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An analyst both identifies and analyses areas of risk that might potentially threaten the assets, earning capacity and the success of organisations within industrial, commercial and public sectors. As they often predict change, they are also referred to as risk managers sometimes. Within the profession, analysts might work in trading, private banking, marketing, and origination, among others
An analyst's role involves formalising the vital process of risk management throughout the organisation that employs them. There is a high degree of decision-making involved on subjects such as the likelihood of risky and potentially harmful events occurring and the possible harmful effect they might have on a company. Activities include managing resources efficiently and wisely, evaluating proposed decisions for a firm, conducting thorough research to assess how severe risks might be, and conducting statistical analysis and using software ranging from to SAS and SPSS that is required for completing such a task. In order to be successful in this role, attention to detail and the ability to handle pressure in times of emergency are required
The average salary for this role in the UK is set around £35,000 and should rise to around £45,000 after a few years at the same company. The best paid average wages are in London, where analysts are paid around £42,000. A senior analyst should expect to earn upwards of £60,000 in the later years of their career.


A Loans Analyst handles and reviews loan requests. They evaluate documentation concerning a loan and ensure it is in keeping with fraud prevention and financial policies. Analysts utilize financial software, to review data, create reports, and update client information. They have comfortable office environments and may keep normal office hours. Due to the nature of their job, they must be trustworthy and adhere to confidentiality agreements.
Functions of an Analyst may include:
•  Handle day to day queries
•  Perform investigations into loan requests
• Monitor interest rates and fees
• Manage client portfolios
• Maintain client relationships
• Adhere to confidentiality agreements, banking or federal regulations
• Update loan processing applications
• Work with departmental teams
• Remain current about loan and financial developments and guidelines
•  Support auditors, both in-house and external


• Being professional
• Be able to multitask
• Be able to communicate written and verbally
• Strong knowledge and understanding financing and accounting principles and procedures
• Being proficient in computer application skills
• Be able to meet targets and complete assignments
• Being ethical and detail oriented
• Be able to manage time efficiently
• Have a sound knowledge of math, accounting, economics or finance
• Being adaptable and proactive


Employers prefer that their analysts have first degree, preferably in a math, economics or finance course. Loans Analysts with experience have access to more job possibilities.

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