Standard Bank: Banker

at Standard Bank
Location Chatsworth, South Africa
Date Posted October 15, 2020
Category Accounting & Finance
Job Type Full-time


ob Details

Direct CST:
Based at the Branch and must be mobile to travel within a 50km radius

Job Purpose

  • To take demand from Prestige customers for any banking matters ranging from product questions to customer account activities (e.g., account status, statements, debit order information, etc.), as well as personal account opening whilst forming an accurate assessment and understanding of that demand in order to act on it in a one-and-done manner that consistently delivers what matters to the customer within product and legislative (e.g., FAIS) parameters.
  • To provide a Direct CST based, proactive sales and service function, aligned to the Prestige Banking customer value proposition, in order to add value and contribute to the overall profitability of the Direct CST.

To use data to identify system conditions that may hinder capability of response and what matters to the customer, whilst maximising value demand.Key Responsibilities/Accountabilities

Determine customer requirements:

  • Engages with customers in order to understand what matters to the customer and deliver against those demands.
  • Identifies authenticity of the customer in order to prevent disclosure of information to unauthorised persons.
  • Takes ownership of every demand and provides the customer with an immediate response (depending on the nature of the demand) or facilitates the completion of the customer demand (which includes the processing of customer mandates and documentation requirements for banking facilities). Drives one-and-done as far as possible – updates relevant systems with history notes as applicable.
  • Understands the risks associated with the customer demand and adheres to all risk and compliance requirements when executing on demand.
  • Deals with customer enquiries, ranging from product questions and customer account activities across all mediums available in the Direct CST within the agreed service times.

Respond to service requests (including account opening):

  • Discloses to customers that he/she is acting under supervision along with other relevant FAIS disclosures (where applicable) and ensures business processes are followed (i.e., customer receives this in writing).
  • Manages the risks associated with new accounts, mandates and specimen signatures by adhering to risk and compliance requirements.
  • Opens new accounts (including on-boarding), transfers, amends and closes accounts according to laid down procedures (e.g., confirmation of employment, completes AML mandatory fields, etc.).
  • Ensures that customers are fully informed of their rights and obligations to the bank in accordance with the Code of Banking Practice.
  • Gathers and completes accurate data for the opening of loan accounts (e.g., secured and unsecured) and granting of facilities.

Lending support, risk management and legislative compliance:

  • Supports the implementation of the Financial Intelligence Centre Act (FICA) to ensure adherence to record keeping requirements
  • Ensures compliance to all applicable legislative requirements such as National Credit Act, Companies Act, Consumer Protection Act, Protection of Personal Information Act etc. and completion of compliance training.
  • Ensures the adherence to all internal risk related policies and guidelines.
  • Explains credit loan facility options and qualifying criteria to customers.
  • Supports customers in the completion of credit application information and obtain the required documents (e.g. personal statements of asset and liabilities and income statements).
  • Processes scored credit applications within the confidential limit of authority and Behavioural Risk Indicator (BRI) scores.
  • Notifies customers regarding the approval or decline of credit loan facilities.
  • Captures applications for all lending products.
  • Actions credit violation reports daily as per laid down procedures.
  • Ensures that the Know Your Customer (KYC) reports and Enhanced Due Diligence (EDD) reports are actioned timeously.
  • Obtains necessary customer documentation as required by Know Your Customer (KYC) policies and regulations. Uploads documentation on ECM and requests customers to submit original documentation.
  • Validates the customer’s regulatory status (e.g., KYC, POPI, etc.).
  • Refers matters outside scoring criteria, with the appropriate information, to the Credit Evaluation Manager for further investigation.
  • Adhere to quality assurance standards.

