With world leading financial expertise, the UK is ready to work with you

Opportunities and innovative solutions

How the UK can work for you

The UK is the world's most global financial centre. Our international outlook means we understand your business needs. The depth and breadth of our offer mean unparalleled opportunities for you to grow with the best access to capital, clients and collaborators. With a history of innovating that stretches back centuries, innovation is what we do - creating an inspirational ecosystem where your business can thrive. 

UK financial and professional services are recognised for their openness, global connections and culture of collaboration. We are ready to partner with the world to find solutions that speed global economic recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic.

The UK's global offer to business

London and the UK’s competitive strengths in a changing world

The depth and breadth of its offer make London and the UK the leading global centre for financial and professional services. Our benchmarking research evidences the UK’s enduring competitive offer, opportunity, and future focus across all measures.

COVID-19

Find out how the UK is supporting financial and professional services firms through the disruptions caused by the global COVID-19 pandemic, with a wide package of economic and regulatory measures. 

UK measures supporting financial services through COVID-19

 

The heart of the world’s markets.

The UK offers firms an outstanding business environment, proximity to clients, partners and suppliers and the prestige of being located at the heart of the world’s markets.

The largest and most diverse cluster of firms across all the major financial and professional services industry subsectors is based in London, supported by strong regional centres of expertise across the country.

Partner story

Agvesto: 'It is important to have a base in the UK so we can more easily show international insurance companies and international investors the opportunities in agricultural sector.''

Agvesto: 'It is important to have a base in the UK so we can more easily show international insurance companies and international investors the opportunities in agricultural sector.''

Partner story

Equiniti: 'The rise of Equiniti Credit Services has contributed significantly to Leeds’ position as the Northern centre for fintech and, more specifically, lendtech.'

Equiniti: 'The rise of Equiniti Credit Services has contributed significantly to Leeds’ position as the Northern centre for fintech and, more specifically, lendtech.'

Green Horizon Summit - The Pivotal Role of Finance

With a year to go until COP26 takes place in Glasgow, the City of London Corporation and the Green Finance Institute, supported by the World Economic Forum, held a major summit in November, focussing on the role of green finance in the recovery from COVID-19. 

Watch highlights from the Summit

Trends & Insights

Factsheet

UK trade in financial services: exporting finance to the world

UK trade in financial services: exporting finance to the world

Research report

The City as a place for people: 'Place is crucial for attracting the brightest and the best'

The City as a place for people: 'Place is crucial for attracting the brightest and the best'

Factsheet

UK asset management: pioneering sustainable and responsible investment

UK asset management: pioneering sustainable and responsible investment

Everything you need

The UK offers you everything you need to grow your business. We have a global outlook, which means we understand your business needs. The depth and breadth of our offer mean unparalleled opportunities for you to grow. Innovation is what we do - creating an inspirational ecosystem where you can thrive. 

Choose the UK