With over 300 years of financial success

Edinburgh - a leading centre for banking and fintech


61,000 Financial and professional services jobs

Edinburgh, the UK's second global financial centre, enjoys a strong reputation worldwide, as a longstanding and resilient financial centre, with deep expertise. Financial services constitute more than half of the city's exports - over £4bn - and the talent pool of experienced financial services workers is exceptional - over 70% of jobs in financial services are high skilled.

Its established history of banking means that the city is home to the headquarters of major international banks. It is also a significant European centre of asset management and asset servicing, and is home to one of world’s largest asset managers – abrdn -  with more than £500bn assets under management.  

Globally renowned Baillie Gifford is also based in the city, holding over £200bn in assets under management and managing money for more than half of the world’s 20 biggest pension funds. In addition, Edinburgh has established strengths in management consultancy and legal services. 

£97.45m Foreign direct investment in financial services between 2014 and 2018

An attractive prospect for investors, foreign direct investment in financial services of £97.45m, in 16 projects, in Edinburgh between 2014-18 resulted in an additional 486 financial services jobs in the city.  

A leading centre for fintech

A pipeline of talent fed from excellent universities, developed financial and tech clusters and access to capital make Edinburgh a thriving fintech hub.

A leading centre for fintech

300+ years of financial services

With a long history of excellence in banking, asset management, insurance - Edinburgh is a well-established and resilient financial centre

300+ years of financial services

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Burness Paull LLP: 'Clients tell us they love Scotland! And our clients are right: outside of London, no other UK region attracts more foreign direct investment projects'. 

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