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Compliance Officer/MLRO (PAYMENTS)

Hamlyn Williams is working with an established and fast-growing FinTech business, who specializes in foreign exchange. We're looking for a Head of Compliance, to be based in Amsterdam. You will be responsible for compliance oversight of the activities within their Netherlands office, ensuring a strong compliance culture is embedded and creating and maintaining a controls framework that enables the company to effectively manage its regulatory risk and support growth.


  • Developing strong relationships across the business, and being the point of contact for regulators in the Netherlands
  • Identifying, understanding and communicating relevant regulatory change and ensuring appropriate controls are developed
  • Providing compliance advice to the local business
  • Creation and development of local compliance policies
  • Development and oversight of regional compliance monitoring framework
  • Complaint handling in line with regulatory requirements
  • Oversight of local regulatory reporting
  • Responsibility of being the MLRO for the region.
  • Developing and maintaining management information to ensure local management and head office are aware of any areas of concern
  • Provision of compliance training to the local business
  • Oversight of local financial crime prevention framework (aligned with Group standards) including suspicious transaction reporting


  • Netherlands compliance specialist required
  • Fluent in Dutch
  • Payments/Financial Services experience preferred
  • Previous approval by the Financial Regulator very advantageous
  • Previous knowledge and experience within the Electronic Money Payments Industry and Fintech would be an advantage.
  • Commercially minded
  • Strong analytical skills, in particular, the ability to draw logical conclusions from a range of diverse source materials and present them in a clear and engaging way.