Financial Services

The financial services sector is the largest GVA earner for Dorset, employing almost 15,000 people.

Many market leaders in the financial services have chosen Bournemouth and Poole as the location for their contact centres or headquarters including:

  • Ageas
  • Bank of New York Mellon
  • Barclays International
  • Deutsche Bank
  • JPMorgan (whose campus is based in Bournemouth and employs 4,000 local people)
  • LV= Liverpool Victoria
  • Nationwide Building Society
  • Pru Health
  • Teachers Assurance

The availability of a highly skilled workforce at all levels of financial services within the Bournemouth and Poole conurbation ensures a permanent supply of high calibre staff. Staff turnover is low, keeping recruitment costs low and business consistency high. Explore sector skills and recruitment demand in Dorset with our interactive Financial Services Sector Dashboard.

Proximity to London and other key business areas is one of the key reasons why many major financial services companies choose to relocate Dorset. Coupled with a growing pool of highly skilled labour, an ever-growing cluster of high-level finance and business service companies and an unequalled quality of life, Dorset’s top businesses have reported that staff preferred to live here than London.

Dorset's Invest in financial services proposition is available to download here.

Bournemouth and Poole are both part of the South Coast Centre of Excellence for Financial Services.