Job title: Underwriter

Location: Milton Keynes

Closing date:

Job Summary

To underwrite and process all new home finance applications from receipt of application through to offer. The incumbent will be required to ensure service levels are maintained whilst being mindful of the Credit Risk Governance frameworks in operation within the Bank, such as KYC and Fraud Awareness.

About us

Founded in 2007, we are a challenger bank that operates in accordance with Shariah principles, with offices in London, Milton Keynes and Wilmslow. We offer personal and corporate savings products and finance for UK residential property, in addition to sourcing and advising on UK real estate investments.

Key responsibilities

  • Apply and adhere to all Financial Crime Policies in operation within Gatehouse Bank
  • Liaise with initial broker and/or BDM leads according to defined internal SLA
  • Review initial case assessments according to internal policy and set SLA
  • Full case approval and underwriting in accordance with internal SLA
  • Compose financing rationale that ensures financing decision is clearly structured and documented without escalation to the underwriter
  • Manage other ad hoc tasks to ensure swift processing of cases
  • Liaise with borrowers and brokers throughout the finance approval process
  • Collaborate with legal advisors and valuers
  • Any other duties commensurate with the grade and level of responsibility of this post, for which the post holder has the necessary experience and/or training

Skills required

  • Credit Referencing report understanding
  • RICS Valuation
  • Application Scoring
  • Risk awareness
  • Regulatory standards awareness - MCOB
  • Influencing skills (negotiation, persuasion, leadership)
  • Stakeholder Management
  • Internal collaboration with key departments (Compliance, Risk, Operations, Marketing)

Additional Details:

We offer highly attractive reward package; the typical benefits include:

  • 25 days holiday entitlement increasing with service
  • Pension plan
  • Private medical insurance
  • Dental cover
  • Income protection
  • Life assurance
  • Employee referral bonus

Gatehouse Bank is an equal opportunities employer and positively encourages applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, religion or belief, marital status, or pregnancy and maternity.

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