Barclays Trade & Working Capital support for businesses trading through Covid-19

Listen to the latest from Barclays Trade and Working Capital team who discuss support for businesses trading through Covid-19 (Coronavirus).

Force Majeure

On this call we discussed how businesses may be experiencing issues with their ability to deliver against contracts or perhaps that their counterparties may face this challenge. Where this is the case, it may well be that you, your suppliers or your customers are looking to claim “Force Majeure”. We looked at some of the key steps and considerations businesses should therefore be looking at. We also discussed the situation many businesses are facing in relation to claims they are seeking to progress under their Business Interruption insurance policies.

The use of Documentary Trade in a period of increased risk

In this call we will look at documentary trade through a Covid-19 lens, covering key products considerations, operational challenges, associated funding options and a number of external factors such as shipping, easements policies, warehousing and more.

Working Capital – how to optimise working in periods of high and low demand

In this call we will look at Working Capital. During the current Covid-19 crisis many businesses will be experiencing varying levels of demand impacting working capital and the methods used to manage and finance the cycle. As we enter week 4 of lockdown managing cashflow remains a top priority for our clients so if you’re seeing cash conversion cycles lengthen, working capital asset values outside normal levels, supplier/customer behaviours offsetting their own liquidity pressures, then during this call we will help you explore the options available to help maximise working capital efficiency.

UK Export Finance (UKEF)

In this call we will look at UK Export Finance (UKEF) and how the UK’s award winning Export Credit Agency may be able to help your business. As the world’s first Export Credit Agency, UKEF have a long and proud history of supporting British exporters. The support UKEF can provide has never been more important or more relevant, with both Covid-19 and Brexit giving increased focus to the UK’s global trading ambitions.

On the call we will look to cover UKEF’s current capability, capacity and the innovative ways in which UKEF are seeking to support businesses during the Covid-19 crisis and beyond. We will also provide insight into how Barclays works with UKEF to enable businesses to access the various schemes available.

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