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Payments Analyst - Regulatory & Risk

La Fosse Associates are recruiting for a Regulatory Payments Analyst for a 3 month, fully remote contract (Inside IR35).

What you'll be doing

  • Work in a small, highly skilled, cross-functional team of researchers, strategists, product managers, regulators and clients, to create and develop world-class digital payment solutions which adhere to regulatory requirements.
  • Set out a clear vision for how retail and commercial payments will evolve in the future whilst ensuring regulatory requirements are met and customers are treated fairly.
  • Support the strategy, design, development and delivery of new payment systems (e.g. cryptocurrency, real-time payments, open banking payments) and have the chance to influence the regulatory regime around this.
  • Supporting the development of detailed use cases and business models for new payment systems.
  • Build a detailed understanding of the payments needs of different customer groups and industry sectors.
  • Build and share a deep understanding of all the factors that enable a Fintech hub to grow and thrive: geography, history, politics, universities, skills, immigration, economics, capital, marketing and, in particular, regulation.
  • Advise clients in a wide variety of roles on how to create thriving digital financial services ecosystems whilst ensuring adherence to regulation and ensuring payments systems are safe for customers to use.

As a Regulatory Payments Analyst, you will need:

  • Passion and curiosity about fintech and the future of financial services. Strong opinions and growing expertise about the future of financial services in general and payments in particular.
  • Deep experience in the design, delivery and operation of retail and commercial payment systems. Detailed knowledge of blockchain / distributed ledger and digital currencies would be an asset.
  • Familiarity with the payments landscape, innovation and regulation in different markets (e.g. East Asia, EU/UK, Middle East, North America) and a clear understanding of the economics of payment systems and how different participants make money.
  • At least five years demonstrable experience in payments regulatory work, working for or with banks, card networks, regulators, payment processors or other payment companies.
  • A willingness and ability to travel and work on location in other countries (when it is safe to do so).
  • Exceptional attention to detail combined with the ability to think "big picture".
  • To be solutions orientated with a problem-solving energy.
  • A positive attitude and outlook.
  • Enthusiasm for working in diverse teams.