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Bank job with spent conviction

Postby dunhil » Thu, 27 Jan 2011 12:44 am

HI,

I am Singapore PR. 6 years back I was convicted of an offense for shoplifting. I was drunk that eveing and walked out of the shop with out paying the bills.
I was in singapore court for literally 5 minutes; got slapped with a fine of 1000 SGD and was on my way.

Now the conviction is spent and as per singapore law I need not have to diclare the spent convictions in job application if asked my criminal records.

Question is ...

I recently got an offer from a Bank. It is for AVP position. A question on the application sheet reads: ... Have you ever been conviced?"
Do I have to say Yes? will they do criminal record check? will my spent convictions show up in the criminal record check?

Thanks

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Postby JR8 » Thu, 27 Jan 2011 12:55 am

Yes.

A criminal applying to work in a bank is perhaps a good combination.

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Re: Bank job with spent conviction

Postby Mad Scientist » Thu, 27 Jan 2011 4:05 am

dunhil wrote:HI,

I recently got an offer from a Bank. It is for AVP position. A question on the application sheet reads: ... Have you ever been conviced?"
Do I have to say Yes? will they do criminal record check? will my spent convictions show up in the criminal record check?

Thanks


Unlike US and UK , most Asian countries including SGtraced their citizen and PRs criminal records until you hit six foot underground .

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Postby Girl_Next_Door » Thu, 27 Jan 2011 8:53 am

The document that you are signing is probably "Fit & Proper Declaration".
It was meant for sales representatives as well as senior management, whereby the documents will be submitted to MAS. Most HR have adopted the policy to get all staff (regardless if you are a clerk or Director) to complete the same form.

My ex-boss is from MAS and I asked him once if MAS verified this "Fit & Proper Form" and his answer is Yes. How they do it, is secret. The reason why I asked if they verify it is because there are some questions (i.e. whether you have work for a liquidated company overseas) which to me, is quite challenging to verify.

Anyway, back to your question. A lot depends on your exact role (AVP doesn't give much. The department is more relevant than the job title/rank). If you are doing sales related position, the paper will go straight to MAS and the answer is above.

If your job is not sales related, it will then depends on which bank you are working for. Some banks are known to verify the information, while some banks, just do it as a form of paper-filling exercise.


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