What is RegTech? Who is RegTech for? Why use RegTech?
What does the RegTech industry look like?
As one of the many promising RegTech companies out there, we get a lot of questions about the RegTech concept. And for a good reason. Being techies at heart – and with a legal and compliance DNA – we are all about bringing innovation to the industry and staying in the know of all the latest developments.
This is why we put together this jam-packed, ultimate guide to RegTech. Here, you will be guided through every nook and cranny of the fascinating and ever-evolving RegTech landscape. From the basic definition and background, all the way through to industry associations and our favourite reads. So sit back, buckle up and enjoy your introduction to RegTech.
Causes of RegTech
What are the causes of RegTech? In the broader literature, there are two widespread perspectives on the RegTech revolution. In the first version, RegTech is exclusively the consequence of the financial crisis of 2008 and the regulatory tsunami it caused. In the second version, RegTech is only an add-on to FinTech and the associated demand for the digital processing of regulations. At Apiax, we do not believe that any of these explanations alone can convincingly capture the phenomenon. Instead, we find that the RegTech revolution is the result of a number of broad and powerful forces.
The 7 main causes of RegTech
- Regulatory tsunami The regulatory environment has been constantly expanding since the 2008 financial crisis. The demand for new regulations comes from the public, government and regulators and has led to an explosion in the scope and complexity of the regulatory environment. RegTech helps to meet these challenges efficiently.
- Technology Technological developments are another major cause of the RegTech revolution. Obvious, but still relevant and true: Technological developments enable new ways to deal with regulatory challenges and thus bring new and exciting business ideas into the minds of entrepreneurs.
- FinTech As Forbes writes in this article, the FinTech revolution has produced numerous innovations that have led to a strong demand for RegTech solutions. Many FinTech innovations require the integration of digital regulations into their solutions to enable them to work efficiently.
- New standards PSD2, open banking, an emerging API economy and cloud computing – to name just a few – are new technologies that financial services providers want to keep up with. Sometimes RegTech solutions are an answer to these developments, sometimes they make them possible.
- Digital habits Customers demand services and products that are in line with their increasingly digital habits. Products and services must be accessible on mobile devices, and communication must take place on digital channels. RegTech solutions help to make these offers compliant.
- Competition The intelligent implementation of new technologies by new players is a challenge across the whole range of financial services offered now and in the future. Some of these new market players are established technology companies in other areas. They understand the potential of RegTech and are pushing into this area with urgency.
- Cost pressure As cost sensitivity increases, RegTech helps to increase productivity and efficiency – and offers as a welcome side effect improved traceability and auditability.
Regulation is one of several services that have recently been given the ‘tech’ affix. While the definition of RegTech means different things to different people, RegTech has certainly received a lot of attention with increasing regulatory complexity and rising regulatory costs. In the following, we present and discuss five of the most common RegTech definitions to bring some clarity to the issue: What is RegTech?
5 most relevant RegTech definitions
Here are five of the most prominent RegTech definitions we could find. As you will see, they all have some similarities, but they also differ quite considerably from each other. Before we discuss similarities and differences, let’s have a look at the definitions:
- Investopedia “RegTech is a blend word of ‘regulatory technology’ that was created to address regulatory challenges in financial services through innovative technology. RegTech consists of a group of companies that use cloud computing technology through software-as-a-service (SaaS) to help businesses comply with regulations efficiently and less expensively.”
- Financial Conduct Authority “RegTech applies to new technologies developed to help overcome regulatory challenges in financial services.”
- Wikipedia “Regulatory technology, also known as a ‘RegTech’ is a new field within the financial services industry that utilises information technology to enhance regulatory processes. It puts a particular emphasis on regulatory monitoring, reporting and compliance and is thus benefiting the finance industry. The objective of RegTech is to enhance transparency as well as consistency and to standardise regulatory processes, to deliver sound interpretations of ambiguous regulations and thus to provide higher levels of quality at lower cost. Oftentimes RegTech companies utilise the cloud through software-as-a-service.”
