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In total, there are 155 banks operating in the United Kingdom (February 2013).

Top Banks 2017
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1
Aldermore Bank | Manchester

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Aldermore Bank is one of the most strongly capitalised banks in the UK. The Bank offers lending products online and via specialist finance brokers throughout England and Wales. Bank's business is based on a traditional banking model: bank raises deposits from consumers and lend to homeowners and small to medium sized businesses throughout the UK. Aldermore does not depend on the wholesale, securitisation or international capital markets.
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Allied Irish Bank (GB) | Uxbridge

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Allied Irish Bank (GB) is a wholly-owned subsidiary of AIB Group. A full service is offered to business and personal customers, although there is a clear focus on relationship banking in the midcorporate business sector, owner managed businesses, professionals, and high net worth individuals. Corporate Banking services are offered from London, Birmingham, and Manchester, with particular expertise in the commercial property, education, health and charity sectors.
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Arbuthnot Latham | London

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Arbuthnot Latham & Co., Limited is an independent, high quality and personalised banking and wealth management service, consisting of three core elements: banking, investment management and financial planning.
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Atom Bank | Durham

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Atom Bank plc (formerly Crossco (1337) plc) is the UK's first fully-licensed bank designed exclusively for mobile. The Bank provides online banking services and fixed term deposit accounts through smartphones, tablets, and Internet in the United Kingdom.
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Bank of Cyprus UK | London

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Bank of Cyprus UK is owned by Bank of Cyprus. We've built our business around the belief that our customers have more important things to do than wrestle with complex products or spend valuable time administering their banking arrangements.
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Bank of England | London

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The Bank of England is the central bank of the United Kingdom. Standing at the centre of the UK's financial system, the Bank is committed to promoting and maintaining monetary and financial stability as its contribution to a healthy economy. The Bank has a monopoly on the issue of banknotes in England and Wales, although not in Scotland, Northern Ireland, the Isle of Man, or the Channel Islands.
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Bank of Scotland | Edinburgh, Scotland

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The Bank of Scotland plc is a commercial and clearing bank. With a history dating to the 17th century, it is the second oldest surviving bank (the Bank of England having been established one year before) in what is now the United Kingdom, and is the only commercial institutionion created by the Parliament of Scotland to remain in existence. It was also the first bank in Europe to print its own banknotes.
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Barclays | London

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Barclays PLC is a global financial services company engaged in retail banking, credit cards, corporate and investment banking and wealth management with an extensive international presence in Europe, the Americas, Africa and Asia. Barclays operates in over 50 countries and employs nearly 139.000 people. Barclays moves, lends, invests and protects money for 48.000.000 customers and clients worldwide.
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British Arab Commercial Bank | London

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British Arab Commercial Bank plc (BACB) is an international wholesale bank that provides international trade solutions to clients who want to trade in and out of developing markets. The major shareholders are as follows: Libyan Foreign Bank (87.80 percent's ), Banque Centrale Populaire (6.10 percent's ), and Banque Exta©rieure d'Alga©rie (6.10 percent's ).
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C. Hoare & Co. | London

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C. Hoare & Co. is the oldest bank in the United Kingdom and the 4th oldest in the world. The Bank provides private banking and asset management services of the highest quality in an environment of absolute trust.
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Citibank United Kingdom | London

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Citibank United Kingdom (Citibank International plc), is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Citigroup Inc. (USA), with some 200 millionth customer accounts in more than 100 countries.
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Clydesdale Bank | Glasgow

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Clydesdale Bank PLC is a subsidiary of the Clydesdale and Yorkshire Banking Group (CYBG). The Clydesdale Bank is the third largest clearing bank in Scotland, although it also retains a branch network in London and the north of England. The Bank prints its own banknotes.
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Duncan Lawrie Private Banking | London

