About

We specialise in risk, intelligence and technology and proudly serve the banking, legal and insurance sectors.

What we do

At Albany we are all about pioneering, revolutionising and a belief that everything can be achieved with the right team, a little thought and a clear understanding.

To put it simply we listen to you and respond.

We have a wealth of resources and support that we draw upon for each individual case. We are aware that time is a valuable thing to every organisation so we invest our time into ensuring that we identify, prioritise and deliver to each client what we say when we say we will.

Albany will always strive to be adaptable and flexible in the way we work to meet the needs of our clients as we know that you are all different and what is right for some is not for others. This approach and our dedicated in-house teams makes us feel confident we are able to accommodate any request.

Pedigree

Pedigree

Our team has decades of experience working in risk and developing technology, allowing us to provide services to a variety of blue chip organisations across many industry sectors. 

Technology

Technology

We use a combination of proven and scalable open source technologies, leverage strong relationships through API's and our own bespoke service. Our service carries out the heavy lifting and presents the outcome to you through a familiar interface.

Bespoke

Bespoke

The word bespoke often conjures up mental images of projects going over agreed spend, however, our team delivers a personalised, tailored approach to your project, understanding the need for a budget and respecting the importance of keeping within it.

Focussed

Focussed

Rather than creating a product that tries to be everything to all people, we've decided to focus on providing the best intelligence & compliance tools in the insurance, financial and legal sectors.

Leadership

Stewart Griffiths

CEO Founder

Pragmatic problem solver, outside the box thinker and former Royal Marine who is responsible for the future strategy of Albany and our technology. Keen to explore new ventures and partnerships and makes sure that Albany maintains its standards and delivers for our clients. A keen sportsman especially Rugby, Cycling, Snowboarding and Mountaineering who prides himself on delivering for his key partners and clients.

Adam Richards

COO Founder

Thorough and methodical, Adam oversees the day to day operations of Albany. Enjoys getting the best of teams and engaging with clients to ensure the delivery of exceptional customer service and business objectives. Enjoys spending time with his family and friends. He has a proven track record in developing and delivering innovative top-level business development strategies and software solution to improve efficiency and reduce cost in the financial services sector.

David Abraham

CTO

David has been working within the technology industry for more than 20 years - 10 of which have been spent within senior management roles in agency environments. With a hands on, client facing approach, David oversees all business development activity and innovation at Albany. A Keen golfer and recently found out what a gym is for.

Alexander Spann

Commercial Director

Strategic marketer of new and disruptive technology products. A basis in strategy consulting with major system integrators and has enabled him to support many technology enterprises as a partner and investor. Alex collaborates with clients and partners to realise the mutual benefits of commercialising emerging technologies. A traveller for extreme sport you will find him cat-skiing in Alaska or kite-surfing in Bali when not exploring value added opportunities.

Chas Staines

Director of Risk

A solutions driven, dynamic yet pragmatic thinker with an extensive track record of delivering value adding enterprise risk management to a broad church of client industries. A determined personality who always seeks to deliver meaningful solutions to clients issues. Chas draws on his enviable experience of being both a service provider and a client to empathise with both parties and influence a strong culture of partnership. Chas enjoys spending time with is two sons and his wife. Both he and his wife are keen cyclists, skiers and all round fitness enthusiasts who take great pride in always striving to achieve better results in all that they do.

Board and Advisory Team

Anne Green

Adviser

Anne, is currently a Programme Director, within the Regulatory and Compliance Consultancy Team at Eversheds Sutherland and a board member for Albany Group She has in-depth experience of Regulatory Financial Crime & Fraud Risk Management in many contexts, at international level with major financial institutions and blue chip companies. These include, Experian as Director, Business Development and Innovation, Aviva, Head of Fraud, Bupa International, Financial Crime Manager, HSBC Bank, Group Security & Fraud, Royal Bank of Scotland as Manager Global Group Security and Fraud. Financial Crime Investigator, Dedicated Cheque and Plastic Crime Unit (City of London and Metropolitan Police combined force). She has many years’ experience in Financial Services, Retail Banking, Insurance, Credit Card Operations, Issuing and Acquiring, She has an in-depth knowledge of Regulatory Financial Crime, the Criminal Justice System, practical experience of court case preparation and an expert witness in financial crime prosecutions.

Nikki Daniels

Adviser

Nikki has over 35 years of experience in the insurance industry, including senior roles at high street brokers. In the 1980’s and 90’s she led the market with innovative and much copied solutions for affinity-based insurance propositions. Later roles included working with both Jardine Lloyd Thompson (UK and Australia) and the creation of a complete trading environment for the Affinity division of Marsh. Since then Nikki has worked with many brokers, high street, chain, contact and call centres both general and specialist. Recent work includes system implementations at large high street and provincial brokers, strategic work with a number of suppliers in the distribution chain for both commercial insurance and personal insurance and the preparation of a number of RFI’s for the general insurance market. Nikki also works with PE and VC companies to review the state of the UK Insurance market. She is currently a fouding Director ofe-Zee Insurance Solutions and has Board Advisory roles in both insuretech and broking businesses.

David Crundwell

Adviser

David holds a strong background in management and leadership at Executive level. Running both large and small teams focusing on clear commercial outputs around the world covering all aspects of corporate affairs, communications and brand marketing. He is a non-executive director of New York based FinTech Affinity Capital Exchange, and Chairman of a £100m London based health charity. His board experience within international businesses has centred on the improvement of operational efficiencies through corporate affairs; and sits alongside other non-executive and advisory committee work with government on public health and not-for-profit boards. Private equity experience working on international media deals accompanies an early career in the City, and work as a journalist.

Eddie Longworth

Adviser

Eddie Longworth is a major figure in the general insurance claims sector and also a respected entrepreneur, having founded one of the largest ‘Third Party’ claims management companies in the UK. For the last 23 years he has advised insurers in 3 different continents on claims strategy and operations, and has also delivered major supply transformation projects in the motor and household sectors. Latterly he is the founder of the ClaimsTech Forum which curates and analyses new developments in technology solutions to claims issues A renowned public speaker, author and business mentor, Eddie works tirelessly to identify new solutions in the claims market and bring fresh insight to the development needs of his clients.

Ezechi Britton

Adviser

With over 15 years of industry experience and a regular speaker at industry events, Ezechi (Ez) has extensive experience of delivering Fintech platforms within both startups and Tier 1 Investment Banks. Most recently Ez co-founded Neyber an award winning financial wellbeing provider that helps Employers support their employees through salary deducted loans. At Neyber Ez as CTO was responsible for the company’s Tech Division, Tech Platform, Tech Strategy, and Tech regulatory approach. Prior to his role as CTO at Neyber, Ez worked for over 10 years in Derivatives risk and pricing technology at Lehman Brothers and then Credit Suisse (Zurich). Ez has now founded a new venture called Code Untapped which focuses on training BAME talent in Web Development Skills and placing them with industry partners.

GDPR

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) aims to offer EU citizens a uniform and harmonized approach towards privacy in the European Union, and seeks to strengthen people’s rights to data protection as set out in Article 8 of the EU Charter of Fundamental Rights. Albany Group has put in place the necessary procedures to ensure that our business is compliant with the requirements of the Regulation. If you require further information, please email us at info@albanygrp.com.