Banking, insurance and financial services

This sector covers all aspects of finance other than accountancy, investment banking and investment management. Some are specialist and niche, while others cover multiple specialisms. If you’d rather be a watchdog than watched over, there are graduate opportunities with the Prudential Regulation Authority (PRA) at the Bank of England and the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA).

Across the top ten this year there has been considerable movement in the ranks, with the Bank of England bounding from fifth to first place and American Express, Barclays, HSBC and Lloyds Banking Group all moving places. There are also two new entrants to the list: Capital One and the London Stock Exchange Group.

sector winner
Bank of England

Bank of England

Banking, Insurance & Financial Services

1
4
Barclays

Barclays

Banking, Insurance & Financial Services

2
1
Bloomberg

Bloomberg

Banking, Insurance & Financial Services +16

3
HM Revenue and Customs

HM Revenue and Customs

Charity, Public & Civil Service +10

4
HSBC

HSBC

Banking, Insurance & Financial Services

5
3
American Express

American Express

Banking, Insurance & Financial Services

6
1
Lloyds Banking Group

Lloyds Banking Group

Accounting & Finance +6

7
1
London Stock Exchange Group

London Stock Exchange Group

8
NEW
Financial Conduct Authority

Financial Conduct Authority

Accounting & Finance +7

9
Capital One

Capital One

Banking, Insurance & Financial Services +12

10
NEW