Who we are

Ashlynwood is a people-led consulting firm

We are experienced Banking and Finance professionals providing a range of assurance consultancy services in areas of Governance, Risk Management, Internal Controls and IT.

We focus on the Banking and Finance services, the Not-For-Profit sector and Multi-Family Offices.

By providing proactive and empowering professional services we help our clients achieve sustainable business growth.

ImaginativeSmart & Agile

We ensure our in-house staff complete their continuing professional development (CPD) requirements of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW). This allows us to ensure our people continually enhance their expertise in a fast-changing business environment and provide our clients with exceptional and efficient service and fantastic return on investment.

Our Philosophy

To understand your business as if it were our own, ensuring that we give you the bespoke solution required to drive success.


Ashish Patani is a thoroughly professional Financial Services Specialist with an immense work ethic and outstanding approach to complex issues and challenges. I have known Ashish for over 10 years both as a trusted advisor & colleague. I highly recommend him for his specialist skills in Securities Services, Fund Accounting and Audit issues.

Ahmer Feroze, Tier 1 International Investment Bank

I enjoyed working with Ashish on various Financial Service Audit reviews. I found him very professional, efficient and focused in his approach to work.

Ramandeep Suri, Big 4 Firm

Ashlynwood undertook a review of our Organisation’s Governance and Structure. We found them very friendly and open, knowledgeable, insightful and professional. They offered us important insights into things that could be improved and the steps forward to do so. I view them as valued colleagues and would not hesitate to recommend them.

Prof Paul Gilbert PhD OBE, Founder and CEO, International Charity

How can we help?

Beyond just Assurance

Our approach to providing assurance over internal controls is designed to address some of the most common issues that we see in Banking and Financial Service sector. By understanding the organisation in terms of how it is run; the strategic direction that it is pursuing and identifying potential risks within the controls environment, we can provide value added recommendations and guidance to our clients.

Case studies

KYC Process Review

Ashlynwood was engaged to review a bank's KYC process as the MLRO had concerns over identification of High Risk clients during the KYC onboarding process. Our review checked against the minimum required criteria of CDD, EDD, SDD, PEPs as well as in-life KYC management.

FCA remediation review

Following on from previous investigation conducted by the FCA, the CFO of the Bank requested Ashlynwood to review the concerns raised by the FCA and identify any additional control weaknesses in the Bank’s processes.

Internal whistle-blowing case

Due to whistle-blowing concerns raised, Ashlynwood was engaged to assist in conducting a review of the Bank’s Mortgage product offering to identify any regulatory breaches.

Read more case studies of the work we do

Imaginative, smart and agile

We are a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW) that can undertake Accounting and Tax work, as well as provide Assurance Services and Operational Support through co-sourcing and outsourcing arrangements.

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