Meet the Panellist: Joshua Deeks

Josh has devoted almost his entire career to Compliance, Risk Management and Financial Crime Prevention. Over the past two years he gained experience in building banks up from scratch and helped Fintechs to expand into new markets. During that time he has always worked in full partnership with the commercial strategy to ensure that not only business success is guaranteed, but also that the compliance strategy in driving the business. Josh has helped to build and successfully launch a challenger bank in October 2019. Since November 2019, Josh has been in charge of financial crime prevention for the UK market of N26 as well as performing additional duties across the organisation to support their global expansion. Joshua has an exceptionally high performing track record having performed 'head of' duties for over half a decade, including temporarily holding SMF16 and SMF17. Josh has spent time working at financial services firms established over 200 years ago where the culture was dedicated to first class customer service. More recently, Josh moved into the Fintech space to share his time-honed expertise with those looking to do things in a new way. As a consultant, Josh supports Entrepreneurs, Fintechs and Crypto Startups throughout Europe with Strategy, Compliance, Risk Management and Financial Crime services to help them navigate through the different regulatory and FinCrime landscape and ensure long-term success. He combines his deeply technical knowledge with his love for tech and business innovation to embody the modern age compliance officer