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Financial Services

Bristol is the third largest financial services centre in the UK outside London. Bristol has a long history of specialising in insurance, banking and ethical investment. This is illustrated by the number of insurance companies and banks which are major employers in the city.

Whether you are looking to further your career as a commercial bank manager, corporate financier, private equity investor, broker, actuary or other financial specialist, there will be a role to keep you busy in Bristol.


AXA Life, one of the UK's leading pensions, investments and protection providers, employs around 4,000 people in Bristol. The company's wide product range includes pensions, investment bonds, retail investments, protection and long-term care products.

Bank of Ireland

Bank of Ireland, which owns Bristol and West, have a substantial office in Temple Quay.

DAS Legal

The DAS Group is the UK's leading legal expenses insurer. DAS provide legal advice and protection against the cost of unforeseen legal disputes to millions of people and hundreds of thousands of businesses.

Hargreaves Lansdown

Hargreaves Lansdown is one of the UK's leading independent financial service providers and asset management specialists...

Lloyds Banking Group

Lloyds Banking Group has employed more than 3,000 people at its harbourside offices since 1990. HBoS and Clerical Medical, now part of Lloyds Banking Group, also have significant offices on the harbourside.

Real People

"Having spent 10 years living and working in Central London for a busy Local Authority and then a major Housebuilder a move to somewhere a little quieter but with similar job and lifestyle opportunities seemed appealing... but did such a place exist? Personal circumstances lead me to Bristol. Having only visited Bristol on a handful of occasions I moved here and found a job with planning consultancy WYG. Having spent the last few months getting to know the City and adjusting to my new work role, Bristol seems to hold the perfect balance. The City is vibrant with lots going on in the arts and culture world. It has an interesting history with wonderful architecture and a beautiful waterside setting.  There are so many places to explore and endless places to be entertained, fed and watered"

Lucy Lydyard, Associate, WYG Planning & Design