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Credit or Loans Officer

Also known as Lending Consultant, Loans Consultant, Loans Officer.

Analyses, evaluates and processes credit and loan applications. May work in a call centre.


Tasks Include:


  • analysing information about customers and examining references, credit ratings, investment risks, pay slips and other information against predetermined policy standards
  • contacting financial and credit institutions to obtain information about customers
  • preparing papers setting out conditions of credit and loans, rates of repayment and loan periods, and providing information about customers' standing to financial and credit institutions
  • authorising the approval of credit and loan applications and recommending credit and loan conditions and limits
  • keeping records of payments, and preparing routine letters requesting payment for overdue accounts and forwarding these for legal action
  • answering inquiries concerning credit standing of customers, loan balances and penalties
  • may recommend, approve and arrange mortgages
Job prospects for in Victoria

Employment prospects
There are currently 7,100 Credit and Loans Officers in Victoria. Over the next five years, the size of this relatively large occupation is expected to grow. Employment prospects for the next five years are strong.

Average weekly wage
$1,165.90

Hourly earnings
$29.90

For more information about this occupation at a national level visit the Job Outlook website. External link

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