BS 8453

Compliance, but not as you know it…

BS 8453 Compliance framework for regulated financial services firms sets out a professional framework for an effective compliance management system. It provides a set of agreed measures that will achieve a transparent compliance culture.


By implementing BS 8453, your senior management can achieve peace of mind that your business is following best practice and can demonstrate that your compliance function is robust.


Understanding, implementing and adhering to this British standard of excellence will increase your professionalism and accountability, providing peace of mind to your business.

Certification encompasses:


  • Guiding principles
  • The compliance culture
  • Transparency
  • Independence
  • Authority
  • Adequacy of resources
  • Confidentiality
  • The compliance framework (includes responsibilities, risk management ongoing monitoring, training, reporting, regulatory relations, controls and supervision)

Certification to BS 8453 can be delivered via membership to The Standards International Academy™ or standalone. Details of fees can be found here (contact us directly to explore multiple membership applications and/or international applications). You can purchase your copy of BS 8453 in our online shop.


Don’t just take our word for it, here’s some feedback from our certified community:


“If you want to improve your business for the benefit of everyone rather than simply ʻticking a boxʼ for compliance then meet with Standards International to show you how!”

Martin Clarke, eightfourtwo

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