Barley Laing

Barley Laing

UK Managing Director at Melissa
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Bio Barley's role is focused on ensuring clients meet their customer onboarding, data quality and compliance needs; including their ID, Anti-Money Laundering (AML) and Know Your Customer (KYC) requirements. He and his team at Melissa work with the likes of Bank of America, Creditsafe and MetaBank. Career History With 17 years of experience in the data industry, Barley was previously CEO at World Address, founded 2LT, and held senior management positions at: ADC; BT; Shell and Xerox.


Data Management and Governance

Why those in financial services must spring clean their customer databases

22 Apr 2024

With the cost of living crisis continuing and slow economic growth forecast for the remainder of the year, these are challenging times for financial institutions looking to drive growth. This makes it vital to ensure account holders continue to receive a standout experience, to prevent customer churn and drive profitability. Equally important is ...

Digital Identity Management

Preventing fraud in a globalised world

02 Feb 2024

As migration increases and globalisation continues at pace, financial institutions around the world are having to review and verify a greater range of identification (ID) documents when onboarding customers than they traditionally would. This is backed up by research from the United Nations (UN) highlighting that nearly four per cent of the world’...

Digital Identity Management

The money laundering red flags and how to prevent it in 2024

08 Dec 2023

Supporting criminal activity and risking substantial fines from regulators that also damage their reputation are not things any financial institution aspires to. Yet many are exposing themselves to such risks because they are not doing enough to prevent money laundering. With digitalisation creating new opportunities for money laundering to take p...

Digital Identity Management

Delivering effective sanctions screening amid growing FCA concerns

16 Oct 2023

Finextra recently reported that many of those in financial services were found wanting with their sanctions screening efforts by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA). After a survey of sanctions controls at 90 firms the FCA uncovered deficiencies across staffing, technology and reporting networks, leading to a lack of adequate resources to ensure...