Popular Banks

The UK is home to a whole host of banks, both founded here and operating here as divisions of international institutions. These banks cover all aspects of financial services, including retail, business, corporate, investment, online-only and private banking. Take a look at some of the most popular banks for this month below or scroll down to see other bank types. For a full list, click here.

About Julius Baer is a Swiss company focused on wealth management. Its mission is to always be at the forefront of the industry by welcoming change and adopting the latest technologies....
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About Lombard Odier is a Swiss bank founded in 1796 that focuses on private and institutional wealth and asset management. Their mission statement is ‘Rethink Everything’, meaning...
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Overview First Glance Chase is a digital challenger bank in the UK, first launched in 2021 by JPMorgan, one of the largest banks in the US. With over 56 million existing customers...
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About Founded in 1884, Coventry Building Society is currently the second-largest building society in the UK, with total assets of £51 billion. Founded much later than other major building...
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About Officially registered in 1875, the Leeds Building Society has a history that dates back to 1845. Unlike most building societies, the company has two international branches, in...
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Personal Banks

Personal banks in the UK

Overview First Glance Chase is a digital challenger bank in the UK, first launched in 2021 by JPMorgan, one of the largest banks in the US. With over 56 million existing customers...
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An online-only bank, Tandem is based in London and offers customers a different approach to traditional banking. The focus of their website is on helping people manage their finances...
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About Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank, or ADIB, is an Islamic bank based in the city of Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates. Established in 1997, all ADIB banking operations...
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Last updated:  About Atom Bank Atom Bank is a digital-only financial company and ‘challenger bank’ established in Durham in 2014. Challenger banks...
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About Ghana International Bank Ghana International Bank was founded in 1959 as Ghana Commercial Bank, two years after Ghana was granted independence from Britain. Setting up its first...
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About Bank of Ireland The Bank of Ireland is an Irish commercial bank. It is one of the ‘Big Four’ of Irish banks and was established by Royal Charter in 1783. The Bank of Ireland...
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Business Banks

Personal banks in the UK

About Bank of Communications Bank of Communications, sometimes shortened to BoCom or BoComm, is one of China’s largest banks. It was one of the first Chinese banks to issue bank...
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About Bank of Cyprus Bank of Cyprus was founded in 1899 as the Nicosia Savings Bank, is a Cypriot bank. It was the first Cypriot bank; before then, all other banks in Cyprus were foreign-owned....
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About Ghana International Bank Ghana International Bank was founded in 1959 as Ghana Commercial Bank, two years after Ghana was granted independence from Britain. Setting up its first...
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About Hodge Bank Established in 1987, Hodge Bank is named after Sir Julian Hodge. It is the only UK bank to be headquartered in Wales, with its head office based in Cardiff. The bank...
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About FCMB Bank FCMB, also known as First City Monument Bank, is a Nigerian bank headquartered in Lagos. The bank was originally founded as City Securities Limited...
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About Bank of Ireland The Bank of Ireland is an Irish commercial bank. It is one of the ‘Big Four’ of Irish banks and was established by Royal Charter in 1783. The Bank of Ireland...
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Online Only Banks

Online Only and App banks in the UK

Overview First Glance Chase is a digital challenger bank in the UK, first launched in 2021 by JPMorgan, one of the largest banks in the US. With over 56 million existing customers...
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An online-only bank, Tandem is based in London and offers customers a different approach to traditional banking. The focus of their website is on helping people manage their finances...
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Last updated:  About Atom Bank Atom Bank is a digital-only financial company and ‘challenger bank’ established in Durham in 2014. Challenger banks...
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Their slogan is ‘banking made easy’, and they say that you can open an account in less than 10 minutes.  Should you add a Hot Coral Monzo card to your wallet? First Glance If...
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Offering savings accounts that encourage you to ‘put the interest back into your savings’, Marcus is a trading name of Goldman Sachs. Though you might not have heard of Marcus, you’ll...
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About First Direct First Direct is a retail bank based in the United Kingdom, headquartered in Leeds. It is a telephone and internet-based bank, with no physical branches, and has 1.35million...
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Savings Banks

Savings banks in the UK

Overview First Glance Chase is a digital challenger bank in the UK, first launched in 2021 by JPMorgan, one of the largest banks in the US. With over 56 million existing customers...
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About Cambridge & Counties Bank Cambridge & Counties Bank, launched in June 2012 and based in the United Kingdom, is unique amongst UK banks. This is because 50% of the bank...
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About Bank of Cyprus Bank of Cyprus was founded in 1899 as the Nicosia Savings Bank, is a Cypriot bank. It was the first Cypriot bank; before then, all other banks in Cyprus were foreign-owned....
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About Hodge Bank Established in 1987, Hodge Bank is named after Sir Julian Hodge. It is the only UK bank to be headquartered in Wales, with its head office based in Cardiff. The bank...
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About Gatehouse Bank Gatehouse Bank, formerly known as Milestone Savings, is a UK challenger bank based in London. Founded in 2008, the bank is Sharia compliant. The Milestone Capital...
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Offering savings accounts that encourage you to ‘put the interest back into your savings’, Marcus is a trading name of Goldman Sachs. Though you might not have heard of Marcus, you’ll...
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Private Banks

Savings banks in the UK

About Adam & Company Founded in 1983, Adam and Company is a division of the Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS), catering for private banking customers with services including investment...
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About Bank of Ireland The Bank of Ireland is an Irish commercial bank. It is one of the ‘Big Four’ of Irish banks and was established by Royal Charter in 1783. The Bank of Ireland...
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About Arbuthnot Latham & Co Arbuthnot Latham & Co is a British private bank based in the City of London. Part of the Arbuthnot Banking Group, it provides private banking, wealth planning...
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About Brown Shipley & Co Founded in 1810, Brown Shipley & Co is a private bank based in London that offers a range of banking services to private and corporate customers. Brown...
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Aldermore Bank Background Aldermore Bank (UK) provides commercial banking services to retail and institutional customers. Founded in May 2009 by CEO Phillip Monks, Aldermore...
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About C. Hoare & Co Founded in 1672, C. Hoare & Co is a private bank. Headquartered in London, it is the oldest bank in the United Kingdom and the fourth oldest bank in the world....
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