Alex Grant

Managing Director Global Fraud Management, Barclays

Alex is the Global Head of Fraud Risk Management; currently he is responsible for Barclays International and Barclays UK.

Alex joined Barclays 10 years ago and previous to that he worked at RBS for 27 years. Latterly as the Head of fraud risk for the cards and retail business

He is currently responsible for all areas of Fraud Strategy and Fraud Analytics covering Barclays Global customer base of 40m customers and clients ranging from personal customers to large financial institutions.  On the personal side there are over 40m active card and mobile payment users carrying out many billions of transactions a year.  In other roles in Barclays he has been the Head of Financial Crime as a part of which he was the money laundering reporting office and Head of Operational Risk for the Retail bank.

Alex was the Board Chair of Financial Fraud Action UK (now UK Finance). UKF is the UK trade association of senior fraud Professionals responsible for leading the collective fight against financial fraud on behalf of the UK payments industry. During Alex’s time as board chair, he helped to drive the first ever joint bank customer education programme ‘Take 5’ and was also a founding member of the Government led Joint Fraud Taskforce (JFT), chaired by the  Home Secretary, whose aim is to reduce significantly the number of victims of crime in the UK.

Alex is the lead on Risk citizenship activities with focus on helping pupils from less privileged backgrounds get into Russell Group Universities.

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