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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.


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...

Banking Strategy, Digital and Transformation

Time to prepare for the Fifth Anti-Money Laundering Directive

16 Aug 2019

Hot on the heels of the Fourth Anti-Money Laundering Directive (4AMLD), the fifth version (5AMLD) is set to become law throughout the EU on 10 January 2020. With a focus on strengthening transparency rules, this mandate will further deter the concealment of funds and enable the EU to remain one step ahead in the fight against financial crime. 5AML...

Banking Strategy, Digital and Transformation

Think compliance is expensive? In the age of open banking, it’s your smartest investment

20 May 2019

In an increasingly competitive mobile-first world, it’s time for banks to be ethical with the data customers entrust to them – obeying relevant rules and regulations, as well as leading the way in delivering best practices in customer service and convenience. Otherwise, customers will vote with their feet and take their business to those financial...


Banking Strategy, Digital and Transformation

How can banks win against the tech and internet giants?

26 Apr 2019

Innovation has not occurred at a rapid pace in banking as it has in other industry sectors. Over a year down the line from the introduction of open banking it’s only fairly recently that we have started to see the first signs of the innovation it promised in helping to improve services for customers in the digital age. One of the most prominent ha...