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Trade Finance Officer (Financial Crime / JMLSG)

Trade Finance Officer (Financial Crime / JMLSG)

£50,000 – £55,000 + hybrid working + 25 days holidays + Pension scheme + Health Care Scheme + Death in Service + Bonus scheme


Are you a Trade Finance Office with experience in dealing with financial crime looking to work for a highly specialist national bank providing essential trade and finance services into Latin America?

Would you like to work in a friendly, non-corporate environment with a superb work life balance that offers excellent growth and development prospects?

On offer is a role within the Banks trade finance department that is responsible for processing & authorising payments, initiation and document checking. The role will also be involved in the reviewing, processing and authorising letters of credit, including conducting background financial crime checks on applications being made.

The candidate will be expected to have awareness of the JMLSG guidance particularly areas related to trade finance.


  • Reviewing instructions obtained and verify whether they are valid, feasible and meet the banks policies, procedures, and guidelines
  • Undertaking trade finance financial crime checks (ongoing due diligence & enhanced due diligence) including reviews of all necessary counterparties, nature of goods etc ensuring transactions are in line with the banks and regulators compliance expectations.
  • Carrying out price checks on instructions received
  • Performing dual use goods checks and preparing write up for the management
  • Understanding whether a licence is required to carry out a transaction and do a write up for management
  • Monitoring the ‘ETA’ of the vessels and preparing write up for management on the routes taken with a focus on financial crime
  • Carrying out financial crime checks on container checks/ports etc as applicable
  • Performing proliferation checks on transactions including checking for any red flags if applicable
  • Have working knowledge of sanctions and provide advice to business on sanctions related queries, approvals, and escalations

The person:

  • Deep understanding of all Trade Finance products and knowledge on Money Laundering procedures

If you are interested in this role, click ‘apply now’ to forward an up-to-date copy of your CV.


Keywords: Trade Finance Officer, Trade Finance Specialist, International Trade Finance, Commercial Finance Officer

We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all suitable candidates. The salary advertised is a guideline for this position. The offered renumeration will be dependent on the extent of your experience, qualifications, and skill set.

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