Underwriter, Residential Development Finance

Cobalt Recruitment
London, UK
Closing date
7 Oct 2020

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The Role

  • Make lending decisions in line with Credit Risk Policy and individual mandate level.
  • Adhere to internal underwriting policy and regulatory requirements - FCA, PRA, Money Laundering, Prevention of Financial Crime, Data Protection, etc.
  • Work with Internal Sales to progress cases from DIP to drawdown.
  • Preparing a detailed Credit Paper with all appropriate conditions and presenting the proposition to Credit Committee.
  • Instructing valuers and solicitors.
  • Following sanction from the Credit Committee, preparing the offer letter and accompanying documents and being proactive in ensuring that all loan conditions have been met.
  • Ensuring that information concerning each loan is accurately and comprehensively entered the firm's electronic systems, both prior to and upon drawdown.


  • Previous underwriting experience within the development finance space.
  • Professional communications skills, able to communicate with businesses and colleagues by telephone, email and face to face.
  • Strong understanding of the regulatory environment.
  • Liaising with introducers and/or external customers.
  • Highly motivated individual committed to providing outstanding service to customers and clients.
  • Excellent presentation (verbal/written) and relationship building skills.
  • Ability to collaborate, build trust and influence at senior level.
  • Confidence to challenge actions and behaviours that are not consistent with the firm's policies and best interests of the business and its customers.
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