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UK Compliance Director and MLRO

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  • Sector:

    Financial Services and Banking

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  • Salary:

    Negotiable DOE

  • Contact:

    Emily Jane Ashley

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    UK Compliance Director and MLRO

  • Published:

    13 days ago

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I am delighted to be working with one of the globes leading FinTech’s paving the way through the digital currency and blockchain world. My client offers range of platforms and products that provide innovative financial services for payments, capital formation and treasury.


We are looking for a UK Compliance Director and MLRO to join the Compliance function here in the UK. Within the role you will be responsible for supporting the strategy, development of frameworks and implementation of the regulatory compliance program. You will be the primary point of contact with regulators in the UK and ensure the implementation and execution of controls is carried out to the highest regulatory standards.


The successful candidate will demonstrate a in depth background within regulatory risk management, Framework building and implementation whilst having extensive experience with the FCA and regulatory bodies. You will work with the compliance and risk teams to ensure the business fully complies with applicable laws and regulations.



The role:

  • Drive the strategy, framework and execution of the Compliance program to ensure UK regulatory/risk requirements are being met.
  • Advise on policy, procedure and control changes through validation and implementation.
  • Identify regulatory challenges relating to the business products and services. Ensuring these are Actioned and implemented in with haste.
  • Develop, maintain and review all policies, procedures and processes ensuring compliance with applicable legal and regulatory standards.
  • Oversee Licensing, Transaction Monitoring, Sanctions Screening, Reporting, KYC, Customer Protection and Risk Governance.
  • Oversee and report internal and external investigations of money laundering and other financial crimes.
  • Communicate and lead with the regulators and external stakeholders.
  • Coordinate with all relevant teams to handle escalations and report all suspicious transactions.
  • Review trends and patterns for the AML platform and other areas of the Compliance function.
  • Help to Design and maintain the compliance program.




  • Minimum 10 years of relevant experience within a Fintech, Advisory or regulatory compliance role from an EMI, Payments or Blockchain environment.
  • Expert knowledge of regulatory obligations in the UK, specifically within AML and Sanctions
  • In depth understanding of digital currency and blockchain technology.
  • Knowledge of compliance process and system intricacies used in online, mobile and blockchain-based systems.
  • Hands on experience dealing directly with relevant regulatory agencies.
  • Proven experience working with global teams conducting the building and execution of compliance programs.
  • Able to demonstrate experience in dealing with both smaller and larger teams across a broad compliance function.




If you would like to apply for the position please send a CV to,

Please note applications from outside the UK will not be considered.