Flagstar Bank Collector (Bellevue, WA) in Bellevue, Washington

Position Title Collector (Bellevue, WA) Location West Coast Operations (Bellevue, WA) Job Summary The Collector will be responsible for answering inbound telephone calls from and placing outbound calls to mortgage borrowers that are 0-60 days delinquent. Collector will attempt to gather details surrounding a borrower's current financial situation and create detailed documentation to ensure the Collections process is tracked in an accurate manner. The Collections process aims to reduce delinquency and includes educating the borrower on payment options/methods, explaining delinquency ramifications, and soliciting hardship assistance programs. Collector will support the Collections Team in adhering to call center benchmarks reported to the organization and investors. Call Center benchmarks include an average speed of answer of 60 seconds or less, abandonment rate of less than 5 percent, and a blockage rate of less than 1 percent. Job Responsibilities: * Handle Inbound/Outbound Customer Contacts by Telephone. Adhere to department guidelines with communication to the borrower and/or third party. Maintain familiarity with up to 13 systems and applications in order to research inquires, escalate issues to the appropriate departments, and perform the collection process. Escalate issues to second levels appropriately. Educate borrowers on loss mitigation options, hardship resources available, and encourage borrower application to Loss Mitigation when appropriate. Use problem solving skills in conjunction with departmental procedures in order to set up payment arrangements or payment alternatives to cure delinquency. Collector job function will help reduce delinquency by performing the collection process and educating the customer on all hardship options available. * Create and Maintain Documentation of Calls. Document the systems regarding customer/borrower communication in a thorough, accurate manner. Update status of the borrower's financial information and/or hardship situation as needed. Use the appropriate system codes in order to accurately report the information provided by the customer/borrower. Document and submit any complaints to the appropriate parties. Document account maintenance requests submitted to management. Collector job function will adhere to and ensure accurate reporting of servicing requirements on all borrower communication. * Training and Operations. Complete the new hire training class with a passing grade. Complete all required eLearning classes. Ensure familiarity with the most up-to-date policies and procedures to communicate accurate information to customers. Actively participate in monthly performance meetings; meet or exceed all performance metrics. Recognize and communicate the need for any potential additions and/or modifications to the current policies and procedures. Perform any additional responsibilities as assigned by management. Collector job function will reduce servicing errors and decrease employee turnover. * Ensures compliance with applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations. Completes all required compliance training. Maintains knowledge of and adhere to Flagstar's internal compliance policies and procedures. Takes responsibility to keep up to date with changing regulations and policies. Job Requirements * 1 year customer service/collections in an inbound/outbound call center environment or sales experience * HS Diploma, GED or Foreign Equivalent * Understanding of MS Office Suite with intermediate technical and computer skills. * Ability to navigate quickly within various computer programs. * Excellent verbal and written communication skills, as well as strong listening skills * E