The Financial Services Future: Transforming an industry

Mazars has developed a unique programme of thought leadership to examine the current challenges the Financial Services industry is facing.

In partnership with the Economist Intelligence Unit, the series of articles focuses on the current transformation of the financial services industry and its likely shape in the future from three different but related perspectives: Technological, Regulatory and Business Model Transformation

These articles explore the links between technological disruption in the financial services area including its impact on the regulatory environment and the financial service's response. We are also looking at how regulatory changes have forced financial services firms to adapt or even create new operational models that incorporate new technologies to meet regulatory requirements and the further impact this has on the firms’ value chains.

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Topic #1: Technological Transformation

The marriage of high tech and high finance


The lines between financial services and high technology are becoming increasingly blurred. Four major technological changes will disrupt financial services in the years ahead. Fear of disruption?

  • Biometrics
  • Blockchain
  • Cognitive computing
  • Open banking

Topic #2: Regulatory Transformation

Regulatory reform in uncertain times - No rest for the weary

Despite “reform fatigue” and squeezed profit margins, financial services firms are dealing with a continued flood of regulation. Some are turning to new technologies for compliance help.

A decade on from the global financial crisis, are policymakers and regulators starting to tire of imposing a seemingly endless drip-feed of new rules on financial services firms?


Article #3 (Business model transformation) will be released in November 2017.

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