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Financial Crime

The Financial Crime working group has the specific objective of delivering community-driven thought-leadership on the challenges of, and solutions for, problems posed by fraud and financial crime, as well as lobbying key stakeholders on financial crime-related regulation impacting members of the association.

What is a working group?

The Payments Association’s working groups are comprised of industry experts from across the payments chain, who share the mission of driving industry change to shape the future payments landscape and improve the industry on behalf of members of the association. Being a member of a working group is a fantastic opportunity to grow your network and gain valuable industry insights. All working group members are representatives of organisations with The Payments Association membership.

Each working group consists of a Core Committee and Supporter Members.

  • Committee members are engaged and active participants who commit to making regular contributions to outputs and monthly meetings. They are expected to commit 1-2 hours per month towards the working group.
  • Supporter members attend one meeting a quarter and receive the meeting notes from the other meetings.

Strategy and approach

Our mission

“This working group gives professionals with the passion and enthusiasm to reduce financial crime the opportunity to network with, share expertise and learn from like-minded people and invited external guests. We produce thought leader guides on crucial financial crime topics for members and influencers in the sector. A fantastic opportunity to help determine policies to defeat criminals who increasingly use technology to conceal their activities. We aim to ensure the good guys keep one step ahead.”

Jane Jee, Company Secretary at Numitor Limited and Risk Alert 247 Ltd, Working Group Lead

Team members

Alia Mahmud

Comply Advantage
Regulatory Affairs Practice Lead

Alison McDowell

Co-Founder and Director

Andrew Churchill

Technology Strategy
Security Consultant & Researcher

Clarinda Grundy

Associate Director Economic Crime Advisory / Financial Services Advisory

Jane Barber

Head of Payments Regulatory Engagement

Jane Jee

The Payments Association
Financial Crime Working Group Lead

Jessica Cath

Thistle Initiatives
Head of Financial Crime

Joanna Wands

Head of UK and Europe

Keith Stanton

Head of Data Services
Kellyann Headshot

Kellyann Ripnar

Fincrime Dynamics

Lisa Lee Lewis

Addeshaw Goddard

Lucy Hawley

Director FX Product Management

Mark Goldspink

TPA Ambassador
Matt Thredd

Matt Clare

VP Fraud & 3D Secure Operations

Michelle Bailey

Shapes First
Senior Consultant

Mitch Trehan

Allica Bank
Chief Compliance Officer

Neil Turner

Payments Compliance Manager

Nick Fleetwood

Form3 Tech
Senior Product Manager

Ryan Platt

Director of Risk and Compliance

Sarah Jordan

Director - Fincrime team

Tim Pigott

Payments Industry Lead

Tom Pilling

Trust Payments
Chief Risk Officer

Victoria Preece

Director of Compliance and Regulation

Members involved


The Financial Crime Working Group supported TPA’s lobbying campaign to highlight the systemic issue of fraud, particularly APP fraud, in the U.K. This also included championing members concerns around the development of a new reimbursement framework, as set out by the PSR. 

The Financial Crime Working Group launched their content programme exploring the role of data sharing in preventing financial crime. The programme included a whitepaper, podcast and webinar exploring the barriers to data sharing in the UK, related legislation and best practice for data sharing arrangements from around the globe. 

The Financial Crime working group published a whitepaper explaining the processes of identification and authentication, presenting an overview of the technologies and suppliers that can help businesses know who their customers under the threat of criminal activity such as money laundering, financing terrorism and fraud.

Chryssi Chorafa, CEO and Founder of Starlix and Francisco Mainez, Financial Crime Lead at Lucinity, join Nick Fleetwood, Head of Data Services at Form3 to reflect on findings from The Payments Association’s report ‘Data Sharing to Prevent Economic Crime’. Thanks to Form3, benefactor to TPA’s Financial Crime Working Group.

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Interested in joining our Financial Crime Working Group?

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