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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

"I moved to Bristol from London a year ago and I've never felt more settled. The city is big enough to boast diversity, culture and various tourist attractions and has an excellent new shopping centre. Initially, I thought I'd be homesick for London but I'm not a bit.  Bristol offers affordable rents, good public transport, lots of pedestrian retail areas and plenty of fashionable eateries, pubs and... people!"

Mark Cherry, Specialist