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Setting up in the City

Guide to setting up a financial services business in the UK

Setting up in the City




London is Europe’s largest international banking centre and is the European headquarters of over a third of all the Fortune 500 companies. All major global banks and financial institutions in the world have a presence there.

In response to growing demand from Indian financial services firms, Deloitte and UK Trade & Investment have joined forces to produce this brief guide to opening a financial services venture in the UK. Its launch is timed to coincide with the annual FICCI Global Banking conference in Mumbai on 7th September 2010.

Key findings

The guide provides advice on the following aspects of opening a financial services business:

  • UK regulatory requirements
  • Structuring options for financial services companies
  • Tax implications
  • Personnel and immigration matters
  • Real estate matters
  • Recent regulatory changes

For more information on the guide or Deloitte’s services to companies inbound and outbound to India, contact the Deloitte India Services Group:

Deepak Haria
Lead Partner, Deloitte UK India Services Group

Biren Shah
Director, Deloitte UK India Services Group

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