News

2019 CISI Training Schedule now LIVE

We are pleased to announce that we now have a selection of Level 3 & 4 CISI Courses for 2019, available to take live and also on MOT.

The Courses we provide are part of the Investment Operations Certificate (IOC), Certificate in Investment Management (CIM) and the Investment Advice Diploma (IAD).

To view all of our events, please see: https://www.midshoreconsulting.com/events/

FATCA & CRS Awareness

This Course is designed to raise awareness on The Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA) and The Common Reporting Standard (CRS) and will cover the following topics:

  • Introducing FATCA
  • Introducing CRS
  • Implementing FATCA & CRS
  • FATCA Information & FATCA Accounts
  • CRS Information
  • FATCA Reporting
  • CRS Reporting
  • Points of Note

Revision materials are also provided for this Course which you will have access to before you take the “end of training examination”.
(Pass mark 70%)

If you are interested in booking this course, please click on the link provided: FATCA & CRS Awareness

AML Training 2019 – Coming Soon!

(Meets requirements of 2018/2019 Handbook updates)

Midshore have developed a range of modules covering the training requirements set out in Chapter 15 of the Guernsey Financial Services Commission’s Handbook on Countering Financial Crime and Terrorist Financing.

Recognising that different staff have different training needs, Midshore Online Training provides training specifically designed for:

  • Relevant Employees
  • Directors and Senior Managers
  • Money Laundering Compliance Officers
  • Money Laundering Reporting Officers and Nominated Officers
  • Other Employees

Our training aims to assist businesses in meeting their regulatory needs in a simple, cost-effective manner.

To find out more information about the selection of AML Training Modules we provide, please click on the link provided: AML Training 2019

Data Protection Awareness

(Guernsey, UK & EU)

Midshore have developed an awareness training solution suitable for all members of staff of any ability, the aim of the training is to give you a basic understanding of data protection laws in Guernsey and the upcoming changes.

Whilst the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) has been pending its implementation date (May 25th 2018) since April 2016, awareness has struggled to spread throughout most industries within the island of its own law the General Data Protection (Bailiwick of Guernsey) Law, 2017.

Our training aims to help bridge that gap and give you the basic understanding required.

Quick Facts

  • The first and only of its kind (to cover the Guernsey implementation)
  • Suitable for all levels (data protection novice to expert)
  • Can be taken live or online
  • Provides a certificate in data protection awareness and 1 hour CPD
  • Is the most cost effective solution for structured learning about data protection
  • Demo of the platform for corporate organisations
  • Can be included in your own “Branded” corporate university using the Midshore Online Training platform
  • The training has been put together by industry experts from both Finance & Non-Finance background

If you are interested in booking this course, please click on the link provided: Data Protection Awareness

Award Winning Consultants 2018

It has been a busy few months for Midshore Consulting, and we would like to take the opportunity to share with you some of our achievements and appointments.

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FinTech Awards & GFSC’s Soundbox Sprint

Firstly, in the FinTech Awards given by Wealth & Finance International, Midshore have won “Best Fintech Consultancy 2018 – Channel Islands”. These awards showcase the talents of those who have played a vital role in shaping the Fintech industry, in our case moving to integrate reg-tech into our consultancy work – an area that has historically been purely people-driven.

Secondly, and more importantly in the local environment, we competed in the Guernsey Financial Services Commission’s Soundbox Sprint on Friday 22nd June. Against some serious competition from some much bigger firms we took home the Silver Bailiwick Innovation Award following our pitch to the judges for our solution to using technology to improve innovation. Our solution involved optical character recognition, artificial intelligence and application programming interfaces in a new application that would be an overlay to legacy systems.

Bill Green Award for Entrepreneurial Spirit

Following nomination by the Past President of the Young Business Group, we were shortlisted and invited to give a short presentation to the Bill Green Award judging panel. The winner was announced at the YBG Ball on 30th June, and whilst we didn’t win (congratulations to the School of Popular Music) it was an honour to be a finalist for this award.

New Committee Positions for Christopher

In May 2018, following his re-election as Vice-Chairman of the Guernsey Investment Fund Association (GIFA) the previous month, Christopher was selected to be one of the GIFA representatives on the Council of the Guernsey International Business Association (GIBA). Furthermore, last week Christopher became the Vice-President of the Guernsey Branch of the Chartered Institute for Securities and Investment.

Midshore Moving Forward

Remaining in key positions within the financial services sector is key to Midshore’s positioning as a leading innovative consultancy. We have access to the right people, and can marry this level of access to our unique team composition to bring a technological approach to compliance and anti-money laundering. One of our key goals is to use technology to reduce the cost of compliance and assist Guernsey financial services businesses with being more competitive in today’s international market.

Our Brand New Online Training Platform

We are pleased to announce the launch of our brand new Online Training Platform – Midshore Online Training (MOT).

MOT provides many great and useful features such as the ability to list users as Students and Teachers, making it easy for us to help you set up your very own “online classroom” for your business / organisation.

Teachers will be able to access reports on their students which will allow them to not only view how far through the course their student is but also see what grades have been achieved and who by, plus much more.

