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List of notable or famous bankers from the United Kingdom, with bios and photos, including the top bankers born in the United Kingdom and even some popular bankers who immigrated to the United Kingdom. If you're trying to find out the names of famous British bankers then this list is the perfect resource for you. These bankers are among the most prominent in their field, and information about each well-known banker from the United Kingdom is included when available.

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Abdul Buhari is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Bankers from the United Kingdom
Abdul Buhari age 35 Abdul Buhari is a British athlete who competes in the discus throw. He was born in Nigeria.

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Alexander Baring, 1st Baron As... is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Bankers from the United Kingdom
Alexander Baring, 1st Baron Ashburton Died at 74 (1774-1848) Alexander Baring, 1st Baron Ashburton PC was a British politician and financier, and a member of the Baring family. Baring was the second son of Sir Francis Baring, 1st Baronet, and of Harriet, ...more

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Anthony de Rothschild is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Bankers from the United Kingdom
Anthony de Rothschild Died at 66 (1810-1876) Sir Anthony Nathan de Rothschild, 1st Baronet was a British financier and a member of the prominent Rothschild banking family of England.

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Anthony Gustav de Rothschild is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Bankers from the United Kingdom
Anthony Gustav de Rothschild Died at 74 (1887-1961) Anthony Gustav de Rothschild was a British banker and member of the Rothschild family.

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Archibald Mitchelson is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Bankers from the United Kingdom
Archibald Mitchelson Sir Archibald Mitchelson, 1st Baronet was a British investment banker. He was chairman of Mitchelson Partners Ltd, as well as D. Davis & Sons Ltd, the shipbuilders J. Samuel White & Co ...more

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Barbara Thomas is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Bankers from the United Kingdom
Barbara Thomas age 71 Barbara Thomas, Lady Judge, CBE, known before as Barbara Singer Thomas, is an American-British lawyer and businesswoman who lives in London and has dual citizenship. Lady Judge is Chairman ...more

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Benjamin Heywood is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Bankers from the United Kingdom
Benjamin Heywood Died at 72 (1793-1865) Sir Benjamin Heywood, 1st Baronet FRS was an English banker and philanthropist. Born in St Ann's Square, Manchester, grandson of Thomas Percival, son of Nathaniel Heywood and Ann Percival, and ...more

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Charles Williams, Baron Willia... is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Bankers from the United Kingdom
Charles Williams, Baron Williams of Elvel age 85 Charles Cuthbert Powell Williams, Baron Williams of Elvel CBE PC is a retired business executive and a Labour peer. In his 20s he played first-class cricket while at university and for several ...more

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Chips Keswick is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Bankers from the United Kingdom
Chips Keswick age 78 Sir John Chippendale "Chips" Lindley Keswick is a British merchant banker and member of the Keswick family who control Jardine Matheson, founded by William Jardine. On 14 June 2013, he ...more

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Colin Campbell, 1st Baron Colg... is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Bankers from the United Kingdom
Colin Campbell, 1st Baron Colgrain Died at 88 (1866-1954) Colin Frederick Campbell, 1st Baron Colgrain, was a British banker. He was President of the British Bankers' Association from 1938 to 1946 and was also a Director of the National Provincial Bank ...more

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Colin Carr is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Bankers from the United Kingdom
Colin Carr Colin Carr is the older brother of actor Jimmy Carr.

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David Salomons is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Bankers from the United Kingdom
David Salomons Died at 76 (1797-1873) Sir David Salomons, 1st Baronet was a leading figure in the 19th century struggle for Jewish emancipation in the United Kingdom. He was the first Jewish Sheriff of the City of London and Lord ...more

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Edmund Backhouse is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Bankers from the United Kingdom
Edmund Backhouse Died at 82 (1824-1906) Edmund Backhouse, banker, J.P. on the County Durham and for the North Riding of Yorkshire benches. He was Member of Parliament for Darlington.

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Edmund Leopold de Rothschild is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Bankers from the United Kingdom
Edmund Leopold de Rothschild Died at 93 (1916-2009) Major Edmund Leopold de Rothschild, CBE, TD was an English financier, a member of the prominent Rothschild banking family of England, and a recipient of the Victoria Medal of Honour, given by ...more

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Edward Bonham Carter is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Bankers from the United Kingdom
Edward Bonham Carter age 57 Edward Bonham Carter is a banker.

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Edward George, Baron George is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Bankers from the United Kingdom
Edward George, Baron George Died at 71 (1938-2009) Edward Alan John George, Baron George, GBE, PC, DL, known as Eddie George, or "Steady Eddie", was Governor of the Bank of England from 1993 to 2003 and sat on the board of Rothschild.

