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Willem Wellinghoff
Chief Legal & Compliance Officer at ShieldPay


Willem Wellinghoff is the Chief Legal and Compliance Officer for ShieldPay Limited, an online digital escrow solution for peer-to-peer payments. Willem is responsible for the legal and compliance affairs, including risk management, regulatory compliance with payment services regulation, anti-money laundering & terrorist financing obligations and data protection.Prior to ShieldPay, Willem was VP Compliance for LendInvest, a FinTech company which operates a marketplace for investors and borrowers in connection with short term real estate loans; Compliance and Conduct Risk Director for Amigo Loans; and Group Head of Legal and Regulatory Affairs for Cabot Credit Management, the UK’s largest debt purchaser.Willem has acted as mentor to a major FinTech accelerator since 2015 and was appointed special advisor to the Board of the Credit Services Association (CSA) in November 2012 in connection with his expertise in the consumer credit and debt collection market and continues to act in an advisory capacity to the CSA.Willem holds a LLB Law (Hons) degree from the University of Westminster and was called to the Bar of England and Wales in 2004. Willem specialises in Compliance and Conduct Risk, Financial Crime, Data Protection and Credit Law and Regulation.

Agenda Sessions

  • Achieving a unified approach to ABC & AML – Culture, Governance & Processes