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Banks

Our dedicated global banks team combine an in-depth understanding of your sector with product and service expertise to support your business. Our teams in 11 major financial centres across the UK, Europe, Asia and the Americas can help connect your business to possibility.

We also support UK Financial Institutions across a range of areas including, but not limited to: Alternate Finance, Broker Dealers, Financial Market Infrastructure, Digital Banks, Challenger Banks and Building Societies.

Understanding the banking sector

As a client, you get full access to our transaction and investment banking expertise through your Relationship Director, who can draw on their sector experience to help you achieve your business goals.

  • We maintain over 400 global relationships with banks across the US, UK, Europe, Middle East and Asia. This has given our team an extensive knowledge of the sector, and an ability to deliver best in class execution for Corporate Banking services.

    Benefit from:

    • Our expertise in payments, trade finance, escrow services and liquidity management, plus clearing house settlements and CREST clearing.
    • Dedicated servicing teams supporting your day-to-day operational requirements.
    • Cash management solutions to help streamline processes, optimise returns and automate everyday tasks to ensure cost-effective management of your cash and working capital.
    • Clearing in offshore locations.
    • Our continued investment in payment technology and centralised EUR clearing through Frankfurt – including connections to Target2 and Euro 1.
    • A single regional platform, across a number of European countries, to support your payment needs and currency clearing.
    • A Network Referrals Unit focusing on both inbound and outbound referrals across Barclays’ international network.

    We can help with:

    • Overcoming challenges posed by legacy systems.
    • Expertise and articles on fraud prevention, through our dedicated fraud protection hub
    • M&A financing solutions, including escrow services.
  • Our team can support your business with a broad range of products and services, including access to core payment infrastructure, agency clearing, risk management, agency lending and securitisation.

    Benefit from:

    • Our expertise in risk management, payments, trade finance and liquidity management, plus clearing house settlements and CREST clearing.
    • Dedicated servicing teams supporting your day-to-day operational requirements.
    • Cash management solutions to help streamline processes, optimise returns and automate everyday tasks, ensuring cost-effective management of your cash and working capital.
    • UK platform to support your payment needs and currency clearing.

    We can help with:

    • Supporting your business' growth, both domestically and internationally, using our sector expertise and broad product set. 
    • Supporting your business’ ESG agenda through a variety of Green Solutions, such as dedicated deposits. 
    • M&A financing solutions, including escrow services and Investment Banking advisory services.
    • Treasury Solutions.
  • Our broker dealers team has been working in the sector since 2012. They have an extensive knowledge of the global securities market, including: broker dealers, exchanges, proprietary trading firms, central counterparties (CCPs) and futures commission merchants. Our UK-sectoral knowledge, combined with our global presence, helps us connect you to possibility.

    Benefit from:

    • Our expertise in payments and liquidity management, plus clearing house settlements and CREST clearing.
    • Dedicated servicing teams supporting your day-to-day operational requirements.
    • Cash management solutions to help streamline processes, optimise returns and automate everyday tasks to ensure cost-effective management of your cash and working capital.
    • A single regional platform, across a number of European countries, to support your payment needs and currency clearing.

    We can help with:

    • Overcoming challenges posed by legacy systems.
    • Supporting your business’ ESG agenda through a variety of Green Solutions, such as dedicated loans and deposits. 
    • M&A financing solutions, including escrow services.
  • We provide industry and product expertise to help alternative finance clients manage their risks, optimise liquidity and working capital, and navigate regulatory and commercial change. Our alternative finance clients include: specialist mortgage providers, non-standard consumer finance including High Cost Short Term lenders, and Peer-to-Peer lending companies.

    Benefit from:

    • Dedicated Relationship Directors across the UK, US, Ireland and Western Europe.
    • Our continued investment in payment technology and centralised EUR clearing through Frankfurt – including connections to Target2 and Euro 1.
    • A single regional platform, across a number of European countries, to support your payment needs and currency clearing.
    • Access to Barclays’ products and services such as SWIFT, FileGateway and Barclays.Net, as well as BARX, to support collections and disbursements.
    • Expertise across corporate cards, strategic advisory and broking, debt financing, risk management, and fiduciary services.
    • Solutions in cash pooling, debt capital markets, liquidity management, foreign exchange and trade and working capital finance.

    We can help with:

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Why Barclays International Corporate Banking?

A solid relationship with your banking partner can make a big difference. Our financial services clients have access to ongoing support, including industry knowledge and expertise from across Barclays.

In-house expertise

Your Relationship Director is your senior point of contact, with detailed knowledge of your sector. Our Transaction Banking specialists are committed to finding solutions to meet your needs across our broad product range.

Debt Capital Markets and Investment Banking

Our Investment Banking team offer comprehensive financial advisory, capital raising, financing and risk management services.

Trade bodies and industry networks

Through our extensive external networks, we can provide introductions to trade bodies and industry networks that can help your business' next steps.

The best of Barclays

Benefit from connections across the Barclays Group, including our Investment Banking specialists, leading card and payment solutions platforms and Private Bankers.

Our Financial Institutions Group

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Leadership team

Philip Bowkley

Global Head of Financial Institutions Group

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Our global banks team is part of our Financial Institutions group, led by Philip Bowkley and trusted by over 1,400 Financial Institutions and Non-Bank Financial Institutions worldwide.

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