Underwriter

Recruiter
Huntress
Location
London
Salary
£24000 - £26000/annum
Posted
17 Jul 2017
Closes
16 Aug 2017
Sector
Accountancy
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
The Opportunity

Based out of a Fintech hub in Hammersmith, we are a young and vibrant business on a mission to re-invent SME lending. Having provided £160m of funding to over 5,000 SMEs, we are growing rapidly and are looking for an ambitious, self-motivated Underwriter to join a growing team in London.

This role presents an opportunity to join a fast-paced small business with significant growth plans. The successful candidate will need the spirit of entrepreneurship and a start-up attitude.

You will be responsible for the risk assessment and decisioning of new (and repeat business where necessary) applications submitted to you to balance the customer needs and the exposure to lending risk. All training will be provided so, whilst knowledge of the area is preferred it is not essential.

In addition, you will act as a liaison between the underwriting team and other areas of the business to coordinate our response to customers and champion underwriting through other departments.

Key Responsibilities will vary but will include typically

* Underwriting and risk assessment of all new (and repeat, where necessary) business
* Liaison with Merchants from Prospect to approval/decline status
* To act as a point of reference/guidance for CS / Renewals Team (and any other staff where required and as necessary)
* Conducting interviews with Merchants/applicants prior to decisioning where necessary
* Fielding queries from all other departments in respect of risk / pricing / policy, or any related issues

Dimensions:

(Level or size of responsibility - e.g., budget, people, function reports, capital equipment)

Responsible for the efficient and timely processing of any / all new (or repeat, where required) business applications.

Person Specification

* Attention to detail
* Previous experience within Underwriting/Finance is preferred but not necessary
* Highly motivated
* Good communicator/Customer Service Skills

Huntress does not discriminate on the grounds of 'protected characteristics' as defined under the Equality Act and other relevant UK legislation.

Huntress acts as a Recruitment Agency in relation to all Permanent roles and as a Recruitment Business in relation to all Temporary roles.

PLEASE NOTE: We can only consider applications from candidates who have the right to work in the UK