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Duncan Lawrie is a small private bank offering a comprehensive range of investment, financial planning, tax and fiduciary services, both in the UK and internationally. Duncan Lawrie Private Banking is a wholly owned subsidiary of Camellia Plc, a holding company with varied interests around the world. Camellia Plc Group is listed on the London Stock Exchange and employs over 73.000 people worldwide.
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FBN Bank (UK) | London

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FBN Bank (UK) Ltd is a wholly owned subsidiary of First Bank of Nigeria. The Bank is the London bank for Nigerians, either resident in the UK or simply visiting. FBN Bank also offers its expertise in all West African countries and provides a full range of financial services including Personal Banking, Property Investment, Wealth Protection, Private Banking, Current accounts, Loans, Mortgages, Fixed deposit contracts, Trade finance services, Treasury services, and Foreign exchange.
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Habib AG Zurich UK | London

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Habib AG Zurich UK Plc (HBZ UK) offers its personalised banking services through its conveniently located network of ten branches across the United Kingdom. The Bank's offices are located in London, Manchester, Leicester and Glasgow. HBZ UK operates as a subsidiary of Habib Group.
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HSBC | London

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HSBC Holdings plc (Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation) is one of the world's largest banking and financial services organisations. HSBC Holdings plc is the parent company of the HSBC Group. The Group serves customers worldwide from around 3,900 offices in over 65 countries and territories in Europe, Hong Kong, Rest of Asia-Pacific, North and Latin America, and the Middle East and North Africa.
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HSBC Bank plc | London

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HSBC Bank plc is one of the major clearing banks in the United Kingdom and it is part of HSBC Holdings plc. The business ranges from the traditional High Street roles of personal finance and commercial banking, to private banking, consumer finance as well as corporate and investment banking. HSBC Bank Plc is the only one of Britain's big five banks to hold more deposits than loans (loan:deposit ratio of 90 percent's ).
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HSBC Private Bank | London

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HSBC Private Bank (UK) Limited is a privately owned investment manager. It provides its services to private clients, entrepreneurs, charitable institutionions, intermediaries, and trusts. The Bank manages separate client-focused portfolios. HSBC Private Bank (UK) is a subsidiary of HSBC Bank Plc.
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ICBC Standard Bank | London

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ICBC Standard Bank plc (formerly Standard Bank plc) is a leading financial markets and commodities bank that benefits from its unique Chinese and African parentage. The Bank provides a strategic global markets position and an unparalleled level of expertise. ICBC Standard Bank Plc is a subsidiary of Industrial and Commercial Bank of China Limited.
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Investec Bank | London

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Investec is an international specialist banking and asset management group. Investec Bank plc provides a diverse range of financial products and services to a niche client base in the United Kingdom. Investec is organised as a network comprising six business divisions: Asset Management, Wealth and Investment, Property Activities, Private Banking, Investment Banking, and Capital Markets. Assets: GBP 51 billion (for about March 31, 2019).
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Julian Hodge Bank | Cardiff

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Julian Hodge Bank Limited is an independent, privately-owned bank headquartered in Cardiff, though our commercial client base extends across the South West, London and Home Counties. We offer a private-bank style relationship to meet the real estate and renewable energy funding needs of our corporate, investor and developer clients. Julian Hodge Bank is a part of Carlyle Trust Limited.
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Kookmin Bank International | London

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Kookmin Bank International Ltd. (KBI) is a UK incorporated subsidiary of Kookmin Bank, the largest bank by asset value in South Korea. KBI provides a range of banking services (deposit, loans, foreign currency exchange services, international investment, etc.) to corporate clients in UK.
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Lloyds Bank | London

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Lloyds Banking Group plc is a major British financial institutionion and it's a financial services group providing a range of banking and financial services, primarily in the United Kingdom, to personal and corporate customers.
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M&S Bank | Chester

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M&S Bank is a retail bank operating in the United Kingdom. The Bank provides a range of banking (current accounts, savings, credit products) and insurance products to personal customers.
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Metro Bank | London

