A location of choice for world-leading financial and professional services firms, Glasgow offers a deep and broad talent pool and a substantial supply of graduates from its three universities. Glasgow produces the highest number of finance and business studies candidates of any of the UK’s core cities.
It is a growing centre for banking and fund management – with Santander, Morgan Stanley and BNP Paribas all choosing to locate in the city. Barclays has recently announced plans for a major expansion in Glasgow, set to bring over 2,500 new jobs over the coming years.
Foreign direct investment in financial services between 2014 and 2018
With a reputation as a fintech powerhouse – it is home to JP Morgan’s Technology Centre, and an established professional services hub, KPMG are due to expand over the next three years, creating 400 jobs