The borough is known for its concentration of Financial and Insurance businesses and our share of jobs in this sector is almost four times higher than the national average share. The sector employs 7,000 people within Reigate & Banstead or 10.1% of the total workforce. There are 205 local companies within this sector.

Financial and Insurance services help with the making, investment and management of money for both people and organisations; for example, trading shares of a company in the stock market, managing your insurance, pension, or helping you put money away for a rainy day.

These jobs are broken down further into:
• Financial service activities excluding insurance & pension – 1,500 (2.2% of local jobs)
• Insurance, reinsurance and pension – 1,250 (1.8% of local jobs)
• Auxiliary financial and insurance services – 4,500 (6.5% of local jobs)

Many of these roles will require you to have undertaken training and qualified with the relevant industry body, for example the Chartered Insurance Institute.

The sector is seeing exciting new innovations and opportunities enabled by financial technology (fintech), such as artificial intelligence, cybersecurity, crowdfunding and cryptocurrency.

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