UTB hires senior underwriter for asset finance credit team

United Trust Bank (UTB) has appointed Rob Irving (pictured above) as a senior underwriter within its asset finance credit team.

In his new role, he will work directly with brokers to support SMEs in the North West, Midlands and Scotland.

Rob has almost 20 years of experience working in commercial banking, having held similar roles at various companies, including Haydock Finance, RBS and, most recently, Wesleyan Bank.

Nathan Mollett, head of asset finance at United Trust Bank, said: “Rob has a pragmatic and commercial approach to lending and enjoys speaking directly to brokers to get deals agreed quickly. 

“He’s an excellent fit for the team and brings experience and knowledge, which will be put to very good use as he supports brokers from his base in the North-West.

“One of UTB’s key strengths is our commitment to delivering outstanding service to brokers and encouraging direct dialogue with credit, something fewer and fewer funders are willing to do. 

“Rob is our first home-based underwriter, a move which has been enabled by UTB’s investment in technology to make home working not just possible, but seamless. 

“We will continue to invest in talented people and in technology which bring us closer to our broker partners and allow us to build even stronger, more successful relationships.”

Rob is the fourth underwriter to have joined UTB’s asset finance credit team in the last 12 months, following a record year for the division which saw its loan book exceed £200m for the first time in 2021.

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