Scotland is the UK's 2nd largest Financial cluster after London, with over 86,000 people employed across Banking, Asset Management, Asset Servicing and Insurance. Our Asset Management sector is one of the largest in Europe with $1 trillion of assets under management.
There is a rich pool of talent in Scotland to draw on. Five of Scotland's Universities are in the top 200 in the world, with over 10,000 graduates each year across mathematics, computer science and engineering.
With some of the lowest salary costs in Europe, property costs up to 40% lower than London, and an extremely favorable UK regulatory environment, Scotland has a thriving FinTech ecosystem that draws from a strong pedigree in Financial Services and this wealth of talent.
Scottish Development International is the economic development arm of the Scottish Government. We are here to assist companies with their future growth, as well as their initial investment in Scotland. Support mechanisms that we provide include a broad array of financial grant incentives, property support, account management, recruitment support, and specialist innovation support.
We are a government funded organisation that provides 'free-of-charge' support to potential investors, with the goal to help create sustainable employment growth in Scotland and to help businesses thrive.