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Arrears Executive



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Join Tandem's quest for a greener future as an Arrears Executive and make a tangible impact in the digital banking revolution


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Cardiff, United Kingdom

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Hybrid (In-person ~2 days / week)- Cardiff United Kingdom

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Organisation summary - Tandem is the UK's pioneering digital bank with a mission to change how we manage finances while caring for the planet. With a strong team of 500, our culture embodies bravery, enterprise, simplicity, and teamwork. Tandem also introduces Loop, a seamless way to share money among friends. We stand out with our unique culture, diverse team, and commitment to exceptional customer service.

  • Role Summary:
    • Provide professional service to customers in financial difficulty.
    • Handle inbound communication and manage arrears effectively.
    • Identify and refer specialist cases such as complaints or fraud.
    • Conduct Income and Expenditure assessments and decide on forbearance options.
    • Ensure adherence to regulatory standards and maintain competence.
    • Participate in process improvements and contribute to company objectives.
  • Role Requirements:
    • Experience in financial services and understanding of regulatory requirements.
    • Proven track record in customer service and arrears management.
    • Knowledge of FCA rules, CCA, GDPR, and the ability to deliver fair customer outcomes.
    • Ability to work within a regulated lending environment.

Job Title: Arrears Executive
Working Pattern: 36.25 hours per week with contractual hours stated as Monday to Saturday between 8am to 7pm (with a 45-minute lunch break).  Working rota to be shared by Line Manager. 
Salary: up to £28,000 and up to 20% bonus and benefits
Location: Cardiff, hybrid working

At Tandem, we're not just a bank; we're a movement for positive change. If you're an ambitious and dedicated Arrears Executive ready to make an impact, we've got a space with your name on it! 

This is a key role in ensuring that the fair treatment of customers is embedded within the Operations team whilst ensuring that fair customer outcomes are consistently delivered. The purpose of the role is to support the Operations Leaders by supporting customers in financial difficulty and arrears whilst achieving departmental service levels. Upholding company standards and complying with all relevant Company and regulatory obligations (including adherence to FCA rules (including FCA MCOB and CONC rules).   

We are Tandem - Where impact meets innovation  

Tandem is the UK's greener digital bank on a bold quest to revolutionise the way we save, borrow spend, and share ‚Äď all while nurturing our planet, our people and our customers. As one of Europe‚Äôs fastest growing digital banking apps, our values of being Brave, Enterprising, Simple, and Together (BEST) ensure our 500-strong team collaborate to drive a brighter, greener future.¬†

Tandem also leads the way with a secondary app called Loop. Loop gives customers a simpler, hassle free and awkward free way to share money among friends. 

Your team: Collaborators in change  

Tandem is proud to offer a workplace with diverse experiences, perspectives, and backgrounds which leads to a unique company culture for our people and a better experience for our customers. 

Led by our Operations Director, our Operations teams are responsible for all customer contact.¬† The teams are the primary points of contact for customers including responding to their inbound queries during the lifetime of their mortgage or loan as well as supporting customers that are in financial difficulty and/or arrears. Our aim is to provide an exceptional service to our customers by ensuring that we have knowledgeable, well training operational colleagues to deliver the service that our customers expect of us. ‚ÄĮ¬†

Your Impact: Building a greener tomorrow.  

As an Arrears Executive at Tandem, you will be responsible for:

  • Proactively service requests from our customers efficiently and professionally ensuring at you provide the customer with the information that they require.¬†
  • Proactively manage all customer service-related inbound communication (via telephone, correspondence, email, portal) from customers and third parties as part of the servicing and arrears management of a range of mortgage and loan products.
  • Ensure regulatory transactional documentation is issued accurately and correctly in accordance with regulatory requirements (including regulatory arrears correspondence).¬†
  • Identify situations that may require specialist handling (e.g. complaints, vulnerability, fraud) and refer these where appropriate.¬†
  • Knowledge and practical application of handling customer complaints, to include identifying complaints, logging and investigating with an aim to putting a resolution in place.¬†
  • Knowledge and practical application of dealing with vulnerable customers at first point of contact to ensure their specific needs are understood and they are treated with care and consideration.¬†
  • Proactively manage accounts in arrears by completing outbound contact to establish the root cause of the customers payment difficulties and identify options to assist the customer in rehabilitating their mortgage or loan arrears. ¬†
  • Negotiate with customers and authorised third parties in financial difficulty regarding how to repay their arrears taking into consideration their individual personal circumstances.¬†
  • Knowledge and practical application of completing Income and Expenditure assessments and deciding suitable forbearance options for the customer. ¬†
  • Knowledge and practical application of late arrears and litigation practices.¬†
  • Ensure that all customer contact both written and verbal is conducted within Company standards, FCA regulations, Customer Complaint procedures and that the principles of TCF are upheld consistently with all customers.¬†
  • Attain and maintain own competence to Group Training and Competence Framework demonstrated by ongoing adherence.¬†
  • Proactively challenge existing processes and take ownership for implementing positive changes which are within own span of control.¬†
  • Keep up to date with all Company/regulatory changes particularly those which affect own business area.¬†
  • Actively contribute to the achievement of the Company Balance Scorecard objectives and demonstrating Company values in everything you do.¬†
  • Adherence to and promotion of a culture of treating our customers fairly to deliver fair outcomes. ¬†¬†

