Head, Credit Risk Underwriting at Primera MFBank Limited

Primera MFBank, your partner for growth, is a fully licensed technology-driven finance platform that offers financial solutions to businesses and individuals. Anchored by a strong balance sheet and an experienced, hands-on management team, we enhance financial inclusion by offering suite of financial services to meet the needs of clients.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Head, Credit Risk Underwriting

Location: Victoria Island, Lagos
Employment Type: Full-time
Reports to: Chief Risk Officer

Job Description

  • Ensure 100% compliance with the Bank’s Credit Policies and Procedures.
  • Digitize and automate credit risk underwriting and processing flows.
  • Ensure Team CAP analyzes credit requests and identifies inherent risks with adequate responses to aid quality decision-making.
  • Ensure loans sent to CAP are processed within the agreed TAT.
  • Maintain professional working relationships with internal customers.
  • Contact liaison with the Sales team to ensure conformity with credit policy.
  • Ensure credit checks on all credit customers are conducted before approval.
  • Ensure Monthly reporting of the performance of loan customers to the Credit Bureaus.
  • Assist in product / policy development geared towards managing inherent credit risks in the Bank’s products.
  • Attend MCC Meetings


  • B.Sc. in Accounting, Finance, Management or related field.
  • MSc. / MBA
  • Professional qualification in Credit Risk Management is mandatory.

Required Experience, Skills & Competencies:

  • Experience and exposure in digitizing and automating credit risk underwriting and processing flow in the financial services industry.
  • 7-10 years cognate experience in core credit risk management, credit underwriting and processing in the financial services or FINTECH space, with at least 3 years experience at the management level.
  • Excellent experience in leading a diverse team of credit risk analysts for Personal Banking and SME lending.
  • Certified in Agile methodologies.
  • Advanced-Data Analytics and Reporting skills (SQL, Power BI, Decision science).
  • Excellent Engagement and Communication Skills.
  • Consummate team player with a collaborative approach to working with colleagues, horizontally and vertically.
  • Very open-minded and comfortable with driving change.

Deadline: 21st February, 2023.

Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online


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