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What Companies Are in the Finance Field in 2024?

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The finance and financial services industry includes well-known banks, like JPMorgan and Bank of America, alongside Big Four accounting firms, like EY and PwC. However, the finance industry is vast and goes well beyond banking and accounting. So, what companies are in the finance field? We’ve compiled some of the most prominent and biggest businesses in finance using revenue data from fiscal year 2022. 

Types of Financial Services Companies

Financial services include companies that work with money: Saving, spending, moving, or making money are activities these companies engage in. Credit card issuers, investment banks, and stock brokerages are all part of the financial services industry. However, the most common and largest types of financial services companies are:

  • Accounting firms
  • Insurance companies
  • Banks
  • Fintech companies

Big Four Accounting Firms

The Big Four accounting firms are the world’s largest professional services, accounting, and auditing firms based on revenue. Check out the full list of the top accounting firms of 2024.

Deloitte

Headquarters: London, United Kingdom
Global Revenue: $59.3 billion 

Deloitte is the largest firm in the U.S. and the world by revenue and by number of employees (415,000). In the 2022 fiscal year, Deloitte’s U.S. revenue alone neared $30 billion. It’s also one of the oldest firms, founded in 1854.

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PwC

Headquarters: London, United Kingdom
Global Revenue: $50.3 billion

PwC stands for PricewaterhouseCoopers International Limited. This multinational accounting firm operates in over 150 countries, and its U.S. revenue exceeded $18 billion in 2022, making it the second-largest accounting firm in the U.S. and the world by revenue. 

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PwC

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EY

Headquarters: London, United Kingdom
Global Revenue: $45.4 billion

Ernst & Young (EY) is the result of a 1989 merger of the fourth and fifth largest firms in the world at the time. Today, EY operates in more than 150 countries, and Fortune magazine consistently ranks EY as one of the best companies to work for. 

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KPMG

Headquarters: London, United Kingdom and Amstelveen, Netherlands 
Revenue: $34.6 billion

KPMG is an initialism of Klynveld, Peat, Marwick, and Goerdeler. The firm was founded in 1987 and now operates in 145 countries. In 2022, its U.S. revenue was close to $11.5 billion. 

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Largest Insurance Companies

Some of the biggest property and casualty (like car insurance), life, and health insurance providers by 2022 revenue are:  

UnitedHealth Group

Headquarters: Minnetonka, Minnesota
Revenue: $324.2 billion

UnitedHealth Group is a U.S.-based multinational health care and insurance company founded in 1977. In addition to being the largest health insurance provider, UnitedHealth is the 11th largest company in the world by revenue.  

Berkshire Hathaway

Headquarters: Omaha, Nebraska
Revenue: $302 billion

Berkshire Hathaway is primarily known for its car insurance brand, Geico. However, this conglomerate, run by Warren Buffet, has a vast range of non-insurance subsidiaries in industries like natural gas distribution, railroads, and furniture. Additionally, Berkshire Hathaway has partial ownership in well-known companies such as American Express, Apple, and Bank of America. 

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Centene 

Headquarters: St. Louis, Missouri
Revenue: $144.5 billion

Centene is a managed care company, facilitating access to government and private health insurance programs for individuals and families. This health care giant was founded in 1984 and is ranked 25th on the Fortune 500 for 2023. 

State Farm

Headquarters: Bloomington, Illinois
Revenue: $89.3 billion 

State Farm is the largest property and casualty insurance provider in the U.S. While State Farm specializes in home and auto insurance policies, it also offers banking services, like checking and savings accounts, mortgages, and auto loans. 

Prudential Financial

Headquarters: Newark, New Jersey
Revenue: $60 billion

Prudential Financial was founded in 1875 as the Widows and Orphans Friendly Society. While the company began by selling burial and life insurance, Prudential’s product offerings have expanded to include retirement planning and investment management.

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Big Four Banks 

The Big Four are the four largest banks in the U.S. and some of the most prominent banking institutions globally. For more banks, check out the top investment banking companies for 2024.

JPMorgan

Headquarters: New York, New York
Revenue: $128.7 billion

JPMorgan is the largest bank in the U.S. and the largest in the world by market capitalization. The bank was officially founded in 2000 by a merger between Chase Manhattan and J.P. Morgan & Co. JPMorgan offers commercial and investment banking services to institutional clients and government entities and retail banking services to individuals and families under the Chase brand. 

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Bank of America

Headquarters: Charlotte, North Carolina
Revenue: $95 billion

Founded in Los Angeles, California in 1923, Bank of America has grown to the second-largest bank in the world by market capitalization. Bank of America primarily offers retail and commercial banking, investment banking, and wealth management services, with retail branch locations in all 50 states. 

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Citigroup

Headquarters: New York, New York
Revenue: $75.3 billion

Citigroup, often shortened to Citi, is a multinational financial services company and investment bank founded by a 1998 merger. Its retail banking arm, Citibank, is one of the U.S.’s largest issuers of credit cards. Citigroup also has an institutional clients division that offers investment and corporate banking services to businesses, institutions, and government entities. 

>>MORE: Check out the student and new grad opportunities at this banking giant with our Guide to Citi Internships.

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Wells Fargo

Headquarters: San Francisco, California
Revenue: $73.8 billion

Wells Fargo is a multinational finance company that offers commercial, retail, and investment banking, investment management, and stock brokerage services. It’s also the second largest mortgage lender in the U.S., with one in four mortgages originating from Wells Fargo. 

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Prominent Fintech Companies

Bridging the gap between finance and technology, fintech companies help individuals and businesses solve some of the most complex problems in the modern world. Check out the top public and private fintech companies of 2024.

Tencent

Headquarters: Shenzhen, China
Revenue: ~$82.3 billion

Tencent is a multinational fintech company and China’s most valuable public company. The company offers a broad range of internet-related services and products through its subsidiaries, including video games, smartphones, venture capital, e-commerce, and card payment processing.

Visa

Headquarters: San Francisco, California
Revenue: $29.31 billion

Visa was founded by Bank of America in 1958 and has grown to become the world’s second-largest card payment service provider. As a card service provider, Visa doesn’t lend money or open lines of credit itself. Rather, the company facilitates the relationship between users and banks. 

PayPal

Headquarters: San Jose, California
Revenue: $27.52 billion

PayPal was founded in 1998 as Confinity, which focused on mobile device security software. However, in 1999, the company pivoted to electronic payment processing, facilitating money transfers for individuals, online vendors, and businesses. 

Mastercard

Headquarters: Purchase, New York
Revenue: $22.24 billion

Mastercard was founded in 1966 and is currently the second-largest U.S.-based card payment processing company behind Visa. The company offers branded debit, credit, and prepaid card services and, like Visa, connects consumers with banks. 

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Fiserv

Headquarters: Brookfield, Wisconsin
Revenue: $17.74 billion

Fiserv is a multinational fintech company specializing in financial technology services for commercial and corporate clients, like banks, credit unions, and insurance companies. The company’s services help move money between individuals and institutions, and Fiserv controls the platform that powers over two million ATMs worldwide. 

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McKayla Girardin is a NYC-based writer with Forage. She is experienced at transforming complex concepts into easily digestible articles to help anyone better understand the world we live in.

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