Belfast - increasingly attracting investment


19,272 Financial and professional services jobs

Ranked among the top three mid-sized European cities of the future for economic potential, 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, which has recently ranked among the Financial Times fastest growing companies in Europe. 

Belfast attracted £12.86m in foreign direct investment in financial services between 2014-18
Belfast is ranked among the top three fintech locations of the future and the top 10 tech cities of the future.

It hosts global financial services institutions including Citi, CME Group, Visa, Vela and TP ICAP and home-grown entrepreneurs such as First Derivatives, Datactics and FSCOM. PwC has also recently opened its new landmark Merchant Square office in Belfast – its biggest UK regional office outside of London and accommodating up to 3.000 people.   

Ranked among the top 10

cities of the future 2020/21 for FDI performance

Ranked among the top 10

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A preeminent hub for investment in the sector and the number one destination for US-based cybertech investment

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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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