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Barley Laing

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

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 t...

17 Sep 2019
Banking Strategy, Digital and Transformation
Barley Laing

Time to prepare for the Fifth Anti-Money Laundering Directive

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 ...

16 Aug 2019
Banking Strategy, Digital and Transformation
Barley Laing

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

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 del...

20 May 2019
Banking Strategy, Digital and Transformation
Barley Laing

How can banks win against the tech and internet giants?

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 start...

26 Apr 2019
Banking Strategy, Digital and Transformation
Barley Laing

Preventing financial crime and delivering seamless customer onboarding - can you accomplish both?

Recent research points to an increase in financial crime as criminals take advantage of access to billions of compromised data records for sophisticated application fraud attacks targeted at financial...

08 Apr 2019
Banking Strategy, Digital and Transformation
Barley Laing

Why delivering personalised communications is a must in financial services

Study after study highlights personalisation is what consumers increasingly expect from the brands they engage with. For example, research from Epsilon reveals that 80 per cent of consumers are more l...

13 Mar 2019
Banking Strategy, Digital and Transformation
Barley Laing

Is now the time for one global ID verification data source?

It is an inescapable fact that for effective ID verification, and therefore KYC and AML compliance, financial services companies need to access to billions of records in real-time to ensure adequate c...

22 Feb 2019
Banking Strategy, Digital and Transformation
Barley Laing

Open banking opens the door to fraudulent activity. How can it be combatted?

Open banking not only opens up a world of opportunity for financial services companies seeking to improve the customer experience, but also presents a potential gold mine for fraudsters, particularly ...

01 Feb 2019
Banking Strategy, Digital and Transformation