- Institute of International Finance “RegTech is the use of new technologies to solve regulatory and compliance burdens more effectively and efficiently.”
- CB Insights “We define RegTech broadly to include any technology and/or software created to address regulatory challenges and help companies understand regulatory requirements and stay compliant. Companies in this space help customers meet compliance standards, ensure risk management protocols are in place, and put in place controls that actively mitigate risk. This technology ranges from complementing existing compliance, audit, and risk workflows to replacing and wholly automating them through leveraging cutting-edge technologies like artificial intelligence, machine learning, and the blockchain.”
RegTech definition: A discussion
What unites the above-mentioned RegTech definitions is the idea that RegTech involves the use of new technology to meet regulatory challenges. Although some may be too specific in our meaning, they all rightly emphasise its central role in promoting regulatory compliance as well as organisational efficiency and productivity.
We at Apiax share this idea. We also understand that the knock-on effect of RegTech involves freed-up internal resources, allowing organisations to shift their focus towards business development and growth initiatives.
What do Apiax’ experts think?
RegTech solutions can enable compliance by design. If processes are designed in such way that people have no other option but to follow them, the error rate goes down significantly. Equally as important is the reduction of control efforts that comes with this set-up. And not to mention the huge cost savings.
Andreas Strässle, Regulatory Engineer
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RegTech transforms the process response time — from days to seconds. Traditional compliance services are heavily dependent on thorough human analysis of documents. Finding the required case and answers can take hours — even days. Transforming this process into a one-second action is for me the key enabler of RegTech.
Pedro Amaral, Software Engineer
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RegTech is used to optimise the regulatory management processes and make compliance knowledge accessible and actionable to everyone.
Adriana Azevedo, Product Owner
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My biggest issue with the term RegTech is its strong association with FinTech. In my opinion, RegTech is a subset of GovTech, which refers to accessing the law in a useful, actionable way. It just so happens to have taken hold in the financial services industry with its high regulatory scrutiny and undergoing wave of technological innovation. But I can definitely see a broader application of its capabilities in other industries as well.
Alan Blanchard, Country Head UK
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Whilst RegTech automatically solves and implements routine inquiries, compliance officers are empowered to focus on their core business objectives: manage risks on a strategic level and seize opportunities.
Ralf Huber, Co-Founder, Legal & Compliance
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RegTech Trends 2020
Regulatory watchdogs frequently revisit regulations to keep up with new technology, financial crime and industry-based risks. This poses a challenge for businesses and financial institutions complying with the ever-stringent laws.
As we cross over to 2020, penalties emerge as one of the biggest concerns for businesses. According to International Banker, the global compliance spend by banks reaches more than $270 billion a year, with an average of 10–15% of workforce engaged in compliance processes.
At Apiax, we aim to stay ahead of the curve in RegTech and business compliance. Here are, in our view, the Top 7 RegTech Trends to look out for in 2020 — and beyond.
1. Cloud becomes core to deliveries in regulatory compliance
RegTech deployment on the cloud is picking up speed. Innovative cloud-based services and niche deliveries are taking shape, as the RegTech ecosystem gets a strong foothold within the compliance landscape. Barriers to adoption are breaking down, as the transition of compliance operations is happening more seamlessly. For instance, data sharing, near real-time checks, customised solutions for compliance-as-a-service, or dedicated tools for various touchpoints of compliance like customer onboarding and new business relationships.
With GDPR being a core requirement of EU countries and businesses operating within the EU jurisdiction, companies and regulated professionals are looking at ways to address applicable data protection rules and ways to comply. A critical aspect that is gaining steam is the design of enterprise systems for automated compliance using innovative SaaS API models.
