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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
age 36
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
Dec. 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
Dec. 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
Dec. 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
age 72
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
Dec. 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
age 86
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
age 79
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 Dec. 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
Dec. 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
Dec. 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
Dec. 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
age 58
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
Dec. 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 Dec. 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
Dec. 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
Dec. 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
Dec. 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
Dec. 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 51
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 Dec. 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
Dec. 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
Dec. 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.