About - Financial Marketing

Strategic creativity at the heart of everything we do

Headquartered in the City of London, Financial Marketing is a full service financial and professional services marketing agency. A firm built by experienced agency heads who wished to create an agency that they would have wanted to hire when they were client side. We are known for our ability to hit the ground running to create and build clients’ sustainable competitive advantage. Based on decades of industry and marketing knowledge, we bring together our skills in strategy, design, content, brand, media and channels to create tailored and powerful solutions for each and every marketing challenge. Financial Marketing supports some of the world’s leading institutions and comes to the table with all of the senior client and big agency experience that you need.

Agency Founders

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Mike Symes

Chief Executive

Mike is a renowned financial branding strategist and marketing author. Formally Marketing Director at Bank of New York Financial and experienced agency leader, Mike is a strategist par excellence with an intimate knowledge of bringing the fight to your competition.

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Chris Harvey

Managing Director

Chris is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Marketing and qualified executive coach. Head of marketing for a major insurance brand, City agency MD and award winner, Chris brings marketing energy and deep experience to every assignment.

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John Dillon

Creative Director

John is a multi-award winning Creative Director with a strong track record in leading London agencies. He is known for his creative and inspirational approach to design combined with a pragmatism which ensures that the beautiful also works beautifully.

A Lifetime Of Financial Marketing

Each member of the team is a financial marketing specialist. And award winning too – M&A Awards, AI Awards, InterContinental Finance, ACQ, Dealmakers, IPR Sword Of Excellence, Marketing Telemarketing Awards to name a few.

Through long and expansive careers, the past and present clients of the Financial Marketing team is as broad as it is deep, representing a financial marketing knowledge that spans every sector and specialism.

  • 1st Credit
  • ABFA
  • ACE Insurance
  • Age Concern Enterprises
  • AIG Europe
  • Alcyon Financial
  • Allianz
  • Amicus
  • Association of British Insurers
  • AXA
  • Avondale
  • Barclays Corporate
  • BBSP
  • Boost Capital
  • BREAL
  • Britannia Rescue and CSMA
  • British Bankers Association
  • British Business Bank
  • British Chambers of Commerce
  • Brown Lloyd James
  • BW Legal
  • Bryden Johnson
  • Cabot Financial (Europe)
  • Capital for Enterprise Ltd
  • Capital Science
  • Cerno Capital
  • Children's Mutual
  • CIMA
  • Close Brothers
  • Commercial Finance Association
  • Coface
  • Colt Capital Markets
  • Commercial Finance Association
  • Company Watch
  • Cooper Gay
  • Creditscorer
  • Crédit Agricole
  • Credit Services Association
  • Davenham Group
  • Dearson Winyard International (DWI)
  • Department for Business, Innovation and Skills
  • Dell Financial Services
  • Delta Trade Finance
  • DRS Bond Management
  • Engage Mutual
  • European Commission
  • European Private Equity and Venture Capital Association
  • Federation of Small Businesses
  • FIDES
  • Fixnetix
  • Frank Hirth
  • Fortis Group
  • Forum of Private Business
  • GoIndustry DoveBid
  • Green Kassab
  • Growth Capital
  • Hampshire Trust Bank
  • Hitachi Capital
  • ICAEW
  • Incisive Edge
  • Institute of Credit Management
  • Institute of Directors
  • Institute of Export
  • International Personal Finance
  • Intro Capital
  • Ivaldi Capital
  • JPES Partners
  • Killik & Co
  • Lease UK
  • Litmus Advisory
  • Lloyds
  • M&G Investments
  • Mercer Investment Consulting
  • Metro Bank
  • Misys Risk Management
  • National Friendly
  • NM Rothschild
  • Now Financial
  • Nucleus Commercial Finance
  • Oblix Capital
  • Oil Club
  • Oxygen Finance
  • Pall Mall Capital
  • Panima Capital
  • Pantheon Ventures
  • Pearl Assurance
  • Pharmacy Seekers
  • PNC Business Credit
  • Premium Credit
  • Proudfoot Consulting
  • Ramon International Insurance Brokers
  • The Quartz Partnership
  • Rescue IT
  • Selective Commercial Finance
  • Shawbrook
  • Shell Capital
  • SIA Group
  • SL Investment Management
  • State Securities
  • Symponia
  • Syscap
  • Theisen Securities
  • Trade Advisory Network
  • Trade River Finance
  • TDR Capital
  • The Bank of New York
  • Visper Partners
  • Vision Critical
  • Wachovia
  • Wilkins Kennedy
  • Worktime TV
  • Xenonex
  • Zurich