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Shruti Patel

Compliance, Risk and Oversight Officer (CROO) & MLRO at Fire.com

Shruti Patel
Shruti is the Compliance, Risk & Oversight Officer (CROO) and Money Laundering Reporting Officer (MLRO) for Fire.com. Fire provides digital accounts, debit cards and a suite of payments services to businesses in the UK and Ireland. Shruti is responsible for ensuring compliance with all relevant legislation and providing assurance to the board that key processes, controls and risks are managed effectively. Shruti also acts as Data Protection Officer and is responsible for oversight between Fire's two entities consisting of the Irish company Fire-EU which is regulated by the Central Bank of Ireland as a Payment Institution, and Fire-UK which is authorised as an E-Money Institution from the Financial Conduct Authority in the UK. Shruti has 10 years’ experience in financial services including regulatory expertise having worked at the UK’s conduct regulator, the Financial Conduct Authority. Shruti has held senior compliance roles within various sectors including Consumer Credit and Peer-to-Peer lending. Shruti holds a LLB Law (Hons) degree from the London School of Economics and Political Science and has obtained a number of industry qualifications including the International Compliance Association (ICA) Diploma in Governance, Risk and Compliance as well as specialist certificates in Financial Crime Risk in Mobile Financial Services and Conduct Risk.
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