Financial and Professional Services

Leeds City Region is the UK’s largest regional economy and the leading centre for financial and legal services outside of London

A wide range of companies, from global banks to innovators in financial technology, are well-established in the region, attracted by our skilled workforce, infrastructure, business networks and innovation that enables them to succeed and grow.

Over 30 national and international banks are based in Leeds City Region, including first direct, KPMG, HSBC, DLA Piper, Direct Line Insurance Group, Bank of Scotland and Yorkshire Bank. Leeds City Region is also home to three of the UK’s five largest building societies.

Leeds is home to Britain’s fastest growing legal sector, with major legal services firms including DLA Piper, Squire Patton Boggs, Addleshaw Goddard, Eversheds, Pinsent Mason and Walker Morris have substantial presences in the city.

As well as a strength in middle and back office operations and support services, Leeds law firms offer the same range of services as London-based firms, at considerably lower fees, conducting legal work for UK and global clients.

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Contact us for advice and support

If you're interested in moving to the region or setting up a business here, we can offer support and advice. Contact our team on 0113 348 1850 or email us.