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13 Jul 2015

Full-Time Credit Risk Analyst (@Cardiff)

Optimum Credit Ltd – Posted by hhartshorn Cardiff, Wales, United Kingdom

Job Description

Credit Risk Analyst (Permanent, full-time)

Location: Cardiff, Wales.

We have a great opportunity for a Credit Risk Analyst to join our expanding Risk team. This role would suit an ambitious new graduate or someone seeing a first move into credit risk.

The successful applicant will build models and utilise analytical tools to explore credit risk and customer behaviour. You will build and maintain models and associated applications to enable the business to make informed strategic credit risk decisions. You will have previously developed a modelling system or tool, possibly as part of your studies.

You will have experience of software development principles and statistical modelling techniques and be adept in using at least one modern programming language, ideally R, Python or C#.

A relevant degree and/or demonstrable experience working in data analytics is a must.

In return, we offer competitive salaries, 25 days’ holiday (+ bank holidays), free private healthcare, free life assurance, annual bonus, and up to 8% matched contributory pension … but the real benefits of working at Optimum Credit include having genuine learning & development opportunities every day, and working with leaders who are as passionate about our colleagues as they are about our business.

About the Company

 Optimum Credit Ltd is a Cardiff based provider of second charge (secured) loans in England, Scotland and Wales, authorised and regulated under interim permission by the Financial Conduct Authority.  We are owned by Patron Capital Partners, and have been awarded significant grant funding by the Welsh Assembly Government in relation to our headcount growth plans.

Optimum was created out of a desire to build the best second charge lending business in the UK market.  Better people, better processes, better products.  Optimum Credit is clear about delivering the right outcomes for our customers…and colleagues….at all times.  The founding management team at Optimum Credit have extensive experience in the second charge market complemented by skills and experiences from associated and diverse sectors and industries.  Collectively they saw an opportunity to create an organisation that recognises the skills and abilities of its colleagues and to create an organisational environment in which these talents could flourish.

Established in 2013, we wrote our first loan in June 2014, and we have grown significantly month-on-month since then, with our route to market through our network of loan broker partners.    From a standing start in 2013, we now have 52 colleagues employed at our brand new offices in the centre of Cardiff, and we continue to expand -we are currently in the process of recruiting for a further 5 roles.

We are always on the lookout for talented people who get a kick out of doing an amazing job, have a passion for excellence, and love working collaboratively with colleagues to put customers first.  As we continue to grow our business, we are always on the lookout for talented individuals, and alongside recruiting for specific roles we are happy to keep CVs in our ‘Talent Tank’ for future consideration.

How to Apply

To apply visit or send your CV and covering letter to [email protected]

Job Categories: R Developer. Job Types: Full-Time. Job Tags: ANALYTICS, C++, credit risk, data analytics, Modelling, programming, python, and r. Salaries: Less than $100,000.

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