Case Studies: Banking & Financial Services

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.

ImaginativeSmart & 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-source and outsourcing arrangements.

Case Studies: Not-for-Profit Sector

Governance and Statutory Breaches

Governance and Statutory Breaches Client: UK Registered International Charity Scope: The Charity Trustees had a number of concerns about the operational processes as the Charity expanded its activities, around governance, finance [...]

New accounting system

Implementation of new accounting system Client: UK Registered Charity Scope: A UK national Charity required assistance with the implementation of a new accounting system which allows for seamless consolidation of financial [...]

New charity set-up

New charity set-up and guidance Client: Individual Client Scope: An individual with an amazing idea to help the less fortunate looking to set-up a new charity required guidance on the best [...]


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

Case Studies: SMEs and Private Clients

Educational website development

Website development - Consortium of Language Education Organisations Client: Consortium of Language Education Organisations Scope: Our client was a not-for-profit consortium of language education organisations that was looking to develop their [...]

Brand development

Brand development Client: Individual Client Scope: Our client recently completed a Reflexology course and was considering setting up her own business and required brand development. Having an additional source of income [...]

Sports Club website development

Sports Club website development Client: Local Sports Club Scope: A local club wanted a new website to provide information to its members and use it as a lead-generation tool for new [...]

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