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Sectors

There are over 136,000 skilled people working in financial and professional services in Wales across key operational areas such as:

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FinTech
As an emerging tech region, Wales has the fastest growing digital economy outside of London.
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Banking and Credit
Wales has a significant banking sector, both as a near shoring hub for London and in its own right.
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Insurance
The insurance industry in Wales is thriving. Admiral is a home grown success story – developing from a small Cardiff start up to become a FTSE 100 company and one of the UK’s top car insurers.
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Shared Services and Outsourcing
Wales is the location for many shared service operations, both in house and outsourced, across a range of highly skilled specialisms.
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Professional Services
Wales is an emerging force within the financial services sector. This expansion has in turn driven demand for associated professional services with the expert knowledge to help drive growth.
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Legal Services
The Legal Services sector in Wales is substantial. There are 450 law firms registered in Wales, including top international law firm Eversheds Sutherland, operating around the world from its Cardiff office.
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Public Sector
Over a quarter of the workforce in Wales work for the public sector. There is a significant public sector presence in Wales on a local, national and UK-wide level.
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