HSBC, the World's largest bank, chose Leeds to launch the UK's first ever telephone banking system, and over 30 national and international banks are based in the city.
The Bank of England also has a major presence in the city through its Leeds cash centre, which is responsible for bulk note handling for the North of England.
Around 463,700 people are employed in the Leeds economy.
2 million people live within 30 minutes drive of Leeds City Centre, and for the last 5 years Leeds has ranked within the top 5 UK cities with the lowest unemployment.
A rare opportunity has arisen to acquire the freehold of this exquisite detached family residence set within a generously sized prime plot in the heart of Alwoodley which has been comprehensively improved over recent years to the highest of standards. An exceptional detached family residence which has over recent years undergone a significant programme of improvement to a luxurious standard, set in south facing gardens of approximately ½ an acre in one of North Leeds most sought after locations.
An exceptional detached home which sits in an outstanding south-facing position overlooking Moor Allerton Golf Club in grounds which extend to approx.
In the last decade £617 million has been invested in Leeds City Centre to further enhance its excellent shopping and leisure facilities, with a further £6 billion in progress or proposed, including the £350 million Trinity Leeds, opened in March 2013, the state of the art Leeds Arena, and the £650 million Victoria Gate retail development.
Described by the Lonely Planet guide to Britain as the 'Knightsbridge of the North', Leeds has consistently been ranked as one of the UK's top five retail destinations, with a total shopping catchment population of nearly 3.2 million people regionally.
Leeds is the UK's largest centre for financial and business services outside London, with the sector employing over 124,000 people.
Leeds is also recognised as the UK's most important legal centre outside London, with over 180 law firms operating within Leeds.
Harvey Nichols chose Leeds as the location for its first store outside London.
Named the best shopping destination in the UK by the Rough Guide to Britain, Leeds city centre has over 1,000 shops and one of the UK's newest out-of-town shopping centres.
Leeds was voted the top European city in terms of value for money of office space in both 20.