U.K. finance secretary Philip Hammond has said the government would take into account the needs of the financial services when it negotiates its exit from the European Union.
"I certainly have been seeking to reassure financial services businesses that we will put their needs at the heart of the negotiation with the European Union," Hammond told parliament.
"We understand their needs for market access. We also understand their needs to be able to engage the right skilled people," he said.
This comes after a source told CNBC Monday that large banks with a presence in the U.K. felt the country's government was not fully receptive to the financial services sector in the wake of the uncertainty surrounding the Brexit vote.