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  • So many FinTech start-ups struggle with compliance, and I have had many people ask me how they can get their compliance in order. I have dedicated today’s episode to answering that question so listen in as I explain the three key components which make up a FinTech compliance structure that is likely to lead to success: pragmatic risk taking, efficient processes, and good documentation and policies.

    If you found value in this episode, I would really appreciate if you could leave a review! My mission is to help and support as many FinTech startups as possible, and when you leave a positive review, more people can find this podcast and help their companies! If you are on Apple, just click here to review, select “Ratings and Reviews” and “Write a Review” and tell me what your favorite part of the podcast is.

    Today's episode:

    [00:38] A reminder about our giveaway!

    [01:34] What sparked my decision to discuss today’s topic.

    [03:07] The three key components which make up a good compliance structure.

    [03:41] How these three key components interact.

    [05:24] I explain what can go wrong when you are missing the documentation component of your compliance structure, using Binance as an example.

    [07:55] Problems that commonly occur when efficient processes have not been put in place.

    [10:23] Why I refer to the disconnect between what companies say and what they do as window dressing.

    [10:54] A real world example of window dressing.

    [12:06] Challenges that you will run into if you do not engage in pragmatic risk taking.

    [14:31] An overview of the importance of the three components I have talked about in today’s episode.

    Giveaway:

    To celebrate 1 year anniversary of this podcast, I will be hosting a giveaway for my listeners. We winners will get free access to one of my workshops (you choose which one)!

    Here’s how to participate:

    Leave a rating and a review for the Competitive That Makes Sense podcast on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Google podcasts! Send a screenshot of your rating/review to me by email yana@competitivecompliance.com or DM me on Instagram or LinkedIn Submissions for multiple podcasting platforms are allowed to increase your chances! Giveaway ends on September 21st at midnight CET One prize for every 10 submissions will be granted!

    Here’s where you can look at my full workshops list: https://competitivecompliance.co/trainings-calendar/

    The winners will be contacted by email by September 22nd, and they should reply within 48 hours. I would need your email, name and the name of the workshop you choose to grant you access rights!

    It’s been incredible to me how much this niche podcast has grown over the past year. Whether you’re a long-time listener or have only discovered it recently, I want to thank you from the bottom of my heart; your continued support truly means a lot to me and I wouldn’t be able to do this without all of you!

    Show links:

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  • Through my years of experience working with FinTech start-ups, I have noticed that many CEOs have a strange relationship with compliance. Often, CEOs don’t know when to act or when not to act when it comes to compliance issues. I have developed two guiding principles that I use to build relationships between businesses and compliance, which I am going to share with you in today’s episode. These will make it much easier for CEOs to make decisions when it comes to compliance. Also, I am running a very exciting giveaway, so listen in to hear how you can win!

    If you found value in this episode, I would really appreciate if you could leave a review! My mission is to help and support as many FinTech startups as possible, and when you leave a positive review, more people can find this podcast and help their companies! If you are on Apple, just click here to review, select “Ratings and Reviews” and “Write a Review” and tell me what your favorite part of the podcast is.

    Today's episode:

    [00:35] An announcement about a very exciting giveaway I am running!

    [02:17] The question that prevents CEOs from making their compliance function more efficient.

    [02:34] What I have noticed about the relationship that CEOs have with compliance.

    [03:10] Problems that arise when people don’t have a system of guiding principles around when to act and when not to act.

    [04:06] Requests that I have recently had from a few clients.

    [04:55] The two guiding principles that I use to build bridges between businesses and compliance.

    [05:59] More details about my first guiding principle, including some examples.

    [08:51] Examples of how to make use of my second guiding principle.

    [09:55] Act based on what you know.

    [11:00] What the role of the CEO is with regard to compliance.

    Giveaway:

    To celebrate 1 year anniversary of this podcast, I will be hosting a giveaway for my listeners. We winners will get free access to one of my workshops (you choose which one)!

    Here’s how to participate:

    Leave a rating and a review for the Competitive That Makes Sense podcast on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Google podcasts! Send a screenshot of your rating/review to me by email yana@competitivecompliance.com or DM me on Instagram or LinkedIn Submissions for multiple podcasting platforms are allowed to increase your chances! Giveaway ends on September 21st at midnight CET One prize for every 10 submissions will be granted!

