UTB creates subscription hub in Midlands and appoints team leaders


United Trust Bank (UTB) has set up a remote subscription center in the Midlands and Manchester region and internally promoted a trio of team leaders, as part of its plans to increase distribution.

The hub will support brokers working in the region and expand their focus away from London and the surrounding area. Underwriters will work primarily remotely or be integrated into brokerage offices.

Buster Tolfree, UTB Mortgage Manager (on the picture) said: “The establishment of a roving underwriting center in the Midlands and Manchester Belt supports our goal of recruiting the right people for the right jobs, regardless of their proximity to London.

He added, “We aim to attract the best mortgage professionals in the industry, able to complete our market leading digital application process and add value in a way that only an experienced and well-trained person. informed can do.

The company also promoted Lee Cook, Mareeza Mitri and Darren Hambleton to the newly created team leader positions.

Cook has been with UTB since 2016 as a senior mortgage underwriter, and prior to that he worked at YBS Group and Santander.

Mitri worked at UTB for just over a year and before that, worked at Together Loans for just under four years. She also worked at V Loans and Freedom Finance.

Hambleton has worked at UTB for almost four years as a Senior Mortgage Underwriter and prior to that he worked at Reliance Bank, Citi and Natwest.

According to UTB, this new role is part of its plan to build smaller, more broker-focused underwriting teams for large accounts and standard mortgage introducers.

The company aims to increase the distribution of its mortgage products for home buying, refinancing, interest only, first-time home buyers and second mortgages in England, Wales and in Scotland.

Tolfree said, “We are growing at a faster pace than ever before, and these structural changes will allow us to maintain our strong service and broker support as we continue to increase our distribution and roll out product and service enhancements. more interesting in the months and years to come.


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