure that we continued supporting brokers through some challenging circumstances. We made significant investments in technology, people and innovative new services such as Fast-Track bridging and Hometrack AVM integration, both of which have given brokers additional tools to deliver excellent service to their customers. The Bridging team surpassed all expectations and I’m very happy their efforts and achievements have been recognised with this coveted award. I am sure there will be even more to follow.”