    Here’s where you can look at my full workshops list: https://competitivecompliance.co/trainings-calendar/

    The winners will be contacted by email by September 22nd, and they should reply within 48 hours. I would need your email, name and the name of the workshop you choose to grant you access rights!

    It’s been incredible to me how much this niche podcast has grown over the past year. Whether you’re a long-time listener or have only discovered it recently, I want to thank you from the bottom of my heart; your continued support truly means a lot to me and I wouldn’t be able to do this without all of you!

    Show links:

    Interested in FinTech compliance? - consider investing in the FinTech Compliance Self-Starter Package! I would love to invite you to sign up for my newsletter. If you are interested, please click here.
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  • The well-established nature and high price points of large consulting firms have led to the common assumption that they are the best choice for FinTech companies looking for support with their license applications. Big 4 firms do have a role to play, but in today’s show I explain why this role is different than you may think, using real world examples from my own clients’ experiences.

    If you found value in this episode, I would really appreciate if you could leave a review! My mission is to help and support as many FinTech startups as possible, and when you leave a positive review, more people can find this podcast and help their companies! If you are on Apple, just click here to review, select “Ratings and Reviews” and “Write a Review” and tell me what your favorite part of the podcast is.

    Today's episode:

    [01:34] A common belief that people have about large legal firms.

    [02:38] What an efficient license application process should look like.

    [03:27] I share a personal experience which highlights why I don’t recommend using Big 4 firms for license applications.

    [05:31] Another example of why Big 4 firms are not the places to go for license applications.

    [07:01] The kinds of clients I usually work with.

    [07:30] Elements you need to have in order when you are applying for a license, and the dangers of trying to do all of them at the same time.

    [08:50] When it is a good idea to approach a Big 4 firm.

    [11:28] Why Big 4 firms are not equipped to handle forward looking projects where they have to deal with risks.

    [12:56] How Big 4 firms justify their value and their high costs.

    [15:00] The main reason that I believe you should not be approaching Big 4 firms to support your license application.



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  • Most founders would rather be seen as an inspirational, positive figure in their organization, and not as the person who has to constantly push back against their compliance team. If you are one of those founders who feels as if they are always playing the bad cop, this episode is for you! In today’s show I share my perspective on how to improve the relationship between founders and compliance officers; it is not a quick fix, and involves some major changes incorporated in a subtle way, but if you are able to implement these changes, it will benefit the parties on both sides of the equation, and the organization as a whole.

    If you found value in this episode, I would really appreciate it if you could leave a review! My mission is to help and support as many FinTech startups as possible, and when you leave a positive review, more people can find this podcast and help their companies! If you are on Apple, just click here to review, select “Ratings and Reviews” and “Write a Review” and tell me what your favorite part of the podcast is.

    Today's episode:

    [00:38] Why this month feels different, in a good way!

    [01:21] The common theme that I have recently noticed amongst FinTech founders.

    [01:58] A founder who I worked with in the past who hired someone to play the “bad cop” role.

    [03:55] Reasons that founders don’t want to push back against compliance officers, and why this isn’t the right mindset to have.

    [04:52] Why decisions around compliance issues usually fall onto the shoulders of founders.

    [07:03] What founders need to understand about their compliance teams.

    [08:20] I share a story which highlights the old-fashioned nature of compliance in some organizations.

    [11:12] Why creating long lasting changes in compliance is going to take time.

    [12:55] Just-in-time versus just-in-case compliance.

    [13:28] My recommendations for changing the compliance culture in your organization for the better.

    [15:44] Why you should make it clear that changes relating to compliance don’t have to be permanent.

    [16:56] The importance of regular reviews and analyses of the changes you are implementing.

    [20:07] Content you can expect at the brand-new workshop that I am going to be holding on August 24th.

    Show links:

    Interested in FinTech compliance? – Consider investing in the FinTech Compliance Self-Starter Package! I would love to invite you to sign up for my newsletter. If you are interested, please click here. Interested in partnering with Lirium AG and offering crypto services to your customers? - click here for more information Join the "How to open bank accounts for FinTech startups" workshop here
  • The pan-governmental regulatory body, The Basel Committee, recently released a draft document which contains a proposal that is sure to change the cryptocurrency landscape. In this episode, I explain what the proposed regulation means for banks who are holding cryptocurrencies, and the opportunities that this brings about for Fintech companies who are not held to the same excessive restrictions.

