Regulatory Counsel at Self Financial
About the job
Self Financial is a venture-backed, high-growth fintech company with a mission to increase economic inclusion and financial resilience by empowering people to build credit and build savings. Our core offerings include the Self Credit Builder account, the Self Visa secured credit card, and related credit and financial literacy information services.
We're looking for people who share our passion and are driven to tackle challenges, find solutions and make the financial space better for the communities we serve.
Our team is passionate about challenging the status quo of the credit industry by providing people accessible tools to take control of their credit. Executing on our mission requires deep collaboration across our teams to ensure our products reach the people who can benefit from them the most, particularly the100 million+ Americans who have no or low credit.
About the Role:
Self Financial is seeking an experienced financial services regulatory lawyer to join its rapidly growing team. Reporting to the General Counsel and working closely with the compliance team, the Regulatory Counsel will be the second lawyer to join the team, responsible for legal and regulatory matters related to the company’s consumer credit products, including product development, marketing, liaison with the company’s issuing banks, and interaction with regulators. The ideal candidate will have several years of industry experience in a corporate law department, regulatory agency, or law firm, experience with at least some aspects of the regulation of closed and open-end consumer credit products, a willingness to tackle issues in other areas as needed, and an ability to advocate for the highest standards of compliance while also focusing on creative solutions to serve consumers and achieve business objectives. The company is based in Austin, Texas; remote work arrangements will be considered for this position.
What you’ll have:
- JD degree and law license in good standing
- Minimum 6 years of practice in-house, in government or in private practice
- Experience with the law and regulation governing consumer credit products, ideally including credit cards.
Benefits and Perks:
We have the compensation and benefits you expect. But, there's one thing that Self Financial can offer that many startups cannot: we can positively change the world, while making a profit. We are a team of Builders, empowering our customers to build their dreams. We have a Do the Right Thing ethos in all that we do, and we hope you value that approach, too.
Our perks include:
● Equity compensation
● Quarterly performance-based bonuses
● Generous employer-paid health, vision and dental insurance coverage
● Flexible vacation policy
● Educational assistance and CLE reimbursement
● Free gym membership
● Free at-home workout through Sworkit
● Casual dress code
● Team building events and activities
● Remote work arrangements/ flexible work schedule
● Monthly $100 COVID stipend
Self Financial requires all employees hired to successfully pass a background check.