Legal and Compliance

Compliance Officer

Remote   |   Full Time

Compliance is paramount and we need an exceptional Compliance Officer who will be an integral part of the team driving our rapid growth.


vyne is on a mission to change the way we pay and get paid online. Using Open Banking and financial APIs, we are making payments faster, safer and cheaper for businesses and consumers to transact.


We have some stellar investors (who previously backed Revolut, JustEat, UIPath, Transferwise) and now they are backing their next star company.


The role is home-based, but with regular team meet-ups in London, Cambridge, Milan and Amsterdam. In addition, the role holder will regularly travel to the locations our merchant partners happen to be in.


The Compliance Officer will be responsible for all compliance obligations and planning, including regulatory body liaison, design, implemention and monitoring of appropriate processes and regular reporting to the COO.  The role will be an early hire into the team, with the opportunity to assist in shaping and streamlining an effective compliance process and building a compliance team.  Applicants need not have fear of hard work and application.


We are building a new business in a new area of payments - this is an exciting opportunity to be part of something huge.  Our aspirations are high.  You will be responsible for a significant area of the business - from designing / implementing processes that suit all merchant business types to dealing with audits to dealing with regulations. The scope of success is up to you - and the rewards will reflect this.


Areas of responsibility:

  • Responsible for the continuing compliance of the company with applicable financial laws and regulations (PSR 2017, AML, Sanctions Act 1977 PSD 2 etc.)

  • Responsible for compliance with banking payment regulations

  • Creation, implementation and continuing compliance with internal governance policies including ethics and integrity policies

  • Implementing risk and compliance policies to improve overall risk management

  • Deal with banks and other external parties (regulators, external counsel etc.) for compliance and other matters related to the licenses and business

  • Act as a Director and legal representative for the business and provide information for the shareholders and the Board of Directors on pertinent matters

  • Responsible for controlled pursuit of business and ethical business operations, including any outsourced activities

  • Provide regulatory advice and strategically evaluate certain deals / transactions

  • Reduce liability and exposure / Implement procedures that improve risk and compliance management

  • Promote compliance with applicable laws and regulations relating to employment relationships, intellectual property rights / obligations, and professional responsibilities



Professional Experience

  • Experience with financial regulations and financial supervision by government authorities

  • Experience with PISP licenses and relevant authorities (International preferred)

  • Proven experience in an international business environment

  • Experience in interacting with the Shareholders on various issues such as corporate governance, ethics and compliance, and strategic deals

  • 7 years + of relevant experience

  • Bachelor degree (Legal preferable and a Masters in addition is a plus)

  • AML experience

  • Intimately familiar with PSD2

  • Team leadership experience

  • Close working relationships with business development teams to advise and shape solution offering

  • Transaction queries - Monitoring and reporting on best practices

  • MLRO experience / knowledge and reporting / procedure for reporting to relevant authorities


Specific Knowledge

  • The European legislation applicable under PSD 1 and 2, interacting legislation and subordinate legislation

  • Broad knowledge of AML regulations and the implementation on a business level

  • Knowledge of risk management frameworks, compliance frameworks and system implementation

  • Overall broad legal knowledge (corporate law, litigation, intellectual property, labour and employment law, etc.)

  • Understanding of e-Commerce business and international payments

  • Awareness and ability to develop legal strategy and objectives

  • Ability to anticipate legal and regulatory challenges

  • Computer literacy


Personal Attributes

  • Driven self-starter, comfortable taking the lead to deliver targets

  • High degree of professional ethics and integrity

  • Detail orientated

  • A powerful communicator and Team player

  • Results driven and analytical - successfully combining short and long term wins

  • Relentless curiosity and willingness to grow and learn

  • A never waning attitude of wanting to take things to the next level

  • Oh, and did we mention energy?  Energy, relentless positivity and the charisma to mobilise and motivate everyone you represent vyne to. 


What's in it for you?


Great package

Great Team

Great rewards

Endless opportunities

Career advancement

Chance to be an impactive player, not a corporate clone

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