Regulatory Specialist


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SGD 5,450 per month gross + RSUs

We’re looking for a Regulatory Specialist to join our team in KYC Strategy. We are a small team with big dreams: ensuring that customers can enjoy a hassle free KYC experience, whilst complying with local regulations across multiple jurisdictions.


Wise Mission

We at Wise strive to make money free. Our mission is money without borders or costs.

If you believe in free money too, then you already have a foot on the gas to help drive our mission

Growing as a company means expanding the products we offer and the countries in which we operate. This means lots of new rules we have to follow, as we aspire to be the most regulated company in the world!

This is where you come in! As our Regulatory Specialist you will be helping interpret local regulations, understanding what they mean for KYC, and ensuring there are no gaps in our procedures.


What you’ll get to do and your mission

  • Apply your knowledge and interpretation of local regulations, to support the rollout of KYC controls in growth markets
  • Develop your knowledge of local regulations in different countries/regions
  • Collaborate with product, compliance, and operational teams to achieve shared goals
  • Research, interpret and apply requirements in regulation, to create new guidelines and amend existing ones
  • Use data to estimate the impact of new controls and analyse rollout
  • Prioritise and support the closure of audit findings
  • Identify and remedy gaps in the operational teams’ knowledge
  • Present at regulatory audits


A little about you

  • You need to be passionate about keeping Wise and our customers’ money safe
  • You have a strong understanding of legal terminology
  • You have a good baseline knowledge of KYC 
  • You have good understanding of the major compliance regulations in a particular country/region, and can develop your knowledge of regulations in other countries/regions with relative ease
  • You are able to identify and interpret applicable regulations in a given scenario, and suggest an approach to implement them in a new control
  • You can identify potential compliance gaps and raise them for discussion
  • You’ve been delivering regulatory related projects for at least 1 year
  • You are a Singaporean Citizen or PR (Please note we cannot sponsor visas for this role)


The People

Who you work with is a huge factor in how you feel about your job. That’s why we’re proud to say we’re committed to keeping our team culture top-notch. Our specialists are multilingual, from many countries, passionate about their jobs and helping others, and most importantly — hilarious.


About this role:

  • Salary: 5,450 SGD gross/monthly + RSU (Restricted Stock Units)


Your application

To apply please submit your CV and Cover Letter in English. Please also submit a slide deck, which you will be prepared to make a 20-30 minute presentation on during the first interview. The slide deck must demonstrate the following:

  • What is the most impactful compliance gap you’ve helped to close (e.g. findings from internal/external audits). Please demonstrate:
    • What role you took, and how you collaborated with others
    • What were the task requirements? How did you go about scoping the solution and demonstrating the impact?
    • What were the main blockers and how did you overcome them?
    • What was the outcome and what did you learn?
  • Assume we are building the KYC flow for a new currency. Based on the regulations below, please demonstrate your understanding of the KYC requirements and product. Consider the following in your slides:
    • What information and documents should be obtained from the customer, and how should the experience look from their side?
    • How should the verification flow look after documents have been submitted? What should be verified and how?

Art. 16. The institutions, they must adopt identification procedures that allow verifying and validating the client’s identity.

  1. The procedures referred to in the caput must include obtaining, verifying and validating the authenticity of customer identification information, including, if necessary, by comparing this information with those available in public and private databases.
  2. In the customer identification process, at least:
    • the full name, home address and tax ID, in the case of a natural person.

Art. 18. The institutions, they must adopt procedures to qualify their customers through the collection, verification and validation of information, compatible with the customer’s risk profile and with the nature of the business relationship.

  1. The qualification procedures referred to in the caput must include the collection of information that allows the assessment of the client’s financial capacity, including income, in the case of a natural person, or billing, in the case of a legal entity.
  2. The need to verify and validate the information referred to in 1 must be assessed by the institutions according to the client’s risk profile and the nature of the business relationship.”


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.

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.

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