ClearBank Achieves and Maintains ISO 22301 and ISO 27001 Certification   

Congratulations to ClearBank for achieving certification in ISO 22301 Business Continuity and  ISO 27001 Information Security.  

About the Client: 

ClearBank is a purpose-built, technology-enabled clearing bank authorised by the the Prudential Regulation Authority and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority and the Prudential Regulation Authority. Through its banking licence and intelligent, robust technology solutions, ClearBank enables its clients to offer real-time payment and innovative banking services to their customers.   

About the Project: 

ClearBank approached Assent in October 2017 to help with the initial implementation of ISO 22301 Business Continuity and ISO 27001 Information Security management systems, when the bank was an early-stage start-up with only 16 employees. Assent assigned Robert Clements a specialist ISO consultant, to help implement the management systems.  


After 5 months, ClearBank successfully passed the ISO 27001 Information Security audit and received certification, 8 months later they added ISO 22301 Business Continuity and successfully achieved certification.  

Ongoing Support: 

Since then, Assent has continued to support ClearBank, assigning both Robert Clements and Garry Renton, who have provided impartial internal audits of the management system and ensured they maintain both certifications.  

Assent’s support has also included ClearBank’s transition to the latest edition of the ISO 22301 standard (2019) and soon to follow with the updated ISO 27001 standard. 

ISO 22301 Consultant Robert Clements said: 

”It’s been a pleasure working with ClearBank and seeing their resilience capabilities grow as the bank expands.  UK banks have many compliance regimes to adhere to and ISO management systems, backed by impartial external certification, can be used to support some of these requirements.” 

ISO 27001 Consultant Garry Renton said: 

“It has been great to work with the ClearBank team over the last few years and to see them embracing new technologies in their pursuit of innovation and commitment to continual improvement. I look forward to seeing the transition to the new ISO 27001:2022 version being achieved in the near future.” 

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