Payments Regulatory Advisor

ComplianceLondon

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Compliance

Since 2011, we’ve had a clear mission: money without borders. Built by and for people who live global lives, we’re the fairest, easiest way to manage your money across borders.

We’re just at the beginning of our story and we’re growing at an incredible pace. We won’t stop until anyone, anywhere can send, spend and receive money wherever they are, whatever they’re doing. There’s still heaps to do and we can’t do it alone.

We’re looking for a Legal Counsel to support our UK Electronic Money Institution (EMI) business and scale our Wise Account and supporting payments products. 

Based in London, you will work with a growing team of multidisciplinary specialists (Risk, Legal, Product, Treasury, Security, marketing) across the globe. You’ll help manage and strengthen the team’s approach to managing the regulatory risks, their governance and oversight. 

Payments advisory and growth

  • Advise the business on regulatory requirements related to our UK EMI business
  • Handle escalations from first line teams 
  • Monitor regulatory changes applicable to our EMI business and develop implementation plans to ensure changes are implemented in a timely manner
  • Work closely with the wider regulatory team to manage our policy framework, regulatory engagement and reporting in relation to our EMI business.
  • Work with the first line business owners to ensure findings from audits and monitoring and testing are remediated efficiently and effectively
  • Provide regulatory training and self-help materials to assist the first line teams comply with regulatory obligations and compliance policies. 

This role will give you the opportunity to:

  • Develop an in-depth knowledge of Wise’s business and get to know many teams across the company as you liaise with them to help them understand the regulatory framework and bring together the information that our regulators need.
  • Help keep compliance right at the heart of our business by helping the team understand and comply with applicable regulatory requirements.
  • Implement innovative and creative solutions with a technology and customer focused approach to help us achieve the Wise Mission. 

A bit about you:

Our ideal candidate will have a regulatory advisory background, great communication and organisational skills, tons of motivation and positivity.  More specifically, we’re looking for someone who can demonstrate they have these attributes:

  • Theory. You are an expert in providing regulatory advice in relation to Financial Regulation. 
  • Practice. You have worked in a Financial Regulation advisory role.. 
  • Passion. You are a problem-solver. You get a kick out of finding innovative solutions and collaborating with different teams to deliver a mission.
  • Get the job done. You have a sense of urgency and an ability to work well under pressure, prioritising, taking responsibility and and an ability to communicate priorities effectively to others
  • Communication.  You’re a strong relationship builder across all levels of the business and externally.  You have the ability to influence others and empower teams to strengthen their processes to mitigate risks 
  • Development. You’ve considered the challenges and development opportunities of working at a fast growing company. Here’s a taster of what it’s like working at Wise.
  • Travel. The role is London-based, but many of our teams are located across different office locations.  You’ll be ready to travel if needed.

What we offer in return:

  • Competitive base salary
  • Generous stock options package
  • Lots of awesome Wise benefits

We’re people without borders — without judgement or prejudice, too. We want to work with the best people, no matter their background. So if you’re passionate about learning new things and keen to join our mission, you’ll fit right in.

Also, where and what you studied isn’t important to us. If you’ve got great experience, the right skills for the role and you’re great at articulating your thinking, we’d like to hear from you.

 

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