Compliance Advisory

Our Service Offerings

We understand that regulatory compliance can be a burden on your team. Your team may have specific requirements, needs or specialist input required. We have been supporting firms of every size in meeting their compliance goals.

We offer bespoke compliance support packages for advisory firms; our team will work to understand your firm's needs and support you based on your stated requirements.

Ongoing compliance support

If required, you can rely on us for all your compliance needs. Our team stay cognisant of new regulations from any relevant body and can discuss with you how you are affected and what you need to do.

We help with:

  • drafting policies and procedures
  • creating a robust compliance monitoring program
  • financial crime controls review and implementation
  • designing and delivering training programmes.

You will have peace of mind that you’re meeting your regulatory commitments through rigorous compliance monitoring.

Ongoing FCA Compliance

As an FCA authorised person or firm, you might need help to ensure you comply with the FCA’s rules.

We provide our clients with support they need to maintain compliance and avoid breaching the rules. Our bespoke service is individually tailored to each of our client’s requirements and objectives to help them meet in the best way possible.

Whether you need documentation to help you remain compliant, want ongoing advice or support, impartial monitoring of your activities or anything else, MEMA may be able to help.

Why Choose MEMA?

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MEMA has been supporting firms through the FCA compliance process since 2019. In that time, we have helped hundreds of businesses to successfully gain and retain FCA authorisation.

We have a unique blend of experience from ex-regulators, big 4 consultants and fin/regtech specialisation. Our team is highly experienced and expertly skilled. We specialise in providing our clients with solutions to often complex regulatory requirements and compliance needs.

Our unique industry insight and comfort with compliance enables our team to support you to the fullest extent possible, helping to develop your business model and compliance.

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April 11, 2021

FCA Threshold Conditions

Firms that apply for FCA authorisation have to meet the Financial Conduct Authority's minimum standards to become authorised – known as the “Threshold Conditions”.

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April 11, 2021

Deconstructing the Dear CEO Letter

On 26 October 2020, the FCA issued its warning to CMC firms regarding their steps taken to fully investigate the merits of each potential claim before pursuing it.

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October 12, 2022

How to get FCA authorised (part 2)

As part of our How To series on 'How to get FCA authorised'. We are addressing all aspects of preparing for FCA authorisation. This will look to cover a range of key items your business should consider from the location of offices, and expected fees to resourcing.

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Insights

August 7, 2022

Preparing for the TPR Regime

The Temporary Permissions Regime ('TPR') was designed in response to Brexit to ensure that European firms operating in the UK via a passport could continue operating temporarily while they seek full authorisation in the UK.
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January 7, 2022

FCA Fee Cap on CMCs

You will be aware that the FCA’s price cap is coming into existence on 1 March 2022. As a quick primer, this means there will now be five redress bands with a maximum fee charged per band.
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August 9, 2023

Revised U.K. Financial Regulators' Complaints Scheme - Coming into effect 1, November 2023

In a collaborative effort, the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), Prudential Regulation Authority (PRA), and Bank of England have unveiled their revised Complaints Scheme, which fundamentally shapes the protocol for addressing and managing grievances lodged against the U.K. regulatory bodies. This revamped framework encompasses several significant modifications:
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February 16, 2023

Consumer Credit Reforms - Are they long overdue?

The Consumer Credit Act 1974 (CCA) is a significant piece of legislation that regulates credit agreements, such as personal loans, overdrafts, and credit card purchases. However, the CCA has undergone numerous changes over the years, resulting in a fragmented and complex consumer credit framework that is difficult to navigate.
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May 18, 2023

Use of Personal Communications Channels. A Compliance Concern for Regulated Entities

In today's digital age, the use of personal communications channels for work purposes has become a major point of contention for regulated entities. Financial services regulators globally,
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June 27, 2022

Credit Broking- a brief FCA guide

At MEMA, we believe in upskilling our readers and clients as much as possible. We will be releasing brief explanations into Financial Conduct Authority (FCA)-regulated areas, so you can understand quickly what are the requirements in that area. Our first area will be Credit Broking.
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April 11, 2021

Notfication for FCA Directory Persons

Have you completed your FCA Directory Persons? If you have not heard or are wondering, by 31 March 2021, the FCA is proposing that solo regulated firms (you) must submit their Directory Persons data via Connect.
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October 19, 2021

Regulatory considerations for Consumer Credit Firms

The FCA's Director of Consumer and Retail Policy has recently provided its view on where changes are required in the Consumer Credit market.
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November 23, 2022

FCA's new rules on Appointed Representative Regime

Changes to the Appointed Representatives regimes will take effect from 08 December 2022. The final rules were published in the Financial Conduct Authority’s policy statement to improve the appointed representative's regime.
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April 11, 2021

Understanding the FCA thematic review (part1)

The Financial Conduct Authority carries out regular ‘thematic reviews’ into areas requiring further review by firms in the financial services industry.
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August 10, 2022

Financial Crime- Understanding the FCA Handbook rules

MEMA has produced this financial crime series for firms, to understand the steps they can take to reduce their financial crime risk. It does not include all the financial crime risks a firm may face but provides an understanding of FCA expectations in this complex field.
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April 11, 2021

FCA Threshold Conditions

Firms that apply for FCA authorisation have to meet the Financial Conduct Authority's minimum standards to become authorised – known as the “Threshold Conditions”.
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May 15, 2021

Understanding virtual asset service providers

Virtual asset service providers have been defined as a new financial sector facing significant money laundering and terrorist financing risks.
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April 11, 2021

Understanding the FCA Culture and Governance requirements

The financial crisis placed banks under the public spotlight, the investigation into some of the practices revealed behaviors that caused public indignation, Payment Protection Insurance (PPI) is but one example. The financial crisis placed banks under the public spotlight, the investigation into some of the practices revealed behaviors that caused public indignation, Payment Protection Insurance (PPI) is but one example.
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April 11, 2021

FCA Cryptocurrency Regulation Part 1

From 10 January 2020, the FCA became the anti-money laundering and counter-terrorist financing (AML/CTF) supervisor for crypto firms, covering firms that exchange money to and from crypto assets and those that safeguard their customers crypto assets.
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Your key contacts

ADEMOLA OMOSANYA

Ademola is an accomplished consultant with over a decade of experience across regulation, banking, and consumer credit. As MEMA Consultants co-founder, he leverages extensive regulatory expertise to guide clients through critical processes and full compliance. His experience across sectors enables tailored solutions to complex business challenges. Ademola partners with clients as a strategic advisor to help futureproof their business through an in-depth understanding of the regulatory landscape.

MISAH MARAGH

Misah is a director at MEMA Consultants with over a decade of experience in financial services. Holding a legal background and postgraduate qualification, she previously worked at the Financial Conduct Authority. Misah has led compliance transformation for global consumer services organisations across Europe, the Caribbean, and Latin America. Her expertise includes implementing compliance frameworks for financial regulations, FCPA, UK Bribery Act, data privacy, and Sarbanes-Oxley. Misah is skilled at advising clients on operational and strategic projects, leveraging her in-depth knowledge of regulatory environments to deliver solutions tailored to complex business needs.

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