With over 300 years of financial success

Edinburgh - a leading centre for banking and fintech


66,000 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 almost half of the city's exports - some £3.4bn, and the talent pool of experienced financial services workers is exceptional - over 60% 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 a significant European centre of asset management and asset servicing, with more than £500bn assets under management. It hosts four of the UK's top performing global equity managers and also 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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