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.

W J Palmer Consulting Limited

Compliance consultant living and working in the North West. Helping FCA regulated firms meet their statutory and regulatory objectives.

Will Palmer has worked in financial services for over 20 years, the last 10 years of which have been spent specialising in investment compliance.  His career spans some of the world’s largest financial institutions including MBNA credit cards, Bank of America and investment bank Merrill Lynch.

Will has extensive regulatory expertise having held the FCA-approved senior manager positions of Head of Compliance (SMF 16) and Money Laundering Reporting Officer (MLRO/SMF 17) for several years at a boutique stockbroker and discretionary investment manager in Liverpool. His expertise is complemented by a degree in law and extensive professional qualifications in areas including financial planning, investment management, mortgage advice, equity release, and long term care planning.

Will has a commercial mindset and understands that compliance can be seen as the ‘business prevention department’. Having a strong appreciation for the needs of each business, Will works with his clients to ensure that their compliance requirements are met, fit for purpose and adaptable to changing requirements.

Will is a Chartered Fellow of the Chartered Institute for Securities and Investments (CISI) and a Member of the Personal Finance Society (PFS).

Fairview House, Quarry Brow, Pant Lane, Gresford, Wrexham
T: 07533477916
Services Offered
  • Authorisation -FCA
  • Authorisations/Permissions applications
  • Complaints Handling
  • Compliance advice
  • Compliance Support
  • Compliance Training
  • Documentation
  • Due Diligence
  • Enforcement Action - Financial Services
  • File Review
  • Governance
  • Money Laundering/Financial Crime Advice and Reviews
  • Regulatory Relationship Management
  • Regulatory Updates
Firms Served
  • Consumer Credit Providers
  • Custodians/Depositaries
  • Discretionary Fund Managers
  • IFA - Financial Institutions
  • Institutional Investment Management
  • Insurance Brokers - General
  • Insurance Brokers - Pure Protection Products
  • Investment Banks
  • Money Service Businesses
  • Mortgage Brokers
  • Mortgage Lenders/Administrators
  • Pension Scheme Operator/Provider
  • Private Client Investment Management
  • Restricted Financial Advisors
  • Retail Investment Management
  • Securities and Futures firms
  • SIPP providers
  • Stockbrokers
  • System Providers
  • Trade Associations - professional bodies and regulators
  • Trust Service Providers
  • Wrap Platforms
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