Posted on: February 25, 2020

Whistlebrook has successfully completed the FSQS Stage 2 accreditation.

The Hellios FSQS certification process is a benchmark used by major UK banks and financial institutions when selecting suppliers and monitoring their ongoing internal governance and control on an annual basis.

As the environment in financial services becomes more complex, FSQS provides a mechanism for financial organisations to collect and manage supplier compliance assurance information and meet the standards for ongoing supplier scrutiny expected by the FCA and Prudential Regulatory Authority.

FSQS is currently being used by major Banks, Building Societies and Insurance companies including Aldermore Bank, Arbuthnot Latham, Bank of Ireland, Clydesdale Bank, Hinckley and Rugby Building Society, Lloyds Banking Group, LV=, Metro Bank, Nationwide Building Society, NFU Mutual, Royal Sun Alliance, Santander, Shawbrook Bank, TSB and Virgin Money.

Accreditation requires suppliers to be audited against FSQS requirements in the areas of: Business Continuity, Financial, Insurance, Health & Safety, IT Security, Anti-Bribery, Recruitment, Operational Risks, Fraud, GDPR, Responsible Business Governance, Environmental and Sustainability.

David Webber, CEO of Whistlebrook, commented: “FSQS accreditation demonstrates our strong commitment to compliance, responsible business practice and operational transparency. It underpins our credentials within the financial services sector.”