Business Development / Relationship Management

Business Development is such a key area for all financial services organisations. Our clients are continually interested in speaking to brilliant sales people looking for their next challenge.

Audit / Compliance / Financial Crime

Our portfolio of key financial services clients have an enormous need in these disciplines, as preferred suppliers to an extensive network we are always interested in talent in these areas.


In an ever evolving financial services marketplace “change” professionals who can engineer genuine commercial change are in high demand.

Risk / Credit

Credit & risk people now rule the financial sector. It’s true and it’s also reassuring to know CRS have specialized in the recruitment of credit & risk professionals since 2001 and we have seen unprecedented growth in this sector since 2009.


CRS Operations has been busy over recent years, with a focus on businesses moving their client relations teams into centre of excellence models, we are always keen to talk to people within this space.


Our key clients have a huge need in Product and Proposition across all sectors; as preferred suppliers to an extensive network we are always interested in talent in this area.

Our Story

CRS was founded in 2001 to provide tailored recruitment solutions across the UK’s financial services sectors. We have grown to become one of the UK’s leading specialist banking and finance recruiters. We operate from junior management to board level appointments, across UK and European markets.

We now work from two main UK offices in London and Manchester, employing dedicated specialists to support every principal finance function that the UK banking industry has to offer.


CRS are committed to sourcing the finest talent to ensure business growth and performance for our clients. We recognise that each employee brings their own unique competencies, experiences, and characteristics to their work and we value such diversity in all our candidates. CRS strive to create an environment in which these differences fulfil the needs of our clients by providing a first class choice of candidates.

CRS excel in creating a valued partnership with our clients – a partnership we believe is strengthened through diversity. We have joined forces with our clients on a number of diversity initiatives to better understand how to create an inclusive workforce. Our capabilities include, but are not limited to:

• Women in Finance networking events
• Diversity Perception Survey
• Practical Guidelines
• Senior Leadership team presentation
• Candidate feedback

Contingent recruitment

With over 15 years of success within financial services recruitment CRS have built up an enviable database of more than 20,000 talented financial services professionals who are trusted clients, not just names and faces on social media. Our contingent recruitment service is based around the rigorous utilisation of all social media platforms and complemented hugely by a high quality referrals network developed over a long period of time

Advertised selection

CRS have the ability to manage large scale advertising campaigns on behalf of our clients, we can successfully utilise all the main UK job boards and multimedia platforms nationwide. We are also able to pre-screen high volumes of talent via our market leading virtual interviewing platform which can also combine with a “psychometric” test to provide a complete front-end vetting service.


Our specialist understanding of all our key markets enables us to complete high level, high impact assignments across the industry. We have built unrivalled networks in all our core markets which gives us access to some of the most senior leaders in the industry. Couple this with a large and long established database of key industry contacts gives us a huge edge when sourcing the very best talent out there.


Our longevity and knowledge of our markets enables us to produce highly detailed and comprehensive mapping documents across all our core areas. These can be used in conjunction with our retained service but also as stand alone market intel documents. We can also provide detail around complimentary industries and sectors where the skills set required is transferable so giving you access to a much broader and variable talent pool

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