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Financial Capability

My Financial Career

My financial career provides information about different sectors, jobs and routes into the financial services industry.

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Financial services can seem confusing – from the technical language, to the huge variety of sectors and careers in finance.

Financial Servcies are the variety of products, services and facilities provided by the finance industry, which covers a huge spread of organisations that manage money including credit card and insurance companies. These range from providing bank accounts to individuals, to developing complex computer models to help governments trade and raise money.

Financial career facts

  • £127bn: The amount financial services contributed in gross value to the UK economy in 2018.

    (Source: UK Parliament)

  • 2.3m: The number of people employed in financial services and related sectors in the UK.

    (Source: TheCityUK)

  • 751,000: The number of people employed in financial and professional services in London as a whole.

    (Source: TheCityUK)

  • 46 percent of financial services employees are women, at the executive level, it’s only 15 percent.

     (Source: Forbes) 

  • 153:  Number of banks incorporated in the UK.

    (Source: Prudential Regulation Authority)