Find Banking and Financial Services expertise in United Kingdom


The UK is a world leading financial centre. The country has world class financial expertise and skills and broad financial infrastructure with access to international capital. The sector includes financial services companies involved in commercial banking, investment/merchant banking, insurance, offshore services, investment funds, pension funds and numerous other financial intermediary functions. All of the world’s major banks – international or of UK origin – operate in the country. The banks with the largest operations in the country are HSBC, Barclays, Santander, RBS and Lloyds Banking Group. The financial services sector is an important part of the country’s economy, with three quarters of the GDP accounted for by services (2010). The Building Societies Association (BSA) represents building societies and other mutual lenders and deposit takers, numbering some 56 of which 47 are building societies (2012). Discount houses hold an important intermediary position between the Bank of England and the banking system.

Banking and Financial Services organisations in United Kingdom
Bank of England
Financial Services Authority
Lloyds Banking Group
Royal Bank of Scotland Group (RBS)
Standard Bank of South Africa