Create an Effective Outsourcing Policy

Nearly every business outsources some services or functions to a third party. Learn how to create an effective outsourcing policy in this article. Your suppliers and service providers need to be as compliant as you are! What is Outsourcing? The general definition of outsourcing is where a business choses an external provider to perform one […]

Sample Cookie Policy Template

Writing a Sample Cookie Policy This article goes through the main headings and sections of a sample cookie policy template. However, it is not a complete Cookie Policy Template and should be used to write your own cookie notice. Read through the ICO guidance pages on PECR if you are unsure of your cookie law […]

FCA Policy Templates and Procedures

FCA Policy Templates and Procedures are the foundation of financial and credit compliance programs. To ensure compliance with the FCA Handbook and supporting Sourcebooks, those authorised by the FCA must meet the mandatory minimum policy requirements. Our experienced team have been working in regulatory compliance for nearly 20 years. We provide more than 6000 organisations […]

Money Laundering Policy Guidance

What is Financial Crime? Financial crime, as defined by the FCA and FSMA is any kind of criminal conduct relating to money or to financial services or markets, including any offence involving: – (a) Fraud or dishonesty; or (b) Misconduct in, or misuse of information relating to, a financial market; or (c) Handling the proceeds […]

Privacy Policy Template & Guidance

Privacy Policy vs Privacy Notice In data protection programs, the terms privacy policy and privacy notice can often be used interchangeably. In most cases, they refer to the same document, the content of which aims to provide the reader with information about the how, why and what of processing personal data. There are some suggestions […]

Buy an AML Policy Template

Know Your Compliance Limited have one of the UK’s largest portfolio of policy templates and procedures. Ready to use content, whilst also being fully customisable. Our market leading AML Policy Template also contains our highly recommended AML Risk Assessment Template for meeting the regulatory and legislative requirements in preventing financial crime. Our extensive Anti Money […]

DPIA Template for GDPR Compliance

What is A Data Protection Impact Assessment (DPIA)? Data Protection Impact Assessments (DPIA) are a requirement of the UK GDPR. The assessment aids in compliance with the data protection requirements and obligations. It’s aim is to help firms identify the risks associated with data processing and those posed to data subjects. Completing a DPIA is […]

Example Information Security Policy Template

What is Information Security? Given the digital scope of business today, most firms are heavily invested in their Information Security programs and procedures. Ensuring that data, systems and infastructures are safe and secure should be run of the mill and a top priority, regardless of size or sector. Information Security in its broadest sense is […]

SMCR FIT Assessment Template

What is a Fitness & Propriety Test? The FCA make it mandatory for certain firms to assessing and verify the fitness and propriety of any employee who is (or will be) carryng out a Controlled Function; Senior Management Function; and/or a Certification Function. This requirement ensures that roles posing a significant impact or risk to […]

AML Policy Template for Accountants

Businesses and sole traders with obligations under the Money Laundering Regulations (MLR) are required to be regulated by a supervisory authority. These include bodies such as the FCA, HMRC, The Gambling Commission and certain professional bodies. Businesses operating as an accountancy service provider are overseen by the HMRC and in additon to the MLR obligations, have specific requirements they must comply with.