2. Unabated digital transformation of regulations
Whether it be MiFID II, GDPR, AML, FinSA or FinIA, the terminology of text-based directives can be daunting even to the most seasoned professionals. By digitalising text-based compliance manuals into powerful digital regulatory data and bringing them under a single loupe, RegTech emerges as a powerful facilitator. What is more, the use of ‘compliance by design’ reinforces the culture of compliance.
Compliance programmes are being designed for seamless and automated monitoring, checking, and report generation. This supports the organisational response to smart policies, by blocking or passing actions based on the law. As a “compliance layer’, such rules ensure across-the-board regulatory compliance for various business types, industries, geographies and other laws.
Automation of compliance minimises the risks of human error, reduces operational costs and supervisory controls, and averts potential penalties by proving a robust system of compliance and organisational agility.
It is about “unleashing the potential of regulatory digital rule sets and making applicable to the day-to-day work”, says Apiax Regulatory Engineer Andreas Strässle. Read the full interview.
3. RegTech helps strategise the regulatory impact of business decisions
While ROI is an established benchmark for business performance, RegTech is fast becoming essential for measuring the regulatory impact and viability of business decisions and commercial initiatives.
Digital tools allow identification and implementation of relevant laws and frameworks for multijurisdictional navigation and easy compliance. With the right solutions in place, high-risk factors can be identified at the click of a button as well as the regulatory impact on the chosen business strategy.
Whether expanding within or beyond established market segments, digital tools provide clear answers to regulatory inquiries, essential to help define direction of travel and appropriate business actions.
4. RegTech solutions to reinforce banking compliance in Singapore
The evolution of Singapore as a leading financial centre and regional hub of Private and Open Banking systems makes it particularly vulnerable to money laundering and trade-based money laundering. The practice of using shell firms for doing business in Singapore further makes regulation more complex.
RegTech tools help banking businesses comply with relevant regulations such as KYC, AML/CTF, and PSD2 /GDPR / PDPA in a more intuitive, accurate and efficient manner. Through API technology, organisations can “plug in” the compliance function into the existing business infrastructure as a compliance layer.
We can thus expect more banks in Singapore to integrate RegTech solutions into their programmes in an effort to master local and international regulatory frameworks.
5. Tax-efficient investment support for businesses — the new RegTech tour de force
As tax authorities ramp up the scope of governance, RegTech has stepped in as a vital means of offering profitable, tax-efficient investment advice.
Digital tools help investment professionals at each point in the value chain, from developing investor profiles, to producing promotional material and allocating assets.
RegTech solutions identify relevant tax rules and help predict their impact on investment strategies, which is essential wealth management insight
With accurate tax impact calculations and after-tax performance, modern tools are essential for wealth managers wanting to develop viable investment ideas.
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6. RegTech finds wide adoption by the Regulators
As regulatory pressure builds up, organisations and regulators alike struggle to interpret the broad scope of business application. In the past year, we have have seen significant industry-wide ambiguity as regulators themselves have struggled to give advice on their own rules (read full article).
We therefore expect country regulators to make use of RegTech to digitalise and decode lengthy regulations. RegTech’s sophisticated capabilities can assess case-specific risks and make available global databases to users at various touchpoints, such as while forming new business relationships and making checks against trade-based money laundering.
RegTech emerges as the ultimate solution for facilitating compliance, with minimum cost outlays and maximum operational efficiencies, the reason it finds wide adoption by the regulators.
7. Smart tools for cross-border risk management
Regulatory risks associated with cross-border transactions have risen sharply in recent years. Automated workflows and the ease of instant cross-border business activities pose an additional regulatory liability for companies and a need for a robust compliance framework.
International standards may oftentimes be more stringent than those governing local, national business activities. In the same way, industry standards and legal requirements vary significantly between countries, making guidelines contradictory or difficult to interpret. In the cross-border business context, you often end up juggling multiple jurisdictions and complying with countless rules.
