The UK is the world's leading international financial centre. An unrivalled concentration of capital and capabilities means more overseas financial institutions and investors choose to do business in and with the UK than any other country.

Financial Services continue to make a significant contribution to the UK economy and in 2007 contributed to 7.6% of the UK's GDP. The UK has over 250 foreign banks and to date, the UK insurance market is the largest in Europe and the second largest in the world, with net worldwide premium income valued at £262.6bn.

Supporting the activity of London, consistently ranked number one in the Global Financial Centres Index, the East Midlands region hosts a range of ‘customer facing’ and ‘behind the scenes’ activity from some of the most established and well-known national and international operators, with a highly skilled and cost competitive workforce.
Key sectors > Financial and business services