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FinTech: How technology is changing the world of finance

Geoff Riley

17th April 2017

Here is a timely BBC Newsnight report from David Grossman on the impact that financial technology (FinTech) is having on competition / contestability in the UK financial sector.

The UK government is trying to encourage competition, innovation and investment in FinTech and we are starting to see the emergence of challenger banks in certain sectors. 

Some small businesses for example are using card readers using the Square platform. Mono has just been awarded a banking licence. Once people get hold of their own financial data following an EU directive in 2018 we can expect more companies to get involved in financial technology. Apple, Google and Facebook are likely to be big players in the financial markets in years to come.

Geoff Riley

Geoff Riley FRSA has been teaching Economics for over thirty years. He has over twenty years experience as Head of Economics at leading schools. He writes extensively and is a contributor and presenter on CPD conferences in the UK and overseas.

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