Underwriting Manager

Head of Lending

Ref: 1486Wednesday 11 May 2022

£competitive + car / pension / BUPA / bonus

Our client, a major consumer financing business within motor finance, is recruiting an experienced Underwriting Manager to join the team.  The major purpose of the role is to ensure the quality of underwriting decisions are in accordance with credit policy rule sets, thereby enabling Underwriters to reach the appropriate lending decision.


The key to this role is to ensure that work queues are pre-emptively managed to ensure adherence to service level agreements, ensuring that Underwriters respond to all dealer enquiries as per any agreed targets.  The Underwriting Manager will also be expected to ‘roll up their sleeves’ to assist with completion of Underwriting tasks (e.g., make credit / lending decisions, review work queue status, answer dealer and account manager phone calls, etc).


Skills & experiences required:

  • 3 years’ experience in a leadership role within consumer finance
  • In depth knowledge of consumer lending (ideally Asset Finance) underwriting requirements
  • Practical experience with scorecard design and testing
  • Understands management information reporting (e.g., trends, “what is behind the numbers”, etc.); demonstrates numerate abilities
  • Proactive in the management of work queues, pay-out status, performance targets
  • Able to manage Dealer and Account Manager expectations; not easily swayed by Dealer or Account Manager emotional arguments


This is a great opportunity for someone with ‘hands on’ manual underwriting experience within consumer lending and significant leadership experience.  As well as a highly competitive salary they have an excellent benefits package which includes a generous car package, pension, family BUPA cover and bonus.