Sanctions Agent


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Sanctions Agent

We’re looking to expand our Sanctions team in the Americas at Wise, so we’re looking to welcome new Sanctions agents to join our crime fighting squad in the Austin office!

Wise has already pioneered new ways for people to transfer money across borders and currencies. Our customers can also manage their hard-earned money with the world’s first platform to offer true multi-currency banking

You’ll receive a competitive package including a salary range starting at $25.00 hourly + Restricted Stock Units (RSUs) in a profitable company + best in class benefits! (more info below 😉)

Read more about our open roles and Wise here:

Your mission: 

Wise has already pioneered new ways for people to transfer money across borders and currencies. Our customers can also manage their hard-earned money with the world’s first platform to offer true multi-currency banking

Your mission is to review alerts raised by our screening systems and take appropriate action. You will check if sanctions concerns exist on our customers or any of the transactions. In this role, an understanding of sanctions/ transaction monitoring and accuracy in decision making are essential.

Here’s how you’ll be contributing to the Sanctions team

  • Following operational procedures on Sanctions alert handling, including documenting the decision rationale   
  • Performing analysis of potential matches against internal and external sources
  • Communicating with customers with strong customer empathy when further information is required as part of our reviews
  • Liaising with our Product team in order to refine automated screening risk methodology, reduce false positive, mitigate sanctions risks and improve customer experience
  • Cooperating with potential outsourcing partners
  • Supporting on other controls within Wise’s Screening team if required
  • Working as a team player to deliver a great customer experience, going the extra mile where needed and sometimes contributing more broadly through side projects
  • Maintaining basic understanding of sanctions regulations and how these impact the business, as well as Wise products and services

About you: 

  • Your verbal and written English skills are excellent, any other languages are a plus
  • You can multitask and take responsibility in challenging situations
  • You have razor sharp attention to detail
  • You're punctual, independent, proactive and willing to get things done
  • You’re a good communicator and can work in a cross-team environment

Key benefits:

  • 💵  $25.00 per hour starting salary
  • 🚀  RSU's in a rapidly growing company 
  • 💻  Hybrid working – up to 3 days/week working from home, the other 2 days in the office
  • ✈️  Wisers can work remotely for 90 days a year. By ‘remote’ we don’t just mean from home, but from wherever in the world you choose to
  • 💪  An annual self-development budget
  • 🩺  Medical, dental, & vision insurance – including HSA and FSA options
  • 💝  Company-paid: Life Insurance, Short & Long-Term Disability, and an EAP program
  • 🐶  Pet friendly offices
  • ☀️  25 days PTO, 15 sick days, 11 holidays, 5 compassionate leave days, 3 paid “Me” days and a paid volunteer day, annually
  • 🏝️  A paid 6-week sabbatical leave after four years 
  • 👶🏼  18-weeks of paid parental leave, after a year with us
  • 💰  401k with up to a 4% employer match
  • ⭐️  Here’s more info on our benefits in Austin


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.


If you want to find out more about what it's like to work at Wise visit Wise.Jobs.

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