Position Filled: Head of Credit & Risk

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Position Filled: Head of Credit & Risk

Sector: Financial Services Location: United Kingdom Day Rate: circa £100,000 per annum + 20% bonus + generous benefits package Reference: 7442

Our client, a large, dynamic retail and credit cards issuer, is seeking an experienced Head of Credit and Risk to lead the organisation through a period of considerable growth and transformation.


The role will be responsible for:

  • Designing and building a brand new business division, offering unsecured medium-term loans
  • Leading and navigating the credit risk team through the launch of this new business arm, working alongside the Commercial Development, Treasury and wider Risk teams.
  • Developing and managing a risk policy suite that allows safe growth into unsecured personal lending
  • Leveraging insight from Data Analytics teams to assess predicted and actual consumer behaviours
  • Collaborating with the Director of Credit Risk to drive the strategy of unsecured personal lending credit and risk levers and maximising risk : reward


Successful candidates must be able to demonstrate the following: 

  • Considerable credit risk expertise within unsecured lending businesses
  • Comfortable working within entrepreneurial SMEs undergoing significant transformation
  • Prior experience of building, developing and coaching a high-performing team
  • Broad awareness of lending compliance and financial regulations
  • Some level of coding experience (SAS / R/ RapidMiner / Weka)

Interested in this role?


To find out more contact us

Tel: +44 (0)20 7314 2011