Cifas deepens fraud expertise with appointment of new Advisory Board member
24 October 2019
- Ashley Hart, Head of Fraud at TSB Bank, joins Cifas’ Advisory Board
Cifas, the UK’s leading fraud prevention service, has appointed Ashley Hart as Advisory Board Member.
Cifas’ Advisory Board has delegated responsibility from the Board to monitor the operational effectiveness of Cifas, as well as understand and represent the interests of its principal stakeholders.
Ashley has been at TSB since 2016, and in his role as Head of Fraud has been responsible for the design and delivery of effective fraud strategies across the business, including the launch of TSB’s Fraud Refund Guarantee which now protects over 5.2 million people by refunding any money lost through fraud, and partnerships with Police forces across the UK.
Prior to this, Ashley spent nearly a decade with the Financial Ombudsman Service working closely with consumers, financial institutions and government.
Ashley is a qualified barrister.
Ashley Hart, said: ‘As the UK’s leading fraud prevention service, Cifas is in an unparalleled position when it comes to protecting customers, financial institutions and the public from the threat of fraud. I’m excited to be joining the organisation at a time when its role has never been more important.’
Mike Haley, Chief Executive Officer of Cifas, said: ‘Ashley brings a wealth of expertise in fraud prevention from the TSB Bank and wider relevant experience from the Financial Ombudsman Service. His connections within law enforcement and passion to fight financial crime makes him an invaluable addition to Cifas’ Advisory Board.’
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Cifas exists to prevent fraud and financial crime. We are an independent, not-for-profit membership organisation that protects businesses and individuals through effective and secure data and intelligence sharing between the private, public and third sectors. In 2018, Cifas member organisations prevented over £1.3 billion of fraud losses.
Cifas data is included in the Office of National Statistics England and Wales Crime Statistics of police recorded crime and works alongside law enforcement agencies in tackling fraud. Cifas also offers Protective Registration for individuals whose identities are at risk of being used fraudulently, for instance after a burglary. We also run a scheme called Protecting the Vulnerable, offered free of charge to local authorities to protect those under the care of Court Deputies who are unable to access financial products and whose identities may be at risk.
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