We’re home to top financial technology (FinTech) companies, pushing financial services boundaries and attracting major global investment.
The UK is a leading financial service centre, with the highest concentration of global financial institutions in the world.
Our robust but flexible regulations encourage smooth operations and faster growth. We actively help businesses comply with the rules and bring new ideas to market.
Fast growth FinTech
We’ve handled some of the largest FinTech IPOs, including Worldpay. Funding Circle, Nutmeg, Monzo and Transferwise picked London as their home – together with 17 of the top 50 FinTech companies and 25% of unicorns.
Islamic and green finance
65 Sukuk issuances on the LSE raised over $48bn – one of the reasons we’re the front runner for western Islamic finance. Our Green Finance Initiative cultivates sustainable finance, with 78 green bonds on the LSE raising in excess of $24.5bn.
Professional services support
Businesses have access to first-class accountancy, legal and professional services expertise across the UK. We’re the 2nd largest legal services market in the world.
The financial frontier
‘London’s financial sector is more receptive to our frontier innovation than any other city. It is much harder elsewhere to generate this kind of resonance with key influencers and talent.’ Winnie Cheung, CEO of Lattice, developers of the world’s first driven portfolio optimiser.