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Ben Antcliffe

Senior Consultant - Consumer Credit & Lending


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Ben Antcliffe

Senior Consultant - Consumer Credit & Lending


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Ben is a Senior Consultant for Consumer Credit and Lending and Team Leader within our Managed Services team. He specialises in the Consumer Credit, Mortgages and General Insurance sectors, providing daily compliance services and support to a wide range of clients. Ben is a core member of the Managed Services team and can frequently be found supporting his colleagues with various projects and queries. He is also an active member of the APCC.

Ben joined Compliancy Services in September 2020 after spending over 12 years in a selection of compliance roles where he led, developed and managed teams of Compliance Officers. Prior to his compliance monitoring and management roles, Ben also spent some time as a mortgage & protection consultant, leading into his specialism within the sector.

In addition to his experience, Ben is also highly qualified with an ICA Certificate in Compliance, an Advanced Certificate in Mortgage Advice and Practice, a Certificate of Regulated General Insurance and a BSc in Hospitality Business Management from Sheffield Hallam University.

Outside of work Ben is a keen footballer, runner and cyclist, he also enjoys horse racing, especially when going to the races at Ascot with his family.

Jonathan Aseervatham

Director - Prudential Services


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Jonathan Aseervatham

Director - Prudential Services


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Jonathan is a Director of our Prudential team, where he specialises in helping our clients to assess their regulatory capital and liquidity requirements; to implement IFPR including developing ICARAs and wind down plans; and to assist with their regulatory reporting obligations.

He joined Compliancy Services in 2021, having spent almost 14 years with the top 20 accountancy and consultancy firm, Buzzacott. He joined Buzzacott as an audit graduate, working his way to become an Associate Director in their FCA advisory and reporting team. Jonathan has extensive experience advising FCA regulated businesses that include hedge-fund managers, broker-dealers, private equity, asset management and investment advisory firms. Before working with Buzzacott Jonathan spent time in accounting and finance roles at Deloitte and Basildon Town Council.

As well as being an experienced compliance professional, Jonathan is also a qualified ACA chartered accountant and a fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW).

Outside of the office, Jonathan enjoys playing cricket and football. He also likes to travel and listen to music, playing the piano to a Grade 7 standard.

Peter Astleford

Non-Executive Chairman


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Peter Astleford

Non-Executive Chairman


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Peter Astleford is Non-Executive Chairman at Compliancy Services. He has over 30 years’ experience as a leading financial services lawyer, providing advice to fund managers, banks, brokers and corporates with regard to financial services regulatory work and investment funds.

He was a partner at Dechert LLP between 1997 and 2017, during which time he created and led the firm’s financial services group in Europe, Asia and the Middle East.

Prior to joining Dechert LLP, Mr. Astleford practised as a solicitor at a boutique city firm, joining as an associate in 1994 and becoming a partner in 1995. Between 1990 and 1994, he worked at INVESCO MIM PLC, the London listed holding company to the international financial service group, first as a group legal adviser and latterly as head of corporate services.

Peter also qualified as a solicitor in 1986 with Linklaters, where he practised in London and Brussels.

Rosemari Astill

Senior Consultant


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Rosemari Astill

Senior Consultant


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Rosemari is a Senior Consultant within our Capital Markets team. She provides specialist compliance support to a portfolio of clients ranging from small banks, FX brokers, crypto firms to corporate broking firms. Rosemari specialises in providing high quality support to her clients and helps them by conducting compliance monitoring programmes, assisting with training development and delivery, writing policies and procedures and reviewing their governance and compliance frameworks.

Rosemari joined Compliancy Services in 2014 as Head of Operations before moving to work with Klynveld Peat Marwick Goerdeler (KPMG) as Regulatory Manager three years later. After almost a year with KPMG, Rosemari returned to Compliancy Services as a Senior Consultant in our Capital Markets team. Since then, she has been providing clients with premium compliance support and guidance as a key member of our Capital Markets function.

In addition to a successful career in financial compliance and adept knowledge of financial crime, anti-money laundering (AML), S166 remediation, Internal auditing and GABRIEL returns, Rosemari also holds a degree in Design Studies from University College Salford. When she isn’t supporting her clients, Rosemari enjoys open water swimming (mostly in approved reservoirs), finding new recipes to try from her collection of over 120 cookbooks and supporting the Springboks.

Stefan Babic

Senior Consultant, Prudential Services


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Stefan Babic

Senior Consultant, Prudential Services


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Pamela Bakewell

Team Leader - Client Services


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Pamela Bakewell

Team Leader - Client Services


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Abou Bangoura

Payment Services Consultant


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Abou Bangoura

Payment Services Consultant


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Abou Bangoura is a consultant within our Payment Services team. He offers practical experience and knowledge to help our clients understand and manage their regulatory compliance and financial crime obligations.

Prior to joining Compliancy Services in December 2020, Abou has spent more than seven years working in compliance teams for Authorised Payment Institutions and E-money Institutions. His most recent experience was as a Compliance Officer and Deputy MLRO for Nvayo, an E-money Institution and Principal Member of Mastercard.