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Metro Bank plc is a retail bank operating in the United Kingdom. opened its first branch in Holborn on 29 July 2010 and its second in Earl's Court (Cromwell Road) on 3 Sep. 2010, and has subsequently opened in Fulham and Borehamwood.
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National Bank of Egypt (UK) | London

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National Bank of Egypt (UK) Ltd is a wholly owned subsidiary of National Bank of Egypt. It's a British Bank with major connections with Egyptian Markets around the world. As it is the only Egyptian owned bank in the UK, it is extremely well placed to provide services to clients engaged in business in the 2 countries.
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NatWest Bank | London

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NatWest (National Westminster Bank plc) is a retail bank in the United Kingdom that has been part of the Royal Bank of Scotland Group since 2000. NatWest provides Personal Banking, Private Banking, Business Banking and Commercial Banking. The Bank has over 1,600 branches and offers a wide range of banking services to 11.000.000 customers. In Northern Ireland it operates through its Ulster Bank subsidiary.
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Nedbank Private Wealth — London | London

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London Representative Office of the Nedbank Private Wealth Limited, a private offshore bank located in the Isle of Man. The Company offers a comprehensive private and personal banking operation on behalf of private individuals, professional intermediaries, non-trading companies, wealth managers, trusts, governments and institutionional investors.
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Northern Rock | Newcastle Upon Tyne

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Northern Rock plc is a savings and mortgage bank that is regulated as a deposit taker and mortgage lender by the FSA, offering new savings products and new mortgage lending. The Company is now operated by Virgin Money.
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OakNorth Bank | London

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OakNorth Bank is one of the UK's fastest growing financial companies. The Bank was created to help the UK's growth businesses and entrepreneurs reach their potential by providing them with bespoke, no-nonsense debt finance solutions, delivered in days or weeks rather than months.
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Persia International Bank (PIB) | London

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Persia International Bank plc. (PIB) is a locally owned community bank, offering a full array of banking products and services to businesses, professionals, and individuals. The Bank is regulated and authorised by the Financial Services Authority of UK. The following services are available for corporate clients: Trade Finance, Project Finance, Commercial Loans, Overdraft Facilities, Foreign Exchange Facilities, Money Transfer Service, Current and Deposit Accounts.
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Philippine National Bank (Europe) | London

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Philippine National Bank (Europe) Plc (also known as PNB (EUROPE) PLC) is a subsidiary of Philippine National Bank, one of the country's largest private local commercial banks in terms of assets and deposits.
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Raphaels Bank | London

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Raphaels Bank is one of the oldest independent banks in the UK. The Bank operates as a dynamic, niche savings and lending bank with a portfolio of ATM and a well-established, market-leading payment services division. Raphaels Bank is a registered trading name for R. Raphael & Sons plc, a subsidiary of Lenlyn Holdings plc.
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Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) | Edinburgh

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The Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) is one of the retail banking subsidiaries of Royal Bank of Scotland Group plc, which together with NatWest, provides branch banking facilities in the UK. Royal Bank of Scotland has around 700 branches, mainly in Scotland though there are branches in many larger towns and cities throughout England and Wales.
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Santander UK | London

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Santander UK plc is one of the UK's leading personal financial services companies and one of the largest providers of mortgages and savings in the UK. The Bank operates in three business segments: Retail Banking, Commercial Banking, and Global Corporate Banking.
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Saxo Bank London | London

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Saxo Bank London is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Saxo Bank. Saxo Bank enables private investors and institutionional clients to trade FX, CFDs, ETFs, Stocks, Futures, Options and other derivatives via multi-award winning online trading platforms, as well as offering professional portfolio and fund management.
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Secure Trust Bank | Solihull

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Secure Trust Bank provides personal loans, current accounts, savings accounts, mortgages, debt management, and a range of insurance services for personal and business customers. The Bank also trades as Moneyway, providing unsecured personal loans, point of sale retail loans and motor hire purchase agreements (the Financial Services Authority does not regulate consumer credit).
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Shawbrook Bank | Brentwood

