Financial Crime

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Financial Crime

We help you prevent, detect, and investigate financial crime.

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Financial Crime

We help you prevent, detect, and investigate financial crime.

We can help you stay ahead of the constantly changing environment, whether that be responding to a regulatory incident or simply focusing on your regulatory responsibilities.

We combine strong technical expertise in all areas of financial crime prevention with insight into real-world operational challenges and regulatory expectations.

We can support you in the following financial crime services:

  • Anti-money laundering (AML)
  • Risk and Regulation
  • Know your customer
  • Transaction monitoring
  • Fraud
  • Anti-bribery & corruption
  • Sanctions

To find out more about how MEMA can support your financial crime requirements, please contact us.

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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November 10, 2021

Regulatory considerations for Consumer Credit Firms

The FCA has set out new rules for claims management companies (CMCs) to protect consumers against excessive charges. Some of the major changes include:

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April 11, 2021

Claims Management Companies and High Cost Lenders

In a recent post, the FCA has released its views urging Claims Management Companies and High Cost Lenders to work better together

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July 28, 2021

Anti Money Laundering warnings

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) issued a warning to retail banks in May 2021 (made public on 29 June) over continued weaknesses and failings surrounding their financial crime controls.

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Insights

February 6, 2023

5 Steps for Conducting Effective Compliance Control Monitoring for Financial Firms

Compliance control monitoring is a crucial aspect of maintaining regulatory compliance for financial firms. The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) requires firms to have robust controls and monitoring systems in place, and it is up to individual firms to implement these measures effectively. In this article, we will discuss the steps that firms can take to conduct compliance control monitoring.
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August 31, 2022

What is money laundering and what are some red flags you should consider?

Money laundering is the process of concealing or disguising the existence, source, movement, destination, or use of illicitly-derived property or funds to make them appear legitimate.
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April 11, 2021

Preparing financial projections for the FCA

In this article, we briefly cover the financial projections that companies are expected to produce when submitting their application to the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA).
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October 15, 2021

The FCA Register

As an institution with financial services activities, you are likely to require authorisation by the FCA.
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April 13, 2022

FCA Consumer Duty

The FCA has outlined a new Consumer Duty. This will most likely be set out as rules and guidance in the FCA handbook. Ultimately, there will be a higher level of protection for consumers and a higher level of expectation of care from firms providing services.
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April 11, 2021

Planning for FCA Authorisation

In this article, we briefly cover how long to expect when firms are submitting their applications for authorisations to the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA).
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July 4, 2022

What is an FCA Final Notice

If you follow regulatory news, you will understand the FCA releases news of final notices and fines issued on firms and individuals that have breached its rules.
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April 5, 2023

Review of the Senior Managers & Certification Regime (SMCR)

On 30 March 2023, the UK government and regulators initiated a review of the Senior Managers & Certification Regime (SMCR) through a Call for Evidence from Her Majesty's Treasury (HMT) and a joint Discussion Paper (DP23/3) from the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) and Prudential Regulation Authority (PRA).
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July 28, 2021

Anti Money Laundering warnings

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) issued a warning to retail banks in May 2021 (made public on 29 June) over continued weaknesses and failings surrounding their financial crime controls.
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April 25, 2022

What to take away from the FCA's Business Plan 2022-2023

The FCA has released its new business strategy for the next 12 months.
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October 12, 2021

Understanding the Regulatory Landscape

At MEMA, in discussions with our customers (current and prospective) we identified a common theme, understanding the regulatory landscape is problematic and requires clearer descriptions aid understanding.
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December 12, 2022

What is the FCA Consumer Duty and how does it affect your firm?

The FCA Consumer duty is a key principle of the regulatory framework that governs the financial sector in the UK. This principle requires financial firms to always act in the best interests of their customers and to put the interests of consumers first when carrying out their activities.
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December 7, 2022

Are you aware of the FCA rules to protect consumers from rogue financial promotions

Did you know that the FCA has published a consultation paper and press release setting out how it proposes to operate a new authorisations gateway for firms wanting to continue approving financial promotions for unauthorised persons.
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April 11, 2021

Claims Management Companies and High Cost Lenders

In a recent post, the FCA has released its views urging Claims Management Companies and High Cost Lenders to work better together
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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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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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Financial Crime