Banking & Financial Services



Aviation, Banking, Financial Services, Insurance, Investment Funds 

Talented people are the key to success.

Experience and expertise sum up the key reasons why Ireland is regarded as a key strategic location by the world’s leading players.

Financial services in Ireland plays a vital role in the economic, social and cultural success of Ireland today.

Ireland's’ key competitive advantage is our young, highly skilled and talented workforce with expertise across all of the key areas of International Financial Services, both long-established activities and more recently emerging ones. We are also the only English speaking country in both the EU and Eurozone with a strong track-record of working closely and successfully with businesses at Government and State Agency levels

Our people provide the impetus for best-in-class companies to locate and operate their global networks here in Ireland.

Ireland’s financial services and banking recruitment market is buoyant in 2017 with shortages in compliance, cybersecurity, data analytics, big data, devops engineering, digital marketing, finance, financial accounting, funds accounting, funds administration, HR,  regulatory,  risk analysis, software development Scala/Java and software sales 

Due to the lack of experienced professionals in Ireland overseas experienced candidates in these sectors are in high demand and commanding high salaries. 

Firms are also looking at staff retention and paying in line or above market rate. .

With Brexit rapidly approaching  we see an increased demand for financial services talent .

Educated Talent Pool

More than eight out of 10 of those employed in the sector have at least a Bachelor’s Degree. Most work in insurance, banking and fund management. However, there is also a large Financial Services sector supporting a multitude of operations in Ireland, ranging from lawyers and accountants to IT providers.

International Financial Services in Ireland today

400+ Companies based in IFS - 200 Irish Owned

12,500+ employed in Dublin

25,500+ employed Outside Dublin

Ireland 1 Location Alternative Investment Funds

1,100+ Funds

3.8 Trillion of Assets under Administration

Ireland 1st in the World  

For the flexibility and adaptability of People  (IMD World Competitiveness Yearbook 2016)

For  Finance Skills (MD World Competitiveness Yearbook 2016

No 1 Location worldwide for Alternative Investment Funds

Over 1,100 funds and promoters from 50 countries

3.8 trillion of Assets under Administration

4th Largest Exporter of Financial Services in EU


8 of the top 10 Global Aviation Lessors based in Ireland

60% of the world’s leased commercial aircraft owned or managed from Ireland

Payments Technologies

A significant location for payments technologies with 25 payment companies