    If you found value in this episode, I would really appreciate it if you could leave a review! My mission is to help and support as many FinTech startups as possible, and when you leave a positive review, more people can find this podcast and help their companies! If you are on Apple, just click here to review, select “Ratings and Reviews” and “Write a Review” and tell me what your favorite part of the podcast is.

    Today's episode:

    [01:02] The draft issued by The Basel Committee regarding banks and cryptocurrencies.

    [02:27] An explanation of capital adequacy requirements that banks are subjected to.

    [03:11] How banks calculate the amount of reserves of particular assets they need to hold.

    [04:02] What The Basel Committee’s proposed high-risk categorization of cryptocurrencies means for banks holding cryptocurrencies.

    [05:46] Experts’ opinions on what the proposal means for the future of banks holding cryptocurrencies.

    [06:42] Interest that banking customers are showing in cryptocurrencies.

    [07:10] Partnerships that banks are considering entering into in order to meet their customers' desires for cryptocurrencies.

    [08:20] Examples of partnerships between banks and other organizations which already exist.

    [09:18] My thoughts about the future of this industry, and the opportunities for Fintech companies.

    [11:15] The workshop I am going to be holding on August 24th.

    Show links:

    Interested in FinTech compliance? – Consider investing in the FinTech Compliance Self-Starter Package! I would love to invite you to sign up for my newsletter. If you are interested, please click here. Interested in partnering with Lirium AG and offering crypto services to your customers? – Click here for more information. Join the "How to open bank accounts for FinTech startups" workshop here.
  • Over the past few years, there has been an increase in the amount of money that companies are spending on compliance, but this is not having its desired effect; there are just as many, if not more, compliance issues occurring. In today’s episode I explain why the old top-down certification-based approach to compliance is outdated, and I share what I think would be a better use of your time if you are interested in the field of compliance.

    If you found value in this episode, I would really appreciate if you could leave a review! My mission is to help and support as many FinTech startups as possible, and when you leave a positive review, more people can find this podcast and help their companies! If you are on Apple, just click here to review, select “Ratings and Reviews” and “Write a Review” and tell me what your favorite part of the podcast is.

    Today's episode:

    [00:40] Why I decided to take on today’s topic, which can be quite polarizing.

    [02:20] Recent interest that has been shown for the compliance sector.

    [03:06] The reasons that people pursue CAMS certification.

    [05:44] Goals of the institutional, top-down method of compliance, and why this approach is so problematic.

    [08:14] What traditional compliance teachers believe is point of compliance is.

    [09:01] Learnings I have had from speaking to leaders and founders about compliance.

    [10:26] Increases in the cost of compliance over the past few years, and why this has not had its desired effect.

    [13:00] Factors that are not important in a business, and those that are.

    [13:22] What you will learn from traditional compliance certification training, and what you won’t.

    [16:23] What I would advise you to do instead of the compliance certification training.

    Show links:

    Interested in FinTech compliance? - consider investing in the FinTech Compliance Self-Starter Package! I would love to invite you to sign up for my newsletter. If you are interested, please click here.
  • I have been part of dozens of FinTech projects over the last three years and they were all successful, which is why I felt that for today’s episode it would be helpful to share with you where and why FinTech start-up founders can be unsuccessful with their license applications. From positioning, to mindset, to switching gears, this information helps you get your business successfully licensed! If you found value in this episode, I would really appreciate if you could leave a review! My mission is to help and support as many FinTech startups as possible, and when you leave a positive review, more people can find this podcast and help their companies! If you are on Apple, just click here to review, select “Ratings and Reviews” and “Write a Review” and tell me what your favorite part of the podcast is.

    Today's episode: [00:48] Why I felt hesitant talking about FinTech licensing failures and potentially critizising the work of others. [02:24] One of the biggest mistakes that FinTech start-up founders make is the way they position their business. [04:26] The importance of doing things in the correct sequence when you are setting up your FinTech business. [05:31] A dangerous mindset that many FinTech founders adopt when they begin to experience a level of success. [06:53] Why companies may decide not to pursue their license applications. [08:01] Switching gears; what this means and how it can result in an unsuccessful license application. [09:20] Reasons that moving countries usually doesn’t work out well.

    Show links: If you enjoy learning about FinTech compliance and want to be up-to-date with the recent trends, I would love to invite you to sign up for my newsletter here. Urgently need to prepare FinTech compliance documentation, but have no time and cannot afford to hire help right now - consider investing in the FinTech Compliance Self-Starter Package. It will instantly grant you access to all core policies, procedures, license application template and disclosures any FinTech startup needs to survive and grow.

