PARESH SOLANKI
07940 925544                211 Henley Road, Ilford, Essex, IG1 2TP.


An experienced professional Underwriter, works well under pressure to consistently meet
strict deadlines.
Excellent Communication skills and attention to detail, also acknowledged for discretion,
confidence and reliability. Personal Strengths include determination, focused and a desire
to exceed company targets.


1992 – 1997           Langdon Comprehensive School                       London, E6
   8 GCSE’s                                       Inc. Maths, English and Science.
   Introductory Information Technology                                     Passed

1997 – 2000           Newham Sixth Form College                                   London, E13
   Intermediate Information Technology                                                Merit
   Advanced Information Technology                                              Distinction


2001 – 2002
Fully qualified Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer

2007 – To date
Currently studying for my Certificate in Mortgage Advice and Practice


Aug ’06 – to date      GE Money Home Finance Ltd                                  Finchley, N3
Mortgage Underwriter
Currently working for a major finance company where my role is to, completely
underwrite mortgage applications within the lending criteria, asses full applications
against underwriting policy and make decision on inside term cases, making decisive
decision; sometimes outside terms but with full justification, build relationships with
brokers to maximise business opportunities through thorough decision making and
exceptional customer service. Building relationships with sales team to identify areas of
improvements. Answering incoming telephone calls from brokers and assist with
answering queries raised in line of underwriting criteria, maximise pay-outs on
applications, liaising with other departments on certain elements of the application. As
well as this I have been a team manager for a team dedicated to a key broker where I
successfully improved the time to cash on their application, a goal that all brokers thrive
Currently hold a level 2 mortgage underwriting mandate.
Aug ’04 – July ‘06             National Westminster Bank               South Kensington, SW7
Customer Advisor
Worked for one of the top four retail banks in the U.K where my main role is to generate
profit by maximising personal sales, achieving and exceeding individual sales
performance and managing my own personal client portfolio, where I am the first point
of contact if a need arises.
Along with this I am also expected to adhere to retail bank standard service and sales
processes as well as adhering to internal and external regulatory, compliance, credit,
operational and key control processes.

Apr ’04 – June ‘04             Quorum Business Systems                       Watford, WD18
Technical Engineer (2 month contract)
Worked for a fast growing IT company where my main role was to assist in installing and
configuring network servers for small to medium sized companies. I provided ongoing
technical support, whether it was to do with their internal network, email, hardware or
software. Technical support was usually done remotely at the office, over the phone or
on-site. I was also involved in building personal computers, configuring switches and
hubs, interaction with suppliers and administering client back-ups.

Aug ’02 – Apr ‘04              French Linen Company                        Knightsbridge, W1
Senior Sales Consultant
Worked for an International French linen company at Harvey Nichols selling luxurious
designer homeware, including Yves Delorme, Ralph Lauren and Calvin Klein. I was
providing impeccable customer service, managing the floor in the absence of the
manager, delegating jobs, making sure targets were met, improving targets, interaction
with our head office regarding customer orders, authorising refunds and also general
administration concerning sales and figures.

Jan ’02 – Aug ‘02              Descamps at Liberty                             London, W1R
Sales Assistant
Worked for an International company within the Liberty department store. I was working
closely with the manager to achieve maximum sales. My duties included dealing with
customer queries and problems, handling large amounts of cash, organising sales and also
interacting with other stores regarding transfers and monitoring of stock.


My interest lies mainly in sports, computers and music. I am a keen sportsman so I play
football occasionally and go to the local gymnasium.
I also like to keep upto date with current affair issues happening in and around the world.


Available on Request

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