EXCLUSIVE: United Trust Bank launches into buy-to-let market

UTB Mortgages for Intermediaries has appointed Barry Luhmann as head of buy-to-let as it prepares to launch a new suite of products into the buy-to-let sector.

Related topics:  Mortgages,  Specialist Lending
Rozi Jones
28th March 2022
Barry Luhmann UTB United Trust Bank
"I’m looking forward to leading UTB Mortgages for Intermediaries into the buy-to-let market whilst upholding those same very high standards. "

Barry will head up a new buy-to-let team, as an extension of the Bank’s existing residential mortgage and second charge loan offering.

Barry has a wealth of experience in the mortgage industry having held senior positions with lenders including Trussle Lab, Lloyds Banking Group and BlackRock European Mortgage Strategies. Most recently he was an independent consultant working with various clients in the mortgage space to develop and deliver new technology, processes and offerings.

Buster Tolfree, director of mortgages at United Trust Bank, commented: “We’ve really shaken up the specialist end of the mortgage market with our first and second charge residential products and launching into the buy-to-let market is a natural next move. Barry brings a huge amount of knowledge and experience to the team, and I’m delighted to have him on board.

“The new buy-to-let products will be typical of UTB; common sense underwriting and accessible criteria packaged up in a digital first process. We’ll utilise our existing application platform offering cutting edge digital processes supported by skilled and knowledgeable staff dedicated to ensuring applications are processed quickly and smoothly. We will continue to work closely with our valued introducers about the things we can do to help them write more buy-to-let and other mortgage business and you can expect more exciting news from UTB Mortgages throughout 2022.”

Barry Luhmann added: “UTB has established a strong reputation for offering great products with outstanding service and technology providing first class speed and ease of interaction. I’m looking forward to leading UTB Mortgages for Intermediaries into the buy-to-let market whilst upholding those same very high standards. I’ll be making team appointment announcements in due course and sharing product details as we approach launch. Watch this space!”

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