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Loan Underwriter: Main Duties and Responsibilities (01:10)


Diana Kitts is a mortgage underwriter. She reviews loan packages and evaluates the borrower's credit.

Loan Underwriter: Career Beginnings (00:49)

Kitts worked as a cashier and a teller before becoming a loan officer.

Loan Underwriter: Keys for Success (01:27)

It is necessary to be a loan processor before becoming an underwriter. Critical thinking skills are very required.

Loan Underwriter: Education and Certification Requirements (01:35)

Banking has been heavily regulated since the 2008 financial crisis. There are regular audits. Continuing educations is required to stay current on the industry.

Loan Underwriter: Workplace Atmosphere (02:43)

Travel is typically not required. Office hours are regular, but hours can be longer during home buying season.

Loan Underwriter: Advice for Aspiring Pros (02:14)

Kitts encourages people to not be afraid of math and to not give up. Business and finance classes can be helpful. A degree is not required.

Loan Underwriter: A Day on the Job (02:04)

Kitts describes the system that she uses to plan her day. She reviews loan applications and changes the status as necessary.

Loan Underwriter: Industry Goals and Services (01:49)

The main goal is to provide as many home loans as possible while preventing defaults. Technology is helpful in this process.

Loan Underwriter: Industry Challenges (01:40)

Government regulation is particularly challenging for small companies in the mortgage industry.

Loan Underwriter: Looking at the Future (02:15)

Kitts predicts that all work will be done online in the future. Kitts values personal contact with loan applicants.

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Loan Underwriter—Career Q&A: Professional Advice and Insight

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What is it like to be a loan underwriter? In this Career Q&A video interview, Diana Kitts talks about her career path, what she does on the job, and the keys to success in underwriting loans. She also offers candid advice on breaking into the profession as well as insight into the industry’s biggest challenges and how the field may change in the next ten years.

Length: 18 minutes

Item#: BVL155324

ISBN: 978-1-64347-828-9

Copyright date: ©2018

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