Managing these risks can be costly and cumbersome. RegTech offers a single interface for monitoring cross-border business activities and implementing compliance frameworks. Ambiguous explanations can be simplified, industry do’s or don’ts digitalised and machine-readable rules integrated into the workflow, for automated transaction-based cross-border monitoring.
Consultations with in-house compliance experts can be done away with, and global initiatives and expansion plans facilitated with rules-based RegTech designs. This empowers financial institutions, private banks, and FinTech startups, as they can now serve clients across many different jurisdictions.
RegTech Maps and Rankings
RegTech maps and rankings are the most convenient way to get a market overview of RegTech start-ups and RegTech companies around the world. They provide a quick overview of each company’s position on the web and social media, based on various factors that highlight some of the most promising companies among them and give a good impression of the important key areas in which they operate.
The 6 major RegTech maps and rankings
- Swisscom RegTech Startup Map Every quarter, Swisscom publishes a market overview of Swiss RegTech start-ups in cooperation with e-foresight, categorised according to areas of activity. This is an excellent starting point for learning more about RegTech companies in Switzerland and the Swiss RegTech community.
- CB Insights RegTech Market Map CB Insights uses its data to identify over 100 private companies in RegTech and organizes them into 9 categories, including 9 sub-categories within financial services. The map is a bit outdated, but it is still a good source to find RegTech companies that operate in different service categories. You can also follow CB Insights on Twitter and LinkedIn.
- RegTech100 The RegTech100 list identifies the 100 innovative RegTech companies that every enterprise should know about in 2020. It is not free, but the Global RegTech Review provides market information that cannot be found in any other report.
- Deloitte RegTech Universe 2020 Deloitte compiles a list of RegTech companies with the technologies and solutions they offer. It’s a really useful look at who is orbiting the RegTech space. You can find them here and also follow them on LinkedIn and Twitter.
- Planet Compliance This RegTech directory, which was first introduced in autumn 2016, has quickly become an invaluable source of information for investors, financial institutions and anyone interested in RegTech. We are proud to play a prominent role in this increasingly business-critical directory.
- RT Associates RegTech Directory In July 2017, RT Associates began researching and compiling the RegTech directory in order to obtain clarity and an objective assessment of the field. They organize the landscape into precise categories and have a great research behind the data you see. Their mission is clear: to bring both sides of the RegTech market closer together so that both RegTech providers and regulated companies can derive commercial benefits from the use of innovative technology.
Why join a RegTech association? Firstly, it is a great way to gain knowledge, inspiration, and support from other like-minded individuals and organisations. Secondly, it is a powerful channel to voice ideas, opinions and important issues. The below associations are known to shape and accelerate the evolution of RegTech.
International RegTech Association
Being the flagship of RegTech associations, the International RegTech Association (IRTA) is a passionate, united community of individuals and organisations with one shared vision: to innovate, advance and influence the future of RegTech.
On a mission to drive RegTech innovation, IRTA
- promote ‘innovation in trust’ throughout the global RegTech eco-system
- collaborate with regulators in key financial markets
- undertake and sponsor RegTech-dedicated initiatives, research, and accelerators, to enable innovation through the use of technology
- develop and promote RegTech standards, which are used globally to assess, adopt, and refresh RegTech innovations
- promote by-design thinking, digital inclusion, and real-time risk resolution
We think the non-profit association plays a central role in the RegTech landscape.
Contrary to what the name suggests, also RegTech companies have a lot to gain from joining the extensive network of Holland FinTech. Sharing many mutual interests such as industry innovation and financial compliance, it is a great hub to access knowledge and source talent and investments. Joined by over 22.000 professionals, Holland FinTech connects people and organisations to profit from innovation and development.
Swiss Finance Startups
Active in our home of Switzerland, Swiss Finance Startups support pioneers on the local FinTech scene. With more than 120 startups joined already, their mission is to create synergies, join forces and drive innovation, inspiration and change in Switzerland.
