With dedicated, specialist insurance banking teams located around the globe, and a history of more than 30 years in the market, we’re ready to support your business with a range of insights, solutions and products.

Understanding the insurance sector

Our teams in 11 major financial centres across the UKEurope, Asia and the Americas can provide your business with experience, insights and solutions to help you realise your international ambitions, whilst supporting your needs. Click on the sections below to find out how our teams can connect your business to possibility.

  • We work closely with a wide range of general, life, composite and reinsurance businesses, across Europe, the UK, the US and Asia. Our specialist team and broad product set combine to deliver solutions which help to drive your business forward and increase efficiency.

    Benefit from:

    • Customer journey driven expertise, providing access to our regular Evolving Insurance webinars and insights into a wide range of topical content.
    • A global focus, with team members on the ground in the UK (inc. Channel Islands and Crown Dependencies), the US, across Western Europe, Dubai, India and Singapore. 
    • Access to Barclays’ FinTech ecosystem, Rise, linking your business with innovation. 
    • Access to the full range of Barclays’ products and services, including our leading banking and cards payments platforms to support your collections and disbursements. 
    • A leading financing franchise spanning traditional lending, trade finance/letters of credit, acquisition financing, debt and equity capital markets and asset finance
    • Access to our strategic advisory, corporate broking and Asset and Liability Management structuring practices.
    • Foreign exchange and rates risk management. 
    • Liquidity and investment management solutions.

    We can help with:

    • Supporting the organic and inorganic growth of your business.
    • Identification of business efficiencies and cost reduction.
    • Risk management.
    • Customer and supplier experience enhancement. 
    • Connecting you to the best of Barclays to support your business’ digital journey.
    • Security enhancement through our dedicated fraud hub and regular training.
    • Overcoming challenges posed by legacy systems.
    • Expertise in evolving, digital insurance.
  • Our banking relationship with several of the top 20 UK insurance brokers gives our specialist team a deep understanding of the sector. We draw on our global presence to offer products and solutions which meet your business needs.

    Benefit from:

    • Customer journey driven expertise, providing access to our regular Evolving Insurance webinars, and insights into a wide range of topical content.
    • Expert support from a dedicated team across the globe, who’ve been present in the sector for many years.
    • Access to Barclays’ products and services such as SWIFT and iPortal, as well as BARX, to support collections and disbursements.
    • Expertise across corporate cards, strategic advisory, financing, risk management, international and private banking, receivables lines and premium financing. 
    • Solutions in debt capital markets, equity capital markets, liquidity management, foreign exchange and trade finance.

    We can help with:

    • M&A advisory, M&A financing solutions, including escrow.
    • Leverage finance solutions.
    • Client monies / investment solutions.
    • Driving operational and technological efficiencies through straight through processing.
  • Our specialist team, established over 30 years ago, has market leading expertise across businesses in the Lloyd’s, London and Reinsurance markets. We offer a range of products and solutions to fit your business needs.

    Benefit from:

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  • Barclays is a leading supporter of this fast growing sub-sector of insurance, across both life and non-life legacy businesses.

    Benefit from:

    We can help with:

    • Financing structures. 
    • M&A solutions, including escrow services.
  • We’ve been involved with the captive insurance industry since its origination in the 1960s, giving us a deep understanding of its complexities and needs. We match our global presence with local, on-the-ground knowledge to offer solutions that support captives’ financial objectives.

    Benefit from:

    • Our global corporate booking centres provide banking and investment expertise in stable, trusted jurisdictions. This gives you the flexibility to use our services from a location that suits your legal, political, sectoral and professional needs.
    • We have teams in key global captive jurisdictions including Bermuda, Cayman Islands, Dublin, Isle of Man and Guernsey.
    • Bespoke banking, credit and investment solutions, blended for pricing, service and overall return efficiencies.

    We can help with:

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Evolving Insurance

Our regular Evolving Insurance calls can connect your business with the latest in regulation, technology and insights, allowing you to be at the forefront of the industry.

Why Barclays International Corporate Banking?

A solid relationship with your banking partner can make a big difference. Our insurance 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 the FinTech sector. Our Transaction Banking specialists are committed to finding solutions to meet your needs across our broad product range.

Green solutions

Barclays is dedicated to helping companies take action to address the environmental and sustainability challenges facing our planet. To this end, we offer a wide range of flexible financing and deposits to support your company's green agenda.

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 access to services from across the Barclays Group, including our Investment Banking specialists, leading banking and card payment platforms, and Private Bankers.

Our Financial Institutions Group

Leadership team

Philip Bowkley

Global Head of Financial Institutions Group

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Our global insurance 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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