About us

In the UK and across the world, our financial services team is committed to building a better working world.

As a global financial services hub the UK has influence beyond its borders. The City of London has been a leading innovator for over three hundred years – a center for banking, insurance and the wealth and asset management sectors. We also understand the critical importance of our regional cities that are centers of expertise in their own right – Edinburgh, Newcastle, Manchester, Leeds, Cardiff and Bristol. It's why we are investing to grow and serve these key markets.

In the UK, we have 4,200 talented individuals who work on financial services and nothing else, providing on-the-ground experience of local markets with an understanding of emerging global trends.

Every day, we provide the insights and timely challenges our clients need to get the most out of their businesses, helping them with transformation programs in the areas of Assurance, Tax, Advisory and Transaction Advisory services.

Whether you're a start-up or one of the world's most complex organizations, we can help you manage risk more effectively, build trust with stakeholders and deliver sustainable growth.

Insights & expertise

EY Attractiveness Survey for Financial Services

The UK retains its top position for financial services investment in Europe, but investor sentiment on the UK’s future attractiveness is at a historic low.

ITEM Club Outlook for financial services – Spring 2019

Our latest forecast for financial services tells a familiar story - low growth, weakened demand for credit and falling business investment.

Case Study: How can accountancy standards become instrumental in creating operational excellence?

Helping a global bank to take advantage of accountancy change and put it at the heart of their operating model.

Case study; With views from all angles, how do you create a way forward to transform an industry?

Helping to transform the future of payments by bringing the industry’s biggest players together with its users.

Case Study: How can a charity safeguard themselves from cyber threats with little time or resources?

Supporting charities to protect their organization from cyber threats.

Minds made for financial services

We train and nurture our inclusive teams to develop minds that can transform, shape and innovate financial services. Not just for today but for the future.
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Pensions 2030: building sustainable retirements

Pensions systems around the world are stretched to breaking point. Our new publication sets out nine hypotheses for how stakeholders can work together to make pensions fair and sustainable. Tough decisions lie ahead, but so does a better retirement world.

Brexit: a financial services perspective

The British people have voted for the UK to Leave the European Union (EU). This will have significant consequences for businesses as they navigate the complex implications of the UK leaving the EU. The UK has strong political, economic and financial systems and is well able to deal with short- and longer-term effects of Brexit. In the UK and across the world, our financial services team is focused on helping our clients deal with these effects and is committed to building a better working world.

Recommendations for IFRS 9 Expected Credit Loss Disclosures

On 28 November 2018, the UK Taskforce for Disclosures on Expected Credit Losses issued its first report – Recommendations for IFRS 9 Expected Credit Loss Disclosures.

The FCA Business Plan 2019/20

Read EY's latest report on what the Business Plan means for financial services firms.

UK asset managers’ priority markets for trade and investment

EY has identified which trade and investment markets should be priority targets for the UK asset management industry.

Regulation for insurance intermediaries across the European Union

EY and LIIBA have jointly summarised regulation for intermediaries and the authorisation process in ten of the key countries in the EU.

The rise and rise of RegTech

Compliance is changing. As regulatory, cost and staffing pressures on wealth and asset managers increase, firms are increasingly looking to exploit the transformative potential of regulatory technology (RegTech). We worked with a broad selection of asset managers from across the full spectrum of the UK market to understand how they are using RegTech and explore what impact it will have on their businesses.

Case study: How can automation reduce costs while enhancing human potential?

Find out how EY helped Zurich put robotics into action.
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FCA Asset Management Market Study: a blueprint for the industry

The UK’s Asset Management sector is the second largest in the world, managing approximately £7 trillion of assets. This paper explores the FCA’s final Asset Management Market Study, published on 28 June 2017. The FCA embarked on this Study to discover if markets work well and offer value for money to consumers.

Our early insight into pressing industry issues has led to the development of key market based solutions in:

  • Regulatory & Financial Audit
  • Digital transformation
  • Tax & legal
  • Finance and Risk Transformation
  • Strategic change
  • Financial regulatory reform
  • Data architecture and security and efficiently leveraging big data
  • Business operating model redesign, operational efficiency and cost management

Our people

Talk to us today about how we can help you build a better working world