  • Enquiries are okay, but nobody likes getting complaints from customers, and in this episode of Compliance That Makes Sense I am going to share some tips on what you can do to avoid them! I use examples to explain why it is important to have simple, transparent T’s and C’s, and the upsides and downsides of offering a long guarantee period on your product. If you found value in this episode, I would really appreciate if you could leave a review! My mission is to help and support as many FinTech startups as possible, and when you leave a positive review, more people can find this podcast and help their companies! If you are on Apple, just click here to review, select “Ratings and Reviews” and “Write a Review” and tell me what your favorite part of the podcast is. Today's episode: [00:32] Hey guys! Today we are going to take about how to reduce the number of customer complaints. [01:07] The reason I decided to do an episode on this topic. [02:54] Why I think you should make your T&C’s as simple as possible. [04:22] Examples of customer enquiries (which are different to customer complaints). [05:36] What a formal customer complaint is. [06:41] An example that highlights why having easily understandable T&C’s will benefit you. [08:58] Why my business mentor recommends offering a long guarantee period. [11:00] Some downsides of offering a long guarantee period. [11:45] Common customer complaints relating to fintech services. [15:15] Bye for now!

    Show links: Interested in FinTech compliance? - consider investing in the FinTech Compliance Self-Starter Package! I would love to invite you to sign up for my newsletter. If you are interested, please click here.

  • In today’s episode of Compliance That Makes Sense I am going to burst the bubble of confusion that exists around passporting. By the end of today’s show, you will understand what passporting means, the benefits of it, what the available three passportable services are, and the process that you need to follow to get passported.

    If you found value in this episode, I would really appreciate if you could leave a review! My mission is to help and support as many FinTech startups as possible, and when you leave a positive review, more people can find this podcast and help their companies! If you are on Apple, just click here to review, select “Ratings and Reviews” and “Write a Review” and tell me what your favorite part of the podcast is.

    Today's episode:

    [00:32] Greetings from Majorca, and an introduction to today’s topic.

    [01:12] Confusion that exists around passporting in the EU.

    [01:33] An explanation of what passporting is.

    [02:18] The three passportable services covering different financial activities.

    [03:50] Examples of circumstances under which your license will not be passportable.

    [05:42] Why it is important to understand the difference between passportable and non-passportable services.

    [06:38] How you can provide services without passporting, and the limitations of using this model.

    [08:10] Warnings that can be given for businesses offering services without passporting.

    [10:06] The process that you need to follow to get passported.

    [12:38] If you haven’t heard back 3 months after submitting your application, you can assume everything is fine.

    [14:46] Bye for now!

    Show links:

    Interested in FinTech compliance? - consider investing in the FinTech Compliance Self-Starter Package! I would love to invite you to sign up for my newsletter. If you are interested, please click here.
  • This episode of Compliance That Makes Sense was inspired by interactions that I recently had with two of my clients, both of whom were having problems with the compliance experts they had hired. The information I am going to share with you today will help you to avoid making the same mistakes they did. Firstly, I debunk the myth that compliance hires should be experts in the specific country in which you are working, and I explain why a geographically broader scope of knowledge will be more beneficial to your company. Secondly, I explain what each characteristic on the DISC personality profile is likely to predict about a person’s ability to perform in the start-up world in general, and as a compliance expert specifically.

    If you enjoy this episode, please share it with friends, leave comments and reviews, and join the conversation.

    Compliance person needs to be able to get things done even if things aren’t going smoothly.

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    If you found value in this episode, I would really appreciate it if you could leave a review! My mission is to help and support as many FinTech startups as possible, and when you leave a positive review, more people can find this podcast and help their companies!
    If you are on Apple, just click here to review, select “Ratings and Reviews” and “Write a Review” and tell me what your favorite part of the podcast is.

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    Today's episode:

    [00:33] Hi guys, wishing you a beautiful day today!

    [01:08] The reason that I was inspired to have this discussion about mistakes people make when hiring compliance experts.

    [02:00] Assumptions about hiring compliance experts made by two clients that I recently worked with.

    [03:06] Why I disagree with the practice of only hiring people who only have expertise in a specific country.

    [05:54] Why working with companies who have projects in many different countries will be beneficial.

    [07:51] What the DISC personality profile is.

