UK Banks

List of the main UK bank websites and some of the smaller and more specialist players.

Name of BankOther Trading NamesNumber of BranchesFocus
HSBCFirst Direct
Marks & Spencer Money
HFC Bank
Retail & Investment banking
Royal Bank of ScotlandNatWest
Ulster Bank
Adam Bank
Retail & Investment banking
Lloyds TSBBank of Scotland
Birmingham Midshires
Cheltenham & Gloucester
Intelligent Finance
St. James's Place Bank
Retail & Investment banking
BarclaysWoolwichRetail & Investment banking
Standard CharteredRetail & Investment banking
The co-operative bankSmile
Owned by Retail Group
Harrods BankOwned by Retail Group
Sainsbury's BankOwned by Retail Group
Tesco BankOwned by Retail Group
Airdrie Savings Bank
Aldermore BankBusiness Banking
Julian Hodge BankRetail Banking
Raphaels BankPrivate Banking
Secure Trust BankSub-prime banking
National Savings & InvestmentsOwned by UK Government
Bradford & BingleyOwned by UK Government
Allied Irish BanksRetail Banking
Bank of IrelandRetail Banking
National Australia BankClydesdale Bank
Yorkshire Bank
Retail Banking
Citi BankEggRetail & Investment Banking
Industrial and Commercial Bank of ChinaRetail & Investment Banking
Northern BankOwned by Danske BankRetail Banking
Cater Allen
Retail Banking
ICICI BankOwned by ICICI bank of IndiaRetail Banking
Handelsbanken97Retail Banking
Shawbrook BankBusiness Banking
Investec BankPrivate Banking
Julian Hodge BankPrivate Banking
Metro BankRetail Banking
NBNK InvestmentsRetail Banking (not yet launched)
Wesleyan Bank
Pensions BankBusiness Banking

For a full list of banks authorised to carry out business in the UK please go to

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