United Trust Bank has announced that it has appointed Avison Warren as its new Mortgage Operations Manager. Warren, who has 15 years’ experience in the mortgage industry, joins from Accord Mortgages, where he held the position of Operations Manager for lending shared services. Previously he worked at Future Mortgages, Citi Bank and Genesis Home Loans.…

Provident Financial has published its full-year company (ending 31st December 2018) results which indicate that adjusted pre-tax profits increased, up 82% to £153.5m in 2018. Malcolm Le May, Provident’s group chief executive, said “Today’s results are testament to the immense progress that the Group has made over the past 18 months, having delivered adjusted profit…

Large companies will have to report on their payment practices every year in the first step of a crackdown to end small businesses being paid late, the Chancellor has announced as part of the Government’s spring statement. Philip Hammond said the Government will require companies to review their payment practices through their audit committees, with…