Financial Services

At Search Financial Services, we've been placing professionals in the industry since our inception in 1987. We’re proud of our strong industry links forged by our expert team of consultants throughout the UK, from Crawley to Manchester, Glasgow and beyond.

Unlike our competitors, Search Financial Services has regional offices sourcing into the financial services sector with a true focus on vertical markets. With highly experienced managers and consultants, many with former financial services professional experience, we offer a truly consultative and comprehensive service to all sectors within the financial services markets, including: 

  • Life & pensions and product providers
  • IFA / wealth management practices
  • EB consultancies
  • Bank & building societies
  • Mortgage providers
  • Investment firms
  • Outsourcers (managing financial services related services)
  • In-house pension and investment funds

Whether you would like to pursue a new placement for your business or simply have a highly confidential conversation for some salary or market advice, we are very happy to help and look forward to hearing from you. Our experienced team of consultants at our offices in Aberdeen, Brighton, Crawley, Dundee, Dunfermline, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Inverness, Leeds, Leicester, Liverpool, Manchester and Sheffield will be happy to advise you.

At Search Financial Services, we focus on recruiting professionals across the regulated sector from support staff to executive level appointments. We work closely with local and national companies ranging from IFA and Wealth Management firms to Product Providers, Pensions Consultancies, EB scheme holders, PLCs and major high street banks. Our specialist finance job agency consultants are truly experts in their field, with many having worked in the financial services industry. With a bespoke and consultative approach and the ability to work to tight deadlines, we have become partner suppliers to many of the most prestigious and highly regarded financial service businesses across the UK.

We recognise and promote the absolute need for discretion and confidentiality, and this aides both our activities with clients and the quality of individuals who choose to work with us, and this is undoubtedly a factor in the high level of referrals and recommendations we receive.  

Private banking recruitment

Search Financial Services also has a specific private banking and asset management team; specialist consultants working with a substantial talent network across Switzerland and the Asia Pacific region. The consultants are selected on their industry knowledge and their ability to give our clients individual care, attention and expertise.

Our finance recruitment agency team’s area of expertise is the recruitment and placement of mid to senior level private bankers in Switzerland, Hong Kong and Singapore, who have a proven track record of success with the world's top performing private banks.

Our approach, resources and understanding of the Swiss Private Banking business are the reasons why we continue to be selected by Geneva and Zurich’s leading financial institutions with assignments taken on both a contingency and retained basis.

About Search Financial Services

  • We are the recruiter of choice for many Global leaders in the insurance and financial services sector.
  • Despite the impact of the economic downturn on the insurance & financial services markets, we have continued to grow through recent years, whilst our most notable competitors have contracted.
  • We are accomplished at working and delivering in all employment or resourcing circumstances, encompassing the provision of temporary and contract staff as well as our core business of placing permanent professionals. While we usually operate on a contingency basis, we are also accomplished at working on a retained basis, which is more effective for executive or project based assignments.
  • Our thoroughness in vetting and gaining referencing on candidates we represent is, we believe, the most comprehensive in the sector and by far exceeds usual best practice recommended procedures.

As one of the UK’s leading finance job agencies some of the services we provide include:

Our financial recruitment services include:

  • Unified partner teams in insurance and financial services to provide an all-encompassing service across the sector, ensuring that nothing ‘falls between the stalls’.
  • Comprehensive search methodology to obtain the best candidates encompassing database, media, advertising, web sourcing, recommendations, referrals and pro-active search and selection / ‘head-hunting’.
  • Consistently high level of success in delivering for a range of clients from small proprietor-run partnerships right through to universally known Global names.
  • A market-leading team of dedicated insurance recruiters within each of our insurance recruitment agencies, many of whom have had a previous experience the sector that they now recruit for.
  • Enviable track-record of delivering both to our client partners and other businesses whose usual providers have failed to deliver.
  • Full national coverage throughout our strategically placed branch network to ensure maximum knowledge of markets and close proximity to clients and candidates alike.
  • Our results are driven by a quality over quantity approach and are measured by volume of success rather than volume of CVs.

Contact Search today to find out how we can help you find the perfect financial services candidates for your business. We look forward to working with you.