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Top UK Finance Companies in Oct 2021

The UK's Top Financial Services Companies: Reviewed & Ranked

Contributors: Nicola Date, Katherine Read
Reviewed by Francis Hui

Ever Wondered Which UK Finance Company Is the Best? Well, Wonder No More! We’ve Compiled a List of the 10 Top-Rated UK Companies in Order of Quality.

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Top 10 UK Finance Companies to Watch

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When you need to find a finance company, it can be hard to know where to start. There are many companies out there from which you can choose!

But that doesn’t mean they’re all the same. Some will offer better rates than others or have more flexible terms for repayment.

To make sure you don’t end up with something that isn’t right for your needs, we’ve compiled this list of the 10 best UK finance companies on the market today.

#01. HSBC

HSBC Holdings PLC is a global banking and financial services conglomerate with dual listings in London and Hong Kong. HSBC was founded in 1865 in Hong Kong and Shanghai.

It now has activities in more than 60 countries, including commercial banking, investment banking, retail banking, wealth management, and worldwide private banking.

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#02. London Stock Exchange Group

The London Stock Exchange Group is a financial information and stock exchange corporation. It was founded in 1801, and it runs the UK’s primary stock exchange as well as the Italian stock exchange, Borsa Italiana.

It also has a share in the clearinghouse LCH and the electronic fixed income trading market MTS through its Sri Lankan subsidiary MillenniumIT, which operates the stock indexes Russell Indexes and FTSE International.

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#03. Prudential

Prudential PLC is a British life insurance and financial services conglomerate. Founded in 1848, Prudential Corporation Asia is a leading insurance and asset management provider in Asia.

Jackson National Life Insurance Company is one of the largest life insurance providers in the United States, and M&G Prudential is a leading savings and investments business in the UK and Europe.

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#04. Barclays

Barclays PLC is a financial services and investment bank based in the UK. Barclays has been in business since 1690 and specialises in investment banking, as well as personal banking, corporate banking, wealth management, and investment management.

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#05. Lloyds Banking Group

Lloyds Bank PLC is a British business and retail bank. Lloyds Banking Group sprang out of the Bank of Scotland, which was formed in 1695.

It now operates in retail banking, commercial banking, life pensions, and insurance, wealth management. It also works with overseas operations in the United States, Europe, the Middle East, and Asia.

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#06. NatWest Group

National Westminster Group, formerly known as The Royal Bank of Scotland and RBS, is a banking and insurance holding firm that is half privately owned and partially government-owned.

NatWest Group, which dates back to 1707 has several brands that provide personal and business banking, private banking, insurance, and corporate finance. They operate in Europe, North America, and Asia. This includes NatWest, The Royal Bank of Scotland, Ulster Bank, and Coutts.

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#07. Standard Chartered

Standard Chartered PLC is a worldwide financial service and banking corporation. Standard Chartered was founded in the nineteenth century and now operates in more than 70 countries. They provide services to the public, corporate, and institutional banking as well as treasury services.

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#08. Legal & General

Legal & General Group PLC, or Legal & General, is a British global financial services firm. It’s involved in investment management, life insurance, lifetime mortgages, pensions, and annuities.

Legal & General was founded in 1836 and today primarily works in the UK and the United States, as well as in the Middle East through its investment management business.

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#09. Aviva

Aviva PLC is a British insurance corporation with a global reach. Aviva is a general insurance, life insurance, and pensions company with roots dating back to 1696.

Aviva is the UK’s largest general insurer, with operations in 16 countries across Europe, North America, and Asia.

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#10. Schroders

Schroders PLC is an asset and wealth management firm based in the UK. They have individual and institutional clients, including corporations, public organisations, charities, pension funds, high-net-worth individuals, and retail investors. They can all access a comprehensive choice of investment products.

Schroders, which was founded in 1804, now has offices in more than 30 countries in Europe, America, Asia, Africa, and the Middle East.

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In Conclusion

These 10 top finance companies offer different products for your specific needs. It’s best to find out the details of what each company does to get the service that’sthe best one for you.

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