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13 Jul 2015

Full-Time Senior Business Intelligence & Credit Risk Analyst (@Cardiff)

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

Job Description

Senior Credit Risk and Business Intelligence Analyst (Permanent, full-time)

Location: Cardiff, Wales.

We have a great opportunity for a Senior Credit Risk and Business Intelligence Analyst to join our expanding Risk team.

The successful candidate will support the Risk Director to develop, maintain and monitor Optimum’s credit risk and pricing models. You will monitor portfolio performance and recommend changes to criteria and pricing, whilst building strong working relationship both within the Risk team and the wider business.

You will have extensive experience in the use of statistical models to drive pricing decisions, and in the preparation of business intelligence and analytics.  You will be comfortable with mathematical or statistical programming tools, preferably R.   A relevant degree is an essential qualification, and additional qualifications in business intelligence, databases or statistics are desirable.

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 a real sense of camaraderie and belonging to the Optimum family, and colleagues who love working together to build something special – to be the best!

About the Company

Optimum Credit Ltd (Optimum) 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

Visit or send your CV and covering letter to [email protected]

Job Categories: R Developer. Job Types: Full-Time. Job Tags: ANALYTICS, business intelligence, C++, credit risk, data analysis, databases, Modelling, pricing, programming, python, R modelling, and statistics. Salaries: Less than $100,000.

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