International Financial Services District (IFSD)

The International Financial Services District (IFSD) in Glasgow is a highly attractive inward investment location for financial and business services companies and a jewel in the crown of the city’s inward investment strategy.

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Glasgow offers strengths in asset management, investment operations, general insurance, shared services, business process outsourcing and the fast growing areas of legal services and financial IT.

TheCityUK recently published a report on financial and related professional services across the UK which confirmed Glasgow as one of the UK’s emerging technology hubs, with particular strengths in data management and analytics.

Among the IFSD’s impressive list of major financial institutions are Barclays, Santander, esure, Morgan Stanley, Tesco Bank, NFU Mutual, HSBC, JP Morgan, RBS, BNP Paribas, Aon, Clydesdale Bank, AXA and RSA.

They have found Glasgow a great place to do business and many have expanded
their operations in the city.

Excellent Connectivity

Existing transport connections mean easy access for the 1.5 million people in Glasgow’s Travel to Work area. The city has the largest suburban rail network in the UK outside London, an Underground subway system and three international airports within 45 minutes drive. There’s also excellent rail and motorway links.

It’s not just a range of exciting career opportunities that attracts skilled, experienced professionals to re-locate to Glasgow but the quality of life and favourable cost of living are big factors too.