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Legal Counsel, Cash Management / Payments Lawyer

Birmingham, England

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Legal Counsel, Cash Management / Payments Lawyer

Birmingham, England

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Date live: May. 09, 2024

Business Area: COO & Functions

Area of Expertise: Legal

Reference Code: 90385292

Contract: Permanent

Cash Management /Payments Lawyer

As a Barclays Cash Management /Payments Lawyer, you will undertake a mix of providing regulatory advice, transactional support, and product management. This is an exciting opportunity to take part in activities as varied as opening branches in Europe, implementing Consumer Duty, providing cross-border legal advice to support with business opportunities, developing new payment products with a third party, supporting strategies to mitigate the risk of online banking fraud, and negotiating product terms with international businesses.

Barclays is one of the world's largest and most respected financial institutions, established in 1690, with a legacy of success, quality, and innovation. We offer careers that provide endless opportunity – helping millions of individuals and businesses thrive and creating financial and digital solutions that the world now takes for granted.

At Barclays, we offer a hybrid working experience that blends the positives of working alongside colleagues at our onsite locations, together with working from home. We have a structured approach where colleagues work at an onsite location on fixed, ‘anchor’, days of the week, for a minimum of two days a week or more, as set by the business area (or nearest equivalent if working part-time hours). Please discuss the working pattern requirements for the role you are applying for with the hiring manager. Please note that as we continue to embed our hybrid working environment, we remain in a test and learn phase, which means that working arrangements may be subject to change on reasonable notice to ensure we meet the needs of our business.

What will you be doing?
•    Determining proactively, communicating and providing legal advice on Laws, Rules and Regulations (LRRs), ensuring these are adequately reflected within the relevant poli-cies
•    Helping with the critical regulatory change programmes, as well as the development of new products
•    Dealing with day-to-day queries received into the team’s inbox raised by the coverage and product teams, as well as other key stakeholders such as compliance
•    Providing transactional assistance, including leading contract negotiations with clients and dealing with client Requests for Proposals
•    Assisting with product development / product maintenance workstreams
•    Helping in the regulatory change/regulatory review initiatives/projects
•    Ensuring adherence to internal policy, escalating risks and breaches where relevant

What we’re looking for:
•    Qualified solicitor with solid academic record, or equivalent expertise
•    Solid background in payments regulation
•    Experience with relevant financial services products and applicable regulations
•    Excellent commercial focus and knowledge of the management of risk

Skills that will help you in the role:
•    Competence of payment services legislation
•    In-house experience
•    Excellent communication and stakeholder management skills

Where will you be working?
Barclays Snowhill is at the heart of the professional district and commands a workforce of around 1000. With great transport links to Birmingham Grand Central and Snowhill train stations as well as the local metro. Our office has a dedicated staff coffee shop and deli and break out areas for staff. There is also a presentation theatre for client and staff events. Our office boasts a great working environment as well as opportunities to network across the city.


More about working at Barclays

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Barclays offers a diverse, inclusive and engaged culture. A place where people can bring their whole selves to work and be respected for who they are, valued for what they do and celebrated for their contribution to our business and our community.

We are an equal opportunity employer and opposed to discrimination on any grounds. It is the policy of Barclays to ensure equal employment opportunity without discrimination or harassment on the basis of race, colour, creed, religion, national origin, alienage or citizenship status, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital or domestic/civil partnership status, disability, veteran status, genetic information, or any other basis protected by law.

We’re committed to providing a supportive and inclusive culture and environment for you to work in. This environment recognises and supports ways to balance your personal needs, alongside the professional needs of our business. Providing the opportunity for all our employees, globally to work flexibly empowers each of us to work in a way that suits our lives as well as enabling us to better service our customers’ and clients’ needs. Whether you have family commitments or you’re a Carer, or whether you need study time or wish to pursue personal interests, our approach to working flexibly is designed to help you balance your life. If you would like some flexibility then please discuss this with the hiring manager.

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