Agenda Screening has set up a Senior Managers & Certification Regime (SMCR) pay-per-candidate screening package, in line with changes brought in by the Financial Conduct Authority regarding how professionals in the financial services industry are regulated.
The aim of this new regime is to strengthen market integrity and reduce potential risks for consumers, making those in the sector more accountable for their levels of competence and how they conduct themselves in a professional setting.
Agenda has a team of specialist financial sector screening staff that are well positioned to carry out all necessary SM&CR checks on an individual candidate basis, including identity confirmation, FCA register checks, employment gap analysis, qualification verification, standard DBS, employment referencing, directorship searches and more, to ensure your staff are fit and proper.
Financial firms are duty-bound to ensure that the appropriate pre-employment screening and annual re-screening checks are carried out, so as to make sure that all staff members are fit and proper. This then gives clients the confidence that employees have all been screened to the highest levels, ensuring compliance with the FCA Regime.
Agenda has some of the fastest turnaround times for background checks in the industry and our SMCR screening package generally takes around ten working days to complete. We take pride in our accuracy, unrivalled customer service and respect towards both clients and candidates.
We are the longest established independent screening provider in the UK, with a global reach and the capacity to service our clients’ international background checking requirements. Our bespoke solutions are designed to make sure all candidates have the background skills, attitudes and aptitudes to make a positive difference to your firm.