Scotland is internationally recognised as a financial services centre, attracting a significant number of the world's top financial organisations.
Scotland was ranked as the best performing region for inward investment outside of London in the UK by Ernst & Young Global Investment Report in 2014 and is a major location for companies to locate their financial services operations.
That's why firms including Deutsche Bank, BNP Paribas, Tesco Bank, Santander and JP Morgan have a home, and continue to invest in Scotland
Read some of the company success stories below to find out why Scotland was the right choice for their business.
An environment that drives business efficiency
Improving effectiveness and efficiency, whilst driving innovation and competitiveness, is a driver of Scotland’s financial services sector.
Combine that with a thriving cluster of new and experienced businesses, underpinned by world-class infrastructure as well as European and UK financial legislation, and Scotland is the obvious choice for you.
With one of Europe's lowest tax rates and a range of funding and help available in a supportive business environment, Scotland offers an attractive nearshore location for your financial services operation.
Scotland has strong connections with financial institutions in the City of London but can offer a cost-base 25%-50% lower than London, Paris or Frankfurt.
(Source: Financial Times, FDI Benchmark Tool 2015)
Companies investing in Scotland benefit from our talented workforce and have easy access to other financial and business centres across Europe and the rest of the world.
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Pioneering, innovative, world-class. For centuries Scotland has represented the very best in financial services. We still do - isn't it time your company joined us?
We have offices in 20 countries, staffed by teams who can talk you through Scotland’s capabilities and the funding support that may be available to you.
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