UK banks worldwide employee numbers as of 2014

This statistic presents the number of employees of the United Kingdom (UK) banks worldwide as of 2014. In that time, Barclays Bank Plc employed 140.3 thousand people worldwide and topped the ranking. Barclays is a British multinational banking and financial services company, headquartered in London, running operations in 50 countries and territories. At the time of the ranking, The Royal Bank of Scotland Group was listed as second, with employee numbers amounting to 106.1 thousand. The Royal Bank of Scotland Group is a British banking and insurance holding company, based in Edinburgh, and including subsidiaries such as RBS (Royal Bank of Scotland), NatWest, Ulster Bank and Coutts. The responsibility of the Group is the issuance of banknotes in Scotland and Northern Ireland. The bank that ranked third in 2014 was Lloyds Banking Group Plc. This group was formed through the acquisition of HBOS by Lloyds TSB. It is the second oldest bank in the United Kingdom, as its roots go back to creation of Bank of Scotland in 1695. The operations of Lloyds Bank extend to the US, Europe, the Middle East and Asia.

Global employee numbers of the United Kingdom (UK) banks as of 2014

Number of employees worldwide
Barclays Bank Plc
(headquarters: London)
The Royal Bank of Scotland Group
(hq: Edinburgh)
Lloyds Banking Group Plc
(hq: London)
HSBC Bank Plc
(hq: London)
Santander UK Plc
(hq: London)
Nationwide Building Society
(hq: Swindon)
Co-operative bank
(hq: Manchester)
TSB Bank Plc
(hq: Edinburgh)
Virgin Money
(hq: Newcastle)
Metro Bank Plc
(hq: London)
Shawbrook Bank Ltd
(hq: Brentwood)
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Release date

November 2014


United Kingdom

Survey time period


Supplementary notes

Original source of data for report, as noted: Bankscope.

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