Top 20 Banks

Thinking of switching bank? Here are the current top twenty banks based in the UK and ranked by our unique BankRank factor as well as customer reviews.

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Top 20 Banks
#1
Charity Bank
#1 in British Banks
96% BankRank® Score
Charity Bank
About Charity Bank Charity Bank, founded in 2002, is an ethical bank that lends to charities, social enterprises and other non-profit organisations that intend to use the loan for social or charitable purposes. The bank is also entirely owned by...
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#2
Cambridge & Counties Bank
#2 in British Banks
91% BankRank® Score
Cambridge & Counties Bank
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 is owned by Cambridge University college Trinity Hall, and 50% by the...
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#3
Tandem Bank
#3 in British Banks
89% BankRank® Score
Tandem Bank
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 better and make the most of their money. The interactive app notifies...
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Bank of Communications
#4 in British Banks
88% BankRank® Score
Bank of Communications
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 notes. Founded in 1908, Bank of Communications opened its first overseas...
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ADIB
#5 in British Banks
87% BankRank® Score
ADIB
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 are compliant with Sharia law. ADIB also has an international...
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Adam & Company
#6 in British Banks
86% BankRank® Score
Adam & Company
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 management and financial planning. The bank is based in Edinburgh...
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Atom Bank
#7 in British Banks
85% BankRank® Score
Atom Bank
Last updated:  About Atom Bank Atom Bank is a digital-only financial company and ‘challenger bank’ established in Durham in 2014. Challenger banks are smaller, newer retail banks set up to compete with, and offer an alternative...
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Ghana International Bank
#8 in British Banks
84% BankRank® Score
Ghana International Bank
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 branch in Cheapside, London, the bank was established to finance...
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Unity Trust Bank
#9 in British Banks
81% BankRank® Score
Unity Trust Bank
About Unity Trust Bank Unity Trust Bank was founded in 1984. It is a highly specialised bank providing products and services to trade unions, charities and not-for-profits based in the UK – its remit was expanded to include ‘profit with purpose’ companies....
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Bank Mandiri
#10 in British Banks
80% BankRank® Score
Bank Mandiri
About Bank Mandiri Bank Mandiri, or PT Bank Mandiri, is the largest bank in Indonesia in terms of assets, loans and deposits. It is headquartered in Jakarta. It was founded in 1998 and provides general banking services including: Corporate, commercial...
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Royal Bank of Scotland
#11 in British Banks
80% BankRank® Score
Royal Bank of Scotland
About RBS RBS, or Royal Bank of Scotland, is a retail banking subsidiary of the Royal Bank of Scotland Group. The Group’s other retail subsidiaries are NatWest and Ulster Bank. Both the Group and the bank should not be confused with Bank of Scotland,...
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Bank of Ceylon
#12 in British Banks
79% BankRank® Score
Bank of Ceylon
About Bank of Ceylon Bank of Ceylon is a major commercial bank based in Colombo, Sri Lanka. Government-owned, the bank has hundreds of branches throughout the country plus branches in Male, Chennai, and Seychelles alongside a subsidiary in London. The...
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FCMB Bank
#13 in British Banks
78% BankRank® Score
FCMB Bank
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 by Olove Subomi M Balogun, a Yoruba tribal leader, in 1977 and was...
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Arbuthnot Latham & Co
#14 in British Banks
77% BankRank® Score
Arbuthnot Latham & Co
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 and investment management services to commercial customers...
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Gatehouse Bank
#15 in British Banks
76% BankRank® Score
Gatehouse Bank
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 PCC programme, founded in 2009, helps banks to raise funds from...
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Bank Leumi
#16 in British Banks
75% BankRank® Score
Bank Leumi
About Bank Leumi Headquartered in Israel, Bank Leumi was founded in 1902 as the Anglo Palestine Company, a subsidiary of the Jewish Colonial Trust. This trust was founded by members of the Zionist movement in an effort to promote the infrastructure...
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Bank of China
#17 in British Banks
75% BankRank® Score
Bank of China
About Bank of China The Bank of China, or BOC, is one of the four largest state-owned commercial banks in China. The bank has a close relationship with its subsidiary Bank of China (Hong Kong), though they are legally separate entities. Bank of...
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BMCE Bank
#18 in British Banks
75% BankRank® Score
BMCE Bank
About BMCE Bank BMCE Bank (Banque Marocaine du Commerce Extérieur is a commercial bank based in Morocco. It is a large operation with almost 700 branches in Morocco and another 600 across Africa. BMCE Bank also has offices in China, France, Spain,...
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HBL Bank UK
#19 in British Banks
75% BankRank® Score
HBL Bank UK
About HBL Bank UK Habib Bank Limited was founded in Pakistan in 1947 and was the first branch established in that country. The first UK branch was opened in 1961. Habib Bank is now the largest in Pakistan and operates in more than 20 countries. The...
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Hampden & Co
#20 in British Banks
75% BankRank® Score
Hampden & Co
About Hampden & Co Hampden & Co is a private bank based in the United Kingdom. Founded in 2010 by Ray Entwhistle, a former chairman of Adam & Co (private banking subsidiary of Royal Bank of Scotland). The bank received its licence in...
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