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Financial Crime Analyst - Anti Money Laundering

Financial Crime Analyst - Anti Money Laundering

  • Location(s): UK Wide
  • Salary: Competitive
  • Contract Type: Permanent
  • Ref: R00AOR00915
  • Closing Date: 13 December 2021
  • We're happy to consider flexible working approaches for this role

The annual salary for this role will be up to £21,830 dependent on experience.

We have a unique opportunity within AML Operations for a talented and ambitious individual to come and join our mission to protect the Society against Economic Crime. The Economic Crime department are responsible for protecting Nationwide and its members from all types of economic crime, including; money laundering, terrorist financing, sanctions and bribery and corruption.

This role is in a department with an outstanding reputation, captivating subject matter and industry leading results that will see you work alongside advanced detection systems, reacting to ever changing methods of economic crime, whilst striving to deliver exceptional member experience.

This role provides the opportunity to be involved in making a real difference to not only Nationwide but to our members lives and is integral to Nationwide’s purpose, putting our members at the heart of everything we do.

Due to COVID-19 the way we are operating as an organisation is changing. As a result, we are flexible on location however, some travel will be required to our Swindon site for meetings/training etc (role will be full-time working from home to begin with)

If you've applied for this role within the last 6 months and were not successful unfortunately we're unable to consider your application for this role. If we receive a high volume of relevant applications, we may close the advert earlier than the advertised date, so please apply as soon as you can.

What you’ll be doing

As a Financial Crime Analyst, you will be responsible for carrying out thorough investigations on Nationwide’s member base in order to identify potential risks to the Society. This will involve:


  • Completing enhanced due diligence and ongoing monitoring activities in respect of Sanctions, PEP (Politically Exposed Person) and other high risk individuals/entities.
  • Conducting thorough investigations into suspicions of Money Laundering.
  • Writing Suspicious Activity Reports to the National Crime Agency.
  • Collating responses to court order and information requests from law enforcement agencies.
  • Performing detailed customer risk assessments on members utilising multiple internal and external data sources, making recommendations relating to the future management of these relationships in line with internal risk appetite.
  • Making and receiving phone calls both internally and externally for example from law enforcement, other financial institutions and members.

However you undertake your work, the purpose will always be the same – protecting the Society from Economic Crime.

About you

No two days are the same so we’re looking for someone who is a key team player, who is also able to work in a varied and fast paced environment.

As a minimum requirement you must have:

  • Excellent investigation experience, inclusive of data analysis and decision making.
  • Strong written and verbal communications skills, with a high attention to detail and the ability to produce quality documentation and reporting.
  • Strong time management, prioritisation and organisation skills.
  • Knowledge of Financial Crime legislation, regulation and industry best practice.


It would be nice if you also had:

  • Experience of working in a Financial Crime, Risk, Compliance or Audit type role in the financial services industry.
  • An understanding of Nationwide’s products, services, delivery channels, core systems and processes.
  • An ICA Financial Crime or AML qualification.

The extras you’ll get

There are all sorts of employee benefits available at Nationwide, including:

  • A personal pension – if you put in 7% of your salary, we’ll top up by a further 16%
  • Up to 2 days of paid volunteering a year
  • Life assurance worth 8x your salary
  • A great selection of additional benefits through our salary sacrifice scheme
  • Access to an annual performance related bonus
  • Access to training to help you develop and progress your career
  • 25 days holiday

Why work at Nationwide

We’re a building society founded by ordinary people, our members, who came together to help each other get the most from their money, buy homes and save for their futures. For over 130 years, we’ve supported each other and our communities, and we’ve done the right thing for wider society too.

If you come to work here at Nationwide, you’ll be part of that. Part of something a bit different. And something really quite special.

What’s more, we have a strong ethic of care for each other and our members. We recognise that our employees feel most appreciated when their thoughts and values are respected and considered. We’re committed to creating a culture that recognises and truly values our individual differences and identities. So, if you’d like to be a part of an inclusive workplace where you can be yourself, where your talents are nurtured, and you feel empowered to contribute, then please apply and help us in building society, nationwide.

What to do next

If this role is for you, please click the ‘Apply Now’ button. You’ll need to attach your up to date CV and answer a few quick questions for us.

We respond to everyone, so we will be in contact shortly after the closing date to let you know the outcome of your application.

Financial Crime Analyst - Anti Money Laundering

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