Corlytics: data reveals least-predictable regulators

Regtech start-up says NY watchdog’s record has prompted banks to retreat

John Byrne
John Byrne, Corlytics: "If a business in a particular location is marginally profitable, then regulatory risk on its own may be a reason to pull out"

The list of the banking industry’s sins in the post-crisis era is long. John Byrne, chief executive of Dublin-based regtech firm Corlytics, can tell you exactly how long. Starting from 2009, the firm has amassed a database of 7,567 fines levied by 33 authorities globally, as well as thousands of other enforcement actions – from lifetime bans to the suspension of banking licences.

That information is used in a variety of ways, but one outcome has been to dissuade some of the firm’s clients from

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