The buoyant lending market has fuelled an “ever-increasing demand” for credit assessors, according to one recruitment agency.
Hays said that mortgage sales professionals, credit assessors and lending managers top the list of skills in demand in the banking sector.
Banks are recruiting mortgage sales professionals to grow their market share in a competitive housing market, according to Hays.
Credit assessors are in “ever-increasing demand” as the big four banks are “driving their businesses to complete as many loan applications as possible”.
There is also “huge demand” for lending professionals due to the “major shortage of qualified candidates”.
Despite the growth in lending, banks have been hiring mortgage staff on a temporary basis in order to maintain workplace flexibility, Hays said.
“Temporary roles have increased in banks, mainly in the back office and operational area,” Hays said.
“Meanwhile the number of front office roles in business development, relationship management and portfolio management has increased significantly.
“This indicates that activity across business, commercial and corporate banking is picking up, resulting in increased lending, which in turn is likely to boost the wider economy."
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