Job description

  • Location:
    MIF Liverpool, Reading
  • Department:
    Asset Finance & Leasing
  • Division:
    IBP Private Companies Group
  • Employment Type:
    Full time
  • Salary:

Financial Crime Team Leader (10462)

Investec is a distinctive Specialist Bank serving clients principally in the UK and South Africa. Our culture gives us our edge: we work hard to find colleagues who'll think out of the ordinary and we put them in environments where they'll flourish. We combine a flat structure with a focus on internal mobility. If you can bring an entrepreneurial spirit and a desire to learn and collaborate to your work, this could be the boost your career deserves.

Are you passionate about combating financial crime and ensuring regulatory compliance? We are seeking a dedicated Financial Crime Team Leader to join our dynamic team, working in the Vehicle Finance space. In this role, you will assist the Financial Crime Manager and the Money Laundering Reporting Officer (MLRO) by being the first point of contact for queries related to Money Laundering, Sanctions, Anti-Bribery and Corruption, Fraud, and Law Enforcement Agencies. You will also provide training and coaching to our financial crime team members.

Due to the nature of the business there will be a requirement to work one weekend per month (based on a rota system), as well as bank holidays.

What you will be doing

Risk Management and Compliance:

  • Support the Financial Crime Manager, MLRO, and FC Team in ensuring compliance with Anti Money Laundering (AML) requirements.
  • Oversee referrals from the Mann Island proposals made by the MIF Credit team and handle legal requests from Law Enforcement Agencies and Government Departments.
  • Investigate Hunter alerts and make informed recommendations.
  • Maintain an up-to-date knowledge of financial crime regulations.
  • Act as the escalation point for all issues related to Money Laundering and Fraud for MI Vehicle Finance applications.
  • Analyse suspicious activity alerts and referrals to identify potential money laundering or fraudulent activities.
  • Review CIFAS complaints and support the ongoing review of high-risk customers, including PEP alerts and trigger events.
  • Collaborate with Compliance Advisory, Compliance Monitoring, and Legal colleagues to ensure regulatory standards are met.
  • Assist in delivering financial crime-related training and keep abreast of regulatory changes.

Customer and Relationship Management:

  • Liaise with the NCA and other law enforcement agencies to ensure compliance.
  • Build effective working relationships with key internal departments and facilitate best practices within the group.

Process Management:

  • Manage SARs and law enforcement enquiries, reporting to the NCA where appropriate.
  • Conduct QA checks on the financial crime team's work.
  • Review and maintain a register of PEPs and manage DPA responsibilities related to Subject Access Requests.
  • Support team training through coaching and mentoring, and contribute to IT development initiatives.

What we are looking for:

  • Relevant experience within the Financial Crime and AML space
  • Strong regulatory knowledge relevant to the role.
  • Experience working within an Asset Finance lender

Additional Experience:

  • Experience working with Vehicle Finance highly advantageous

As part of our collaborative & agile culture, we offer hybrid working

Investec offers a range of wellbeing benefits to make our people feel healthier, balanced and more fulfilled in their lives inside and outside of work.

Here is a selection of what we offer;


Wellbeing Subsidy, Corporate Gym Membership, Virtual GP, Peppy Health App (Fertility, Menopause and Early Parenthood), Optional Private Medical & Dental Insurance


Non-contributory Pension & Discretionary Bonus

Life & Income Protection

Life Assurance, Critical Illness & Income Protection


Season Ticket Loan & Electric Vehicle Scheme 

Embedded in our culture is a sense of belonging and inclusion. This creates an environment in which everyone is free to be themselves which helps to drive innovation, creativity and ultimately business performance. At Investec we want everyone to find it easy to be themselves, and to feel they belong. It's a responsibility we all share and is integral to our purpose and values as an organisation.

Research shows that some candidates can be reluctant to apply to a role unless they meet all the criteria. We pride ourselves on our entrepreneurial spirit here and welcome you to do the same – if the role excites you, please don't let our person specification hold you back. Get in touch!

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Meet the recruiter

Shaleen Sayani


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Let us know if you need any reasonable adjustments to complete your application.

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Private Medical Cover
Virtual GP
Gym Discounts
Psychologist Service
Annual Leave
Life Assurance