The financial and business services sector is a major source of jobs and a significant contributor to economic growth for Scotland.

We are supporting the financial and business services industry so that it continues to grow and strengthen Scotland's economy.


We support the financial and business services industry by:


Scotland is the most important UK financial centre outside London and the south-east, with a wide range of financial services that include global custody, asset servicing, banking, investment management, corporate finance, life assurance and pensions.

Business services is also an important sector, having grown in recent years to include a large and diverse range of professional services.

The financial and business services industry is a vital contributor to the overall success of the Scottish economy and has a large impact on economic growth.

In our Economic Strategy, financial and business services is recognised as a growth sector where Scotland can build on existing advantages to increase productivity and growth. View key statistics relating to financial and business services.


Scottish Government
Financial and Business Services Team
Enterprise and Innovation Division
Directorate for Economic Development
5 Atlantic Quay
150 Broomielaw
G2 8LU