Two of the largest investment banks in the City of London have said that some staff will definitely have to move abroad when the UK leaves the EU.
HSBC’s chief executive, Stuart Gulliver, told Bloomberg he was preparing to move 1,000 staff from London to Paris.
And Axel Weber, boss of Swiss bank UBS, told the BBC “about 1,000” of its 5,000 London jobs could be hit by Brexit.
The comments underline that many thousands of banking jobs may move.
UK citizens voted in a referendum last June that the country should leave the European Union.
Since then, there has been widespread speculation that many financial jobs based in London might migrate to cities in the rest of Europe, such as Dublin, Paris or Frankfurt, so that the banks concerned could continue to offer their services to EU clients.
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