London leads as top global fintech hub

London ranks number one in the world for the highest number of fintech headquarters.

According to a joint report from Savills and flexible office specialist Workthere, London hosts 1,000 finch headquarters, with companies such as WorldPay, Finastra, Monzo and TransferWise among those choosing to base themselves in the UK capital city.

In second and third place are New York and San Francisco, with 939 and 593 finch headquarters respectively. Other cities ranked in the findings include Singapore, Paris, Beijing and Mumbai.

The three clear epicentres of the FinTech world, London, New York and San Francisco, together make up 38 per cent of global fintech VC investment by volume. Within the first nine months of the year, London came out top by the number of fintech VC deals at 194, followed by New York at 164 and then San Francisco at 123.

Matthew Fitzgerald, Savills Director of Cross Border Tenant Advisory EMEA, comments: “As these early-stage companies grow headcount and become more established over the coming years, we expect to see them making the move from flexible to conventional offices and then major occupiers in their own right, as we have seen in London.

“We also expect FinTech companies to fill many senior positions by attracting talent from finance rather than tech, with all the workplace implications that come with it, as knowledge of finance in general and specifics about competitors will be hugely beneficial to some of these growing fintech companies.”

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