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Cork for International Financial Services

08 March, 2017

Cork for International Financial ServicesAs a globally renowned centre for specialist International Financial Services (IFS), Ireland is home to over 400 IFS companies of which over 200 are foreign owned with a further 200 indigenous companies located throughout the island providing employmet for over 40,000 people.

As Ireland’s second-largest financial services hub, Cork City offers IFS companies a real competitive solution. Connecting Cork, a collaboration between local stakeholders and industry leaders that is growing Cork’s international profile, are inviting businesses to choose the southern capital as their hub for IFS.

A recent survey of IFS companies in the Cork area undertaken by the Cork University Business School in March 2017 revealed some interesting facts:

  • 100 % of respondents rated Cork’s educational institutions and skilled workforce as good or very good
  • 95% agree Cork is a competitive location for the International Financial Services industry
  • 100% agree Cork has the ability to attract and retain top international talent
  • 95% agree Cork has a superior work life balance to other locations
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