Big Tech data for finance: Will FCA plans set trend?

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Plans in the United Kingdom to share Big Tech data with financial services firms could prompt other industry regulators to follow suit or result in “unintended consequences” that see Meta, Google, and others growing market share.

Nikhil Rathi, chief executive of the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), set out during a speech in April the regulator’s plans to examine how access to Big Tech firms’ large data sets could be used by financial services firms to sell more/better products and reduce pricing.

The FCA is looking at whether Big Tech’s vast troves of consumer data could benefit the sector for activities like personalized marketing, credit scoring, and product development.

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