Drive demand generation opportunities:

  • In conversing with customers, identify demand generation opportunities:
    • Ensures accurate logging of leads as and when required (where the demand can’t be actioned one and done.)
    • Proactively promotes the use of multiple channels to customers including mobile banking, internet banking and other non-physical branch channels.
    • Participates and leverages of specific campaigns and marketing activities as required.
    • Accurately captures, updates or amends customer information and history notes.
    • Determines any additional customer demand that could be met whilst interacting with customers, this could include opportunities for cross and up sell as well as migration opportunities (use the ecosystem to acquire and open new personal and refer business account leads. The ecosystem includes business stakeholders, Business Banking, VAF, Card, HL, SBIB, SBFC etc.)
    • Promote and sell a range of banking product offerings and solutions that meet the financial needs of Prestige customers.
  • Forges business partnerships with Business Banking stakeholders in the province to leverage the interplay between Personal Banking and Business Banking for optimal growth and retention.
  • Responsible for the achievement of financial budgets (aligned to the Direct CST aspirations) through optimal growth of balances, margin management and revenue streams.
  • Encourages activation of new accounts and pro-actively offers client Debit Order and salary switching.

Information collation, analysis and reporting:

  • Continuously assesses what matters to the customer against the processes and systems ability to meet the customers demand, in order to make recommendations to the Team Leader / Manager to act on the system and as further input into the Solution Engineering areas.
  • Collates information on value, variation and failure in the system whilst executing work processes, in order to contribute to development of management information for Direct CST.
  • Analyses data and information in order to develop and apply self-correcting action within scope, to enable constant fulfilment of customer demand.
  • Facilitates group meetings when required to contribute to collective learning and growth for individuals and teams.
  • Updates MIS / data in order to maintain an accurate database to assist leaders who are required to act on the system.

Preferred Qualification and Experience

  • Matric
  • Must complete one of the Qualifications listed on the FSB recognised list within the allocated time i.e. relevant business-related tertiary qualification
  • 5 - 7 years Personal and Business Banking - Relevant FAIS qualification with FAIS experience and operates without supervision for intermediary services. Operates under supervision or advice. Previous experience within a physical, virtual or voice branch environment with good understanding of bank processes, policies and products.

Knowledge/Technical Skills/Expertise


  • Good knowledge of personal market products
  • Customer relationship management.
  • Good knowledge of product criteria and bank policy regarding appropriate pricing, charges and interest rates.
  • Knowledge of the documentation related to personal market credit routine.
  • Knowledge and understanding of credit behavioural scoring and application systems, the granting process and risk management principles.
  • General knowledge and understanding of financial statements, including application of policies and principles for evaluation and management of the risk associated with lending.
  • Knowledge of the Code of Banking Practice.
  • Basic knowledge of competitor products.
  • Basic knowledge of products sold elsewhere within the Group.
  • Understanding and support of the bank’s multi-channel environment.


  • 3 years branch banking experience, with exposure to customer service.
  • Must have relevant intermediary experience in respect of the FAIS product subcategories applicable to this role.

Technical Competencies:

  • Computer literate
  • Numerical skills
  • Negotiation skills
  • Good communication skills

Personal Competencies:

  • Has the need to focus on one task and complete it thoroughly.
  • Easily assumes team identity.
  • Structured and organised.
  • Diligent, and conscientious.
  • Perfectionist and systematic.
  • Goal directed and persistent.
  • Supportive and able to give recognition to others
  • Contemplative, analytical and rational.
  • Able to follow through and complete tasks.
  • Pays attention to detail.
  • Good social skills.
  • Good mentoring and coaching skills
  • Enjoys planning, organising and implementation.
  • Enjoys working with numbers
  • Ability to source, analyse and act on one’s knowledge of the customer.
  • Ability to create and maintain quality customer interactions.
  • Ability to elicit and appropriately act upon customer feedback.
  • Ability to analyse a single source of customer information to assess potential customer needs.
  • Ability to effectively communicate with customers via various channels and display knowledge of the entire bank value chain and how hand-offs work between business areas.
  • Ability to generate deep customer insights through communication skills.
  • Ability to operate within a service-focused environment.
  • Ability to link offering and financial solutions knowledge to meet customer needs.
  • Ability to identify and action opportunities for cross- and up-sell.
  • Ability to display a customer service orientation (pro-active display of service, gives customer “more than what they want”).
  • Ability to engage with customers in a mutually beneficial manner.

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