Covering a lot of common ground, we find this an excellent hub for Swiss FinTech and RegTech companies alike to gain knowledge and benefit from the community of like-minded, passionate professionals.
Luxembourg House of Financial Technology
A membership with the Luxembourg House of Financial Technology comes with an array of benefits. Through their community, members are offered training, education, and research as well as excellent networking opportunities with peers and innovators from all over Europe.
Being the gateway to FinTech in Europe, the association help their partnering organisations meet innovation goals and find the right resources. They also enable venture capital firms, investors, government agencies and FinTechs and RegTechs to fulfill their ambitions.
As the voice of global FinTech, Innovate Finance represent and advance the global FinTech community in the UK. Members range from seed stage startups and global financial institutions to investors, professional services firms, and global FinTech hubs.
By bringing together and connecting the most forward-thinking minds of FinTech and RegTech, Innovate Finance help create a transparent, sustainable and innovative global financial services sector.
RegTech Reports and Studies
In recent years, there has been an increasing number of reports and studies dealing with the emergence of RegTech and the future of compliance, providing a wealth of information on the opportunities and challenges facing the entire industry. Therefore, we have carefully selected those that we consider important in order to better understand RegTech. We note that these texts are frequently quoted and provide the figures or justifications that show why RegTech is so timely and important.
The 5 most insightful RegTech reports and studies
- Thomson Reuters Cost of Compliance Report One of the most frequently quoted reports in the RegTech community is the Thomson Reuters Cost of Compliance report. Its annual survey on the cost of compliance is now in its tenth year. Responses come from nearly 6000 compliance and risk professionals worldwide, representing companies from all sectors and sizes of the financial services industry, including asset management, insurance, banking and investment. The report highlights the trends and developments from year to year.
- Raconteur World of RegTech Infographic Visually appealing and easy to understand, this infographic by Raconteur helps to navigate through the world of RegTech. It presents 391 RegTech companies worldwide, organized by service sub-sectors, different types of regulatory compliance assistance, how global financial services providers use RegTech solutions, the likelihood of RegTech budgets increasing, the underlying technology for RegTech solutions, and the key benefits of RegTech financial services as evaluated by financial services providers, regulators and professional associations.
- RTC New Initiatives White Paper Particularly insightful, the New Initiatives White Paper 2018 — A New Paradigm for Regulatory Change and Compliance, describes research by the RegTech Council’s (RTC) New Initiatives Working Group (NIWG) on how a combination of industrial collaboration and the application of semantic technologies based on open standards can radically change the way regulations are written, interpreted, implemented and monitored. This work resulted in a proof-of-concept that demonstrates a more efficient and effective approach to managing regulatory change and compliance that is accessible to both regulators and businesses.
- ACC Chief Legal Officers Survey Every year, the Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC) conducts a global study of the issues and environment in which Chief Legal Officers (CLOs) operate. The results of the ACC Chief Legal Officers Survey 2019 support the importance of a CLO who is well positioned to influence corporate strategy. In addition, this survey predicts that CLOs will keep an eye on the data in 2019. It shows that data breaches, legislative changes and data privacy are high on their list of concerns in 2019. CLOs also report that new regulations, brand and reputation issues and disruptive technologies will have a significant impact on business decisions this year..
- Burnmark RegTech Survey This is a survey of 45 RegTech start-ups. One of the most interesting results is certainly that the time frame for implementation in banks is much longer than most RegTechs expect. Read it here.
RegTech Articles and Blog Posts
There is a lot going on in the RegTech industry. In order to keep up with the latest market developments, we have to keep up with the latest news and trends.
That’s why we’ve carefully selected some of the most insightful articles and blog posts on the Internet to help you broaden your understanding of the subject. For those looking for relevant information, these are the articles we think are worth reading. Take a look at them and read them however you like.
