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Head of Compliance - Payments

Full Time
Greater London
08-11-2021 02:30 PM

You will be responsible for risk & compliance management and will develop & maintain regulatory compliance policies and carry out ongoing monitoring and investigations

Key Responsibilities

  • Run the Compliance function and lead the implementation and maintenance of the compliance and risk assessment framework for the London office
  • Build working relationships with the FCA, and other key regulatory bodies
  • Advise all staff on new rules and regulations
  • Maintain policies and procedures in accordance with regulatory requirements and corporate governance guidelines;
  • Implement controls and work together with marketing and customer support to ensure that compliance requirements are met
  • Support new opportunities for the business from a compliance perspective
  • Facilitate, participate and consult in the execution of the assurance and monitoring programmes
  • Provide advice, guidance and training to staff across the business.
  • Preparation and delivery of Compliance reports.
  • Monitoring developments on local legal/regulatory websites for potential regulatory compliance obligations/issues.
  • Assist in ad hoc projects as and when required
  • Manage regulatory licences both in the UK and internationally
  • Manage regulatory oversight, controls, reporting and engagement.
  • Report to senior management, including the Board of Directors, as the risk owner for compliance.
  • Monitor, test and report on the effectiveness of the Compliance Monitoring Plan.
  • Constantly drive for improvement in efficiency and risk management.
  • Develop talent, including line management of team members.


  • Significant compliance experience working within a similar Payment Services firm.
  • Strong knowledge of relevant regulations including PSD 2, MiFID II & CASS.
  • Degree educated, ideally within Law, Business or Finance.
  • Essential this individual has excellent communication skills both written & verbal
  • Detailed knowledge of the FCA frameworks and demonstrable knowledge of running the appropriate relationships
  • Capable of working alone or collaboratively

Fergus Hooley


07425 325267