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Edward Grenfell, 1st Baron St ... is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Bankers from the United Kingdom
Edward Grenfell, 1st Baron St Just Died at 71 (1870-1941) Edward Charles Grenfell, 1st Baron St Just, was a British banker and politician. His father, Henry Riversdale Grenfell, was Governor of the Bank of England between 1881 and 1883. William ...more

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Edward Mackay Edgar is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Bankers from the United Kingdom
Edward Mackay Edgar Died at 58 (1876-1934) Sir Edward Mackay Edgar, 1st Baronet was a Canadian-British banker. Mackay Edgar was born in Montreal and educated at McGill University. He became a member of the Montreal Stock Exchange. In ...more

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Ernest Cassel is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Bankers from the United Kingdom
Ernest Cassel Died at 69 (1852-1921) Sir Ernest Joseph Cassel, GCB, GCMG, GCVO was a German-born British merchant banker and capitalist.

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Evelyn Achille de Rothschild is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Bankers from the United Kingdom
Evelyn Achille de Rothschild Died at 31 (1886-1917) Evelyn Achille de Rothschild was a British banker and soldier. Born in London, England, he was the second of three sons of Leopold de Rothschild and Marie Perugia and a part of the prominent ...more

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Frederic Seebohm, Baron Seeboh... is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Bankers from the United Kingdom
Frederic Seebohm, Baron Seebohm Died at 81 (1909-1990) Frederic Seebohm, Baron Seebohm, TD, was a British banker, soldier and social work innovator. Lord Seebohm was the son of Hugh Exton Seebohm and Lesley Gribble, and grandson of the historian ...more

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George Bingham, Lord Bingham is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Bankers from the United Kingdom
George Bingham, Lord Bingham age 50 George Charles Bingham, Lord Bingham, is the only son of Richard John Bingham, 7th Earl of Lucan, and Veronica Mary Duncan. He has two sisters: Lady Frances Bingham and Lady Camilla Bloch QC, ...more

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George Gough Arbuthnot is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Bankers from the United Kingdom
George Gough Arbuthnot Died at 81 (1848-1929) Sir George Gough Arbuthnot was a businessman and civic leader in British India. Arbuthnot, the son of Archibald Francis Arbuthnot and Gertrude Sophia Gough was six times a member of the Madras ...more

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George Jellicoe, 2nd Earl Jell... is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Bankers from the United Kingdom
George Jellicoe, 2nd Earl Jellicoe Died at 89 (1918-2007) George Patrick John Rushworth Jellicoe, 2nd Earl Jellicoe, KBE, DSO, MC, PC, FRS was a British politician and statesman, diplomat and businessman. Lord Jellicoe was the only son but sixth and ...more

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Gordon Richardson, Baron Richa... is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Bankers from the United Kingdom
Gordon Richardson, Baron Richardson of Duntisbourne Died at 95 (1915-2010) Gordon William Humphreys Richardson, Baron Richardson of Duntisbourne, KG, MBE, TD, PC, DL was a British banker, former lawyer, and former Governor of the Bank of England.

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Hector Sants is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous Bankers from the United Kingdom
Hector Sants age 62 Sir Hector William Hepburn Sants is a British investment banker. He was appointed Chief Executive Officer of the Financial Services Authority in July 2007 and stepped down in June 2012. He took ...more

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Henry Austen is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous Bankers from the United Kingdom
Henry Austen Died at 79 (1771-1850) Henry Austen was a banker, a minister of religion and the brother of Jane Austen.

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Henry Boase is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous Bankers from the United Kingdom
Henry Boase Died at 64 (1763-1827) Henry Boase was an Cornish banker and author.

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Henry Hoare is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous Bankers from the United Kingdom
Henry Hoare Died at 80 (1705-1785) Henry Hoare II, known as Henry the Magnificent, was an English banker and garden owner-designer.

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Humphrey Thomas Norrington is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous Bankers from the United Kingdom
Humphrey Thomas Norrington Humphrey Thomas Norrington OBE is the second son of Sir Arthur Norrington, who was known to his friends as "Thomas", and devised the Norrington Table. He is also the brother of Sir ...more

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Jake Saunders is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous Bankers from the United Kingdom
Jake Saunders Died at 85 (1917-2002) Sir John Anthony Holt Saunders, CBE, DSO, MC was chairman of The Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation, at a time of rapid and turbulent development of the Hong Kong economy. In his banking ...more

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John Houblon is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous Bankers from the United Kingdom
John Houblon Died at 80 (1632-1712) Sir John Houblon was the first Governor of the Bank of England from 1694 to 1697.

