ICA Partners

We are proud to be supported and recognised by many international regulators and strategic partners. We also work in partnership with local compliance associations all over the world in joint membership arrangements and to develop the knowledge and skills of compliance professionals in the region.
ICA Corporate members are also listed on this page as well as recruitment firms with whom we partner to offer ongoing careers advice and opportunities to our members.


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Accreditation and recognition



UK Finance

UK Finance is the leading association for the banking sector in the UK and formally endorses all ICA qualifications.


Alliance Manchester Business School: Original Thinking Applied

Alliance Manchester Business School was established in 1965 as one of the UK’s first two business schools. They are triple-accredited by AACSB, AMBA and EQUIS and part of the prestigious University of Manchester, UK, which is home to 25 Nobel Prize winners.

‘Original Thinking Applied’ is at the heart of everything Alliance Manchester Business School do. They are ranked 2nd in the UK for research power (REF 2014) and their influential research impacts all areas of business and management – from accounting and health management to big data and human rights.

They provide world-class, industry-focused education to undergraduates, postgraduates and executives from across the globe and their MBA is ranked 4th in the UK, 10th in Europe and 36th globally by the Financial Times (2018).

Their centres in Dubai, Hong Kong, São Paulo, Shanghai and Singapore open up a world of opportunities for their students, researchers and clients, and their growing alumni community includes 60,000 graduates across 176 countries.

Committed to making a difference, they support and highlight research that will make a positive difference to society, addressing the major challenges faced in the 21st century. They equip their graduates to exercise ethical, social and environmental responsibility, and engage with communities at local, regional, national and international levels.









National Occupational Standards of Competence

ICA qualifications are mapped against the National Occupational Standards (NOS) of Competence produced by the Financial Skills Partnership (FSP), which is now an organisation within Universal Skills (formed from Skills for Justice, Skills for Health and the Financial Skills Partnership). The NOS were originally produced by the Financial Services Skills Council (FSSC) with the support of ICA. The ICA’s qualifications are mapped against NOS for Compliance, Anti Money Laundering and Financial Crime Prevention. ICA continues to support the development, maintenance and use of NOS, contributing to the updating of the three NOS suites in 2016.






The Institute of Banking and Finance Singapore

The IBF Standards is a set of internationally-benchmarked competency standards, developed by the industry, for the industry. It is a comprehensive quality assurance framework with both an accreditation and a certification system.

The IBF Standards a practice-oriented approach to talent development for financial practitioners. Certification under the IBF Standards is an industry endorsed mark of quality that recognises individuals who exhibits professional excellence, integrity and commitment to the industry.

The Institute of Banking and Finance Singapore (IBF) was established in 1974 as a not-for-profit industry association to foster and develop the professional competencies of the financial sector. From its early days of offering banking diplomas to Singapore bankers, through to the administering of licensing examinations, IBF has worked with the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) and the financial industry to promote continuous learning and the highest standards of workforce competency





Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS)

The ICA’s qualifications offered in Singapore receive national recognition from the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS). MAS is Singapore's central bank, and supervises the banking, insurance, securities and futures industries, and also manages Singapore's exchange rate, foreign reserves and liquidity in the banking sector. MAS is an integrated supervisor overseeing all financial institutions in Singapore: banks, insurers, capital market intermediaries, financial advisors, and the stock exchange.
MAS recognition of ICA qualifications is quality assured: the qualifications are aligned to the FICS certification requirements and to nationally recognised workforce skills qualifications (WSQ). The quality of WSQ is assured by the Singapore Workforce Development Agency (WDA).





Credit Consortia

The ICA is a member of the South East England Consortium for Credit Accumulation & Transfer (SEEC) a highly respected authority in the existing and developing field of Credit Accumulation and Transfer (CATS) at higher education levels. SEEC serves as a reference point on credit-based learning, structures and processes in the UK and, now, in the developing field of European credit. SEEC provide credit level descriptors for Higher Education qualifications: the ICA’s criteria, standards and qualifications align with SEEC’s descriptors.




Northern Universities Consortium

The ICA is a member of the Northern Universities Consortium for Credit Accumulation and Transfer (NUCCAT). The Northern Universities Consortium (NUCCAT) is drawn from Higher Education Institutions across northern and central England and Northern Ireland. NUCCAT provides a forum for practitioners with an interest in implementation and regulation of credit-based curricula.




Jurisdictional recognition



The Australian Financial Markets Authority (AFMA), in partnership with the ICA, has provided a nationally recognised AML/ CTF qualification (FNS51710). Successful completion of the Diploma of Applied Anti-Money Laundering and Counter Terrorism Financing Management can lead to AFMA Accredited Individual status for employees of AFMA member organisations







Since 1977, the Institute of Bankers Malaysia (IBBM) has borne the standard of the financial services industry. Now known as the Asian Institute of Chartered Bankers (AICB), the Institute’s aim is to champion the vision of professionalising bankers by raising the industry relevance and standards of its education, as well as leading and upholding the esteemed Chartered Banker status.



Central Bank of Nigeria

The Central Bank of Nigeria has tied educational and experience requirements to their “Approved Persons Framework” for all levels of appointment specified for banks and ICA qualifications feature in this framework.


