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Barley Laing

Barley Laing

UK Managing Director at Melissa
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Bio Barley's role is focused on ensuring clients meet their data quality and compliance needs; including their ID, Anti-Money Laundering and Know Your Customer requirements. He and his team at Melissa work with the likes of Bank of America, Creditsafe and MetaBank. Career History With 15 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

Get back to basics with data to survive and grow in challenging times

21 May 2020

The financial services industry is in unchartered territory as it attempts to plot a path through the current pandemic. Financial institutions are having to make big decisions at speed about how they operate and service customers during this challenging time, along with how they plan for a post COVID-19 world. At least with most decision makers wor...

Digital Identity Management

Why retrospective ID investigation is critical for 5AMLD compliance

10 Feb 2020

Time pressure and cost are two big issues faced by those in financial services as they seek to ensure compliance with a proliferation of new know your customer (KYC) and anti-money laundering (AML) regulations. One of those that recently became law is the Fifth Anti-Money Laundering Directive (5AMLD), with its focus on strengthening transparency ru...


Artificial Intelligence and Financial Services

Time for a reality check with AI

21 Jan 2020

When the debate in financial services turns to artificial intelligence (AI), reality often gets lost in the excitement, with enthusiastic talk about over ambitious uses of the technology rather than what it can effectively deliver today. By being smart with AI, and not attempting to get AI to ‘do it all’, it’s possible for the banking world to leve...

Banking Strategy, Digital and Transformation

How can fintech SMEs ensure compliance with industry-wide regulations?

17 Sep 2019

The financial services industry must ensure compliance with a plethora of national and international regulations, particularly those related to KYC and AML, which can be very costly in terms of both time and money. Existing regulations and the pipeline of new directives pose a potential issue for start-ups and SMEs because they often don’t have th...