Our 6 favourite RegTech articles and blog posts
- RegTech 101 and 102 CB Insights has created an insightful RegTech 101, in which they show what RegTech is, why it is happening now and why it is important. Their RegTech 102 (“The Evolution of RegTech and the Future of Compliance”) is equally impressive. Both articles offer a lot of new information and are very informative for those who are interested in RegTech.
- FinTech, RegTech, and SupTech At Finextra we found this great blog post about FinTech, RegTech and SupTech. This article is very specific about how RegTech can help financial institutions to comply with regulations and is very worth reading.
- The New FinTech Here’s another article that repeats the idea that RegTech is the new FinTech. It also defines RegTech, shares its origins, and explores how it’s going to impact and benefit both customers and businesses. This is another very good RegTech overview.
- RegTech to the Rescue This article explores that regulatory technology is often cited as the answer to the rising cost of compliance, risk and reporting duties at banks. Will it help financial institutions escape IT silos and enhance control over data? The answer is yes, as you could already imagine.
- RegTech to Account for 40% of Global Compliance Spend by 2023 This article from the FinTech Times focuses on a new study by Juniper Research, which found that spending on RegTech solutions will exceed $115 billion by 2023. According to the study quoted in the article, any heavily regulated sector of the economy that does not make the introduction of RegTech a priority would risk being fined for not keeping pace with regulatory changes.
- A Regulation Revolution in Financial Services This is a very insightful interview with Jo Ann Barefoot by Forbes to understand how technology and the digital revolution will impact financial services regulation and compliance. Jo Ann is considered one of the most committed advocates of RegTech, and in addition to her work as a former banking regulator, she currently devotes her time to a number of global bodies and initiatives related to the field.
There is now a wealth of outstanding blogs on the subject of RegTech. We have set out and collected the 15 best RegTech blogs in 2020.
The 15 smartest RegTech blogs 2020
- Finextra As the leading independent newswire and information source for the worldwide financial technology community, Finextra covers all significant technology news in wholesale and retail banking, the capital markets and insurance. The strong line-up of authors – including internationally renowned business leaders – publish a wide range of research articles, features, white papers and case studies, including quite some content on RegTech, which is why we visit the page on a regular basis. You can also find them on Twitter and LinkedIn.
- GoMedici MEDICI was the first independent source of data-driven research dedicated to FinTech innovation globally and has built a robust international reputation based on their intelligent insights and organised content. If you ask us, it’s still one of the best resources if you are looking for credible research on the most important RegTech developments. Look them up on Twitter and LinkedIn.
- FinTech Futures The publishing platform for the worldwide FinTech community, from the industry veterans to newcomers within the space – and everyone in-between! They provide daily news, in-depth analysis on a worldwide scale and expert commentary across a comprehensive range of areas. Find more on Twitter and LinkedIn.
- FinTech News Switzerland A local hub providing deep insight and the latest – most timely – Swiss and global financial technology news on the market. They launched in September 2015 and have since delivered FinTech and RegTech-centric content in various forms for anyone who wants to stay in the know. See what they’re up to on Twitter and LinkedIn.
- CB Insights Aggregation and analysis of big data along with machine learning, algorithms and data visualization are what you can expect from the machine intelligence platform. Anyone can take part in questions and polls and find out the likely direction of travel for growth, competition and technology trends. The impressively broad coverage (industry, geography, etc) is thoroughly researched nicely presented through easy-to-understand infographics. (We’re big fans!) Follow on Twitter and LinkedIn to make sure you don’t miss out.
- FinTech Times Our go-to source for FinTech news. Published monthly, it helps explore the world of financial and regulatory technology, chronicling the latest developments in cutting-edge technologies such as payments innovation, RegTech, banking transformation, AI, cryptocurrencies, WealthTech, cyber security, InsurTech – and much more! We really like their beautiful blend of first-hand insight, external expertise and investigative journalism. We recommend staying up-to-date through Twitter and LinkedIn too.