Securities Commodities Authority (SCA) United Arab Emirates

The ICA is a member of the South East England Consortium for Credit Accumulation & Transfer (SEEC) a highly respected authority in the existing and developing field of Credit Accumulation and Transfer (CATS) at higher education levels. SEEC serves as a reference point on credit-based learning, structures and processes in the UK and, now, in the developing field of European credit. SEEC provide credit level descriptors for Higher Education qualifications: the ICA’s criteria, standards and qualifications align with SEEC’s descriptors.






The Central Bank of the Bahamas is the supervisor of banks for the Bahamas and includes ICA qualifications as evidence of competence within its rulebook. In collaboration with financial institutions, the Central Bank has the duty to promote and maintain high standards of conduct and management in the provision of banking and trust services.



The Jersey Financial Services Commission includes ICA qualifications as evidence of competence within its rulebook: the ICA qualifications appear in table 4, ‘Professional Qualifications’.





The Guernsey Financial Services Commission includes ICA qualifications as evidence of competence within its rulebook. The Guernsey Training Agency (GTA) University, formerly part of the GFSC, is the ICA’s approved training provider in Guernsey.


Isle of Man (IoM)

The ICA’s qualifications are listed in the approved professional qualifications within the IoM Financial Supervision Commission Training and Competence Framework as evidence of competence for Compliance and MLRO roles.







Compliance Associations



Association of Compliance Officers Greece (ASCO)

Athens-based ASCO Greece aims to promote the compliance profession, provide its members with CPD around AML and compliance and disseminate the importance of compliance to the general public.

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Czech Compliance Association (CCA)

The CCA is comprised of compliance officers, corporate lawyers and professional officers who are all on the front line of compliance, dealing with regulatory change. Both the CCA and the ICA ensure that these professionals are in receipt of up-to-date and relevant information.

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European Institute for Compliance and Ethics (EICE)

EICE is a private institute that ensures research and development are at the forefront of the compliance profession. Activities are undertaken primarily in corporate compliance and ethics. The EICE is committed to the development of the compliance professional in Slovenia and the wider region.

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Gibraltar Association of Compliance Officers (GACO)

Gibraltar-based GACO is committed to the professional development of compliance within the Gibraltar Finance Region.

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Malta Association of Compliance Officers (MACO)

MACO is the standard-setting body in Malta for accreditation, certification and qualification of compliance officers within Maltese financial services and acts as an industry voice for compliance professionals on the island.

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Asociación para el Fomento del Cumplimiento Normativo (ACN) 

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Asociacion Española de Auditores Socio-Laborales (CEAL)

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Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Cyprus (ICPAC)

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Asociación Europea De Abogados Y Economistas En Compliance (AEAEC)

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ICA Corporate Members



Lloyds Banking Group

We are a financial services group with millions of UK customers with a presence in nearly every community; we are familiar on the high street and with over 1 million businesses through our portfolio of brands.

Our business is focused on retail and commercial financial services. We thrive based on how well we serve our customers; on our relationships within the communities we serve; and on helping Britain prosper.




LMRR was established in 2007 and provides regulatory risk and compliance services and training primarily on Guernsey to:

    • regulated finance businesses
    • prescribed businesses (lawyers, accountants and estate agents)
    • unregulated finance businesses which are subject to AML/CFT requirements
    • financial services regulators and other public sector bodies.

All senior members of our permanent team have in-depth experience as regulators, coupled with broad finance sector experience.

We specialise in helping clients to enhance their compliance and risk management functions and to address specific regulatory issues. We assist our private sector clients to meet regulatory requirements in a cost-effective manner, using our experience to find practical solutions tailored to each client's business and requirements.










ТМК is a leading global manufacturer and supplier of steel pipes for oil and gas industry, operating over 20 production sites in the United States, Russia, Canada, Romania, Oman and Kazakhstan with two R&D centers in Russia and the U.S.. The largest share of TMK’s sales belongs to high margin oil country tubular goods (OCTG), shipped to customers in over 80 countries. TMK delivers its products along with an extensive package of services in heat treating, protective coating, premium connections threading, warehousing and pipe repairing. TMK’s securities are listed on the London Stock Exchange and on the Moscow Exchange MICEX-RTS.





Nationwide is the world's largest building society as well as one of the largest savings providers and the second largest mortgages provider in the UK. It is also a major provider of current accounts, credit cards, ISAs and personal loans. Nationwide has around 15 million customers and members.

Customers can manage their finances in a branch, via the mobile app, on the telephone, internet and post. The Society has around 18,000 employees. Nationwide's head office is in Swindon with administration centres based in Northampton, Bournemouth and Dunfermline. The Society also has a number of call centres across the UK.





Recruitment Firms



Broadgate Search

Broadgate Search is a specialist governance recruitment business. We are market leaders in the regulatory and financial services sector. We have divisions with an international reach based in London and Dublin and are looking to further expansion to reinforce our status as one of the fastest growing recruitment specialists



Kind Consultancy

Kind Consultancy is an Executive Search and Headhunting firm, specialising in both interim and permanent, Middle, Senior and Board Level positions within Governance, Risk & Compliance and Information Security. We develop in-depth working relationships with a small number of pre-eminent businesses who have a desire to recruit the very best. Kind Consultancy prides itself in making a difference to our client’s market positioning and assisting in furthering our candidate’s careers.



Morgan McKinley

Morgan McKinley is a global professional recruitment consultancy, connecting specialist talent with leading employers across multiple industries and disciplines. Morgan McKinley's Compliance Contract Team has a 15 year track record sourcing exceptional talent for the London market.






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