2 FTSE 100 companies

with headquarters in Hampshire.

1 in 5 people

are employed in the sector

832,000 jobs

supported throughout the South East

Hampshire: The home of financial and professional services


Hampshire’s economy is worth £50.7 billion and contributes 19% to the South East’s economy.  The finance and professional services sector is key to the regions overall economic performance, generating £6.9bn of economic output.  From banking to insurance, accountancy to legal services, fintech and cybersecurity, Hampshire has a diverse range of financial and professional services companies.

The sector in Hampshire is one of the highest performing in the South East and due to the proximity of London boasts an impressive presence of global HQs, disruptive SMEs, and challengers which includes Aviva, Lloyds Banking Group, BMW, Quilter, Zurich, Simply Health, Starling Bank, and Ageas Insurance have their HQs in the county.



The UK fintech sector has grown by 70% since 2015 and generates £7bn in revenue. There are now more than 2,500 fintech firms in the UK employing 60,000 people. In 2019 the sector attracted £4.1bn in venture capital 2019.

There is a significant amount of Fintech activity taking place in Hampshire. The digital expertise in Hampshire and the commitment of many traditional financial institutions, to put innovation and digital technology at the heart of their strategy is transforming the sector.



The insurance sector is well-established in Hampshire, Ageas, NFU Mutual and Be Wiser all have a significant presence in the region.


Legal services

The Hampshire legal sector includes major firms such Coffin Mew, Clarke Willmott, Moore Barlow, Paris Smith, Shoosmiths and Blake Morgan; many have their headquarters here.



While many accountancy firms have headquarters in London, they also have significant presence across in Hampshire.


Get in touch

The Business Hampshire team are here to help you make the most of your business potential. Whether you have questions about the recruitment of skilled staff, require information and/or access to the centres of innovation and research or connections to educational, research and business support organisations our team are ready to provide all the support you need.

For more information contact Business Hampshire directly at businesshampshire@hants.gov.uk.


Available business space for Financial companies

If you are looking for space to relocate or grow your business, take a look at some sector specific development and properties within our Hampshire Portfolio:


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