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.

Thistle Initiatives Limited

About

Thistle Initiatives operates across the financial services market, in sectors as diverse as fintech and general insurance.  Clients range from niche start-ups to the largest of distributors, including investment specialists and insurers.

We operate in five primary sectors:

FINTECH
GENERAL INSURANCE
INVESTMENT
CONSUMER CREDIT
PAYMENT SERVICES
Our team of over 50 staff is divided into practice specialists so clients can be sure of dealing with individuals who understand their market.

We advise and support firms in relation to compliance with FCA regulation, PRA requirements and key legislation impacting the financial services industry including GDPR and the Money Laundering Regulations 2017.


Address
2ND FLOOR 4 ST. PAUL'S CHURCHYARD LONDON
EC4M 8AY
T: 02074360630
E: info@thistleinitiatives.co.uk
W: http://www.thistleinitiatives.co.uk
Services Offered
  • Authorisation - FCA
  • Client Assets
  • Complaints Handling
  • Complaints Handling Reviews
  • Compliance Advice
  • Compliance Support
  • Compliance Training
  • Documentation
  • Due Diligence
  • Enforcement Action - Financial Services
  • Enforment Action - AML and Payment Services
  • Expert Witness - AML and Payment Services
  • Expert Witness - Financial Services
  • File Review
  • File Reviews
  • Governance
  • Health Checks
  • Information security / Data protection
  • Money Laundering / Financial Crime
  • Passporting / International Compliance
  • Payments Services Registration and compliance
  • Pension Reviews
  • Regulatory Capital / Solvency
  • Regulatory Hosting / Incubation
  • Regulatory Relationship Management
  • Regulatory Returns Assistance
  • Regulatory Updates
  • Risk Management
Firms Served
  • Advice pre-regulatory risk assessment or supervision
  • Authorisation - FCA
  • Authorised Professional Persons
  • Claims Management Companies
  • Collective Investment Funds
  • Company Service Providers
  • Consumer Credit Providers
  • Corporate Finance Firms
  • Crypto (Capital markets)
  • Crypto (payment services)
  • Custodians/Depositaries
  • Discretionary fund managers
  • Electronic Money Issuers
  • Enforcement Action – AML and Payment Services
  • Enforcement Action – Financial Services
  • Expert Witness – AML and Payment Services
  • Expert Witness – Financial Services
  • Fintech / Regtech
  • Funeral Planning
  • High Value Dealers
  • IFA - inc IFA divisions of financial institutions
  • Institutional investment management
  • Insurance Brokers - Pure Protection Products
  • Insurance Brokers General
  • Insurers
  • Investment Banks
  • Lead generation firms
  • Mis-selling Reviews
  • Money Services Businesses
  • Mortgage Brokers
  • Mortgage Lenders/Administrators
  • Multilateral trading facilities
  • Payment Service Institutions
  • Pension Advisers
  • Pension Scheme Operator/Provider
  • Private Client investment management
  • Restricted Financial Advisors
  • Retail Investment Managers
  • Securities and Futures firms
  • SIPP providers
  • Stockbrokers