When every day is a school day, our sector specialists can provide you with the bigger picture.

Big Picture Banking

We are a leading banking partner to education providers across the UK. From local nurseries to global research universities we help deliver outstanding student experience and outcomes.

Industry challenges and opportunities

  • A responsive, flexible and connected education sector is key to the UK’s much needed productivity boost.
  • Integration of eLearning and education technology will help enhance existing teaching and learning practices.
  • Serving the needs of a local community and also helping deliver Global Britain.

With a strong regional network of educational banking and financing specialists, we can meet your day-to-day banking needs as well as providing funding and insight to support your longer-term strategic plans.

2024 Outlook


Dassos Alexandrou, our Head of Education, looks at the importance of income diversification and prioritising spending to maintain the UK’s position as a world leader.

Managing the risks of financial crime in the education sector

Closing the book on fraudsters

Educational institutions are susceptible to financial crime in a growing variety of forms. We’ve identified the key financial crime risks that institutions should be aware of.

Expertise to support your ambitions

We provide specialists in key areas of the education sector to provide focused insight and support to every education provider.

As well as a dedicated Relationship Director you will also have access to a variety of products and solutions. Click on the areas below to find out more about how Barclays can support you.

Find out about industry solutions


Corporate Banking Solutions

We provide a complete spectrum of solutions to enable your business to transact and trade easily, manage risks efficiently and finance its plans for growth.



Discover flexible, expert financing solutions built around your business – from meeting day-to-day expenditure to funding your ambitions for growth.


Barclaycard Payments

Powering your ambitions through payments, helping to keep you ahead in a constantly changing world. The payment part is just the start.

Industry lead