    [09:44] The characteristics on the DISC profile which largely determine whether someone will be successful in the start-up world.

    [11:58] Why a lower compliance score on the DISC profile increases a person’s chances of succeeding as an entrepreneur.

    [14:30] I run through how important each of the DISC characteristics is for a person in a compliance role.

    [17:45] Bye for now!

    Show links:

    Interested in FinTech compliance? - consider investing in the FinTech Compliance Self-Starter Package! I would love to invite you to sign up for my newsletter. If you are interested, please click here.
  • Regulatory projects often take longer than you may expect, which can be very frustrating. On today’s episode of Compliance That Makes Sense, I am going to explain the various reasons that delays occur, and the circumstances under which you should expect these delays and prepare for them so that you aren’t disappointed. Of course, every project is unique, so keep in mind that these are just guidelines. I’ll also share with you what the average length of time is for the completion of a regulatory project, and why you should be careful of who you trust when it comes to obtaining information about regulatory projects. I’ve also got some exciting news to share, so don’t miss out on this episode!

    If you enjoy this episode, please share it with friends, leave comments and reviews, and join the conversation.

    Today's episode:

    [00:36] Why I am feeling very happy and excited today!

    [02:03] All regulatory projects are unique, but I share the average length of time that they will take to complete.

    [02:57] Why you need to expect a delay if you are applying for a license now.

    [04:04] How new laws impact your ability to obtain compliance.

    [07:10] Other challenges which can also slow you down.

    [08:17] The grass isn’t greener on the other side.

    [10:44] How to prepare for delays that arise due to changes in the law.

    [13:20] Why you can’t trust everyone who speaks at conferences about regulatory frameworks.

    [17:00] Plan for a year long wait to receive your compliance!

    [17:23] Bye for now!

    Show links:

    Interested in FinTech compliance? - consider investing in the FinTech Compliance Self-Starter Package! I would love to invite you to sign up for my newsletter. If you are interested, please click here.
  • In this episode of Compliance That Makes Sense, I am talking about geo-expansions in FinTech, how to prepare for your expansion, what to have in mind, what the options are and how I recommend going about it. When I talk about geo-expansion, what I mean is that you have an existing entity, and you are simply adding a new country into your scope of services. I will share some questions I have received and give my answers and suggestions to help you if you are considering geo-expansions.

    If you enjoy this episode, please share it with friends, leave comments and reviews, and join the conversation.

    Today's episode:

    [00:33] Hey guys, I'm back!

    [01:58] Do I launch all the countries at once or sequence them one after another?

    [04:51] I share some practical aspects to consider when you launch in a different country.

    [07:59] Listen, as I describe reasons, you need a different fee structure or terms and conditions for people from different countries.

    [08:19] I recommend that it's better to start with a soft launch.

    [10:15] The last question I want to cover is how to communicate with authorities, both your home regulator where you are based and with the local authorities if needed.

    [12:52] It's always a good idea to share with regulators your financial projections.

    [15:02] Financial service usage is driven by a desire to pay or be paid with fewer fees and more speed, and better transparency.

    [16:31] Bye for now!

    Show links:

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  • In this episode of Compliance That Makes Sense, I am talking about a controversial topic; which is how to choose a crypto card if you are a consumer or if you are a Fintech and you are offering a crypto card; what considerations you need to keep in mind, especially around offering prepaid versus debit cards. As a consumer, you might want to know why you might need a crypto card, which is best prepaid or debit, and the things you should consider. For FinTech startups, the important things to look at are whether or not instant buy or instant sell of cryptocurrency is allowed and what it means for the card structure. Listen as I give my insights and opinions on this topic, and hopefully, you will come away with a better understanding of what to look for.

    If you enjoy this episode, please share it with friends, leave comments and reviews, and join the conversation.

    Today's episode:

    [00:33] Hello my friends!

    [02:04] How to choose a crypt card and why you might want one.

    [03:45] I share the most important considerations a consumer needs to be aware of.

    [06:50] I see some issues when it comes to trading and trying to capture different prices.

    [09:18] What to look for when looking for a provider.

    [12:18] What is important to Fintech founders?

    [14:26] I share what, ideally, a Fintech startup needs to offer for consumers.

    [16:44] I explain the unique structures for prepaid and debit cards.

    [18:44] Bye for now!

