Job description

  • Location:
    London - 30 Gresham Street, Reading
  • Department:
    Asset Finance & Leasing
  • Division:
    Finance & Tax
  • Employment Type:
    Full time
  • Salary:

Asset Finance Credit Underwriter (5008)

Investec is a distinctive Specialist Bank serving clients principally in the UK and South Africa. Our culture gives us our edge: we work hard to find colleagues who'll think out of the ordinary and we put them in environments where they'll flourish. We combine a flat structure with a focus on internal mobility. If you can bring an entrepreneurial spirit and a desire to learn and collaborate to your work, this could be the boost your career deserves.

Research shows that some candidates can be reluctant to apply to a role unless they meet all the criteria. We pride ourselves on our entrepreneurial spirit here and welcome you to do the same – if the role excites you, please don't let our person specification hold you back. Get in touch!

 What does the team do? 

The Team is responsible for underwriting credit applications with exposures greater than £150,000 ensuring adherence to the Bank's Risk Appetite and relevant Lending Policy and Standards.

What are the key ?responsibilities

The role will appraise and sanction new business proposals for IAF's asset finance and specialist lending across a range of assets/sectors with the proposals emanating from a wide number of business areas, including:

  • Receivables and Wholesale Funding(including Block Funding)
  • Sustainable Energy
  • Quantum Limited (near prime)
  • Channel Islands offshore funding
  • Material Handling (Logistics)

The transactions are introduced via AFG's third party introducers or direct sales force.

Primary responsibilities will also include initial assessment and due diligence of proposals, preparation of credit papers and their approval either under personal discretion or via presentation to the relevant Investec credit committee.

Other duties

  • Membership of IAF Credit Committee

Completion of the annual review of:

  • Individual credit exposures that are >£1m for which there is new financial information available.
  • All AFG portfolios including the analysis of underlying portfolio trends and seeking required portfolio credit limits for the following 12 months via IBP Risk.
  • Aiding AFG Collections Team in the management of high-balance default cases.
  • Ad hoc due diligence processes eg: business and portfolio acquisitions, and
  • Quarterly Portfolio & Sectoral Reviews, Impairment Committee Meetings and other relevant governance forums

What else is the  role holder expected to do?

  • Undertake relevant client, supplier and broker visits on a regular basis to ensure that the role holder and the wider Team keep up to speed with market developments and also support Investec's market presence and profile
  • Ensure strong lines of communication with all areas of the business are maintained(in particular relevant Sales Teams, Collections and IBP Risk)
  • Assist in the training and development other team members
  • Foster a culture of continuous risk improvement across the business and act as a strong ambassador of AFG Credit.

What core skills and knowledge do we need?

  • Regulatory knowledge as applicable to role (compulsory)
  • To act with integrity at all times and embrace the philosophy of treating our customers fairly (compulsory)
  • Proven experience of Asset Finance underwriting with relevant experience in the middle or large ticket arena or with the potential to do so in the immediate term
  • Demonstrate a clear understanding of the AFG portfolio and its broad range of assets, sectors and products.
  • Proven ability to communicate effectively with both internal and external stakeholders always exhibiting a positive and balanced approach and consistently providing a compelling customer experience
  • Highly numerate with the ability to analyse complex financial statements.
  • Strong team and interpersonal skills with a desire to provide support to colleagues
  • Effective influencing skills

What other behavioural attributes are required for the role?

  • A team player who builds effective relationships with and supports others within the Team and across the wider AFG Business.
  • A positive 'can do' attitude wanting to find solutions to challenges. Also a self-starter who can take proactive action in ensuring that the Team delivers consistently, providing a compelling customer experience.
  • The ability to articulate, negotiate and influence effectively at all levels.
  • A strong desire for continuous professional development and investment in their own capability and performance.
  • Proven ability to communicate effectively with both internal and external stakeholders always exhibiting a 'can do' approach
  • Strong cultural behaviours of co-operation, collaboration, respect for others, ability to engage in open and honest dialogue, embrace diversity and an unselfish contribution to colleagues, clients and society.
  • Ability to challenge the norm when appropriate.

Close map
30 Gresham Street, London, England, GB, EC2V 7QN

Meet the recruiter

Nompumelelo Ndala


We commit to ensure that everyone is fairly assessed during our recruitment process.

Let us know if you need any reasonable adjustments to complete your application.

Share this page
Share with linkedin
Share with facebook
Share with twitter
Share with email
Job Alerts
Create an alert subscription based on this Job


Private Medical Cover
Virtual GP
Gym Discounts
Psychologist Service
Annual Leave
Life Assurance