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Financial Crime Investigator

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The Curve Group


Financial Crime Investigator

Full time, 12 Month Fixed Term Contract

Heard of them?

Our client are an award-winning bank; backing people to fulfil life's hopes and dreams.

Now is your chance…

Our clients' Financial Crime Investigators are a vital support role across their business. Investigating all leads passed over from business lines across their product range to eliminate the presence of Financial Crime within their business. The team deals with a variety of cases across Mortgages, Invoice finance, Asset finance etc... and liaise with local law enforcement as well as many other areas of the business to conduct thorough investigations. This role is a great opportunity to upskill and broaden your knowledge in financial crime, working within a fast paced environment across a broad range of financial products.

The role of a Financial Crime Investigator is really important to our client. You will be part of a Team of 10 investigators split across their Manchester and Wilmslow offices and report in to their Financial Crime Operations Manager.

When the time is right, our client would love to welcome you to their Manchester office. In the meantime you will be based remotely. You'll be made to feel part of your new team by your Line Manager and colleagues through regular contact and virtual interaction.

What would your day look like?

  • Accurately investigate and record Fraud and money laundering referrals (Suspicious Activity Reports) from all Mortgage, Business (SME) and Savings business lines.
  • Refer relevant investigations to senior investigators and / or second line FC for approval by the bank's Nominated Officer prior to disclosure to the relevant authorities.
  • Investigate fraud and anti- money laundering referrals through key financial crime systems such as Hunter, CIFAS, OWS, and Worldcheck, working to identifying target matches, discounting false positives and accurately recording findings and outcomes.
  • Review and investigate transaction monitoring reports for suspicious activity, ensuring there are no breaches and where required seek appropriate consent from the NCA.
  • Understand and apply bank financial crime policies, such as High Risk Customer Policy, as well as have the ability to apply industry regulations such as the Money Laundering directives.
  • Liaise and respond to law enforcement requests, investigate for any suspicious activity as required.
  • Maintain accurate records of each investigation, outcome and policy exception.
  • Work within the Money Laundering framework particularly with respect to tipping off and failure to report.
  • Conduct 3rd party reviews on brokers, solicitors other third parties, escalating the outcome to the Financial Crime QC Specialist and Financial Crime Operations Manager to feed into the relevant forums.
  • Respond to ad-hoc queries providing guidance to business lines, working to improve front line financial crime awareness policies and promote best practice to the business lines in relation to Financial Crime procedures.

What do our client expect of you?

To be considered for this position you must have experience working with a Financial Crime Investigation/ prevention role within a Financial Services Organisation

You must also have:

  • Knowledge of either Fraud or AML investigation
  • Experience using CIFAS and HUNTER
  • Confident and experienced in financial services
  • Knowledge of Mortgages, Asset Finance, Invoice Finance & Savings within financial services
  • Knowledge of relevant banking regulation and legislation

What can you expect of them?

  • A friendly and flexible culture, synonymous with their proposition to their Customers.
  • A growing organisation that defines itself as being nimble, lean and strong.
  • A drive for continuous improvement, which you will be empowered to get behind from day one.
  • A communicative, accessible and approachable ExCo.

And of course, you will be compensated competitively, with a good range of core benefits and bonus potential.

Still Curious?

Our Clients' Group was formed by bringing together two very successful businesses under the parent company umbrella. Whilst their parent company operates internationally from their HQ in South Africa, our client are a UK-based financial services specialist that supports their customers across a range of products and services, with hubs throughout the UK, including London, Reading, Manchester and Cardiff.

Underpinned by their strategic blueprint, 'backing people to fulfil life's hopes and dreams', they thrive upon saying 'yes' to their customers. They respect the ingenuity of entrepreneurs and their startups; they give first-timers a leg-up onto the property ladder; and they open up the lending market to many.

This is where you come in. Our client are on a journey. A journey defined by a destination; to deliver on their purpose over the course of the next 3 to 5 years.

Join them today and they will make the same promises to you as an employee, as they do to each of their customers. Our client value your differences; welcoming applications from all sections of society. They continue to build an inclusive, empathetic and creative environment; where your views and contributions will inspire new ways of thinking.

Our client is an equal opportunities employer.

Our client do not accept speculative agency CVs. Any CV received by our client will be treated as a gift and not eligible for an agency fee. PSL agencies should only send CVs if authorised to do so by HR.

Where a DBS check or CIFAS check is identified as necessary, all application forms, job adverts and recruitment briefs will contain a statement that an application for a DBS certificate or a CIFAS check will be submitted in the event of the individual being offered the position.