Magnet for financial headquarters
Utrecht is the second financial center of the Netherlands. The city has an excellent business climate for financial service companies and institutions. The financial sector generates over 17,000 jobs, which is 7.4% of all jobs in Utrecht. Reasons for these companies to base themselves in Utrecht include:
• quality of the labor market
• high-quality infrastructure
• proximity of other (international) headquarters
• very presentable accommodation
The largest cluster of financial service companies are gathered around the Utrecht Station Area. This is where the headquarters of Rabobank and SNS Reaal can be found. ASR Nederland is located in Rijnsweerd and Equens in Kanaleneiland. In addition to these, there are many other banks, financial specialists and financial service firms active in and around Utrecht.