Regulatory Compliance Manager (Revolut Branch in Portugal)


Lisbon, PT
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Function: Legal
  • Post Date: 02/20/2021
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  • Company Address: The Columbus Building, 7 Westferry Circus, London, E14 4HD

About Revolut

When Revolut was founded in 2015, we had a vision to build a sustainable, digital alternative to traditional big banks. Our mission now is to help our customers improve their financial health, empower them to have more control, and promote financial cohesion across the communities in which we operate.

Job Description


Revolut Payments licenced in Ireland is preparing to establish a branch in Portugal and is seeking an experienced Regulatory Compliance Manager - Regulatory Affairs Manager specialising in banking activities. This newly hired person will be tasked  to ensure that the Revolut Regulatory Compliance Frameworks are compliant with the relevant Portuguese and EU regulations and proper controls exist in the newly established branch. Regulatory Compliance is a key team that ensures Revolut’s products and processes meet the wording and spirit of regulatory requirements, then translate this into good customer outcomes. Regulatory Compliance also facilitates open and transparent relationships with our regulators. The Regulatory Compliance Manager will be working in Portugal for the local branch of Revolut Payments Ireland.  

At Revolut, we are committed to the highest standards of control, governance and independent oversight. We are searching for someone with extensive experience in the banking industry and proven experience in a compliance function that is excited to design, lead and shape the future of oversight and compliance.  

Strong problem solving, operational process and analytical skills are a must as is experience with the financial market regulators in Portugal. This role will demand high-levels of energy and creativity, an entrepreneurial spirit and the desire to work in a growing and changing environment.   


 Developing, managing, refining and documenting regulatory compliance processes to manage regulatory risk and provide reporting which meets the needs of the regulator, local and Group management
 Scanning the horizon for the upcoming relevant regulations and coordinating efforts of complying with them
 Conducting thematic reviews of existing policies / procedures and processes to identify any compliance gaps and leading the remediation where any are identified
 Working closely with the Group Regulatory Compliance function and other senior managers across the business to identify, assess, update and mitigate the regulatory compliance risks posed to Revolut and determining the priorities and resources required to effectively control them
 Receiving and promptly responding to enquiries from the regulator
 Support to the business where necessary regarding the launch of products to ensure regulatory requirements are met, as appropriate
 Work cross-functionally across multiple teams to ensure execution against regulatory requirements and internal policies
 Partner with Product Owners to educate and drive the appropriate execution of compliance requirements


 +8 years of experience in compliance role in a bank licenced in Portugal / at the regulator institution
 Project management and communication skills including the ability to oversee implementation of complex projects
 Knowledge and experience of best practice in Portuguese payments/EMI/ banking sector regulations, (note that compliance with anti-money laundering regulations is outside the scope of this role)
 Problem-solving and decision-making skills, with the ability to analyse complex information to identify the key issue/action and drive resolution
 Deep knowledge of the Portuguese, EU regulatory environment and key regulatory compliance regimes
 Understanding of payments/EMI/banking systems and markets with a focus on technology and mobile applications
 Fluent in Portuguese and English
 A relevant degree for example in business or law is required
 A compliance qualification for example ACAMS or a Masters in a related field would be advantageous.

Attestation Requirements: The role may be required to provide a formal attestation at periodic intervals.

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