Universal Underwriter (Operations) UWS in Sheffield - HSBC

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Sheffield, England
Job Type
Full Time
Date Posted
8 days ago

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Job Description

Some careers shine brighter than others.
If you're looking for a career that will help you stand out, join HSBC and fulfil your potential. Whether you want a career that could take you to the top, or simply take you in an exciting new direction, HSBC offers opportunities, support and rewards that will take you further.
Our Wealth and Personal Banking business supports millions of individuals, families, business owners, investors and entrepreneurs worldwide. We provide products and services that include current accounts, credit cards, personal loans and mortgages, as well as savings, investments, insurance and wealth management. We also have specialised relationship managers who support customers with bespoke requirements, including high net worth and ultra-high-net-worth clients.
As an HSBC employee in the UK, you will have access to tailored professional development opportunities and a competitive pay and benefits package. This includes private healthcare for all UK-based employees, enhanced maternity and adoption pay and support when you return to work, and a contributory pension scheme with a generous employer contribution.
We are looking for colleagues to join our Underwriting Department. Successful candidates will have excellent customer service skills as well as an enthusiasm and passion for doing the right thing for our customers whilst managing risk and lending responsibly.
The role is to assess the current financial circumstances of customers who are applying for loans, mortgages and other lending facilities, to provide well-reasoned lending decisions.
As part of the role, you will review lending applications to determine customer affordability and whether HSBC lending policies are satisfied. You will need excellent communication skills and the ability to handle challenging conversations. At all times you will treat our customers fairly, making this a driving factor in everything you do, whilst also managing and developing yourself to ensure that all standards, disciplines and internal controls are adhered to.
In this role you will:
Work with care and attention and adhering to HSBC policy at all times to ensure you minimise credit, fraud, regulatory and conduct risks. Adapting to change and the need to use a variety of IT systems across multiple channels and products.
Assess the current financial circumstances of customers who are applying for a lending facility
Make well-reasoned lending decisions which you can justify and explain both verbally and in writing
Handle verbal and written communications with a variety of audiences, including customers, mortgage brokers, and HSBC advisers
Problem solving to reach good, fair outcomes for customers and avoid complaints
Analysing information and data, while using initiative and judgement to reach decisions
Manage your own caseload and prioritising work independently
Work with colleagues in other areas of HSBC, and also external stakeholders, to provide guidance and feedback to improve customer experience
Ensure all procedures and internal controls are adhered to minimise the risk of financial loss to HSBC

Qualifications - External
To be successful in this role you should meet the following requirements:
Previous experience of working in a customer service, retail, or banking environment
Analytical experience with an inquisitive nature
Previous underwriting or decision-making experience
Excellent communication skills both verbal and written
Ideally have worked or have knowledge of secured Mortgage Lending.
An awareness of credit risk/credit principles and procedures relating to the approval of mortgages and loans
Understanding of the regulatory environment and retail banking market
This role is based in Sheffield and the working window is 8-6.30pm Mon-Friday.



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