Regulatory pressures taking a toll on industry stress levels

'Regulatory pressures are the first thing on my mind’

Sahar Nazir
clock • 1 min read

Regulatory pressures are affecting the majority of industry professionals’ stress levels at work, according to this week’s PA Asks survey.

A total of 93% of professionals in the financial services sector said regulatory pressures have impacted their stress levels at work, whilst only 7% said this is not the case. One pundit who said the pressures are affecting them said regulation is "always an underlying anxiety", while another respondent said the pressure has taken its toll on their mental and physical health and pushed them to leave the industry. Meanwhile, another respondent said the burden "just keeps increasing". "There's so much red tape. It's no wonder why the industry has an issue recruiting new advisers," th...

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