"Nikki brings considerable experience to the team and fills a key role as we continue to grow."
The appointment follows the growth of the division’s underwriting team over the past few years and supports plans for the continued expansion of the Bank’s bridging operations.
Nikki brings a wealth of experience in bridging and specialist lending with a career spanning 30 years working with lenders including Shawbrook Bank and Borro, as well as founding specialist finance consultancy Liquidity Central. Most recently Nikki was head of operations for development finance at Hampshire Trust Bank.
Gavin Diamond, director of bridging at United Trust Bank, commented: “2021 was a successful year for UTB’s bridging business which has continued to transact record levels of new lending, despite the additional challenges and uncertainty created by the ongoing pandemic.
“Nikki brings considerable experience to the team and fills a key role as we continue to grow. Our commitment to employing skilled and knowledgeable people alongside the implementation of technology to accelerate and simplify broker and customer journeys is cementing our position as a go to lender for brokers with a wide variety of bridging requirements.”