James is a payments expert with in-depth knowledge and understanding of the payments and e-money landscape and ecosystem, gained from many years heading up the Payment Services authorisations team at the FSA/FCA, and as Accountable Executive at the FCA responsible for the project to implement PSD2 into UK regulation. James also managed the FSA’s Passporting team for several years, establishing excellent relationships with counterparts across other EEA competent authorities.
He has extensive supervision experience in conducting on-site visits to financial services firms, from payment institutions to insurance companies, testing firms’ compliance against the applicable regulations, and operations audit experience whilst at Woolwich Building Society.
James is a member of the Association of Compliance Consultants (APCC), the Association of Foreign Exchange Providers (AFEP), the Emerging Payments Association (EPA) and the Fintech and Payments Association of Ireland (FPAI).
James holds the CII Financial Planning Certificate and the ICA Specialist Certificate in Money Laundering Risk in New Payment Products and Services.