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Trainee Underwriter

Leeds LS15, UK

£18- £22K DOE plus monthly bonus and benefits

Permanent

Are you currently working in mortgages and would like to develop your career as a Property Underwriter?

Are you an effective communicator and able to deal with colleagues, brokers, surveyors and solicitors in a professional manner?

Are you process-focused, analytical and logically thinking?

This is a great opportunity to join a friendly, supportive team to work with growing case volumes. Full training will be provided to support in your development and progression.

Work for our industry award winning company and build on your existing career.

Reports to

Underwriting Team Manager

Location

Thorpe Park Leeds, LS15

Hours of work

37.5 hours per week (hours of work will be flexible and dictated by the needs of the business, therefore it is expected that the successful applicant will work those hours necessary to successfully discharge the duties of the role).

The Role

Overview

To underwrite Equity Release Lifetime Mortgage applications by following set lending criteria whilst maintaining a high level of accuracy. Answer broker, surveyor and solicitor queries to company standards through our case ownership model.

Knowledge will be developed in the basic principles of underwriting a lifetime mortgage application. Cases are to be assessed and those outside of underwrting authority to be refered to established Underwriters in the team as appropriate.

This is a progressive role and once competent, have the opportunity to develop further as an Underwriter in line with our career path.

Key Outputs

  • To underwrite applications within agreed SLAs
  • Prepare offers with the relevant special conditions added
  • 499k mandate level once competent
  • Accountability for own underwriting decisions once competent
  • Liaise with valuers, solicitors and intermediaries as appropriate
  • Full case ownership
  • To ensure that all client files are always complete and up to date
  • Uphold the core values of Pure Retirement
  • Adhere to all anti-money laundering, data protection and other regulatory requirements
  • Ensure that all business written complies with the Companys and funders lending criteria
  • Ensure all applications comply with Equity Release Council Guidelines
  • Report any concerns over underwriting issues to Team Manager
  • Provide MI as appropriate
  • Contribute to the development of Companys TCF policy and T&C regime
  • Other ad hoc administrative duties as required
  • This job description is not exhaustive and serves only as a broad outline of the duties required. This job description may be amended as necessary.

This job description is not exhaustive and serves only as a broad outline of the duties required. This job description may be amended as necessary.

The Person

Overview

A presentable and highly organised individual with a keen attention to detail and a methodical approach to their work. An effective communicator, able to deal with colleagues, brokers, surveyors and solicitors in a professional manner which is confident, open and honest. Must have the ability to prioritise and work to strict deadlines. Previous financial services experience and exposure to underwriting is essential. An approachable, organised individual who shows excellent attention to detail and a proven ability to work using own initiative and take responsibility for their work in the absence of a Team Manager.

Skills & Experience

Mandatory

  • Financial Services experience and an awareness of Mortgage Underwriting procedures
  • Analytical and methodical thinking
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Excellent IT skills
  • Excellent decision making skills Desirable- Previous experience in equity release

Qualifications

Desirable

  • CeMAP
  • CeRER

Posted 16 days ago

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