Committed to Brokers

Committed to Brokers

  This article appeared in the May issue of Leasing World magazine.   It’s been five years since United Trust Bank decided to develop their Asset Finance business beyond concentrating largely on the agricultural sector. Since then, with Martin Nixon recruited to head up the new division, they’ve built an experienced team of asset finance […]

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Value is more expensive than price

Value is more expensive than price

By Alan Margolis – Head of Bridging – United Trust Bank The discussion of bridging loans doesn’t usually lead one into the realms of philosophy, but this was recently the case over a lunch I had with Mortgage Strategy Editor Paul Thomas. Not unexpectedly, the conversation had turned to how large the bridging market is, […]

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The Rule of Seven

The Rule of Seven

By Keith Sangwin – Asset Finance Sales Manager – United Trust Bank One of the most common assumptions many people make in business is thinking that your customers already know what you do. I’m not talking about the broad ‘Waitrose sell groceries’ or ‘Ford build cars’ or ‘UTB provide asset finance’ kind of knowledge. I’m […]

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Improving your development funding success rate

Improving your development funding success rate

By Noel Meredith – Executive Director – United Trust Bank Although a recovering economy, a steadily improving property market and a number of new entrants to the sector have helped to increase the availability of development finance, for many brokers, finding a lender willing to fund residential developments can still be a challenge. During the […]

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Funding the future of technology

Funding the future of technology

By Kevin Flowerday – Head of Technology Finance – United Trust Bank The speed of change in technology is staggering. The iPad has only just had its fifth birthday and yet it has already become firmly embedded as an essential tool in many homes and businesses. These days, companies are only too aware that a […]

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Doing Your Homework

Doing Your Homework

Noel Meredith, Executive Director, United Trust Bank A survey carried out by the NHBC late last year found that 50% of small builders have found banks still reluctant to lend. My advice to small builders seeking development finance is this; choose your lender carefully and go with a well prepared and thorough proposal. Although the […]

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The Future of Housebuilding

The Future of Housebuilding

Gordon Robinson – United Trust Bank With little more than a month to go before the General Election, the Home Builder’s Federation (HBF) policy conference was an excellent opportunity for representatives from the three main political parties to stand before many industry stakeholders and outline their plans for housing should they get the keys to […]

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Bridging and the 2015 General Election

Bridging and the 2015 General Election

Alan Margolis – Head of Bridging, United Trust Bank With less than a month to go before the 2015 General Election (and I am assuming we will just have the one this year) and already into the 2nd quarter of the year, it is worth asking what has been the impact, if any, of the […]

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It’s March, it must be MIPIM

It’s March, it must be MIPIM

By Gordon Robinson, Property Development Director, United Trust Bank As I write, I’m preparing to spend a few days in Cannes in the sunny South of France. ‘But why are you telling me about your holidays?’ you ask. Stick with me on this one because this is no city break. It’s going to be work, […]

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United Trust Bank appoints Robert Owen as Director – Specialist Mortgages

United Trust Bank appoints Robert Owen as Director – Specialist Mortgages

United Trust Bank is continuing to develop its range of lending products by appointing Robert Owen to the new role of Director – Specialist Mortgages. Robert will lead a new department exploring opportunities for United Trust Bank to participate in mortgage markets. Robert has over 30 years of experience in the UK banking and building […]

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