Financial Institutions Group

Our transactional banking and financing expertise is trusted by over 1,400 Financial Institutions and Non-Bank Financial Institutions worldwide to help them deliver on their business ambitions.

Industry challenges and opportunties

  • The changing payments landscape, across Europe and beyond
  • Managing foreign exchange volatility
  • Financial innovation: the emergence of APIs, PSD2 and Open Banking
  • Cyber fraud: recognising the signs and mitigating risks
  • Enhancing efficiency and processes via new technologies.

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Client advantages

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.

Dedicated expertise wherever you need it

To fully meet your business requirements, our Relationship Directors have focused and specialist expertise across a range of financial institution sectors.

  • Barclays provides 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, crowd-funding and peer-to-peer lending companies.

    Benefit from:

    • Dedicated Relationship Directors across the UK, US, Ireland and Western Europe
    • Access to Barclays’ products and services such as SWIFT and Barclays.Net, as well as BARX and Pingit, to support collections and disbursements 
    • Expertise across corporate cards, strategic advisory, financing, risk management, international and private banking, and fiduciary services
    • Solutions in cash pooling, debt capital markets, liquidity management, foreign exchange and trade finance.
  • We have teams in 11 major financial centres across Europe, Asia and the Americas dedicated to helping correspondent banks, building societies, broker dealers, stockbrokers, exchanges and clearing houses realise their international ambitions. 

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

    Benefit from:

    • Our expertise in payments, cash management, trade finance, Escrow Services and liquidity management, plus clearing house settlements and CREST clearing
    • Dedicated servicing teams supporting all your day-to-day operational requirements
    • Clearing in offshore locations
    • A Network Referrals Unit focusing on both inbound and outbound referrals across Barclays’ international network.
  • Our FinTech team is the chosen partner of innovative companies across the payments industry, including card networks, eWallet providers, payment services providers, eMoney issuers, FX Brokers, card acquirers and issuers.

    Through our deep coverage of the payments and FinTech ecosystem, we can provide insight to support your next steps for growth in this fast-changing sector. 

    Benefit from:

    • Access to Barclays’ expertise including cash management, FX management, investment banking, Barclaycard payments capabilities, wealth and investment management
    • Innovative products to help manage FX risk and payment flows
    • Support across our global network through local FinTech specialists 
    • Networking, industry seminars and FinTech thought leadership.

    Eligibility criteria

    Detailed eligibility criteria are available on request by contacting the FinTech New Client team on FintechNewClient@barclays.com.

  • Our dedicated Funds team operates globally to meet the needs of mutual fund managers, wealth managers, pension funds, hedge funds and private equity funds, plus investment platforms, fund administrators and transfer agents.

    Our core focus is on the EMEA region and the US, with extended coverage in key fund industry centres including Dublin, Scotland, Luxembourg and the Channel Islands.

    Benefit from:

    • A single regional platform, across a number of European countries, to support your payment needs and currency clearing
    • Funds-specific services such as subscription and redemption accounts, client money management services, working capital lines and automated funds settlement
    • Access to Barclays products, including bonds and guarantees, cash management and pooling, corporate lending, FX risk management and SWIFTNET Corporate Access
    • Fund industry networking opportunities and thought leadership.
  • Barclays offers insurers the experience that comes from working with many of the sector’s leading players including 80% of managing agencies at Lloyd’s of London and 80% of global brokers.

    We support general and life insurers, brokers, non-life specialist insurers, protection and indemnity clubs, as well as the Lloyd’s market.

    With relationship directors located in the UK, US, Western Europe, Asia and Middle East, we provide on-the-ground support wherever your business needs it.

    Benefit from:

    • A full corporate and online banking service in the UK, with products and services to support the global insurance market
    • A single regional platform, across a number of European countries, to support your payment needs and currency clearing
    • Access to investment banking and Barclaycard capabilities, plus cash management, financing, FX hedging and letters of credit
    • Support in key insurance and reinsurance domiciles.
  • Our Private Equity Team operates globally but with a core focus on clients operating in the UK, Europe and the US.

    We provide banking and financing solutions to private equity sponsors and managers, buyout funds, real estate and infrastructure funds, and debt and credit funds. Our experience assures clients proactive support throughout the investment cycle, from raising capital, through to deployment and exit.

    Benefit from:

    • Support in key private equity centres, including London, New York, Dublin, Luxembourg and the Channel Islands
    • Access to Barclays investment banking, wealth and investment management services, plus also Barclaycard, financing, cash management, bonds and guarantees, FX hedging and online banking services
    • Sector-focused seminars to keep you updated on your market.

Find out about industry solutions


Barclaycard Corporate Solutions

Accept and make payments seamlessly with Barclaycard solutions – making it easy to pay online, in app, in-store and over the phone.


Cash Management Solutions

We can help ensure cash is working hard for you across your whole business – from seamless coordination of payments to efficient treasury management.


Foreign Exchange

From balance-sheet analysis to hedging solutions, we can help you assess and address foreign exchange (FX) and rates risks across your business.


Trade Solutions

With an international network of local trade specialists, we offer a range of solutions to help you execute and expand your trading activities with confidence.

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To discuss your business requirements and how Barclays can support you, contact us today.