Europe's top city for FDI in software development projects

Belfast - increasingly attracting investment


15,248 Financial services jobs

Ranked the top small to medium sized city for business friendliness, Belfast has a growing reputation as a financial services centre, supported by close links with London and Dublin.

The financial services centre of Northern Ireland, Belfast is home to thriving fintechs like FinTrU, due to expand and create more than 600 jobs across Belfast and Derry/Londonderry over the next five years. The new Financial Services Campus, located within the regenerated Titanic Quarter, is set to attract further jobs and investment to the City. 

Foreign direct investment in financial services increased from £1.18m in 2015 to £10.95m in 2017.

Belfast attracted £12.86m in foreign direct investment in financial services between 2014-18

Ranked the top city in Europe

For new foreign direct investment in software development projects

Ranked the top city in Europe

Leading cyber centre

A preeminent hub for investment in the sector

Leading cyber centre

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FinTrU: “The UK is a logical place for a business such as FinTrU. Historically the UK has been a very open country, it has a well established legal regulatory framework and it has a very impressive education system.”

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