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Gig Economy to Supply Fifth of Financial Services Workers by 2026

Up to a fifth of workers in financial services could be gig economy employees within the next five years globally, new research by PricewaterhouseCoopers suggests (PwC).

After surveying 500 financial services businesses, the researchers found that slightly more than half expect to have more gig-based employees – such as online platform workers – over the next three to five years.

However, challenges remain for financial services businesses wishing to take on gig workers, which will require overcoming several obstacles.

The survey found that the most common issues for businesses include confidentiality concerns, a lack of knowledge, regulatory risk, and overall risk avoidance.


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