Safeguarding Financial Services – A HireRight Case Study

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Identifying and mitigating people risk can be a tricky process for many, particularly those operating on a global scale, or in highly regulated markets such as financial services. Our experienced team help our clients implement reliable, robust, and proportionate screening procedures. We partner with our clients to make sure that their background screening process meets […]

Financial Services Screening – Where do you stand?

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2016 was a tumultuous year for financial services and screening. New regulations meant more scrutiny on employees, particularly those in senior positions. Since the stricter regulations have come into force, the background screening process has been in the spotlight. Re-screening is now a requirement at certain levels, new conduct rules have to be adhered to, […]

What are the challenges in Financial Services in UAE?

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HireRight recently held a roundtable in the Middle East to discuss how global Financial Services regulatory changes may impact the region. The latest whitepaper, “The Big Screen” addresses the outcomes from the discussion, and points to areas that need to be addressed for the region to adopt best practice. The event made it evidently clear […]

The Impact of Global Regulation on UAE Financial Services

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With an increasingly globalised workforce, the talent pool for the UAE’s Financial Services sector is bigger than ever. But with the shadow of the 2008 financial crisis still hanging overhead, the increased level of choice comes with the need for even greater candidate scrutiny. Internationally regulators are raising the bar when it comes to accountability […]

Hear from the Experts: Senior Managers and Certification Regime

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Our recent webcast with Financial News Custom Studio is now available to watch on demand. “Now Comes the Hard Bit: Making Sure the Senior Managers Regime Works” provides the views of HireRight’s Steve Girdler as well as representatives from Lloyds Banking Group, Chartered Banker Institute, Freshfields, and the BBA. The panel discuss the impact of […]

Regulation Ready

How New Financial Services Regulation Affects You

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In 2013, the Parliamentary Commission for Banking Standards set out plans to improve professional standards and culture in the UK financial industry, promote transparency and increase communication. Following detailed consultation, these rules come into force in March, falling under three categories: Senior Managers Regime Certification Regime Conduct Rules According to the August 2015 FCA media […]

Preventing leadership scandals in Financial Services

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How can financial services companies prevent a leadership scandal? See advice from HireRight’s Steve Girdler in a recent article featured in Global Banking & Finance Review. Some of the key points: Britain’s largest banks have paid over £50bn over the last six years for misconduct, but are now beginning to rebuild their reputation. The FCA’s […]