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John Lubbock, 1st Baron Avebur... is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous Bankers from the United Kingdom
John Lubbock, 1st Baron Avebury Died at 79 (1834-1913) The Right Honourable John Lubbock, 1st Baron Avebury PC FRS DCL LLD, known as Sir John Lubbock, 4th Baronet from 1865 until 1900, was a banker, Liberal politician, philanthropist, scientist and ...more

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John Major is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous Bankers from the United Kingdom
John Major age 75 Sir John Major, KG, CH is a British Conservative politician who served as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom and Leader of the Conservative Party from 1990 to 1997. He previously held the ...more

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John R. H. Bond is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous Bankers from the United Kingdom
John R. H. Bond age 76 Sir John Reginald Hartnell Bond is the incumbent Chairman of the Swiss mining company Xstrata. Previously he retired as chairman of HSBC Holdings plc on 26 May 2006, after spending 45 years with ...more

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John Silvester Varley is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous Bankers from the United Kingdom
John Silvester Varley age 62 John Silvester Varley is an English banker, and former Group Chief Executive of Barclays Bank.

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Jonathan Guinness, 3rd Baron M... is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous Bankers from the United Kingdom
Jonathan Guinness, 3rd Baron Moyne age 88 Jonathan Bryan Guinness, 3rd Baron Moyne is a British peer and businessman. A member of the Guinness family, he is the elder of the two sons of Bryan Guinness, 2nd Baron Moyne and his first wife ...more

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Julian Hodge is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous Bankers from the United Kingdom
Julian Hodge Died at 100 (1904-2004) Sir Julian Hodge was a London-born entrepreneur and banker who lived in Wales for most of his life, from the age of five. He formed the Bank of Wales, and later the Julian Hodge Bank in

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Leonard Ingrams is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous Bankers from the United Kingdom
Leonard Ingrams Died at 64 (1941-2005) Leonard Victor Ingrams was a merchant banker and opera festival founder/impresario. Leonard Ingrams was the youngest of four sons. His parents were Leonard St Clair Ingrams and Victoria. His ...more

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Leopold de Rothschild is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous Bankers from the United Kingdom
Leopold de Rothschild Died at 72 (1845-1917) Leopold de Rothschild CVO was a British banker, thoroughbred race horse breeder, and a member of the prominent Rothschild family.

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Lionel Nathan de Rothschild is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous Bankers from the United Kingdom
Lionel Nathan de Rothschild Died at 60 (1882-1942) Lionel Nathan de Rothschild, OBE was an English banker and Conservative politician best remembered as the creator of Exbury Gardens by the New Forest in Hampshire. He was the eldest of the three ...more

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Nathan Rothschild, 1st Baron R... is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous Bankers from the United Kingdom
Nathan Rothschild, 1st Baron Rothschild Died at 75 (1840-1915) Nathan Mayer Rothschild, 1st Baron Rothschild, Baron de Rothschild Bt GCVO PC was a British banker and politician from the international Rothschild financial dynasty.

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Nathaniel Fiennes, 21st Baron ... is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous Bankers from the United Kingdom
Nathaniel Fiennes, 21st Baron Saye and Sele age 97 Nathaniel Thomas Allen Fiennes, 21st Baron Saye and Sele, DL is an English peer and businessman.

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Nick Leeson is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous Bankers from the United Kingdom
Nick Leeson age 51 Nicholas William "Nick" Leeson is a former derivatives broker whose fraudulent, unauthorised speculative trading caused the spectacular collapse of Barings Bank, the United Kingdom's ...more

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Panmure Gordon & Co. is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous Bankers from the United Kingdom
Panmure Gordon & Co. Panmure Gordon & Co. is a British corporate and institutional stockbroker and investment bank. The firm operates in three businesses: investment banking, equities research and institutional ...more

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Paul Deighton, Baron Deighton is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous Bankers from the United Kingdom
Paul Deighton, Baron Deighton age 62 Paul Clive Deighton, Baron Deighton, KBE is a British politician who has served as Commercial Secretary to HM Treasury since January 2013. Deighton is a former investment banker who previously ...more

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Peter Hill-Wood is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous Bankers from the United Kingdom
Peter Hill-Wood age 82 Peter Denis Hill-Wood is a British businessman and the former chairman of Arsenal Football Club.

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Rachel Lomax is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous Bankers from the United Kingdom
Rachel Lomax age 72 Janis Rachel Lomax in Swansea, Wales, is a British economist and former government official who served as Deputy Governor of the Bank of England, sitting on the Monetary Policy Committee from 1 ...more

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Ralli Brothers is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous Bankers from the United Kingdom
Ralli Brothers The five Ralli brothers, Zannis a.k.a. John, Augustus, Pandia a.k.a. Zeus, Toumazis, and Eustratios founded Ralli Brothers, perhaps the most successful expatriate Greek merchant business of the ...more

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Raymond Bonham Carter is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous Bankers from the United Kingdom
Raymond Bonham Carter Died at 75 (1929-2004) The Honourable Raymond Henry Bonham Carter was a leading British banker, and a member of a distinguished British theatrical and political family. His mother was Violet Bonham Carter, Baroness ...more