Mike Harrison

Practice Lead, Insurance and Lending

Mike is Practice Lead of the Insurance and Lending team, which advises Bovill’s mortgage, consumer credit and insurance clients. The team specialises in a broad range of FCA regulations and their impact on a firm’s regulatory lifecycle, and the services provided include:

  • ad hoc support on technical matters
  • provision of skilled compliance consultants to support inhouse compliance departments
  • coaching and guidance to senior management on their responsibilities under SMCR
  • regulatory change management expertise
  • support with the design of governance frameworks
  • customer-outcomes testing
  • support with regular assurance such as compliance monitoring.

He has over 25 years’ experience in financial services regulation and has worked for the ‘big 4’, two of the UK’s leading independent consulting firms, and most recently was Director of Risk & Compliance in a well-known mortgage and credit intermediary. He has extensive experience in many aspects of FCA regulations, including: SMCR; financial crime; risk management frameworks; authorisations and variations of permissions; remediation programme design; suitability of advice and the sales process design; best practice in complaints management; regulatory reporting; affordability and credit worthiness assessments; and the IDD amongst other things.

He is a former ‘skilled person’ and previously worked with the ICAEW on the provision of guidance to other skilled persons.


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