United Trust Bank eyes northern expansion with new hire

 Steve Grant

United Trust Bank has appointed Steve Grant as a new property finance business development manager responsible for the North of England.

A United Trust statement says the firm sees “considerable potential” for further growth in the North.

Grant joined United Trust from Barclays Bank, where he was a senior real estate manager.

United Trust Bank executive director Noel Meredith says: “I am delighted that Steve has joined the Bank and is keen to carry our message to a part of the country he knows intimately.

“There’s currently a perception amongst a large number of property finance brokers and developers that the Brexit, and any property market nervousness which may follow, will lead to a shortage of development funding, especially for SME developers.

“However, although some funders may have reconsidered their appetite for development finance, UTB is committed to supporting developers and property professionals as they work towards tackling the nation’s housing shortage and we have the funds available to do just that.”