Helping you find a career in the banking industry
The Banking and Financial Services (FS) sector is a critical part of the UK economy. Banking is one of the UK's key sources of tax revenue and also attracts a large amount of foreign investment into the country.
Banks and FS firms provide a range of products and services which can be broadly split into the following categories:
Retail Banking: provides loans and bank accounts to consumers, if you have a bank account, you're a retail banking customer!
Investment Banking: deals in stocks, shares and bonds.
Wealth/Asset Management & Hedge Funds,: manages investment accounts for clients (both for businesses and wealthy individuals).
Mergers & Acquisitions: provides finance and expertise to help companies to buy other companies.
Private Equity: investing with non-publicly listed funds, investing in private businesses or even buying and ‘delisting' public companies (PLCs).
Careers in banking and FS can be varied. However, in most cases you'll be working with significant sums of money, either on behalf of the institution, or its clients.