A world-leading financial centre

UK competitiveness

London and the UK have an unmatched depth and breadth of offer for financial and professional services

Our offer

  • The world's leading net exporter of financial services
  • The most globally connected banking centre
  • A world-class regulatory and secure environment for international business
  • Attracting almost half of Europe's fintech investment
  • A collaborative approach to regulation removes barriers to testing and launching innovative products
  • The most comprehensive sustainable finance offering among all major global centres.

Open. Innovative. Sustainable.

Open

The UK is a global gateway for financial and professional services businesses. The UK is an open financial centre with unparalleled reach, deep, liquid pools of capital, and a significant presence of global investors. It is home to some of the most international and inclusive cities in the world for financial and professional services talent. It offers a world-class enabling and secure environment for international business. The UK is the world’s preferred regulatory regime.
 

Innovative

The UK ranks top for financial and professional services innovation, ahead of other major global financial centres. Here firms can access a one-of-a-kind innovation ecosystem. This brings together strong policy support; the finance and access to global markets required for an idea to take off and future-focused talent from world-leading financial and professional services and tech. 

Sustainable

Reaching international climate goals requires a whole-economy transformation and the mobilisation of public and private capital. The UK is the leading international financial centre for sustainable finance.  It offers a one stop shop to investors, firms and governments, who can find the fullest spectrum of sustainable finance services and products. Our offer spans data, research, advisory and legal services, deal structuring, risk management, fund-raising platforms, and investment instruments.

Annual review of UK financial services 2022

The state of the sector

The state of the sector

London and the UK’s competitive
strengths in a critical time

Our global offer to business

Our global offer to business
 

Seizing the opportunity

Financial Services and Markets Bill

Financial Services and Markets Bill

Providing professional services to the world

Providing professional services to the world

Providing financial services to the world

Providing financial services to the world

The Global City sustainable finance hub

London and the UK are positioned to take a leading role in galvanising the action needed to drive progress across the global ESG agenda.