- PYMNTS Through studies, monthly trackers and daily news, PYMNTS.com boasts a rich mix of relevant, interesting and interactive content, allowing the payment community join in with their own content and commentary. Both innovator and expert-driven, it’s the premier source of information on “What’s Next” in payments and commerce. We find it a brilliant concept that works very well in delivering insightful and original content. Keep them on your radar through Twitter and LinkedIn.
- IRTA The International RegTech Association (IRTA) is a united community of individuals and organisations with a shared vision to innovate, advance, and influence the future of regulatory technology. As a non-profit organisation, IRTA brings together the people, tools and policies that are required to thrive in today’s rapidly evolving RegTech landscape. Their blog helps us staying up-to-date on the most recent developments in their ever-growing community. Check out their Twitter and LinkedIn.
- BankNXT Established in 2012 – and then relaunched again in 2015 – the though leadership platform developed a reputation for strong opinions, influential editorial and expert business insight in the world of financial services and technology. It’s a hub for innovative financial professionals wanting to gain knowledge, inspiration and connection with business leaders and experts from around the world. We’re frequent readers – and big fans – of the subpage on regulatory technology! Don’t forget to follow them on Twitter.
- TechBullion The London based financial technology news website with a global focuses on the RegTech industry. We really like their close monitoring of the players on the market as well as the many useful insights and case studies they provide. Follow on Twitter to stay in the know.
- FinTech Weekly We recommend signing up for the weekly newsletter on Medium, which summarises key industry news and events. You can expect a profound round up of relevant stories, news, developments and events. Offering expert insights and strategies for the financial services industry, we find their stories, videos and podcasts to be of really high-quality. If you want to explore more, look them up on Twitter and LinkedIn too.
- Bank Innovation Launched in 2009, the blog has been at the forefront of tracking the evolution of digital banking. Guiding innovation professionals to better results, the coverage centers around the role of artificial intelligence in creating more prescient offers, design thinking that creates more beneficial products and services, plus tools and methods for delivering exceptional customer experience, as well as best practices in innovation at the world’s most forward-thinking financial institutions and startups. They certainly caught our attention with these well-constructed and relevant topics! Check them out on Twitter and LinkedIn.
- The Swiss Finance + Technology Association This non-profit association is considered the center of gravity for FinTech in Switzerland. They promote the positioning of Switzerland as a leading international FinTech hub, by organising high-quality events, connecting stakeholders, conducting research and creating publications that are very much worth reading – among many other relevant activities. Alongside newsletters (which come highly recommended!), their blog features many insightful articles written by their expert community members. You can follow them on Twitter and LinkedIn.
- Holland FinTech The platform is used to connect people and organisations in the financial value chain, enabling all parties to profit from innovation and development. Their live-feed and newsletters cover notable stories from all around the world, funding rounds, research and events, while providing some of the best insights into FinTech and RegTech trends. If you don’t already, do follow Holland FinTech on Twitter and LinkedIn.
- The Finanser Chaired by Chris Skinner, an independent commentator on the financial markets and FinTech industry, The Finanser is the portal and knowledge base of the Financial Services Club. We’re frequent readers and always leave with several important take-aways. Chris Skinner is also known as the author of the bestselling books Digital Bank, ValueWeb and its new sequel Digital Human. Follow Chris on Twitter and LinkedIn for interesting takes on current affairs.
Did we manage to pick one of your favourites? Or are there unsung heroes out there waiting to be explored? Please do let us know.
While the definition can be found in most modern dictionaries, we find that the meaning of RegTech encompasses so much more than the cross between “regulation” and “technology”.
Its broad scope and application span across multiple industries, business functions and operational purposes. Regardless of business objective, one thing is sure: RegTech is here to stay and brings benefits essential to competing in the digital era.
Just like the technology, we anticipate RegTech to evolve along with innovation, market participants and business needs. That is why we encourage you to revisit this page from time to time for an updated snapshot of the RegTech landscape