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Top Banking Companies and Startups in the UK

This article showcases some of the most popular players in the Banking space. Our analysts selected these companies for a variety of reasons. This list may include both state and private ventures providing the most value within the Banking industry.

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Top Banking Companies


European Banking Authority

The European Banking Authority (EBA) is an independent EU Authority which works to ensure effective and consistent prudential regulation.

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Lloyds Bank

Lloyds Bank is the largest retail bank in Britain

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NatWest Bank

NatWest Bank is a large retail and commercial bank in the United Kingdom.

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Barclays

Barclays is a global financial services company that provides various financial products and services worldwide.

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Halifax

Halifax is a banking chain in the United Kingdom.

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TSB Banking Group

TSB Banking Group provides various banking products and services to personal and small business customers in the United Kingdom.

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Standard Chartered Bank

Standard Chartered Bank is an international banking group.

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Tesco Bank

Tesco Bank is a retail bank in the United Kingdom.

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Bank of Scotland

Bank of Scotland is a commercial and clearing bank based in Edinburgh, Scotland.

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HSBC

HSBC is a British banking and financial services organization that offers a comprehensive range of services.

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Revolut

Revolut is a financial services company that specializes in mobile banking, card payments, money remittance, and foreign exchange.

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The Royal Bank of Scotland

The Royal Bank of Scotland is a bank providing retail banking services throughout the United Kingdom and Ireland.

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money.co.uk

money.co.uk is a financial comparison website for UK consumers and businesses.

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Sage Group

Sage Group provides small and medium sized company business management software and services.

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Sainsbury’s Bank

The Bank’s strategy is centred on providing the core Sainsbury’s shopper with a compelling reason to buy financial service products from us.

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firstdirect

Firstirect is a leading UK bank providing online banking services to 1.27m users. Firstdirect offers a full range of personal banking pro

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Monzo

Monzo is a digital-only bank platform and marketplace that allows customers to access a range of products and services.

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Metro Bank

Metro Bank offers personal, commercial, business, and private banking services.

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Bank of England

The Bank of England serves as the central bank of the United Kingdom.

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Starling Bank

Starling Bank provides a mobile banking application and a debit card that enable users to manage their finances.

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CardPay

Cardpay is a licensed ecommerce acquirer and a payment service provider offering a wide range of services.

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Coventry Building Society

Coventry Building Society focuses on banking, savings accounts, mortgages, savings bonds and financial services.

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FE Trustnet

FE Trustnet is a leader in fund research

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Nexo

The World’s Leading Regulated Financial Institution for Digital Assets

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Moneyfacts.co.uk

Compare deals for savings & ISA accounts, current accounts, mortgages, credit cards, loans and much more.

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Clydesdale Bank

Clydesdale Bank growth finance provides a range of innovative debt solutions for early stage, high growth businesses.

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Vanquis Bank

Vanquis Bank is a credit card company.

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Shawbrook Bank

Shawbrook Bank is a provider of financial services including savings and loans in the UK.

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Think Money

Think Money provides financial services and advice for customers across the UK.

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Next

Next is a digital bank with free account and card and offers unlimited withdrawals.

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Pockit

Pockit is a financial technology company that provides a digital banking app for the underbanked masses.

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ecoPayz

ecoPayz gives you a safe, convenient and flexible way of receiving, sending and spending money worldwide all on one online account.

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Aldermore Bank

Aldermore Bank is a specialist lender and savings bank offering straightforward products to SMEs, homeowners, landlords and individuals.

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Lloyds Banking Group

Lloyds Banking Group plc is a major British financial institution formed through the acquisition of HBOS by Lloyds TSB in 2009.

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Cashplus

Cashplus is a leading digital challenger to UK banks and has served more than 1.6m customers since launching in 2005

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Williams and Glyn

The Williams & Glyn (“W&G”) business is comprised of branch-based retail and SME banking operations throughout the United Kingdom.

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Tide

Tide is a business banking platform on a mission to save small businesses time (and money) on their banking and admin.

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NewDay

NewDay provides financial flexibility and convenience.

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Cahoot

Cahoot is a online banking easy access to accounts 24 hours a day.

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NFU Mutual

NFU Mutual offer a wide range of personal, business and farming insurance, investment and financial services for businesses.

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Charter Savings Bank

Charter Savings Bank offer straightforward savings accounts, great rates and reliable service.

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Monese

The mobile app alternative to the banks, offering multi-currency accounts that are easy to open from anywhere in the European Economic Area

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Paragon Bank

Paragon Bank is a specialist equipment finance company operating exclusively in the Broadcast, Film, ProAudio and AV industries.

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Prepaid Financial Services Limited (PFS)

PFS is a payments technology and e-money specialist, providing a range of prepaid and alternative banking products.

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Coutts

Private bank and wealth manager owned by the RBS Group. It is the seventh oldest bank in the world.

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Moneybox

Moneybox is a mobile savings and investment app that offers a range of saving and investment products including Lifetime ISAs and Pensions.

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MoneyExpert

MoneyExpert is a financial products comparison site that provides details on products from major providers in the market.

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Cynergy Bank

Cynergy Bank is a specialist bank serving the blended financial needs of business owners, property entrepreneurs and family businesses.

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Lendable

Lendable is a lending platform.

