UTB appoints Avison Warren to lead a digital revolution in new Mortgage Operations Manager role

United Trust Bank is continuing to develop its growing Mortgage team by appointing Avison Warren as Mortgage Operations Manager. The newly created role will focus on the successful delivery of fin-tech and digital solutions projects, alongside process improvements within the Banks Introducer-led proposition, as UTB prepares for the development and launch of various new products and the diversification of its distribution.

Avison has joined UTB from Accord Mortgages where he was Operations Manager for Lending Shared Services and responsible for the new lending department including oversight of 100+ staff across manager, mortgage underwriter, administrator, performance coaching and process improvement personnel.

Avison will work with Buster Tolfree and the Mortgage team’s senior management as UTB prepares for considerable growth and expansion of its activities in the mortgage sector.

Buster Tolfree, United Trust Bank Commercial Director – Mortgages, commented:

“Avison brings a great deal of real-world experience in delivering significant IT and change projects in a high growth mortgage business. His skills and knowledge make him a valuable addition to the team of recognised industry experts we’ve brought together at UTB to enable us to move our mortgage business up to the next level.

“We are investing in great people and creating cutting edge digital solutions to enable us to continuously improve our offering to brokers and customers. I’m looking forward to revealing more of our plans as we progress through 2019 and I could not be more excited about the next chapter of UTB’s mortgage story.”