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.
Top 20 Banks
#1
Bank of China
#1 in British Banks
91% 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 China...
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#2
Tandem Bank
#2 in British Banks
90% 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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#3
Ahli United Bank
#3 in British Banks
87% BankRank® Score
Ahli United Bank
About Ahli United Bank Ahli United Bank is a bank headquartered in Manama, Bahrain. It is the largest bank in the country. Formerly known as the United Bank of Kuwait, what is now Ahli United Bank was established in 1966 with the goal of expanding Kuwait’s...
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Bank of Communications
#4 in British Banks
87% 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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Hodge Bank
#5 in British Banks
86% BankRank® Score
Hodge Bank
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 also has a subsidiary company, Hodge Lifetime, founded in 1965. While...
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Bank of America Merrill Lynch
#6 in British Banks
86% BankRank® Score
Bank of America Merrill Lynch
About Bank of America Merrill Lynch Bank of America Merrill Lynch was formed in 2009 after Bank of America acquired Merrill Lynch. The bank should not be confused with Merrill Lynch, the wealth management arm of Bank of America. It is a multinational...
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Bank of Ceylon
#7 in British Banks
85% 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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Bank of Cyprus
#8 in British Banks
84% BankRank® Score
Bank of Cyprus
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. The bank became a public company and was renamed Bank of...
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Adam & Company
#9 in British Banks
83% 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 and...
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ADIB
#10 in British Banks
83% 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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Wise
#11 in British Banks
83% BankRank® Score
Wise
Transferring money was traditionally a long, arduous, and expensive process. Sending funds overseas often required you to wait until the perfect moment, when exchange rates were favourable. In the digital age, much of that has changed, thanks in no...
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Investec Bank
#12 in British Banks
83% BankRank® Score
Investec Bank
About Investec Investec is a specialist bank and asset management group. Founded in 1974 in Johannesburg, South Africa, is now operates internationally in three primary markets; UK and Europe, Asia-Pacific, and Southern Africa. Investec has offices in...
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Bank Mandiri
#13 in British Banks
81% 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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Bank of Beirut
#14 in British Banks
81% BankRank® Score
Bank of Beirut
About Bank of Beirut Bank of Beirut, founded in 1963, is a commercial bank based in Beirut, Lebanon. The bank began life in 1963 as Realty Business Bank, before changing its name to Bank of Beirut in 1973. It expanded rapidly in the 1990s when it acquired...
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Atom Bank
#15 in British Banks
80% 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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Gatehouse Bank
#16 in British Banks
80% 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 Islamic...
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Ulster Bank
#17 in British Banks
80% BankRank® Score
Ulster Bank
About Ulster Bank Ulster Bank is one of the ‘Big Four’ Irish banks and is registered in both Northern Ireland (as Ulster Bank Limited) and the Republic of Ireland (as Ulster Bank Ireland). It is headquartered in Dublin and Belfast. Ulster Bank...
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Bank of Ireland
#18 in British Banks
79% BankRank® Score
Bank of Ireland
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 is not, and never has been, the Irish central bank but has performed...
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Tesco Bank
#19 in British Banks
78% BankRank® Score
Tesco Bank
Part of one of the world’s biggest supermarket chains, Tesco Finance was launched back in 1997. The Head Office is based in Edinburgh, and although there were bricks and mortar branches for the first few years the entire bank now operates online only. Tesco...
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Access Bank
#20 in British Banks
78% BankRank® Score
Access Bank
Access Bank is a Nigerian multinational bank with some 305 branches located across Nigeria, sub-Saharan Africa and the United Kingdom. Founded in 1989, Access is licensed by the Central Bank of Nigeria and was listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange in...
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