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Business Continuity Plan

Is it time to update your BPC for Social Distancing?

Is it time to update your Business Continuity measures to reflect social distancing measures? We sure think so. Current Business Continuity measures largely assume unavailability of the primary infrastructure (office, systems etc.) and focus mainly on addressing that unavailability through ...
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Cost of policy Management

The real cost of policy management

A regulated firm with 30 policies spends around £150,000/year on just managing and monitoring business policies. How do you stack up? Policy management includes two things: Annual review of the policies; andMonitoring of business activities and evidencing controls to confirm ...
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Rockets vs. horses

Build Rockets not faster Horses

Rather than looking for convenient ways to manage large business policy document suite, it’s time for a completely fresh approach! Iterating an existing approach certainly has its place, however, it can only get you so far. Technology can certainly help ...
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#PolicyThursday | Conduct

#PolicyThursday | Conduct (aka. Treating Customers Fairly – TCF) This topic has a tendency to take many names; Conduct, Conduct Risk, TCF to name a few. At CoVi, we split the approach to Conduct (this policy) from the Customer Communication ...
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#PolicyThursday | Outsourcing

#PolicyThursday | Outsourcing / External supplier Policy Outsourcing policy is one of the easiest policies to explain to the business teams because everyone has engaged with an external supplier as part of their personal life so they get it. At CoVi ...
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Speakup policy

#PolicyThursday | Speak-Up

#PolicyThursday | Speak-Up or Whistleblowing Policy – which description do you prefer? We prefer not to use the word “Whistleblowing” given the negative connotation it has. Speak-Up, on the other hand, is a much better label, turning a dull but necessary ...
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Financial Crime Policy

#PolicyThursday | Financial Crime

Financial Crime Policy in 8 clear principles, a policy that otherwise has a tendency to spawn “Child” policies. In our experience, we have seen far too many examples where the Financial Crime policy focuses on the consequences of non-compliance (fines, ...
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#PolicyThursday | Business Continuity

We are kick-starting the #PolicyThursday series with Business Continuity policy in CoVi Analytics style. This policy highlights how CoVi Analytics’ unique approach distils a wordy document into succinct principles that are easy to maintain, communicate, implement and monitor. Business Continuity PolicyDownload Context: Policies are ...
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Get off the Policy Wheel

Do you feel that your Business Policy suite is one of your biggest operational overhead that adds no real business value? Consider this: regulated firms can spend between 4 to 12 weeks updating a business policy and taking it through ...