Sarah Beard

UK Agricultural Finance hires senior underwriter

UK Agricultural Finance (UKAF) has appointed Sarah Beard (pictured above) as a senior underwriter to help drive its expansion.

Sarah has joined from Kent Reliance, where she was underwriting team leader.

She has more than 18 years of underwriting experience, including roles at Virgin Money and Northern Rock.

Commenting on her appointment, Sarah said: “UK Agricultural Finance’s expertise and reach is unrivalled in the agricultural sector and I am delighted to join such an entrepreneurial team focused on responsible lending at a time of significant growth. 

“[Its] traditional face-to-face lending helps [it to] understand [its] customer’s needs, which makes a refreshing change.”

UKAF hope Sarah’s experience of underwriting complex cases and managing teams of underwriters will help it to continue to grow its business.

 “We are thrilled to bring Sarah on board,” said Graham Noble and Rob Suss, co-founders of UK Agricultural Finance.

“Her commonsense approach will help us process our increasing pipeline and continue to deliver a high-quality underwriting process to our introducers and brokers.”

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