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Cardiff - the dynamic hub for insurance and legal services


42,000 Financial and professional services jobs

Cardiff is an established centre of legal and accounting expertise, with these two sectors alone employing 15,000 professionals in 2018. Firms with operations in the city including Deloitte, PwC, Grant Thornton and KPMG. Cardiff is an increasingly important destination for a diverse range of financial and professional services firms, exporting £1.7bn in financial services alone. Home to a thriving fintech sector with companies such as Bipsynch, Delio and Wealthify. Fintech scaleup Monzo recently launched a new customer operations centre in the City, bringing 300 jobs. It has a strong talent pool, with over 60% of the sector's workforce high skilled. Cardiff also has established strengths in insurance, particularly personal and SME insurance. 

£95.71m Foreign direct investment in financial services between 2014 and 2018

Foreign direct investment into financial services in the four years to 2018  brought 587 financial services jobs to the city. 

Partner story

Zurich Insurance UK: 'The UK is widely recognised as an international insurance and financial services hub which attracts global talent. This is a key advantage to being in the UK.'

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