Anyone who works within the banking profession knows that change is happening fast. Roles that used to be permanent are now being awarded to contractors. That’s why the contractor market is expanding at such a high rate. As a contractor in the banking and financial services sector, your benefits will include:


  • No lack of work offers. With huge lay-offs in the sectors, employers are now realizing they don’t have the permanent workforce to carry out projects. That’s when they call in contractors.
  • Higher hourly wage. Earn more than the permanent banking and financial pros.
  • Flexibility. With more money you can afford to take more time off. And because you can pick and choose the projects you work on,you have the flexibility to schedule your time off in a way to suit you.


As with any contracting job, there are things to take into account. Initially, you must decide how you are going to operate your business. The two basic choices are:

  • Umbrella company. This is the most similar route to working as someone’s employee.
  • Self-employed. Use your own contacts to get work, and fill in your own tax returns yearly.


If setting up a limited company is the route for you – or if you’re using an umbrella company and think you might want to change – Accounts Direct can help. We provide accountancy advice and help for all contractors within the banking and financial services contracting profession.

Accounts Direct is committed to delivering an outstanding accountancy service to all our clients. We have helped over 2,000 to date. All have benefitted from:

  • A personal accountant
  • Face-to-face meetings
  • Highly-competitive fees
  • Money back guarantee
  • Expert advice at every turn


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