Personal bankers are responsible for helping individual clients manage their money in order to balance financial risks and returns. These bankers typically work in indoor office environments, and some limited travel may be required to attend social networking events and appeal to potential clients. Although they generally work during traditional business hours, extended hours may be required depending on the organization and needs of the client.
Most entry-level personal banking positions require a bachelor's degree in a field such as economics or finance, as well as experience in business statistics, economics, and calculus, and many upper-level positions require further education. Prior experience in risk management, corporate finance, quantitative reasoning, and investment theory is also beneficial. Personal bankers may need to be registered with the financial industry regulatory authority, wherein an exam is required, and other license requirements may apply depending on the employer.
Personal bankers have a variety of responsibilities, including: various banking duties; overseeing all financial activities of accounts; marketing to potential clients; building a reputable customer base; maintaining proper licensing; selling financial services; and accessing and updating account information of clients.
Aspiring bankers should be highly knowledgeable in their fields and willing to constantly expand their knowledge. Strong communication skills, including the ability to explain highly technical terms to “everyday” customers, are also important.…
Personal Banker Tasks
- Provides customer service, explaining bank services and assisting with new accounts, loans, bonds, and securities.
- Enters new and updated customer account information into computer system.
- Collects customer information for new loans and begins review process.
- Sells financial products and services to potential and current customer