It would be great, but not essential if you have: 

  • Previous experience in financial services (with relevant regulatory appreciation) with demonstrable success in customer service and arrears within a regulated lending environment.¬†
  • Demonstrable experience of working accounts in arrears including applying arrears forbearance options and identification of customers that are vulnerable.¬†
  • Demonstrable experience of collecting arrears for mortgages and loans with knowledge of how own and team performance affects wider Company objectives.¬†
  • Demonstrable knowledge of FCA rules (including MCOB and CONC rules), delivering fair outcomes to customers, CCA and GDPR regulations.¬†
  • A working knowledge of customer services and arrears management in a regulated, lending environment.

Rewards that reflect your value, what’s in it for you? 
At Tandem, your hard work is rewarded in many ways and we have an enhanced employee benefits package on offer from your very first day with us:  

  • 25 days annual leave plus 8 days Bank Holiday¬†¬†¬†
  • 1 celebration day off for your birthday or additional religious calendar event¬†¬†¬†
  • Buy or sell up to 5 days holiday a year¬†
  • Healthcare cash plan through Westfield Health worth a minimum of ¬£750 per year¬†
  • Electric Vehicle salary sacrifice scheme¬†¬†¬†¬†
  • Cycle to Work salary sacrifice scheme and a free helmet¬†¬†¬†
  • Salary sacrifice Pension contribution*, 4% employee contributions matched with 4% Tandem contribution (*Subject to salary eligibility)¬†
  • Smart Tech scheme (buy goods with 0% interest)¬†
  • 10% discount on solar panels¬†
  • Tandem Hub for treats, cash back and discounts on UK retailers¬†¬†¬†¬†
  • 2 days per year paid volunteering¬†¬†¬†¬†
  • Free cereal, snacks and drinks in all offices¬†
  • Quarterly team social budgets¬†

Our Green Deal: Your Impact Amplified 

¬†A little welcome gift from us to you, we‚Äôll plant a tree in the Tandem Grove and you can enter into our ‚ÄúGreen Deal‚ÄĚ below:¬†

  • Volunteer 2 days a year for charity > receive an early Friday finish¬†¬†
  • Raise ¬£200 per annum for charity > Tandem provide PR and marketing support¬†¬†
  • Have renewable energy at home > receive an additional 1 day annual leave¬†¬†
  • Drive an electric car > receive ¬£500 towards a home charger

Ready to make your mark?  

Apply now and let's pave the way to a greener world, together. Our approach to DE&I is reflected in our hiring process so please let us know if you require any reasonable adjustments.  

Sourcing Model 

Recruitment at Tandem works primarily on a direct sourcing model and does not accept resumes from recruitment agencies which are not on the preferred supplier list. We are not responsible for any related fees for resumes submitted to job postings, our employees, or any other part of our company. You can find our Applicant Privacy Policy on our Careers page. 
Tandem is an equal opportunity employer and are committed to meeting our responsibilities under the Equality Act (2010). We respect the diverse experience and talents that every individual brings to our Company, and we are determined to ensure that no applicant or employee receives less favourable treatment on the grounds of gender, age, disability, religion, belief, sexual orientation, marital status, or race, or is disadvantaged by conditions or requirements which cannot be shown to be justifiable.  

Please be aware that background checking (including credit and criminal records checks) form part of our recruitment process. We will adhere to our duties under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974. 


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