Abou has an ICA Diploma in Anti-Money Laundering from the International Compliance Association, having graduated from the University of Bordeaux Montesquieu with a degree in economics and management and from the University of Westminster with a masters’ degree in international commercial law.

When he is not thinking payment services regulatory compliance, he likes to watch NBA games and has a lifelong goal is to attend a NBA final.

Matthew Baxter

Senior Consultant, Payment Services


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Matthew Baxter

Senior Consultant, Payment Services


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Matthew is a Consultant within our Payment Services team. He offers practical support to help our clients manage their regulatory compliance obligations and assists them with their everyday compliance needs. As well as his experience in payments and e-money, Matthew also has an adept knowledge of Financial Crime.

Matthew joined Compliancy Services in 2017 as part of our graduate programme and has developed into a well-rounded compliance professional. In 2019, he was awarded the Rising Star of the Year at the Compliance Register Platinum Awards and in February 2020 he progressed to become a Payment Services Consultant.

Matthew has a BSc in Economics from Newcastle University as well as a CISI Certificate in Combatting Financial Crime. While working with us he has also began his journey towards achieving the ICA Diploma in Anti Money Laundering, which he completed in 2021. Matt is also an active member of The Association of Foreign Exchange and Payment companies (AFEP) and International Compliance Association (ICA).

Outside of work Matthew enjoys many sports, including cricket, running and golf, where he plays off of a handicap of 4.

Jason Bleu

Director


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Jason Bleu

Director


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James Borley

Managing Director, Payment Services


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James Borley

Managing Director, Payment Services


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James, our Managing Director for Payment Services, is a highly qualified financial services expert and a familiar name to many in the payments and e-money community. James leads our Payment Services Practice and provides technical support to our clients, specialising in payment services regulation and new firm authorisations. James represents Compliancy Services as a member of CryptoUK; The Association of Foreign Exchange and Payment Companies (AFEP); and The Association of Professional Compliance Consultants (APCC), where he chairs the FCA Authorisations Working Group and co-chairs the Crypto Working Group.

Before joining Compliancy Services, James spent over 22 years’ as a regulator at the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA). During his time with the FCA, James held a number of significant roles including: Head of Passporting 2005-2010; Authorisations Manager 2010-2016; and PSD2 Accountable Executive 2016-2017, where he was responsible for the project to implement PSD2 into UK regulation.

James' additional qualifications include; a Specialist Certificate in AML – NPPS, from the ICA; a Financial Planning Certificate and Mortgage Advice Qualification from the CII; and Certificates in Mortgage Advice & Practice, Regulated General Insurance, and Supervising in a Regulated Environment from the Institute of Financial Services

Outside of work James has many sporting interests including rugby, as a retired county player, and football, where his allegiance lies with his favourite team, QPR.

Jack Braddick

Director


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Jack Braddick

Director


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Luke Brazier

Marketing Executive


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Luke Brazier

Marketing Executive


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Luke is the Marketing Executive at Compliancy Services. He is responsible for managing and supporting a variety of marketing campaigns & channels, updating and maintaining our website, content creation and supporting wider commercial activities and projects.

Luke joined Compliancy Services in 2019 as a Marketing Assistant and was promoted to Executive in 2021. Before joining us, Luke attended Lancaster University where he graduated with BSc (Hons) in Marketing and Design. During his degree, Luke undertook a six-month marketing and design consultancy project where he, and a small team, supported the rebrand for a well-known food regulation and compliance firm.

In addition to his BSc, Luke is currently studying towards a Level 6 CIM Marketing Management Apprenticeship and hopes to combine this with a CIM Level 6 Diploma in Professional Marketing at the end of the course.

When he isn’t working, Luke enjoys watching international rugby and supporting England. He is also has a keen darts player having captained his university college team, played for his university A team and competed in many individual and team competitions over recent years.

Amy Briggs

Admin Assistant


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Amy Briggs

Admin Assistant


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John Burns

Managing Director, Payment Services


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John Burns

Managing Director, Payment Services


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John is one of the UK’s foremost compliance experts in payment services, and he is Managing Director in our Payment Services Practice.

Assisting Banks, Payment Institutions and E-money Institutions manage their compliance and plan their future commercial strategies in the light of changing regulations, and has unparalleled experience of relevant payments legislation and regulation.

Immediately before joining Compliancy Services, John was Senior Manager, Compliance Advisory, for Global Transaction Banking at Lloyds Bank where he also acted as subject matter expert on payments. Prior to that he was the FSA’s Technical Specialist on Payments, dealing with the UK implementation of the Payment Services Directive and the 2nd E-Money Directive.

He was the first editor of the FSA’s PSR Approach Document and assisted with the development of PERG 15 in the Handbook, as well as assisting HM Treasury with the drafting of the UK legislation. At EU level he was a member of the European Commission’s Payments Committee, the ECB’s Forum on the Security of Retail Payments and the EBA’s Standing Committee on Consumer Protection and Financial Innovation.

