Episode 21: Mike Haley

AML Talk Show host Stephen Platt with guest speaker Mike Haley, Cifas Chief Executive

AML Talk Show Hosted by Stephen Platt

In this series of podcasts, our hosts Martin Woods and Stephen Platt will interview key figures in the world of financial crime prevention and examine successes and failures in the global fight against money laundering and related crimes including drug trafficking, bribery and corruption, sanctions evasion, human trafficking and tax evasion.


Stephen Platt

Well good afternoon, and welcome to The AML Talk Show with me, Stephen Platt. I hope that wherever you are listening from, that you are safe and well, and are enjoying seeing, as it were, the light get bigger at the end of this very, very, very long COVID tunnel. I'm delighted to have the opportunity today to welcome our guest, Mike Haley, to join me to discuss his role as the chief executive of Cifas in the UK, and more generally to engage in a dialogue about fraud and the position in relation to the finance industry's efforts to bear down on fraud risk in the UK and the lessons that we might be able to learn as an AML community from the successes and failures of the industry in tackling fraud.

Mike has been the chief executive of Cifas since May 2018. For those of you who don't know, Cifas is a not for profit fraud prevention membership organization and the UK's leading fraud prevention service, managing largest database of instances of fraudulent conduct in the country. Cifas member organizations are drawn from all sectors, not only financial services, of course. And they share their data across those sectors to reduce instances of fraud. It's a really, in my opinion, brilliant initiative. ...

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