Opportunity Details

Posted: 08/08/2019

Lending Manager

United Kingdom, Peterborough
Schedule Type
Full Time
Job Family
Risk Underwriting
The Role

Shawbrook is a specialist UK lending and savings bank founded in 2011 to serve the needs of SMEs and individuals in the UK with a range of lending and savings products.


We differentiate ourselves by concentrating on markets where our specialist knowledge and personalised approach to underwriting offer us a competitive advantage. This supports attractive stable returns and sustainable growth and also benefits businesses and consumers in parts of the market which continue to be poorly served by traditional high street banks. 


Fundamental to our success is a relationship focus which puts the interests of our customers and business partners at the heart of everything we do, built on a culture which stresses the use of our experience and judgement to make decisions that balance risk, return and customer need.


We are looking for an experienced Lending Manager to join our underwriting team based in Peterborough. This is a key role underwriting mortgage applications and managing them through to completion.


To assess applications that have been referred from the on line application system.

·         An ability to adopt a pragmatic approach to underwriting residential buy to let mortgage applications within approved lending mandate.

·         To understand and analyse key items such as credit searches, bank statements, financial accounts, property valuations and business appraisals in order to make informed lending decisions.

·         To deliver high levels of accuracy and attention to detail in data input and all written communication produced.

·         Able to develop a rationale for those cases outside of own lending mandate or company lending policy and communicate findings to Credit Risk department for their consideration.

·         To build successful working relationships with external contacts such as brokers, customers, surveyors and solicitors as well as internal teams such as administrators, lending officers, credit risk and finance to ensure all lending requirements are satisfied prior to release of funds.

·         To deal with all internal and external telephone & email enquiries efficiently and within company standards.

·         Ensure a good understanding of all of the company’s policies, procedures and compliance guidelines, installing the principles in your daily practice to protect the company from any associated risks.

·         To embrace the principles of treating customers fairly and responsible lending in all decision making.

The Person

Suitable candidates will have the following experience and skills:

·         GCSE (or equivalent) in Math’s and English

·         An excellent understanding of the commercial and residential mortgage sector


·         Knowledge of TCF

·         Good knowledge of compliance procedures within the mortgage industry.

·         Advanced at the reading of valuations, personal and business credit searches.

·         Analytical and pragmatic approach to underwriting


·         Excellent verbal and written communication skills

·         Ability to work on own and as part of a team.

·         Excellent planning and organisational skills

·         Enthusiastic “can do” attitude

·         Able to work under pressure and to tight deadlines

·         Accuracy & attention to detail

·         Professional, well presented

·         Establishes effective working relationships at all levels


This role is an SB4 within Shawbrook’s internal banding structure