Jennifer Cahill

Senior Consultant, Capital Markets


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Jennifer Cahill

Senior Consultant, Capital Markets


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Delphine Chen

Payment Services Consultant


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Delphine Chen

Payment Services Consultant


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Delphine is a Consultant within our Payment Services team. She provides ongoing technical regulatory compliance support to our payment, e-money, cryptoassets clients through project and authorisation application work in the UK and other EEA jurisdictions. Delphine supports a wide range of clients and specialises in providing PSD2 and safeguarding audits and regulatory compliance advisory.

Before joining Compliancy Services Ltd, Delphine worked as Business Compliance Manager at Wirex Limited, an authorised EMI and cryptoassets provider, where she supported the regulatory compliance in the UK/EU/Singapore/APAC/US regions. The compliance support included work such as the implementation of open banking, strong customer authentication, Brexit plans, engaging with regulators and managing regulator investigations and queries. Prior to that, she has worked as a regulatory analyst at Vixio and as a trainee-lawyer in major law firms in Hong Kong, Paris, and Shanghai (DLA Piper, Deloitte, KPMG) where she has supported listed companies, funds, trust, and high net worth individuals.

Delphine has a legal background with a Bachelor of Laws from La Sorbonne University, two Masters degrees in Tax Law and Wealth Management from La Sorbonne University with honours and a French bar from the Paris Bar Association. She also speaks three languages, English, French, and Mandarin.

When she isn’t supporting her clients, Delphine trains as an amateur Muay Thai fighter and looks after her cat named Louis.

Jibraan Chohan

Associate Consultant


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Jibraan Chohan

Associate Consultant


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Junayeed Choudhury

Associate Consultant


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Junayeed Choudhury

Associate Consultant


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Nyansa Corrah

Consultant


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Nyansa Corrah

Consultant


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Nyansa is a Consultant within our Capital Markets team. As an experienced compliance professional, Nyansa has an adept knowledge of regulatory compliance. She supports the management of our clients’ day-to-day and adhoc compliance obligations, assisting with their ongoing compliance needs, including monitoring and health check reviews, variation of permissions applications, and the provision of regulatory advice and guidance.

Outside of work, Nyansa enjoys attending the theatre, exploring London’s tasting menu restaurants, and is an avid urban jungle gardener tending to her numerous indoor plants.

Before joining Compliancy Services, Nyansa spent four years as the Compliance Officer and MLRO at Palm Management (UK) LLP. She was responsible for the successful FCA approval for Part 4A AIFM, NPPR approval for a Small Third country AIFM, and approved persons registrations. She gained a lasting knowledge and hands on experience of successful compliance management, regulatory reporting and preparation, and implementation and management of a robust compliance framework to ensure continued compliance with the evolving regulatory regime.

Nyansa qualified as a barrister from the Inns of Court School of Law, and holds degrees in Law, International Law w/ International Relations, Politics and Marketing & Management. She was more recently awarded the CISI qualifications in Global Financial Compliance, Introduction to Securities and Investment qualification, and is studying towards the CISI’s Sustainability qualifications.

Sharon Dartington

Consultant


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Sharon Dartington

Consultant


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Levashini Govender

Team Leader - Financial Crime


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Levashini Govender

Team Leader - Financial Crime


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Levash is the Regulatory Support Team Leader within our Managed Services team. She specialises in Anti-Money Laundering and supports clients on a daily basis, most commonly providing financial crime assurance reviews. When she isn’t supporting clients, Levash takes a leading role within the Managed Services team and supports her colleagues with various projects and queries. She is also an active member of the International Compliance Association (ICA).

Lavash joined Compliancy Services in 2017 as a Central Project Consultant before progressing to Regulatory Support Team Leader in 2020. Before joining us, Levash worked in a number of finance and compliance roles, most notably, as Compliance and Risk Consultant at London Compliance Solutions and Regional Operations Manager in FNB Private Clients – Firstrand Bank Limited.

In addition to her experience, Levash is also highly qualified with an International Diploma in Anti Money Laundering from the ICA, a Certificate in Combatting Financial Crime from the Chartered Institute for Securities and Investments (CISI) and a Bachelor of Law from the University of KwaZulu Natal – South Africa.

Outside of work Levash can be found ferrying her two children to various sporting activities, enjoys being outdoors and supports the Springbok rugby team.

Michael Holloway

Associate Consultant


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Michael Holloway

Associate Consultant


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Samiera Hussain

Financial Accountant


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Samiera Hussain

Financial Accountant


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Hamza Idrees

Associate Consultant


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Hamza Idrees

Associate Consultant


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Hamza is an Associate Consultant within our Financial Crime team specialising in supporting firms with their Financial Crime and Anti Money Laundering (AML) regulation and compliance. Hamza supports a wide range of project and retainer clients, most commonly assisting with, client onboarding and Customer Due Diligence, providing Financial Crime Assurance Reviews and actioning Financial Crime and AML project work.

Before joining Compliancy Services, Hamza worked as a credit card Fraud Analyst for Virgin Money. His role saw him working mostly on detecting different types of credit card fraud, i.e., money laundering, false applications, and account takeovers. Prior to his experience at Virgin, Hamza also studied Law at City University London and graduated in 2020.

Outside of work Hamza enjoys travelling, going to the gym, boxing and is a massive foodie.