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Customer Service Executive - Entry Level

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Tandem Bank

1mo ago

💼 Graduate Job


🤑 £24K

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  • You need to be a team player with a positive attitude, excellent organizational skills, and honesty. Experience in financial services and arrears management is a plus. Knowledge of FCA and GDPR regulations is essential.
  • You will engage with customers, manage inbound communication, handle complaints and vulnerable cases, negotiate repayments for arrears, ensure compliance with regulations, and contribute to company objectives while upholding TCF principles.

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Customer RelationsCardiff


  • 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 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.


  • We’d love to hear from you if you are:
  • Team player willing to go the extra mile
  • Positive can-do attitude with a flexible approach to meet business needs
  • Excellent organisational skills.
  • Honesty and reliability.
  • 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 measures and identification of customers that are vulnerable.
  • Demonstrable experience of collecting arrears for loans with knowledge of how own performance affects wider Company objectives.
  • Demonstrable knowledge of FCA rules (including CONC rules), delivering fair outcomes to customers, CCA and GDPR regulations.
  • A working knowledge of customer services and arrears management.

Area of Responsibilities

Customer Relations


  • As a Customer Service Executive at Tandem your focus will be on:
  • Actively engage and build trust with customers providing information appropriate to their individual circumstances.
  • 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 products.
  • Ensure regulatory transactional documentation is issued accurately and correctly in accordance with regulatory requirements (including but not limited to annual statements and redemption quotations).
  • 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 and identify options to assist the customer in rehabilitating their account whilst achieving Company objectives.
  • 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 making repayment decisions in accordance with TCF principles and Company strategies.
  • 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 Training and Competence Scheme 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.
  • Ensure best practice and compliance is always adhered to.
  • Actively contribute to the achievement of the Operations and Company 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.


Work type

Full time

Work mode





24000 GBP


  • 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