What does an Universal Banker do?

A universal banker is a newer role in the financial industry and is quickly growing in popularity. They are specially trained and equipped to handle a wide range of tasks related to banking and can manage sensitive financial customer requests from beginning to end. The position was created in order to meet the demand for ease of use when interacting with banking representatives. To do this, a universal banker reduces the required steps to as few as possible and can supply full-scale banking assistance with no need to transfer service to other departments.

A universal banker is required to have a high school diploma or equivalent degree. Exceptional abilities in mathematics are beneficial and many employees seek candidates with courses taken in Business Math or Principles of Banking. As the responsibilities associated with the position are more than that of a traditional bank teller, a can-do attitude and customer focused outlook are attributes of employees who succeed in the position.

What responsibilities are common for Universal Banker jobs?
  • Open accounts for new customers and prepare new account paperwork, applications and request the required identification
  • Identify the needs of new and existing customers and offer appropriate services currently available
  • Provide additional information to customers regarding promotions, contests and new account options
  • Promote and upsell credit cards available through the financial industry as well as and banking services to current and potential customers
  • Assist in community awareness events to increase bank outreach and foster new business opportunities
  • Answer questions and customer concerns regarding checking and savings accounts
  • Proactively identify and inform customers of account status deficiencies and disputed transactions while providing options to resolve
  • Process and post various loan payments, record information in the database and issue a receipt confirming the transaction
What are the typical qualifications for Universal Banker jobs?
  • High School Diploma or equivalent required
  • Professional certificate or bachelor's degree in Accounting, Finance or Business is preferred
  • Excellent verbal communication skills and the ability to speak and concisely
  • Ability to use time and resources efficiently in order to accomplish tasks
  • Professional experience anticipating common customer concerns and analyzing current procedures and processes for available improvements
  • Experience in efficient personal organization and the ability to prioritize multiple tasks
  • Thoroughness and meticulous attention to detail while seeking to identify and correct banking errors
  • Ability to express written concepts clearly and concisely using correct banking forms and paperwork when required
  • Experience seeking to improve and develop new process and ideas related to daily banking tasks
EducationBachelor's Degree
Work/Life Balance
3.5 ★
Total Pay--
Career Opportunity
3.3 ★
Avg. Experience0-1 year

How much does an Universal Banker make?

Confident
$54,372 /yr
Total Pay
$34,468
 /yr

Base Pay

+
$19,905
 /yr

Additional Pay

$54,372

 / yr
$29K$308K
Most Likely Range
Possible Range
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Universal Banker Career Path

Learn how to become an Universal Banker, what skills and education you need to succeed, and what level of pay to expect at each step on your career path.

L1
Universal Banker I
$54,451/yr
L2
L2

Average Years of Experience

0 - 1
45%
2 - 4
27%
5 - 7
0%
8+
28%
Not including years spent in education and/or training
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Universal Banker Insights

Read what Universal Banker professionals have to say about their job experiences and view top companies for this career.
Capital OneCapital One
Universal Banker
May 31, 2021

“I liked working for capital one bank and it was a very good to work with great benefits.”

C&F FinancialC&F Financial
Universal Banker
May 23, 2022

“Compensation is not competitive or fair when compared to new employees or when changing roles.”

Webster BankWebster Bank
Universal Banker
Apr 12, 2020

“great team to work for able to still have a family life and a career.”

Mechanics BankMechanics Bank
Universal Banker
Jul 13, 2021

“Vacation I would say is the best pro but that would be thanks to legacy Rabobank which they grandfathered in.”

Investors BankInvestors Bank
Universal Banker
Apr 15, 2021

“And CEO comes in like he there to make it better but he don’t know what he’s doing either.”

HSBCHSBC
Universal Banker
Aug 18, 2021

“Yearly pay rise is not promised”

HSBCHSBC
Universal Banker
Aug 28, 2021

“distance to get to work and parking”

Sandy Spring BankSandy Spring Bank
Senior Universal Banker
Mar 10, 2022

“Decent enough benefits but not competitive.”

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Frequently asked questions about the roles and responsibilities of an Universal Banker

When working as an Universal Banker, the most common skills you will need to perform your job and for career success are Client Interaction, Problem Resolution, Product Knowledge, Requests, and Banking Experience.

The most similar professions to Universal Banker are:
  • Relationship Banker
  • Personal Banker
  • Private Banker
  • Premier Banker

The most common qualifications to become an Universal Banker include a minimum of a Bachelor's Degree and an average of 0 - 1 years of experience not including years spent in education and/or training.

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Relationship Banker
$76,351
13% skills overlap
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Premier Banker
$103,756
13% skills overlap

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