Head of Underwriting - Business Loans
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Our Risk team sits at the heart of the business, helping to develop new products, meet the needs of our customers, and develop world-leading risk-based pricing models.
As a Head of Underwriting for Business Loans you will play a key role in shaping the risk management capability of our new Business loans portfolio – i.e. risk underwriting, monitoring, lending policies, end-to-end credit processes & procedures and developing our decisioning tools.
With your experience of lending to UK SME’s, you will provide timely, high quality and commercially driven risk decisions to ensure that our business goals are maximised without compromising on Market Invoice’s strong reputation for risk management.
WHAT YOU'LL DO
Reporting to the Head of Risk, you will have the following responsibilities:
•Underwriting credit applications for unsecured business loan facilities under personal delegated mandates, demonstrating sound judgement and strong commercial awareness across a wide number of sectors.
•Provide strong analysis and evaluation of credit and financial data (commercial & consumer) and other information to determine the suitability of UK SME businesses for unsecured loan facilities.
•Timely completion of all applications within agreed service levels.
•Identify and monitor “watchlist” accounts and review requests for forbearance.
•Work closely with our Data Science Team and make recommendations for the ongoing development of systems, models, processes and business practices to provide improvements in efficiency and capacity.
•Support the collections and recovery team with impaired case management.
•Shape and develop our credit processes to deliver fast, efficient and robust decisions within agreed risk appetite parameters.
•Undertake retrospective reviews of delinquent accounts to establish key learning points or to identify changes in risk approach.
•Provide leadership, coaching, advice, development and guidance for colleagues across the business as well as key business introducers on our risk parameters.
•Assist the Sales and Customer success teams with Business Loan risk related queries.
•As the team grows, have increasing management responsibility for a team of loans risk analysts.
•Be actively involved in wider projects, such as Open Banking or product development initiatives.
•Minimum of 4 years risk management experience in the SME sector
•You’re excited by the challenge of revolutionising business finance.
•You pitch-in and aren’t afraid to get your hands dirty.
•You work hard and are passionate about achieving great results.
•You’re independent, well organized and with a “make things happen” attitude.
•Strong communication & negotiation skills.
•Strong analytical skills and understanding of the key risk drivers specific to SME’s
•Have a strong knowledge of automated risk decisioning and key data inputs to credit models.
Not only will you have the opportunity to make a huge impact at one of the UK's hottest FinTech companies, you will also have access to:
•Best in class share options scheme.
•Enhanced maternity leave.
•Amazon Kindle and book allowance.
•Clear career progression.
•Private health coverage and half price Virgin Active gym membership.
•Mentoring from industry leaders.
•The opportunity to progress your career at one of the UK’s hottest FinTech companies.
•25 days of annual leave per year, plus your Birthday off.
•A great office (complete with roof terrace, ping pong, table football and beer fridge) in the heart of Shoreditch
If this amazing role excites you, then get in touch ASAP!
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