Neil Whiley

Director of Sanctions – UK Finance and AML SME


After graduating from Manchester Neil began his banking career at N.M. Rothschild & Sons in London.  In 2009 he moved to Lloyds TSB to help them remediate their sanctions failings, following their fine from the US authorities. Neil moved to HSBC in 2014, helping them work through the sanctions aspects of their DPA and in 2017 he relocated to Deutsche Bank where he again used his expertise and experience to assist with remediating regulatory failings. Neil is currently the Director of Sanctions at UK Finance.

A specialist in sanctions, but also highly skilled in financial crime, Neil is a Fellow of the ICA and holds a Post Graduate Diploma in Financial Crime Compliance, a diploma in AML and numerous other financial crime qualifications.

Neil has over 10 years of sanctions experience gained during a banking career that goes back over 20 years, his knowledge of technology, banking, project management and financial crime allows him to draw on his experience within the business when considering financial crime compliance issues.

Neil is a strong believer in networking and that “financial crime is not a competition”.