Azhar is a Partner in our Financial Services team and specialises in advising businesses in the payment services and consumer credit sectors.
Azhar heads up PKF’s Payment Services team, a sector he has advised since firms were first regulated 10 years ago. He acts as audit partner for payment services businesses, and advises on compliance with the FCA’s Payment Services and Electronic Money Regulations with a particular focus on safeguarding of customer funds and safeguarding audits.
Azhar is audit partner for a number of large UK and international groups in the consumer credit sector that lend on either a secured or unsecured basis, and rely on a complex technology platform for both business processing and customer interaction.
Azhar has authored an industry guide to safeguarding in the payments services sector, and regularly speaks and writes on compliance issues.