The paper is out and it’s time for action!


After months of speculation and delays, the CP for the extension of  the Senior Managers & Certification Regime (SMCR) has finally been published. The question is, did we get what we were expecting or were there any surprises? From a Worksmart point of view, it would appear to be  a realistic attempt by our conduct regulator to deliver what it promised all along; that is a “proportionate regime,” but one that is applied across market…

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Worksmart Dynamic, highly engaging, professionally qualified individual who has vast regulatory experience within Financial Services, having undertaken a variety of regulatory roles both within organisations and as external consultancy support. Qualified to diploma level for Learning & Development design, delivery, facilitation and management through the TAP suite of qualifications. A qualified business impact and ROI evaluator who truly understands the commercial aspects of having appropriately trained individuals to deliver effective results within the business Level 6 qualified from an advice perspective having worked in the field of financial services for the last 25 years and having had extensive experience of a wide number of areas such as Governance, Business Quality, Conduct Risk and Behavioural Economics to name just a few. Specialties: Extensive knowledge and experience of working with businesses to meet the requirements of the new Senior Managers Regime in Banking and Insurance for the 2016 deadlines. Experienced at designing and delivering CPD Programmes to assist firms and individuals meet the knowledge requirements for SPS renewal and for general regulatory competence. Wide experience in the Consumer Credit market place helping firms and individuals achieve regulatory authorisation from the FCA. Researching, designing and delivering training to Financial Services Staff. Undertaking research, interpreting and advising on changing legislation and the impact on the Financial Services Industry. Working with Boards delivering regulatory updates and assisting in preparing for Regulatory Interviews. Providing compliance support to firms to help them interpret legislation and align policies and procedures accordingly. Writing, Managing and Implementing Training & Competence Schemes within Financial Services organisations.

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