Fifth Third Bank Business Banking Loan Closing Specialist. in CINCINNATI, Ohio


Fifth Third Bank is one of the top-performing banks in the country, with a heritage that spans more than 150 years. We've staked our claim on looking at things differently to making banking a Fifth Third Better. This applies to our relationships with customers and employees alike.

We employ about 18,000 people, and what we offer is:

# A chance for employees to build their future, with supportive career development and financial wellness programs.

# An environment where we win together. We celebrate achievement and work collaboratively. We're also a three-time Gallup Great Workplace honoree.

# An invitation to impact lives in a positive and lasting way. Everything we do is geared toward improving lives. That's fun and exciting.

It comes down to the fact that Fifth Third is a warm and caring place to with which to grow # as a customer or as a team member.

The Consumer Bank works together as one unit to coordinate the delivery of deposit products, mortgages, auto loans, home equity loans, credit cards, and other consumer products. Whether in need of a mortgage or a new car, our customers know we offer a sol ution to help them achieve their goals.

GENERAL FUNCTION: Responsible for the determination of requirements, review, analysis and completion of all due diligence associated with the business banking loan documentation and closing process. This includes the satisfaction of creditapprovalconditions prior to the preparation of business banking loan documentation. These responsibilities include identifying, requesting, reviewing and critical interpretation of all 3rd party provided documents needed to grant the "clear to close".This alsoincludes coordinating the efforts to prepare business banking loan documentation for all business banking loans including real estate and non-real estate secured loans. Communicates proactively with sales, credit, external customers and 3rdparty vendorsensuring the bank meets the closing date and time expectations of the borrower. Under minimal supervision, uses established guidelines to receive and review vendor documents. Clear liens and credit conditions and confirms loan to valueratios for amoderately complex line


  • Receives reviews and analyzes draft and final credit approval/credit memo from underwriter or portfolio manager and determines due diligence requirements.

  • Analyzes and interprets the loan approval to determine borrower, collateral, guarantor and loan requirements.

  • Control point to confirm evidence of sufficient lending authority obtained on the credit approval.

  • Manages workload by monitoring newly received loans as well as tracking work in process.

  • Orders and/or interprets supplemental vendor due diligence information to ensure borrower, collateral and guarantor requirements are met and ensures production of appropriate documentation in compliance with all terms of the loan request such as:

?- Title commitment / title search

?- UCC (Uniform Commercial Code) search

?- Evaluation or real estate appraisal

?- Environmental questionnaire, RSRA/Transaction Screens or evaluation (phase I/II)

?- Flood determination and other regulatory or compliance items

?- Proof of insurance documents

?- Survey

?- Entity documents

  • Ensures adherence to the Bank's risk tolerance or escalates appropriately.

  • Promptly and accurately determines when all underwriting approval conditions for the loan closing have been satisfied. Takes appropriate remedial actions to resolve deficiencies and escalates questions/disputes to appropriate level when necessary.

  • Determines closing date expectations and advises sales and credit of obstacles that may impede meeting client expectations.

  • Coordinates efforts to establish the closing date and time with all parties concerned including internal and external attorneys (as applicable), title companies, external customer and relationship manager or financial center manager.

  • Coordinates efforts to engage and finalize preparation of loan documents by internal and external counsel in a timely manner.

  • Reviews loan documents and identifies/resolves shortfalls to insure alignment with the deal structure and credit approval.

  • Understands all business entity structures and obtains/reviews entity documents to determine authorized parties that can bind the entity to the loan transaction.

  • Proactively contacts customers directly to obtain required documentation and when facilitating closing date/times, when applicable.

  • Collaboratively works with and shares knowledge with internal partners and divisions.

  • Understands, determines and obtains appropriate approval for compliance requirements, such as

Commercial Customer Identification Program (CIP), Reg. U, Consumer Purpose, Flood, etc.

  • Understands and makes determination of appropriate loan coding needed for portfolio and regulatory reporting purposes, such as loan purpose, collateral type, obligation type, etc.

  • Demonstrates and appropriately applies a working knowledge of diverse commercial loan documentation, legal & regulatory requirements (including unique state regulations), policies and procedures, and applies that knowledge.

  • Obtains and understands all funding information and creates and/or reviews the settlement statement providing direction for the disbursement of loan proceeds.

  • For internally prepared loans, makes the final determination that all due diligence has been completed, final credit approval has been received, all policies and regulations have been met.

Upon this determination, notifies sales, credit title company, etc. of due diligence complete status and requests document preparation for the loan closing. For attorney prepared loans, makes the final determination that all due diligence hasbeencompleted, final credit approval has been received, all closing conditions, policies and regulations have been met. Upon this determination, notifies sales, credit, title company, outside counsel, etc. of authorization to close the transaction. Theloanclosing cannot occur without this final LCS decision.

  • Works directly with outside counsel on externally prepared commercial loan documentation, acting on the bank's behalf to review all loan documentation and confirms all due diligence items are addressed by bank or attorney, if applicable.

  • Provides guidance and support to business partners in order to meet the needs of external customers.

  • Able to coach business partners on the retail business banking and commercial lending loan closing process.

  • Interacts and communicates daily with all levels, including financial center employees, supporting business unites, relationship managers, credit, underwriters, document preparation,

REVG, title companies, 3rd parties, attorneys, flood vendors to ensure requirements are understood and met.

  • Ensures all individual and departmental goals and service level agreements (SLAs) are met.

  • Stays current with and applies credit policy and procedures to all transactions to mitigate risk to the Bank.

  • Reviews appropriate loan accounting system and identifies discrepancies between system structure and credit approval structure and works with credit to resolve.

  • Other duties as assigned.



  • High School diploma or equivalent. Bachelor's degree preferred.

  • Two (2) years' experience with a focus on due diligence, loan documentation, or related work experience. Business Banking/Commercial loan experience preferred.

  • Strong time management and organizational skills evidenced in previous assignments.

  • Demonstrates an understanding of applicable bank policies and procedures as they pertain to the satisfaction of loan closing conditions as well as vendor documents and services.

  • Strong knowledge of most common vendor documents * title work, appraisals, flood determinations, lien searches.

  • Strong knowledge of loan documents and requirements.

  • Strong knowledge of commercial lending and loans.

  • Thorough understanding of all Business Banking and Commercial loan products.

  • Thorough knowledge of Business Banking and Commercial Lending Credit Policy/Guidelines.

  • Thorough knowledge of loan documentation, collateral evaluation, lien perfection, local, state and federal regulatory requirements.

  • Thorough knowledge of B2B, CCAS, AFS, RIMS, CHQ, Loan Doc Prep System (or equivalent vendor systems), and other banking systems preferred.

  • Strong personal computer skills with demonstrated knowledge of Microsoft EXCEL, WORD, and email.

  • Self-starter and works with minimal direction.

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.

  • Strong negotiation skills.

  • Strong interpersonal skills and team orientation.

  • Ability to meet deadlines under pressure.

  • Ability to appropriately escalate issues requiring problem solving and decision making.

Fifth Third Bank is proud to have an engaged and inclusive culture and to promote and ensure equal employment opportunity in all employment decisions regardless of race, color, gender, national origin, religion, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, military status, veteran status or any other legally protected status.