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Bankruptcy and Probate Specialist

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Under moderate supervision, collects and documents accounts involving: Bankruptcy, Deceased Estates, non-probated Deceased Estates, and Life or Disability Insurance claims. Reviews, monitors, and ensures timely handling of all consumer loans, lines, and credit cards in a chapter 7, 11, 12 or 13 bankruptcy status from receipt of notice through final court clearance.

In accordance with departmental and legal guidelines, meets deadlines ensuring attainment of company goals. Responsible and accountable for risk by openly exchanging ideas and opinions, elevating concerns, and personally following policies and procedures as defined. Accountable for always doing the right thing for customers and colleagues, ensuring that actions and behaviors drive a positive customer experience. While operating within the Bank's risk appetite, achieves results by consistently identifying, assessing, managing, monitoring, and reporting risks of all types.


+ Initiates internal bankruptcy processes and procedures for new bankruptcy filings

+ Contact with successor in interest, client, executor, or attorney to obtain cooperation and/or commitment.

+ Submit claims to courts for inclusion in the estate and probate process.

+ Assigns accounts to outside vendor for Bankruptcy representation such as adequate plan treatment, reaffirmation agreements, proofs of claim, and adversaries.

+ Ensure both internal and vendor compliance on all regulatory requirements, bank policies and procedures, and bankruptcy and probate laws including unique requirements at the federal, state, and district level.

+ Identify and escalate complaints and/or accounts with unique circumstances to leadership as outlined by the bank’s complaint management program

+ Conducts research including but not limited to: title searches, , statements, contracts, credit applications, lien verifications, customer files, payment copies and other miscellaneous research functions.

+ Responsible for entering client information and account status updates via the appropriate Bank systems to ensure accuracy of information and bank compliance with bankruptcy regulations.

+ Processes tickets for physical payments including trustee checks, vendor remittances, Life/Health Insurance carriers and other proceeds checks

+ Advises outside vendor to proceed with litigation on escalated issues, when evidenced necessary

+ Additional responsibilities as assigned




+ High School Diploma required.

+ Minimum one year customer service, bankruptcy, or probate related field in a call center

+ Strong analytical, organizational, and detail orientation.

+ Ability to prioritize and manage multiple tasks in a fast-paced team environment.

+ Strong experience with Microsoft office products, such as Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook.

+ Proficient with computer systems and keyboarding / data entry skills with moderate speed and accuracy.

+ Strong oral and written communication skills

+ Ability to meet department commitments with regard to job knowledge, quality, efficiency, initiative, teamwork, customer service, and overall job performance


Bankruptcy and Probate Specialist

LOCATION -- Grand Rapids, Michigan 49546

Fifth Third Bank, National Association 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.

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Fifth Third Bank, National Association is one of the top-performing banks in the country, with a history that spans more than 150 years. We’ve staked our claim on looking at things differently to make banking a Fifth Third better. This applies to our relationships with customers and employees alike.We employ about 18,000 people while offering:• A chance for employees to build their future, with supportive career development and comprehensive health and financial wellness programs.• An environment where we win together by celebrating achievements and working collaboratively.• An opportunity to make a difference in a positive and lasting way. Everything we do is geared toward improving lives.We’re proud that Fifth Third is a warm and caring place to grow – as a customer and as a team member.

Bankruptcy and Probate Specialist

Full time
Grand Rapids, MI

Published on 11/17/2022

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