Banking & Financial Services Expertise

First-class, professional CV writing for the current turbulent, fragile and competitive banking and finance sector isn’t just about presenting effective recruitment strategies in a persuasive style. It requires a genuine insight into the banking, financial services and insurance world. Investing in your own career is a shrewd and sound decision that will pay dividends throughout your career.

  • Handpicked and trained by our CEO, Victoria McLean, former Goldman Sachs and Bank of America Merrill Lynch Recruitment Manager, City CV writers and coaches are a team of experts with detailed understanding of financial products and markets. They have insider knowledge of how hiring decisions are made.
  • Our team has professional backgrounds from front to back office, across the buyside and the sellside, Wealth Management, Investment Banking, Asset Management, Trading, Broking, Research, Analysis, Private Equity, DCM and more, including Goldman Sachs, BAML, BlackRock, BNP Paribas, Credit Suisse, Morgan Stanley, Mercury Asset Management, Fidelity, Macquarie, Gartmore, ICAP, Sumitomo and Credit Agricole.
  • Citi, Morgan Stanley, Goldman Sachs, JPM, BAML, E&Y, Deloitte, PwC, BNP Paribas, Deutsche, Barclays, UBS, Credit Suisse, HSBC, McKinsey, BlackRock, Man Group, Bank of China, DBS and Nomura: just some of the top financial services firms where City CV clients have secured roles.
  • Testimonials attest to our clients success.

A powerful, interview-generating CV in 6 easy steps.
1 – Order your bespoke financial services CV: Order online (see right) or call +44 20 7100 6656.

2 – Your 1-2-1 CV consultation: Scheduled at a time to suit you (including evenings and weekends) with a specialist CV writer who understands the banking and financial services industry, and how your experience and ambitions relate to market dynamics. By phone or Skype, you’ll follow a structured process that will draw out your unique achievements, expertise and goals.

3 – Your CV consultant drafts your CV: With exceptional writing talent, banking and financial services recruitment know-how, and top-tier, corporate cross-functional backgrounds, City CV knows exactly what banking and finance recruiters want to see and consultants undergo continuous professional development to keep ahead of banking trends.

4 – Quality: Your new banking CV will undergo a unique, highly structured editing process, incorporating a clear interview-producing strategy. We ensure your CV has the correct tone and precise linguistic accuracy, and is key word optimised to get through the most stringent applicant tracking systems (ATS). Banking and finance CV quality is overseen by our CEO, Victoria McLean along with our Professor of English.

5 – Draft: Your new CV will be sent to you as a Word document within 7 working days. For our 24/48-hour express service, call +44 20 7100 6656.

6 – Fine-tuning: Through phone and email collaboration, your new CV will be fine-tuned. The finished result – including formatting, power phrasing and keyword optimisation – will be tailored to you and your precise requirements.

Order online now or call us on +44 20 7100 6656 to speak to a member of our team.

Investment Banking

  • M&A
  • Corporate Finance
  • Leveraged Finance
  • Securitisation
  • Financial Sponsors
  • Project Finance
  • Structured Finance
  • Business Management

Buy Side

  • Fund Management
  • Asset Management
  • Hedge Funds
  • Portfolio Management

Middle Office

  • Risk Management
  • Compliance
  • Corporate Treasury
  • Financial Control
  • Corporate Actions
  • Client Services
  • Trade Support Analyst

Private Wealth Management

  • Financial Planning
  • Client Services

Capital Markets

  • Sales and Trading
  • Fixed Income, Equities, Derivatives
  • Emerging Markets
  • Commodities
  • Debt Capital Markets (DCM)
  • Equity Capital Markets (ECM)
  • Real Estate
  • Quants / Quantitative Analysts


  • Equity Research
  • Credit Research
  • Economics
  • Research Analyst

Back Office

  • Clearance
  • Settlements
  • Confirmations
  • Administration
  • Technology
  • Operations
  • Business Analyst

Financing / Equity

  • Private Equity
  • Venture Capital


  • Marine Insurance
  • Actuarial
  • Loss adjustment
  • Life Insurance
  • Pensions
  • Personal / Professional
  • Medical Insurance
  • Commercial Insurance
  • Underwriting

And much more…

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City CV has been a great help to me – Victoria McLean completely transformed my CV: I received nine Investment Banking internship offers within the space of a year!

Ife A ... Banking Graduate

I used City CV to help me organise a new LinkedIn profile as well as to redo my CV. The service was very good from Victoria and her team, and I am very pleased with the result which surprised me on the upside. The outcome is well worth the investment and I love the clean practical layout of my CV and LinkedIn. Highly recommend.

Anonymous ... Investment Analyst

I absolutely love the CV, it exceeded my expectations and has already got me to the interview stage with some good companies which is obviously very encouraging and pleasing. Please pass on my gratitude to Godfrey and the rest of your team involved. I will almost certainly be using your expertise again in future and will be recommending you to others.

Sebastian B ... Banking Graduate

Tony is even more fantastic than you suggested. Really. Our sessions have been extremely beneficial to me. I felt much more prepared. I’ll keep you posted of the final outcome.

P.B. ... Banking MD

Many thanks for the CV and cover letter, they are perfect and I am very happy with the results. Thanks for a great effort on your part and hopefully it works a dream in landing me a fantastic job!

