Banks' Compliance Teams Shrink as Fines Decline, use of Tech will help to reduce costs further which increase detection. Some great companies popping up in this space!
Banks' Compliance Teams Shrink as Fines Decline Global banks are paring back staff tasked with detecting wrongdoing for the first time since the financial crisis, ending a hiring boom that accompanied $321 billion in fines, as technology replaces employees and penalties wane. Royal Bank of Scotland Group Plc is preparing to eliminate as many as 2,000 jobs checking new customers for suspicious traits as it digitizes the process. Other lenders are also replacing compliance staff with computers as they face pressure to cut costs, including UBS Group AG, according to a person familiar with the matter, who asked not to be identified because the matter is private.