Underwriter (Alt – A), Residential Underwriting WR81

Underwriter (Alt – A), Residential Underwriting WR81

01 Jul
First National Financial LP

01 Jul

First National Financial LP


Working together to be our best!

First National is Canada’s largest non-bank lender, originating and servicing both commercial and residential mortgages since 1988. Over the past thirty years, we have been committed to hiring the best and brightest with over 1,000 proud team members. Through cooperation, ongoing coaching, development opportunities and a culture that celebrates both hard work and teamwork, First National team members are supported to lead, learn and grow.

If you are ready to join First National’s dynamic team, while working hard and having fun doing it, we invite you to apply online and let us know how you can be part of our success story.

We are hiring an Underwriter (Alt - A),

Residential Underwriting!

Reporting To:

Manager, Residential Underwriting

Full-Time/Part- Time:


Posting Date:

June 29, 2021

Closing Date:

July 23, 2021

Hours of Work:

8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.


Office Location:     


British Columbia

Great location! Steps away from the main public transit station

What we offer:

Highly competitive compensation package which includes, base salary, bonus, benefits, and career advancement opportunities!

*Eligibility for benefits is dependent on the terms of employment

The Opportunity:

Excalibur department - With both the population and employment demographics of Canada changing so significantly, there are people who want to access a mortgage and own a home - but they may fall outside of traditional credit requirements. Alternative lending (Excalibur) offers a mortgage option for those people. The Mortgage Underwriter is responsible for rendering credit decisions on incoming applications consistent with internal policies, underwriting mortgage commitments, and verifying supporting documentation as submitted by mortgage brokers.

- Analyze employment profile, credit strength, property characteristics, and all other information pertinent to the credit decision process on each mortgage application, as presented by the broker.

- Negotiate loan terms (where applicable) in order to satisfy the interests of the broker, the client and First National.

- Prioritize deals in Workflow queue in order to minimize turnaround time.

- Select required conditions on each deal to be satisfied by the solicitor and the broker prior to funding.

- Using the Merlin underwriting system, input: selected conditions, credit information, property details, and borrower information.

- Issues commitments and updates the system accordingly.

The Requirements Needed:

- Post-secondary education and/or equivalent work experience preferred

- 2 years mortgage underwriting experience (Alt - A) required

- Competency in MS Office; capacity to learn new technologies/systems

Why join First National?

- Bright open concept office environment

- Large kitchens with a coffee and latte maker to enjoy at no cost

- Supportive teamwork focused environment

- Collaborative entrepreneurial spirit

- Opportunities to give back to the communities and work through events focused on a variety of charities

- Ongoing social events throughout the year

- Extensive training programs to set our employees up for success

First National is proud to be an equal opportunity employer and is committed to diversity and inclusion regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, age, gender identity, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation or any other category protected by law.

First National supports requests for accommodation from applicants with disabilities; please contact Human Resources at [email protected]

We would like to thank all applications for their interest, but only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

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