Association of Professional Compliance Consultants

The body for compliance consultants who advise firms regulated in the UK.

The APCC is active in enhancing the professional standards of compliance consultants and is recognised as a trade body by the FCA and other regulators. This provides our members with significant benefits in terms of direct access to the Regulators as well as business leads.  The APCC often works in conjunction with the FCA to pilot or test new initiatives, and we also provide with valuable feedback on specific subjects as requested by them.

BDO LLP

BDO UK provides tax, audit and assurance, advisory and business outsourcing services to companies across all sectors of the economy. We make the time and effort to understand our clients’ businesses and markets. Our partners and staff are specialists in their fields and have a proactive, flexible approach to helping clients overcome the challenges they face, whether that is obtaining FCA/PRA authorisation, maintaining compliance infrastructure or delivering regulatory change programmes. Our approach and expertise are what help us deliver exceptional client service. 95% of our clients would recommend us.

 

We operate from 18 locations, covering all major business centres, so that we can be close to our clients, wherever they may operate from. We have over 650 financial services specialists in our UK team working with a wide range of firms across a broad cross section of the financial services industry.

Our consultants have deep technical knowledge of all key regulatory topics, meaning we can support your firm whatever the issue of concern might be. We have deep interactions and relationships with the regulators and bring the insights gleaned from those interactions to best support our clients. Our extensive experience and ongoing engagements in relation to Skilled Persons review assignments, for both the FCA and PRA, ensure we have our fingers on the pulse of the issues and topics of concern to the regulators.

Address
Services Offered
  • Advice pre regulatory risk assessment or supervision visit
  • Authorisation - PRA
  • Authorisation -FCA
  • Authorisations/Permissions applications
  • Client Assets
  • Complaints Handling
  • Complaints Handling Reviews
  • Compliance advice
  • Compliance Support
  • Compliance Training
  • Contracting/Interim
  • Documentation
  • Due Diligence
  • Enforcement Action - AML and Payment Services
  • Enforcement Action - Financial Services
  • Expert Witness - AML and Payment Services
  • Expert Witness - Financial Services
  • FCA Authorisation for new firms
  • File Review
  • Governance
  • Health Checks
  • Information Security/Data Protection (GDPR)
  • Management training & support, Staff training
  • Marketing and Business Development
  • Mis-selling Reviews
  • Money Laundering/Financial Crime Advice and Reviews
  • Passporting/International Compliance
  • Payments Services Registration and Compliance
  • Pension Reviews
  • Regulatory Assurance
  • Regulatory Reporting Assistance
  • Regulatory Capital/Solvency
  • Regulatory Relationship Management
  • Regulatory and Examination Training and Coaching
  • Regulatory Returns Assistance
  • Regulatory Updates
  • Risk Management
  • Skilled Person Panel
Firms Served
  • Banks Deposit Takers
  • Building Societies
  • Collective Investments Funds
  • Consumer Credit Providers
  • Corporate Finance Firms
  • Credit Unions
  • Custodians/Depositaries
  • Discretionary Fund Managers
  • Electronic Money Issuers
  • Financial Advisors
  • Fintech / Regtech
  • Funeral Planning
  • High Cost Short Term Credit
  • IFA's - Wealth Managers
  • Insurance Brokers - General
  • Insurance Brokers - Pure Protection Products
  • Insurers
  • Investment Banks
  • Managing General Agents
  • Mortgage Brokers
  • Mortgage Lenders/Administrators
  • Multi Lateral Trading Facility
  • Payments Services Institutions
  • Pension Advisers
  • Pension Scheme Operator/Provider
  • Private Client Investment Management
  • Retail Investment Management
  • Securities and Futures firms
  • Stockbrokers
Upcoming Events
  1. OAC Webinar Roundtable Webinar session on the 1st September 11am calculating redress for non-compliant pension transfer advice.

    September 1 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
  2. FSCS Roundtable

    September 6 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
  3. Operational Committee Meeting

    September 20 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
  4. Women In Compliance

    September 22 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
  5. APCC Board Meeting

    September 28 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm