UTB's Keith Sangwin to retire

United Trust Bank’s (UTB) head of sales for its asset finance division, Keith Sangwin (pictured above), has announced that he will retire at the end of August 2021.

Keith — whose career spans over 40 years — joined UTB in 2015 and since then, has developed the asset finance sales team, helped to define the bank’s service-led asset finance offering and built successful relationships with brokers.

Prior to joining the lender, he worked in various senior positions at different companies, including Barclays, BNP and Aldermore.

“I feel privileged to have had such an interesting and varied career in asset finance, primarily focused on customers and sales,” said Keith.

“I have worked with lots of amazing people, many of whom will remain friends after I leave the industry. 

“I have seen the asset finance industry adapt to the changing economic and legislative landscape many times and always come out stronger — a clear testament to the people who work within it.

“As I leave UTB to take a more leisurely path, I leave a bank with a great future, a tremendous culture and one I have thoroughly enjoyed working for.”

Nathan Mollett, head of asset finance at UTB, commented: “It’s not often that you get the opportunity to work with someone as experienced as Keith, and it’s been a privilege to work with and learn from him in the short time we’ve been colleagues. 

“I’m sad to see Keith go of course, but after 40 years of hard work, he’s thoroughly earned the right to call it quits and spend more time with his family, enjoy his new bike and improve his golf! I hope he enjoys a long and happy retirement.”

Harley Kagan, CEO at UTB, added: “Keith has played an important role in establishing UTB as a professional and dependable asset finance funder.

“Keith knew what he wanted to achieve, and our culture and commitment to broker service appealed to him after many years spent in more corporate environments. 

“I know he feels he made the right decision and I’m delighted he chose to spend the last years of his outstanding career with UTB — we’re a better asset finance business for it. 

“On behalf of the bank, we wish him a healthy and happy retirement.”

UTB is now currently recruiting for a new head of sales for its asset finance arm.

“We have exciting plans for our asset finance business, but applicants will be aware that Keith leaves some very large shoes to fill,” added Nathan.

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