NOTE: The amount of Teachers / Students is up to you (example: 1 Teacher + 100 Students / 3 Teachers + 25 Students etc)

All of our training is now available to take via MOT and includes courses such as:

Any student that passes a course with the maximum grade will be awarded with an Online “Badge” which is not only designed for “bragging rights” but also to prove that the student has fully understood the materials provided during the course.
(These badges can only be obtained by achieving the maximum grade for the relevant course)

Each course has a test / quiz to complete at the end. A Certificate of Completion will be provided on completion of any course on request (CPD provided).

Check it out for yourself at:

 www.MidshoreOnlineTraining.com

If you would like to learn more, or request a demo for your business / organisation, please contact us by using one of the methods below:

Telephone: (+44) 01481 730733

Email: enquiries@midshoreconsulting.com

AML Refresher Modules Available!

AML Training is a requirement under Article 46 of the Fourth Anti Money Laundering Directive (AML4D) and The Channel Islands (both the Bailiwick of Guernsey and Jersey) have also made training a requirement within their AML / CFT Handbook’s.

With this in mind, Midshore have prepared AML Refresher Modules of which a certificate of completion will be awarded, you can view further details below.

Bulk discounts are available if booking any of the following modules for multiple staff members, if you are interested in this option please contact us with your requirements.

Bulk discounts are as follows:

2-10 Staff: 5%
10+ Staff: 10%

Anti-Money Laundering Refresher (Compliance Officers & MLROs)

Topics covered:

  • Introduction to Money Laundering
  • Guernsey Law & Regulation
  • Terrorist Financing
  • Suspicious Activity Reporting
  • Money Laundering Reporting Officer

Cost: £35

or call 01481 730733

AML Bribery Refresher Module (Compliance Officers & MLROs)

Topics covered:

  • Background to the UK Bribery Act
  • The Offences
  • What the Offences cover
  • When has an Offence been committed?
  • The Defences against charges of Bribery
  • Penalties, cases & latest developments

Cost: £35

AML Sanctions Refresher (Compliance Officers & MLROs)

Topics covered:

  • Sanctions
  • Global Markets
  • Trade Sanctions
  • Political, Economic & Financial Sanctions
  • Financial Sanctions in Guernsey
  • Financial Sanction Systems & Controls
  • Consequences of Sanctions

Cost: £35

or call 01481 730733

Guernsey Financial Services AML / CFT Refresher (2018)

Topics covered:

  • Money Laundering
  • Terrorist Financing
  • Proliferation Financing
  • Sanctions
  • Bribery & Corruption
  • Guernsey’s AML / CFT Regime

Cost: £35

or call 01481 730733

Christopher talks GDPR with Fintech Finance

With GDPR creeping ever closer to it’s implementation date of 25th May 2018, we thought this would be a great opportunity to share with you some of the topics that Christopher covered whilst talking about GDPR with Fintech Finance in 2017.

Please watch the video below to see Fintech Finance “speak with Christopher Jehan and Sam du Feu from Midshore Consulting, to talk about some of the challenges associated with a digital transformation, and how to best use the tools of technology to respond to this.”

If you would like to speak to either Christopher or Sam about any GDPR questions you may have, please contact us.

Please note: During the video we mentioned our upcoming training, as this was recording long before our training existed, those training options can be found here: Midshore’s GDPR Awareness Training, Workshops & Certificate in Data Protection.

GDPR Services – Before & After May 25th – [Online email]

GDPR Services, Before & After May 25th

Plus, your chance to book our May 3rd Workshop at our new Early Bird rate.

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There are now only 43 days until the new Data Protection Laws & Regulations go live! So what should you do?

By now most companies should have started making their way towards Data Protection compliance. With the implementation date of 25th May 2018 just around the corner, making sure you’re prepared is more crucial than ever. With this is mind, Midshore are able to provide you with a variety of services to help make sure that your company complies with the upcoming Data Protection Laws & Regulations and that compliance continues.

For those interested in our 3rd May Workshop (event information here), you can book this at our Early Bird rate of just £180 if your booking is before 18th April 2018. Please Contact enquiries@oldmidshore.com to reserve your space.

Before May 25th:

  • Workshop Designed to help implement your data protection strategy
  • Health Check To determine the current state of data protection in your business
  • Awareness Training To give your staff the knowledge to help your business be compliant
  • DP Ready Document Templates To provide your business with the fastest solution to having the right policies in place

After May 25th

If you would like to speak to one of our key contacts for Data Protection about any of the services listed above, please contact:

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Christopher Jehan Managing Director & Principal Consultant christopher@oldmidshore.com

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Sam du Feu Marketing & Data Consultant sam@oldmidshore.com

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Upcoming GDPR / Data Protection Events (View all)

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Data Protection Workshop Packages

Date: 3rd May 2018 Time: 9:30 am till 12:30 pm

Our popular workshop package includes:

  • The practical GDPR Workshop
  • Access to our GDPR Health Check tool
Early Bird Rate: £180 Early Bird Package: £275
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Certificate in Data Protection – Practical Application

Starts: 24th April 2018 Time: 9:30 (1.5 days)

The Practical Application Unit of our Certificate in Data Protection goes live on the 24th April.

The units can be taken in any order and when combined with the Regulatory Unit completes the certification.