David S ... Investment Analyst/ Equity Analyst

I am extremely pleased with the documents sent over and believe them to be excellent quality. I believe the greatest document of all was the cover letter and I am shocked at how well it was written, quite possibly the best cover letter I have ever seen in my life.

Alex ... Banking Graduate

I wanted to share the good news that after several rounds of interviews and applications I ended up getting the graduate analyst role I wanted at an Investment Management firm.

Thanks to the coaching on Skype I was able to show myself in the best light possible at each of the 4 rounds of interview. The interview coaching also helped me emphasise the key points of my CV to really show how I could add value, something I had difficulties with in the past. It took quite a bit of practice but in the end it paid off and I am absolutely delighted with the results!

Once again, thanks a lot for your help in securing a great first job and I look forward to keeping in touch with you and the City CV team in the future as I progress in my career!

Pablo ... Investment Baking Gradute

I aced round one interview with the MD at UBS in London with your advice. Rounds two and three next week!

F. E. ... Investment Banking Sales

I would like to thank you for your kind support and efforts in assisting me with my CV and LinkedIn Profile. I am extremely pleased with the result and look forward to keeping you appraised of my progress.

R.I. ... Investment Manager

I always thought my CV and interview technique was quite good, but after City CV totally revamped them I realised I was definitely in need of some changes. We did coaching sessions on everything from the competency interview to the group exercises and numerical and technical skills. I felt so prepared on my interview day that I actually really enjoyed it rather than feeling nervous and stressed like I normally do. To top it off I received an offer for the job and the interviewer remarked what a professional CV I had compared to many he had seen.

Sophie ... Banking Graduate

Thank you very VERY much for such a fantastically impressive letter. It is a pleasure to read. It has an excellent writing style which catches the eye, reads with an easy flow, yet keeps positive tension and curiosity.

Lunian ... Banking Graduate

Thank you very much for the first draft of my CV. I am thoroughly impressed!

Joan ... Investment Analyst

Thanks for sending my CV through, looks very good. It has successfully synthesised my spread of experience into a consistent theme that is suitable for the private equity roles I will be trying for. Thanks, Nick, for the focused session you conducted.

T.P. ... Investment Leader, Private Equity

Wow, the CV looks stunning! I think it’s really, really good.

B.P. ... Investment Analyst

I would say my CV is pretty damn good, you have done wonders!

A. H. ... Senior Trader

Thank you SO much for your support and advice. The interview was a success and I have made it to MD (at top tier bank).



I just wanted to give you a little bit of an update on my job hunt…

From your excellent help, I have managed to land the Retail Banking and Wealth Management graduate scheme with HSBC to start later this year! (And I also managed to get through to the Santander Corporate Banking graduate scheme assessment centre in February!) My confidence in both my own abilities and being able to present myself in interview really grew with Nick’s coaching and I can’t thank you enough for this.

G.G., Chemistry Graduate

G.G. ... Chemistry Graduate

I wanted to say that I am so absolutely pleased with the outcome of my CV, I cannot thank you enough! You achieved exactly what I had hoped you would…the investment was thus worth every penny ? I have already recommended you to my sister, who may be getting in touch with you soon! All the best and thank you again!

Anita ... Investment Manager

Form filling is not one of my strengths and you took this worry away from me by preparing convincing answers to the most important questions. I even got good feedback during the interview about how thorough my answers were. Thank you again!

Peter ... Banking

I went to City CV for help after being rejected at the interview stages of 3-4 different graduate jobs. After one session with Victoria, and one session from Tony, not only was I much better prepared to answer competency questions but my confidence had been restored. On the day of the interview every question asked by the interviewer we had covered the previous day and I found out 2 hours later that I had successfully got the job! I would recommend City CV to any of my friends!

Tom ... Broker

Thank you very much for a fantastic CV. Using all the right financial buzz words together with a very high level of written English I am absolutely sure that I will soon be back on the job market again. I will definitely use City CV again.

J.B. ... Senior Equity Trader

I am glad to inform you that I received three offers, two from leading investment banks and one from a consulting company. I would like to thank you and your team for the great CV your team did for me and the interview coaching. Please convey my thanks to everyone.

KD ... Investment Banking PM

I just got my application answers from you and read them over. I am so happy with them. Thank you so much for the hard work and I am 100% satisfied.

Hyonsoo ... Banking Graduate

Thank you for your work. I’ve uploaded your work into my LinkedIn profile and within hours I have been contacted by recruiters, it works.

Jamie ... Senior Project Manager

I would like to thank you for the wonderful work you did. I am very pleased and satisfied with my CV. A thank you to all those that contributed with an input, much appreciated.

Leo V ... Banking Professional

Thank you for the excellent and dynamic CV and LinkedIn profile you have prepared for me. The achievements you have included reinforce very positively my experience and competencies. The result is very impressive.

I.B. ... Director of Finance, Switzerland

Your CV is getting me shortlisted. Thank you. Honestly, many thanks for your help, Nadia. I have been looking for a job since yesterday and I have been shortlisted for three roles already.

A.A. ... Equity Research / Investment Analyst

Love the profile. Have updated LinkedIn. Thanks so much!

Kate ... Investment Banking

Thank you! I am really pleased, the CV has exceeded my expectations. Thanks both for your input, genuinely ‘over the moon’!

James ... Department Head

Thanks a lot for sending across the LinkedIn profile. I am indeed very pleased with the result.

A.H. ... Banking Director

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