Cards Acquiring Lead – FinCrime

Compliance, London





Cards Acquiring Lead – FinCrime

At Wise we believe that people who are closest to risks are the best placed to identify and address these. We are looking for an experienced Compliance Manager to join the Wise team, who will work across our product and compliance teams to take the Company to the next level by ensuring we maintain a state-of-the-art financial crime program. This individual will specifically focus on making sure our Spend and Receive products and features are growing while balancing compliance requirements and risk. 

Your mission: 

  • Be an expert at evaluating the compliance and card scheme requirements associated with payments products such as merchant due diligence, fraud, aml and chargebacks.
  • Comfortable assessing the financial crime risks of new products in our Spend and Receive product domains.  Upskilling yourself and the product teams on the risks and regulations.  
  • Excellent communicator that can explain compliance and risk requirements to non-compliance stakeholders both inside and outside of Wise. 
  • Problem solving mindset with a focus on unlocking growth while balancing risk and compliance. Ability to explain our controls approach to 2LOD and manage operational compliance impact ahead of new product launches.   
  • Proactive nature that ensures we have the right financial crime controls in place to launch and grow our products. As required ability to implement risk mitigation strategies and develop approaches to scale our products. 
  • Be a key member of the Spend and Receive teams ensuring our financial crime controls are fit for purpose for all products. 

A bit about you

We are looking for someone passionate about payments, fintech and compliance risk management and with an eye on the future. You should have: 

  • Minimum 5 years in compliance at a payments or acquiring institution
  • Minimum 3 years focused on financial crime compliance. Plus if you have worked as part of an operations team. 
  • Experience collaborating with various stakeholders such as product, operations, and other compliance teams
  • An analytical and problem-solving mindset
  • Clear communication, project coordination, and management skills
  • A sense of camaraderie and good humour while under pressure or tight deadlines
  • Wisdom, a world view and talent for thinking outside the box
  • Professionalism and high integrity
  • Willingness to challenge teams and themselves on how to best serve our customers, while keeping processes robust and compliant! 
  • 25% international travel required when we can

What we offer in return:

  • Competitive base salary up to £140,000 + RSUs
  • 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, qualifications aren’t that important to us. If you’ve got great experience, and you’re great at articulating your thinking, we’d like to hear from you.

And because we believe that diverse teams build better products, we’d especially love to hear from you if you’re from an under-represented demographic.




We’re people without borders — without judgement or prejudice, too. We believe teams are strongest when they are diverse, equitable and inclusive. We’re proud to have a truly international team, and we celebrate our differences.

Every Wiser should feel that they can be themselves at work. Inclusive teams help us live our values and make sure every Wiser feels respected, empowered to share their contributions towards mission zero and able to progress in their careers.

Having diverse teams that reflect our diverse customer base helps us build a better product. We can be more creative and empathetic to our customer’s needs and life experiences and makes sure we leave no-one behind on our journey to mission-zero.

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