    Show links:

    Interested in FinTech compliance? - consider investing in the FinTech Compliance Self-Starter Package! I would love to invite you to sign up for my newsletter. If you are interested, please click here.
  • Today we are going to talk about what to do when people don't pay you. It's very common in the start-up world that sometimes people don't pay you, and there are different scenarios of why it happens. I will specifically focus today on when people don't pay you, hoping they will get away with not paying. They hope you will lose interest, go away, or that the amount is too small to worry about, and you won't make deliberate efforts to get the payment. Listen as I discuss how to avoid getting into these situations to start out with, plus much more on this episode of Compliance That Makes Sense.

    If you enjoy this episode, please share it with friends, leave comments and reviews, and join the conversation.

    Today's episode:

    [00:33] Hello my friends!

    [02:49] The best way to solve a problem is to avoid the situation that leads to a problem.

    [04:29] You can raise a complaint with a regulator.

    [06:13] Another strategy would be an organization called Debt Register.

    [07:45] You can send a formal letter to a bank the person does business with.

    [09:35] Do I need to issue a warning before or just do these things to solve my problems?

    [12:25] People can read your behavior and see if you are hesitant to enforce your boundaries.

    [13:43] Thank you for listening!

    Show links:

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  • Today I want to talk to you about what internal controls are and how they differ from compliance. Recently someone reached out to me from a company I had worked at a couple of years ago and wanted to know why they didn't have a document called Internal Controls Policy. Internal controls are a system of everything you have in your company in terms of how you manage risks, processes, how you organize yourself, and how you check you do what is written in your policies. Listen as we discuss how this differs from compliance plus much more on this episode of Compliance That Makes Sense.

    If you enjoy this episode, please share it with friends, leave comments and reviews, and join the conversation.

    Today's episode:

    [00:33] Hey guys, happy Monday!

    [02:06] I define what internal controls are.

    [03:33] I share what should be included in your internal control policy, no matter what you call it.

    [05:00] Finance is a big part of internal controls.

    [06:09] Another important control is anything that is outsourced.

    [06:53] What you should have is some form of an annual compliance report.

    [09:26] It's not that complex or overwhelming because essentially, internal controls are everything you do around risk compliance and government.

    [10:17] You don't need to appoint an internal controls officer in most countries.

    [11:22] Bye for now!

    Show links:

    Interested in FinTech compliance? - consider investing in the FinTech Compliance Self-Starter Package! I would love to invite you to sign up for my newsletter. If you are interested, please click here.



  • Are you looking for a job in compliance? I chose this topic today because it feels like everyone around me is about to change jobs, look for new jobs, or search for new people. Changing jobs is a trend that continues as people are looking for more, going bigger, and trying to accomplish their goals. Today I wanted to tell you what I've learned about watching experienced people go back to job searching after years of staying in the same position and kind of being out of practice with everything that goes into searching for a new job. I hope this episode helps you if you are one of the many thinking about looking for a new job.

    If you enjoy this episode, please share it with friends, leave comments and reviews, and join the conversation.

    Today's episode:

    [00:33] Hey guys, I'm back!

    [02:45] My friends asked me if I thought they needed to find someone to update their resumes.

    [04:00] Talk about the core projects you have handled when updating your resume.

    [05:19] In my opinion, people pay attention to your LinkedIn profile, so you should have it organized and updated if you are looking for a new job.

    [08:23] Publish articles on LinkedIn because it will connect you to people, and they can comment or connect with you instantly.

    [11:00] People are going to judge you no matter what you do.

    [11:58] Many FinTech companies practice home assignments where you receive interview questions in advance.

    [12:44] I share some questions they may ask you in an interview.

    [15:44] You need to know what is critical outsourcing and what isn't.

    [16:35] Good luck on your job search!

    Show links:

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  • Today I want to talk to you about competition, how important your competition is, and more specifically, how much time I feel you need or don't need to spend studying your competitors when it comes to compliance. Sometimes my clients would ask me do you know how my competitor is doing this or that? Or how is it possible that they can offer this service or product in this market? I understand the questions that are behind them, like, am I missing something? Am I missing an opportunity? So listen as I try to break this down and discuss my feelings on these questions, plus much more on this episode of Compliance That Makes Sense.

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    [00:33] Hello my friends, how are you today?

    [03:00] Because the questions about competition and how much you need to study your competition have become so interesting, I dedicated this episode to them.

    [03:45] Listen as I share why I believe these questions are irrelevant.

