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UK High Growth RegTech Sector Update

Talent Demand

Demand for talent is high, and 47% of companies are actively hiring, with activity focused in London, where 72% of businesses are recruiting. Most companies headquartered outside of London are hiring for multiple roles, with nearly all hiring sales, business development, partnerships or customer success positions. There is still demand for technology talent, particularly front-end development, QA and DevOps professionals.


Investment into the sector dropped to £446.1 million in 2021 compared to £638 million in 2020. In 2022, over £107.1 million has been invested in the sector year to date over 39 fundraisings. Since 2022, most investment has come from the USA, but UK funds have completed the greatest number of transactions.

In the News

Steeleye raises £21million

Compliance platform Napier announces new CEO

Autorek wins the Payments Innovation Award, and Aveni wins the RegTech Innovation Award at Scottish Fintech Awards.

Regulatory compliance startup Ruleguard raises £3.5m

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