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Financial Services Boost Sourcing in the UK to Record Period

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Strong business investment between January and June 2017 saw UK market achieve strongest half-year performance since 2012, according to the Arvato Outsourcing Index. The research, compiled by outsourcing provider Arvato and industry analyst NelsonHall, revealed outsourcing deals worth £5.2 billion were agreed in the first six months of the year, with financial services accounting for 55 per cent of the total contract value at £2.9 billion. The sector’s investment in outsourcing services was behind a steep increase in spending by UK businesses, according to the findings. Companies signed contracts worth £4.5 billion between January and June, representing a 95 per cent year-on-year rise. The latest figures follow a particularly strong first quarter, which saw firms agree deals worth £2.5 billion - the strongest quarterly private sector spend since the last three months of 2011 (£6.4 billion).

You can read the full report here.

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