UK Bank Technology Spending

How Banks Are Staying on Top of Their Tech Spending

About This Report
Technology decision-makers within the banking industry will need to balance high tech spending with the potential for regulatory disruptors.
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Executive Summary

We expect total bank technology spending growth to remain at high levels through 2026, after jumping 13.5% in 2022. Outside factors like regulatory and competitive pressures could disrupt banks’ technological offensive.

Key Question: Will banks in the UK be able to maintain higher tech spending in the face of internal and external pressures?

KEY STAT: UK bank technology spending will hit £10.68 billion ($14.69 billion) in 2022 and continue to grow steadily to £13.89 billion ($19.10 billion) by 2026.

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Table of Contents

  1. Executive Summary
  2. Mounting Pressures Threaten Banks’ Tech Spending
  3. Technology Spending Snapshots
  1. Drivers of Technology Spending Growth
  2. What Could Disrupt Tech Spending?
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Matthew Gaughan


Daniel Ramirez
Researcher, Financial Services