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
Cambridge & Counties Bank
#1 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 Cambridgeshire...
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#2
Tandem Bank
#2 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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#3
Ahli United Bank
#3 in British Banks
88% 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
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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Bank of Cyprus
#6 in British Banks
86% 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
#7 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 and...
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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 international...
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Hodge Bank
#9 in British Banks
84% 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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Atom Bank
#10 in British Banks
84% 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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Al Rayan Bank
#11 in British Banks
83% BankRank® Score
Al Rayan Bank
About Al Rayan Bank Al Rayan Bank PLC, formerly Islamic Bank of Britain, is a commercial bank established in 2004. The bank welcomes people of all faiths but claims to be the first fully Sharia-compliant bank in Britain. Al Rayan is seeing a surge...
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Bank Mandiri
#12 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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Bank of Ceylon
#13 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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Access Bank
#14 in British Banks
79% 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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FCMB Bank
#15 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 granted...
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Arbuthnot Latham & Co
#16 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 and...
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Bank of Ireland
#17 in British Banks
77% 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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Gatehouse Bank
#18 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 Islamic...
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Bank Leumi
#19 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 of...
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Melli Bank
#20 in British Banks
75% BankRank® Score
Melli Bank
About Melli Bank Melli Bank is headquartered in London and Hong Kong. The company is a wholly owned subsidiary of Bank Melli Iran, which began operating in the UK in 1967. After establishing itself as the go-to for UK companies looking to trade in Iran,...
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