Brown - Legal Assistant - Johannesburg, GP, South Africa

Monica Brown

Johannesburg, GP, South Africa


Legal Assistant

Work History

45 Commissioner

Standard Bank of SA

December 2009 - March 2013

Position: Home Loans Legal Consultant(handling the Defendant, Schemes and Third Party Portfolios)

Employed from: Dec 2009-March 2013
Scheme account Duties: Working accounts in arrears due to fraudulent Activities committed by 3rd parties externally on
Standard bank clients Accounts.

To strive for rehabilitation & or normalization of accounts
where immediate & future potential to repay the debt is evident. Where the clients has demonstrated an inability to commit to the immediate repayment of instalments raised and or meet future commitments arranged with Bank, to proceed with necessary legal action in order to protect the bank's interest. Motivate payment proposals with necessary system supported prints to manager in order to rehabilitate or normalise accounts. Draft and sent Section 129 letters, Certificate of Balances to both clients and attorneys. Assigning matters to attorneys, monitoring as normal Foreclosure or Defended. Keeping record of account inflow and drops by compiling spreadsheets and stats, also keeping a manual filing system. Maintaining positive relationships with attorneys, clients and management. Checking and verifying payments for services rendered, submitting invoices and statements to Finance. Updating the system with progression of legal stages for example Summons, Judgment, Attachment & Sale details. On accounts up to date/paid up, an Up to date letter is forwarded. MIS and daily stats

Third Party Sales, Duties: Monitor regular inflow of Notices of Sale/Sale conditions from either the Branches in SA, the sheriffs or the Third party attorneys to enable timeous replies with calculations of reserve prices or Certificate of Balances on the respective accounts or properties to go on auction after being attached by the Third Party entity.
Pull the account to the designated state to work the Third party accounts in, update the system with case numbers, entity names, dates & nature of attachment, contact...

Insolvent and Third Party

November 2008 - November 2009

Duties: Updating legal age on accounts for appropriate
Action-Legal, Deceased, Defended,
Insolvent and Third Party. Capturing
Required data for Legal and Pre legal to
Monitor and refer to management for
Decision making on how to effectively
Manage risk and losses to the bank.
Monitor monthly sales figures by means of
Schedule list at various stages for example
Priority accounts, Insolvent, Legal, Third
Party and Deceased accounts. Updating
Legal stages, latest commends/action and calculate Certificates of
Balances(COB's). Motivate accounts for
Rehabilitation through collecting data from
CACS and OS/2-customer accounts and
Collectors actions systems.
Identify accounts in legal on which
consecutive payments made, offer
client/attorney rehab on accounts, 50%, 70% of installment paid, full re-spread if paid more
than instalment,
When 50% arrears paid or lump sum in
account-sale cancelled accounts also
qualify, request consent, income & expense and latest payslip after checking prior/post
judgement-retrieve data from
OS2(statement, account details, legal and arrear history)do calculations on payment.
ratio, total payment & interest written off
Refer via CACS to team leader (L20/L21), once approved, contact attorneys for legal fees, remove NOINT(no interest) hold, route to
S64(Secondary state for business support to update account & adjust figures), if zero balance on arrears reflect then Legal hold remove, route L06(Rehabilitation review), when team leader does quality check and route Inactive. Portfolio made up of Pretoria & KZN, target is R22.400 million.

Key responsibilities: Provide team leader with weekly & monthly stats in agreed time lines, monitor credits & ensure accounts are rehabilitated/normalised, ensure legal fees debited prior normalising/sending inactive, clear the LO6 list of accounts that have been normalized, ensure incoming mails/calls are auctioned and finalized within agreed times, record all notes detailing progress on CACS, all policies and...

Final Credit Analyst

FNB Home

September 2001 - May 2008

Main Duties: Growing the assets of the bank re- sponsibly through the approval of homeloan applications and to
collect data from valuation reports
Analyse, compile data in conjunction
With credit decision on approval in
Principle to issue a homeloan quote.
Compile stats daily, meet targets, liase
With either manager or supervisor for
Deals above my mandate(R1 mill).
Attended to queries internal/external
be it faxed/ E-mail.

1. Assist and liaise with various client base regarding best possible deals via telephone, e-mail and fax.
2. Provide timely feedback regarding progress of an application from intake to registration.
3. Negotiate and motivate to manager possible declines with regards to risk's higher loan amounts and better interest rates.
4. Build and maintain customer relationships and loyalty within the specified service level agreements.
5. Keep record of deals status - approved, declined, settled ect.
6. Target driven with regard to how many deals approved.
7. Adhering to Credit lending policy as per NCA.
8. Advising customer base on best possible use for Financial products.
9. Accessing new application with Score card system for credibility.

Sales assistant

Nigel Car Radio TV and Cell phone

1. Over counter sales of Cell phones and other accessories
2. Giving advice of possible cell phone deals handsets
3. Assisting with sales of TV parts to other service providers
4. Sales of Car accessories and compatible range prices ensure profit targeting
5. Assist with administrative tasks - invoicing
6. Control of daily cash flow and end of day cash ups
7. Ordering products for sales on airtime cell phones accessories
8. Liaison of Cell phone contract's via service providers.

Reason for leaving: Business closed down

Qualifications & Certifications


George Technical College


Dysselsdorp Senior Secondary

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