    [05:16] There is no such thing as parity in compliance!

    [07:36] Compliance or regulatory framework work as a puzzle.

    [08:35] I share a much better set of questions to ask.

    [10:26] You always have to start with what is my problem I want to solve or what is my product or service I want to offer and where.

    [11:32] I hope this has been helpful.

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  • Welcome to the third installment in my mini-series on The Rise of Just in Time Compliance. Today I wanted to answer whether or not the just-in-time method is right for you, if you are a Fintech expert or if you work in the Fintech industry and you are not sure how it applies or doesn't apply to you. To answer this question, I would like to suggest that you ask yourself what you want to achieve? I believe from my years of working in the industry, what people want most are time and money. When talking to people at different levels in the industry, the definition of time and money can be different. Listen, as I dive into the three pillars, everyone needs to make progress or move up in the company on this episode of Compliance That Makes Sense.

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    [00:33] Hey guys, I'm back! [01:35] To determine if this method will work for you, decide what it is you want. [04:00] People in more senior levels really want to diversify their income and become board members in their company. [06:01] There are three pillars that everyone needs to make progress: knowledge, good at time management, and skill in creating visibility. [09:06] I feel that the essential step that will help you build visibility is creating your signature framework. [11:40] Anyone can create their own framework around your expertise and knowledge. [14:45] I am super excited to offer to teach you how to create your own framework. [15:54] There are two operating models that most people gravitate to, either as hospitals or as a birthday party. [19:04] You can see how traditional corporations and old-fashioned institutions tend to be similar to hospitals, while startups tend to be more like a birthday party. [21:02] If you want to follow just-in-time principles you have to accept, there will be uncertainties. [22:24] Bye for now.

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  • Welcome to the second installment in my mini-series on The Rise of Just in Time Compliance. Today I wanted to tell you my personal story about how I discovered the just-in-time compliance principles and how it completely changed my life. Rewind the clock back to 2016 when I was working at PayPal and realized I'm smart; I work very hard, so why is it that my success and my financial security always depend on incompetent people? If you have ever felt frustrated and limited working for companies, or bosses who waste company resources and underutilize your skills or talents, or if you have ever wanted to be paid fairly for your expertise and know-how? Listen as I share my story and describe how I took my success and financial security to the next level on this episode of Compliance That Makes Sense.

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    [00:34] Hey there, I'm back! [03:26] I share how many times I've had to work under people who didn't care about me and who weren't great managers. [05:45] What I thought I needed to make me happy and have a perfect job never happened. [06:37] I volunteered for a few projects to be their compliance point of contact with no experience in compliance. [08:17] These projects were risky, and people expected them to fail. [09:42] Most of the projects moved ahead and were blessed by the regulators. [10:24] I decided to start my own business because I knew I could consistently get results for the people I work with. [12:05] The biggest lesson I learned was the only efficient way to get things done and keep moving forward is to plan for and expect uncertainties. [13:26] The easiest way to get started is to take any area where you get stuck and find a way to get unstuck. [14:35] Bye for now!

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  • Do you feel you are being taken advantage of and you have no job security? In this Compliance That Makes Sense episode, I want to start a new mini-series of episodes under the common theme of the rise of just-in-time compliance. I want to start the series by addressing some of the main pain points and mistakes that so many compliance professionals make, which is to stop being taken for granted and stop doing free stuff. I am going to summarize a few conversations I have had with my friends, peers, and colleagues that I respect so that we have some common themes around a very few successful people who have free time, have diversified income, and who are truly respected by their peers and what other people are potentially missing.

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    [00:34] Hey guys, I'm back! [01:19] Many compliance professionals tell me they are overworked and underpaid and really worried about their job security. [03:12] Listen to this episode of you are a hardworking professional and want to be acknowledged for the work you do. [04:49] Are you going above and beyond to take your professional reputation and track record to the next level, but nothing is changing? [07:31] This mini-series is to show you what you can do instead of being taken for granted. [08:52] By the end of this series, you will have a complete blueprint of all key success factors that I believe you need to become a true industry leader. [10:52] I believe that most people don't realize that just in time than the just in case approach is the new and most efficient way to get things done. [12:39] Every expert and every successful professional will tell you that to get paid well for your know-how and expertise, you first need a track record of proven results. [14:38] There is no way to get things done without action. [16:14] In the next episode, I will share how lost I was at Paypal in 2016. [16:37] Bye for now!

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