Profession credit adviser

Credit advisers offer guidance to customers related to credit services. They assess the customer's financial situation and debt issues arisen from credit cards, medical bills and car loans in order to identify optimal credit solutions for customers and also provide debt elimination plans to adjust their finances if needed. They prepare qualitative credit analyses and decision-making material in respect of defined customers in conformity with the bank's strategy on credit policy, ensure the credit quality and follow up on the performance of the credit portfolio. Credit advisers also have expertise in debt management and credit consolidation.

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Personality Type

  • Enterprising / Conventional

Knowledge

  • Financial products

    The different types of instruments that apply to the management of cash flow that are available on the market, such as shares, bonds, options or funds.

  • Credit control processes

    The various techniques and procedures applied to ensure that credit is given to the suitable customers and that they pay on time.  

  • Insolvency law

    The legal rules regulating the incapacity to pay debts when they fall due.

  • Economics

    Economic principles and practices, financial and commodity markets, banking and the analysis of financial data.

  • Debt systems

    The processes needed to obtain goods or services before payment and when a sum of money is owed or overdue.

Skills

  • Obtain financial information

    Gather information on securities, market conditions, governmental regulations and the financial situation, goals and needs of clients or companies.

  • Assess debtor's financial situation

    Assess the defaulter's pecuniary circumstances by evaluating the personal income and expenses, and the balance sheet which includes the value of the house, bank account, car and other assets.

  • Provide financial product information

    Give the customer or client information about financial products, the financial market, insurances, loans or other types of financial data.

  • Maintain credit history of clients

    Create and maintain the credit history of clients with relevant transactions, supporting documents, and details of their financial activities. Keep these documents updated in case of analysis and disclosure.

  • Maintain client debt records

    Preserve a list with the debt records of clients and update it regularly

  • Advise on financial matters

    Consult, advise, and propose solutions with regards to financial management such as acquiring new assets, incurring in investments, and tax efficiency methods.

  • Perform debt investigation

    Use research techniques and tracing strategies to identify overdue payment arrangements and address them

  • Provide support in financial calculation

    Provide colleagues, clients or other parties with financial support for complex files or calculations.

  • Prepare credit offers

    Identify the credit needs of clients, their financial situation and debt issues. Identify optimal credit solutions and offer tailored credit services.

  • Examine credit ratings

    Investigate and look for information on the creditworthiness of companies and corporations, provided by credit rating agencies in order to determine the likelihood of default by the debtor.

  • Consult credit score

    Analyse the credit files of an individual, such as credit reports which outlines a person's credit history, in order to assess their creditworthiness and all the risks that would be involved in granting a person a loan.

  • Analyse loans

    Examine and analyse the loans provided to organisations and individuals through different forms of credit such as overdraft protection, export packing credit, term loan, and purchase of commercial bills.

  • Analyse the credit history of potential customers

    Analyse the payment capacity and credit history of potential customers or business partners.

Optional knowledge and skills

advise on credit rating forecast future levels of business business loans prepare credit reports interview bank loanees property law develop investment portfolio consumer protection audit techniques determine loan conditions analyse financial risk mortgage loans review investment portfolios accounting techniques communicate with banking professionals credit card payments monitor national economy interpret financial statements synthesise financial information advise on risk management investment analysis corporate social responsibility assess risks of clients' assets securities create a financial plan budget for financial needs tax legislation banking activities

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