This three part series by Mark Robinson, covers key items in RegTech such as Big data analytics, Artificial intelligence, Cloud computing/open data, Distributed ledgers and much more.
Based on the FinTech Futures analysis, Mark estimates that between £50 billion and £60 billion a year is being spent in the UK on meeting regulatory obligations. This is equivalent to 2.6% of UK GDP, double the annual revenue of a Big 4 firm or nearly twice the size of the UK legal services market for all industries.
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An EY report released this week in conjunction with the UK Treasury, declared the UK to be the highest ranking FinTech sector in the world with a market size of £6.6 billion. The authors predominantly attributed this to the UK's accommodative regulatory regime for startups and the associated disruptive technologies they bring to market.
In our previous article, we argued that a number of next-generation technologies have the potential to dramatically disrupt the financial sector's manual and outdated legacy infrastructure which is, as we write, fighting a losing battle with the ever-growing pile of regulatory rules. It's curious.
In our two previous articles, we mentioned that, despite the technology existing to enable 'good regulatory practice', the market has failed to overcome the four main barriers. Why? In short, while we have a strong chorus of support from the side-lines, the regulators are only just now beginning to take on the job of making it safe for the ecosystem to engage.
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