London for fintech

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It’s time for your business to be supported by the world’s most forward-thinking regulators and consumers.

Here are five reasons why London excels in fintech:

1. World-class funding

Invest in your success: the average early-stage funding per startup in London is $650k, while the global average is only $494k.[1] In 2022 London’s 1,600+ fintechs attracted more investment than any other global tech hub with $10.3bn.

2. Extensive talent pool

Hire the best talent: London has more software developers than anywhere else in Europe, and 44,000 people working in fintech roles,[2] which is handy for the 48,000 financial services and insurance companies operating in the city.

A blue and pink infographic with statistics and facts about London's fintech industry.

3. Diverse ecosystem

There are more than 1,600 fintech companies headquartered in London – the highest amount globally and more than New York and San Francisco[3]. The capital is also home to more than 250 foreign banks and 233 languages are spoken in the city.

4. A green future

London and the UK are paving the way for green finance solutions, with the London Stock Exchange named “greenest exchange in the world” and London’s Green Finance Institute, a forum that helps shape the global green finance agenda.

5. Modern consumers

Contactless payments in the UK skyrocketed to 90% in 2021, and nearly half of Londoners use digital-only banking services.[4]

London is a true global leader in fintech and there are few cities in the world that can match the depth of financial, technical and creative talent here.
Alex Marsh
Head of Klarna UK

See a snapshot of London's fintech ecosystem

Use the filters in the map to discover the city's fintech scene. See the full list featured on the map [PDF 297 KB].

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Success stories

Hear from the companies that have benefited from London's business ecosystem.

How we can help

London & Partners offers free advice to potential and existing overseas investors, from startups to established companies.

We can help you:

  • Stay informed and access the latest developments, initiatives and incentives.

  • Connect with the wider ecosystem, including support networks and trade associations.

  • Future-proof the setup of your London business.

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