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  • Banking and Alternative Finance

    Explore the BDO Banking and Alt Finance
    team and their full range of services.

Banking and Alternative Finance

The Banking & Alternative Finance practice at BDO is one of the biggest outside of the Big Four. The team provides full service accounting covering audit, assurance, tax, regulatory advisory as well as investigations, valuations, technology risk and outsourcing services.

The industry continues to witness rapid change. New challengers are entering the space, using use of innovative technology to change the whole customer experiences.  We work with these new entrants to obtain full authorisation and develop their business. We are also helping established player become more robust as a result.

Check our Insight articles at the bottom of this page for the latest developments in banking and financial services.

Banking

Our services for Banking clients run the full gamut of audit, assurance and advisory services. We work with some of the biggest global banking institutions. We are also proud to represent our banking clients to regulators and industry bodies.

Our full range of expertise for banking clients includes:

  • External audits to international and domestic banks
  • Regulatory advisory services
  • Advice on obtaining regulatory approval for changes of control of UK banks
  • Banking licence applications
  • Due diligence on foreign–owned banks
  • Regulator commissioned reports on UK banks and s.166 Skilled Person reports

We have strong IFRS accounting skills and advise clients on all aspects of financial instrument standards including IFRS9.

Alternative Finance

We work with clients in the alternative finance arena such as consumer creditors, card issuers, e-money services providers, peer-to-peer lenders and platforms and debt management companies.

We provide a full range of services and focus on delivering the exact combination of services and advice that they need to meet their unique challenges and to thrive in their markets.

Our services include;

  • Audit and tax assurance
  • Regulatory advisory services
  • Tax structuring advice
  • Fully outsourced and co-sourced internal audit services
  • Systems and control manuals
  • Post implementation systems reviews
  • Valuations of financial investments