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Shawbrook is a specialist UK lending and savings bank. The Bank serves the needs of SMEs and individuals in the UK with a range of lending and saving products and services such as savings account, asset finance, consumer lending, secured lending, commercial mortgage, and business credit services. Assets: GBP 351.4.000.000 (for about Dec. 31, 2019).
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Standard Chartered | London

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Standard Chartered PLC (StanChart) is a leading international bank, listed on the London, Hong Kong and Mumbai stock exchanges. The London-headquartered Group has operated for over 150 years in some of the world's most dynamic markets, leading the way in Asia, Africa and the Middle East. Its income and profits have more than doubled over the last few years primarily as a result of organic growth, supplemented by acquisitions.
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Starling Bank | London

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Starling Bank is a 100 percent's mobile-only bank in the UK. Our mission is to create a bank that guides and informs you towards better decisions. By giving you real-time insights, Starling enables you to understand your financial life in a whole new way.
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Tesco Bank | Glasgow

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Tesco Bank is wholly owned by Tesco Plc, one of the world's largest retailers. The Bank has 7.2.000.000 customer accounts across 28 products and services including: insurance — motor, home, pet, travel, dental, health and life; credit cards and personal loans; personal saving products; Tesco Compare — online insurance and utilities comparison site; ATM. Assets: GBP 9,248.000.000 (for about February 2014).
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The Co-operative Bank | Manchester

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The Co-operative Bank plc is a commercial bank in the United Kingdom and Guernsey, with its headquarters in Manchester. The Bank offers a wide range of financial products, including current and savings accounts, mortgages, credit cards, loans and offshore banking. The Co-operative Bank and The Co-operative Insurance are a part of The Co-operative Banking Group Limited. Assets: GBP 43,396 millionth (for about Dec. 31, 2019).
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Triodos Bank UK | Bristol

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Triodos Bank UK is a part of Dutch private lender Triodos Bank, one of the world's leading sustainable banks. Triodos Bank offers a credible set of services including savings, payments, lending and investments. Thes Bank finances companies, institutionions and projects that add cultural value and benefit people and the environment, with the support of depositors and investors who want to encourage socially responsible business and a sustainable society.
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Tungsten Bank | London

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Tungsten Bank plc (formerly FIBI Bank (UK) plc) is a commercial bank that provides a wide range of international and domestic banking services to private and corporate clients. Tungsten Bank is a wholly owned subsidiary of Tungsten Corporation plc, a company listed on the Alternative Investment Market in the UK.
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UK Asset Resolution | Bingley

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UK Asset Resolution Limited (UKAR) is the holding company established on 1 October 2010 to bring together the Government-owned businesses of Bradford & Bingley plc and Northern Rock (Asset Management) plc (NRAM).
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Union Bank UK | London

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Union Bank UK plc, a UK incorporated bank, is a wholly owned subsidiary of the Union Bank of Nigeria, one of the oldest and most respected banks in West Africa. The Bank provides a comprehensive range of banking services to customers doing business from and into Nigeria and other West African countries, including trade finance, personal banking, business banking, treasury services, commercial lending and private banking.
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Virgin Money | Norwich

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Virgin Money a UK-based bank and financial services company owned by the Virgin Group. It was originally known as Virgin Direct, and pioneered index tracking by launching a value Personal Equity Plan into the market. In the 2000s Virgin Money expanded its operations around the world. in 2019-2019 the company received a banking licence through the purchase of the Church House Trust and has plans to expand into this sector. Assets: GBP 21.8 billion (for about Dec. 31, 2019).
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Yorkshire Bank | Halifax

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Yorkshire Bank is a trading name of Clydesdale Bank plc, which is a subsidiary of the Clydesdale and Yorkshire Banking Group (CYBG). Yorkshire Bank has about 180 retail branches, a strong personal customer base and a business banking capability through a UK-wide network.