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Lending Underwriter (Team Lead)

Job Title: Lending Underwriter (Team Lead)
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Borehamwood
Salary: Up to £70k base salary, plus 10-25% bonus d.o.e
REF: GT_LU_0701
Contact Name: Gary Tiller
Contact Email:
Job Published: 6 months ago

Job Description

A specialist mortgage loan and mortgage lender, who specialize in bridging loans, second charge mortgagees, commercial and development finance are looking for a Senior Lending Underwriter to lead the underwriting team and report directly to the senior management. 

You will be responsible for managing a caseload to maximise loan completions and new business in one of the leading specialist lenders in the UK.  

Role and Responsibilities 

  • Manage and delegate caseload responsibilities 
  • Underwriting and assessing loan documentation, including valuation reports and requesting additional information where required 
  • Carrying out checks on the applicants and properties and assessing their suitability for the loan applied for
  • Proactive chasing of outstanding information from third parties and timely updates to introducers to enable service excellence
  • Recommending and referring cases to Credit Committee where credit committee approval required.
  • Liaising with introducers, valuers and solicitors
  • Overseeing cases from inception through to completion
  • Data Management

Skills and experience 

  • Experienced underwriter, both hands on and managing others 
  • Demonstrated experience in making credit decisions 
  • Good organisation and communication skills 
  • Ability to work in a fast paced environment 
  • Proactive nature and nature inquisition
  • Confidence to challenge others on credit decisions 

Salary and Benefits
Up to £70k, with 10-25% annual bonus, healthcare benefits, other employment perks throughout the year (OTE £90k)