Most people who are familiar with Canary Wharf probably know that this river-front locale of London has one the tallest buildings in the UK, the One Canada Square building. As a matter of fact, this modern business hub features several skyscrapers housing the offices of multinational corporations. Some of the mega-corporations that have set up shop in Canary Wharf include banks, law firms, brokerage firms, and hotels. However, the present status of this locale was not always so.
In the 1940s, this wharf on the Isle of Dogs was a major dock for the Mediterranean-Canary Island fruit trade. As you can guess, this premise is why the locale became known as ‘Canary Wharf’. The decline of the fruit trade prompted the city of London to change its zoning laws in 1980. This move allowed the construction of high-rise buildings in the area. The outcome, an impressive 1.5 million square meters of prime office space.
It’s, therefore, no surprise that you can find several banks in Canary Wharf. This article looks at the top ten banks with offices in this locale.
Despite its name, HSBC is a British multinational investment bank and financial services holding bank based in London. With an asset base totaling 2.1 trillion pounds and a market capitalization of 131 billion pounds, HSBC is the 7th largest bank in the world. This bank was founded by Sir Thomas Sutherland in 1865.
HSBC has a large service portfolio and offers commercial banking, retail banking, wealth management and global private banking for individuals and corporate bodies. This mega banking corporation also has a substantial stake in the stock market.
You can find HSBC offices in the One Canada building in Canary Wharf. The Bank of New York Mellon, an American investment bank, also has offices in this same building.
If you are an avid soccer fan, then you are definitely familiar with the official sponsor of the English Premier League, Barclays. This British owned multinational investment bank has London as its base of operations. As of the 25th of February 2020, the total market capitalization of Barclays bank is 29.02 billion pounds. With annual revenue of 16.7 billion pounds and an asset base worth 1.24 trillion pounds, this bank is one of the largest global banks.
Barclays offers several financial services including personal banking, wealth management, corporate banking, and investment banking. The bank’s global headquarters are located in the One Churchill Place building in Canary Wharf.
With a total market capitalization of 301.8 billion pounds and an asset base totaling 2.02 trillion pounds, JP Morgan is the world’s most valuable bank. This New York-based American multinational investment bank has offices in the 25 Bank Street building in Canary Wharf.
The financial services that you can expect from JP Morgan Chase bank include investment banking, asset management, private banking, and private wealth management. The bank also offers treasury services that involve providing corporate financial officers with information on investments and other business transactions.
The offices of Deutch Bank are located in the 10 Upper Bank Street building in Canary Wharf. This Frankfurt-based German investment bank, with a market capitalization of 14.1 billion pounds and an asset base of 1.24 trillion pounds as of July 2019, is certainly a major player in the global banking scene.
Deutsche Bank’s range of financial services is divided into three categories which are corporate and investment banking, private and commercial banking and asset management.
Credit Suisse Group AG is yet another European banking corporation with offices in London’s second-largest financial hub. The company’s UK offices are located in the 1 Cabot Square building in Canary Wharf.
Credit Suisse has a market capitalization totaling 23.6 billion pounds and an asset base amounting to 609 billion pounds. This Swedish bank, whose headquarters are in Zurich, Switzerland, will offer you a wide array of financial services. The services include wealth management, private banking, and asset management.
Citigroup is yet another American multinational investment banking corporation with offices in Canary Wharf. This US bank is also headquartered in New York City. Its offices in London are in the 25 Canada Square building.
The bank’s market capitalization totals to 118 billion pounds with the asset base amounting to 1.6 trillion pounds. The range of financial services you can expect from Citigroup Inc is limited to asset management and investment banking.
25 Canada Square-Citigroup-3-American-multinational investment bank and financial services provider based in New York
ANZ Bank is the third-largest bank in Australia in terms of asset base with 688 billion pounds. The bank has a market capitalization totaling 57.2 billion pounds. This bank is certainly not average.
ANZ Bank has offices in the 40 Bank Street building in Canary Wharf and shares the premises with two other foreign banks, China Construction Bank and Saxo Bank. You will benefit from commercial and retail banking services when you visit the offices of this Australian bank.
It’s a no brainer that the Bank of America has its headquarters in the US. This multinational investment bank has its headquarters in Charlotte, North Carolina. The banks Canary Wharf offices are located in the 8 Canada Square building.
The Bank of America has a market capitalization totaling 213 billion pounds and an asset base of 221 billion pounds. The range of services that these bank offers include mergers and acquisitions, payment management, risk management, personal banking, and corporate banking.
With a market capitalization totaling 61.9 billion pounds and an asset base amounting to 698 billion pounds, Morgan Stanley is a notable multinational investment bank. This New York-based bank has its Canary Wharf offices in the 25 Cabot Square building.
A visit to Morgan Stanley’s London offices avails you several financial services including investment management, institutional securities and wealth management.
State Street Bank and Trust depart from the other banks in this list in that it is primarily a custodian bank. The range of financial services offered by this American multinational bank revolves around protecting private and corporate financial assets. You can, therefore, rely on this bank to safeguard collective investment funds, mutual funds, and pension funds.
With a market capitalization of 20 billion pounds and an asset base of 189 billion pounds, State and Street Bank and Trust is indeed a capable provider of custodial services.