Achi Ejikeme

United Trust Bank expands development finance division with new senior manager

United Trust Bank has appointed Achi Ejikeme (pictured above) as a senior manager for property development.

In his new role, he will work closely with Phil Kirkwood, property development director at UTB. 

Achi will be predominantly responsible for promoting UTB’s development finance offering among SME housebuilders, developers, and property investors in South and East England, focusing particularly on businesses operating in and around Hertfordshire, Middlesex, Essex, and Surrey.

He has over 15 years of experience in property finance, having previously worked at OakNorth Bank as a senior manager for property development.

Prior to this, Achi held various positions at Lloyds Bank and Secure Trust Bank.

Adam Bovingdon, senior director for property development at UTB, commented: “We’re continuing to expand the property development team by recruiting experienced property finance professionals with the skills and drive to support SME developers and housebuilders across the country. 

“Achi brings with him nearly 15 years of experience working with a wide range of customers on a variety of development projects and, most importantly, he shares our passion for delivering outstanding customer service.”

He added that, despite the Covid-19 pandemic, UTB was having a “busy year”, with strong demand for CBILS products and standard funding solutions.

“Our reputation for reliability and approachability has been clearly demonstrated in 2020, and we expect interest in our service and products to keep increasing. 

“At UTB, we’ll do everything we can to help keep SME housebuilders building now and in the future.”

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