Simon Burnell joins UTB as head of product development

10-Dec-2018

United Trust Bank has made another key appointment as the bank continues to develop its Mortgages & Bridging Division.

Simon Burnell, formerly director of Sales at Vida Homeloans, joins UTB as head of product development for Mortgages and Bridging.

Simon will be responsible for the monitoring and analysis of UTB’s existing mortgage and bridging products to ensure the bank maintains competitiveness and market share, as well as identifying and delivering new mortgage products and lending volume in line with UTB’s growth strategy.

A well-known and highly respected mortgage professional, Simon has over 20 years' experience in the specialist mortgage industry, building a formidable track record of innovation and success and establishing strong relationships with brokers and lenders across the 1st and 2nd charge intermediary mortgage markets.

United Trust Bank continues to develop the teams across all disciplines and recently announced it had appointed its 200th member of staff.

Buster Tolfree, commercial director – mortgages, commented:

“It has been a busy and successful first three years in the mortgage sector for UTB. Simon’s appointment in this new role increases our capability to deliver innovative new products whilst continuing to ensure that our current suite remains competitive.

“Simon will work closely with Mike Walters and I as we evolve UTB’s offering both in terms of products and distribution. We are recruiting experienced industry professionals who can help us in the next exciting phase of the bank’s growth and we are investing in technology to improve the broker and customer experience. We have already made a significant and positive impact on the specialist mortgage sector and we look forward to even greater success in the future across a wider spectrum of mortgage lending.”