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Nottingham Building Society

Nottingham Building Society is a company that provides products for insurance, savings, financial planning, and mortgages.

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Bank of the Pacific

Bank of the Pacific is a bank based in Aberdeen, WA.

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Al Rayan Bank

Al Rayan Bank

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UK Finance

UK Finance is the collective voice for the banking and finance industry.

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The Mortgage Works

The Mortgage Works is a subsidiary of nationwide building society and has been offering mortgages.

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Soldo

Soldo is a multi-user expense account that helps companies manage their spend.

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Unity Trust Bank

Unity Trust Bank provides specialist banking services for trade unions and charities in the United Kingdom.

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U Account

U Account is the non-bank current account that’s built around you.

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247Moneybox

247Moneybox.com is a responsible online payday lender providing short-term cash loans to UK consumers.

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TrueLayer

TrueLayer provides a platform to build financial apps that connect to bank data, verify accounts, and access transactions in real-time.

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Man Group

Man Group is a world-leading alternative investment management business.

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RCI Bank

RCI Bank – a digital bank that offers simple and straightforward savings accounts, giving their customers rewarding rates and great service.

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Tandem

Tandem is building a bank and financial management universe, focused on freeing users from financial stress by making money simple.

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Secure Trust Bank

Secure Trust Bank provides simple, transparent savings accounts, mortgages and Business and Commercial Finance.

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GateHub

Platform for the Internet of Value.

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Ducit.ai

Artificial intelligence Open Banking platform delivering intelligent banking for all.

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Blevins Franks

Blevins Franks is the leading international tax and wealth management provides delivering high quality tax and wealth management.

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Curve

Curve is an Over The Top banking platform that consolidates all bank cards into a single smart card and app.

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Capquest

Capquest British is a credit solutions business that works on behalf of credit providers.

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First Derivatives

First Derivatives is a provider of products and consulting services to the largest finance, technology and energy institutions.

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Close Asset Management

Close Asset Management is a company which provides financial planning and investment service to business owners,retirees,professionals.

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B at Clydesdale Bank

B is an intuitive digital banking service created for people who want to take more control of their money.

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Enumis Ltd

A financial technology platform, credit and e-money issuer authorised and regulated by the UK FCA providing alternative banking products.

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Atom Bank

Atom Bank is a mobile banking application that offers a range of personal and business banking products.

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Funding Options

Funding Options is a business to business services marketplace platform operating in the UK and the Netherlands.

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Zilch Technology

Zilch is an over-the-top (OTT) Buy Now Pay Later (BNPL) product that allows its customers to shop wherever Mastercard is accepted.

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Open Banking

Open Banking is the entity that has been set up by the UK Competition & Markets Authority to create innovative technology.

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Global Banking and Finance Review

Global Banking & Finance Review offers an online portal that enables its users to access news within the financial community.

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Masthaven

Masthaven have been providing a flexible and personalised approach to bridging loans and secured lending since 2004.

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Piper Sandler

Piper Sandler is a leading investment bank and institutional securities firm.

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Gadget Cover

Gadget Cover is an Award Winning Mobile Phone & Gadget Insurance specialists company located in Sevenoaks.

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Adam & Co Company

Adam & Company is a financial services company located in Edinburgh.

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British Business Bank

The British Business Bank aims to make finance markets for smaller businesses work better.

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Halo Financial

Halo Financial is a private company for international money transfer.

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Eddisons

Eddisons provides specialist services to banks, insolvency practitioners, owners, and occupiers of commercial property.

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Bacs Payment Schemes

Bacs is responsible for the schemes behind the clearing and settlement of automated payments.

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Visa Europe

Visa Europe is a payment technology business that enables European consumers, businesses, and governments to make electronic payments.

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Gatehouse Bank

Gatehouse Bank is a financial services company that provides wide range of products to support the UK private rental sector.

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Arro Money

Arro Money is a fast-growing provider of personal and business accounts.

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Smith & Williamson

Smith & Williamson has been managing the financial affairs of private clients and their business interests.

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Wealth Club

A service for UK high net worth & sophisticated investors, founded by former Hargreaves Lansdown directors and senior employees.

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Dealogic

Dealogic provides a platform of technology, content and support used by Investment Banks worldwide.

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Third Bridge Group

Third Bridge Group is a provider of research services to private equity and hedge funds.

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Sonali Bank

Sonali Bank specializing in facilitating finance for Bangladeshi businesses and correspondent banks and providing remittance services.

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C.Hoare & Co

C.Hoare & Co provides financial services such as banking, loans, investment management, loans and foreign exchange services.

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Countingup

The one that does your books. Countingup is the UK’s #1 banking & accounting app. Dead easy. Super fast. Self sorting.

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Charles Stanley

Charles Stanley is an investment management company.

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Nochex

Nochex means to make and accept payments safely and dependably at an affordable price.

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Macfarlanes

Macfarlanes is a distinctive law firm with a straight forward, independent-minded approach.

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United Trust Bank

United Trust Bank is a specialist lender providing company located in London.

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TreeCard

TreeCard is the free top-up debit card that reforests the planet with your everyday payments.

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Coconut

Coconut is the current account that takes care of your accounting and tax.

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OakNorth Bank

OakNorth Bank is a UK bank powered by the next-generation credit and monitoring platform that’s redefining business borrowing

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