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Senior Legal Counsel

Location: London, United Kingdom

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Who We Are 
Moneycorp is a thriving dynamic business with an excellent reputation helping Corporate and Private Clients with their FX and International Payments requirements for over 40 years. As a globally expanding business, our footprint covers UK & Ireland, Europe, USA, Canada, Hong Kong, UAE, and Brazil! 
With our extremely rare single IBAN multi-currency account, we are able to assist with a variety of different payment needs, including business payment solutions, personal payments abroad (for example buying a property), travel money, as well as the ability to offer interest on deposits. Supplementing this, we also support the global supply chain of wholesale banknotes through our Financial Institutions Group (FIG) and partnership with the US Federal Reserve Bank, to build deeper payment relationships with international banking customers. 
It is through obtaining our own banking and payment licenses, the acquisition of two banking platforms and access to 16+ liquidity providers that we are able to proposition a trailblazing FinTech payment infrastructure that simplifies our customer’s diverse business needs and reduce their costs. There is no doubt that we are a major player and differentiated ourselves in a continuously evolving and competitive industry. 
With 600+ employees, Moneycorp prides itself in attracting some of the world’s top talent and the people who work at Moneycorp are truly behind its continued success. As Moneycorp continues to expand into new territories, there are considerable opportunities for growth for newcomers and the learning possibilities are endless. We welcome you to be part of a team which has a passion for the business, all within a collaborative and supportive working environment that has ultimately translated to a unique exciting business. To find out more about our journey click here. 
Who You Are / Your Next Challenge 
We have an amazing opportunity for a Senior Legal Counsel to join our Legal team on a full-time / permanent basis. Based in our London, Victoria Office, this role reports directly to the Head of Legal. The role will work with the wider legal team to act as legal support for the UK business and wider international Moneycorp Group. 
You will be joining an exciting team and working in a fun fast paced environment, with a diverse mix of stakeholders that have varying needs. Therefore, the successful candidate will need to be a self-starter as there is an opportunity to make an immediate and tangible impact and define how cost management will work across the Group. 
What we’re looking for / Skills that will help you in the role  
  • Extensive commercial legal experience essential.
  • Legal knowledge and the application of FSMA, E-money, PSD2, MiFID II and digital asset regulation, FCA and PRA rules and guidance in relation to Financial Services.
  • UK qualified lawyer with proven experience gained in a large law firm and/or in-house with a major firm.
  • An understanding of the financial services industry preferable.
  • Ability to multi-task with accuracy
  • High-level of attention to detail
  • Proficient at establishing credibility quickly and building relationships at all levels, influencing a range of senior stakeholders and challenging decision making to help drive continuous improvements.
  • Ability to communicate effectively (both oral and written), stay calm and work well under pressure to meet competing deadlines.
  • Solution-focused approach and the ability to make objective/ evidence based decisions and influence recommendations and decisions using insights.
  • Consultative style with the ability to breakdown complex information to suit target audience.
  • Resilient to change, adapting to and supporting new situations with confidence.
  • Excellent analytical skills, with ability to think independently and draw conclusions.
  • Ability to minute meetings accurately
  • Good time-management
This is a fantastic opportunity for someone to take on a fundamental role within the Legal team, who is keen to get involved in multiple tasks within an established growing international organisation, and provides amazing scope for both strategic and operational self-development. 
Please note: This is a full-time, permanent position with an opportunity to work hybrid within our Legal team in London.  
What you get in return: 
This role offers a competitive salary, plus a benefits package including private medical health insurance. 
If the role sounds like you, we invite you to upload a copy of your CV and can do this by clicking on the Apply Now button. 
Start date: ASAP 
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Diversity and Inclusion  
Moneycorp is proud to be an Equal Opportunity employer. Across our Group, Moneycorp maintains a philosophy that an inclusive company culture inspires creativity, fosters a sense of belonging, and is imperative to both personal and professional growth. With a makeup of 47 percent female employees, Moneycorp has a remarkably diverse workforce. Our commitment to inclusion and opportunity continues to evolve and improve as we listen and engage with our diverse teams. 
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, colour, family or medical care leave, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, medical condition, national origin, political affiliation, status as an individual with a physical or mental disability status as an individual with a protected veteran status, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by applicable laws, regulations and ordinances. 
Moneycorp believes that diversity is critical to our success in helping Corporate and Private Clients with their FX and International Payments requirements across the world and is committed to creating an inclusive, mutually respectful environment which celebrates diversity. We hire on the basis of talent, merit, competence, performance, and business needs. 

Interested in working for Moneycorp?

There’s never been a more exciting time to join Moneycorp. We’re proud to be playing a pivotal role in shaping the future of the payments industry and we’d be delighted to hear from you if you feel you’d be a good fit for us.

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