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

Mike Symes

Chief Executive

Mike is a highly experienced brand strategist and published author, responsible for launching and developing many successful brands in financial services. Formerly Head of Marketing at Bank of New York Financial, Mike is a Freeman of the City of London and a member of the Worshipful Company of Marketors

Chris Harvey

Managing Director

Chris is a CIM Chartered Marketer and Fellow, qualified coach/mentor and RSA Fellow. Former City agency MD, Head of Marketing for a leading over 50s financial brand and both a DM and PR award winner, Chris brings broad experience to every assignment.

John Dillon

Creative Director

John is a highly experienced 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
  • Arbuthnot
  • Association of British Insurers
  • Avondale
  • AXA
  • Avondale
  • Barclays Corporate
  • BBSP
  • BNP Paribas
  • Boost Capital
  • 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
  • Capital Science
  • Cerno Capital
  • Children's Mutual
  • CIMA
  • Close Brothers
  • Commercial Finance Association
  • Coface
  • Colt Capital Markets
  • Commercial Finance Association
  • Company Watch
  • Cooper Gay
  • Credit4
  • Creditscorer
  • Crédit Agricole
  • Credit Services Association
  • Davenham Group
  • Dearson Winyard International (DWI)
  • Dent Global
  • Department for Business, Innovation and Skills
  • Dell Financial Services
  • Delta Trade Finance
  • DRS Bond Management
  • ELSA
  • Engage Mutual
  • European Commission
  • European Private Equity and Venture Capital Association
  • Federation of Small Businesses
  • Fixnetix
  • Frank Hirth
  • Fredericks Foundation
  • Fortis Group
  • Forum of Private Business
  • GoIndustry DoveBid
  • Good Landlord
  • Graydon
  • Green Kassab
  • Growth Capital
  • Growth Street
  • Hampshire Trust Bank
  • Hitachi Capital
  • Ideas Patch
  • Independent Growth Finance
  • Incisive Edge
  • Institute of Credit Management
  • Institute of Directors
  • Institute of Export
  • International Personal Finance
  • Intro Capital
  • Investec
  • 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
  • OnCloud Solutions
  • Oxygen Finance
  • Pall Mall Capital
  • Panima Capital
  • Pantheon Ventures
  • Pearl Assurance
  • Pharmacy Seekers
  • PNC Business Credit
  • Praetura
  • Premium Credit
  • Price Forbes
  • Proudfoot Consulting
  • Quartz Partnership
  • Ramon International Insurance Brokers
  • Redleaf
  • Rescue IT
  • Selective Commercial Finance
  • Shawbrook Bank
  • Shell Capital
  • SIA Group
  • SL Investment Management
  • State Securities
  • Symponia
  • Syscap
  • Theisen Securities
  • ThinCats
  • Trade Advisory Network
  • Trade River Finance
  • TDR Capital
  • Veritas Commercial Services
  • Visper Partners
  • Vision Critical
  • Wachovia
  • Wilkins Kennedy
  • Worktime TV
  • Xenonex
  • Zurich