The Financial Services Future: Transforming an industry

In partnership with the Economist Intelligence Unit, Mazars has developed a unique programme of thought leadership to examine the current challenges the Financial Services industry is facing. 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.

The proposed programme consists in a series of articles tailor-made for a senior finance executive audience and relevant across the financial service industry. These articles explores the links between technological disruption in the financial services area including its impact on the regulatory environment, and the financial services 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

Article #2 (regulatory transformation) and Article #3 (Business model transformation) will be released in September 2017.

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Transforming Financial Services - The marriage of high tech and high finance