Operating as a not-for-profit, Criterion collaborates with the industry to create Standards and improve efficiencies in the financial services sector.

We have been providing the backbone for the exchange and movement of data between organisations for almost 30 years.

In addition to driving efficiencies, Criterion is uniquely positioned to facilitate and drive cross-industry engagement, helping organisations achieve higher levels of collaboration, reduce costs and achieve better customer outcomes.

Our Purpose

Our purpose

Criterion is the not-for-profit body that delivers professional Standards and Governance services for the UK's financial services industry and its customers.

Our History

Criterion launched in 2017, but its team has been delivering professional Standards and Governance services since 1989.


Our People

Criterion's board, leadership and team delivers broad industry representation and expertise, to drive through the collaborative work necessary to meet the needs of a rapidly evolving industry.