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Corporate Banking at Barclays, Financial Institutions Group (FIG)

Financial Institutions Group (FIG)

With on-the-ground Relationship Directors throughout the Barclays global network, our team supports clients around the world in the areas of cash management, trade finance, liquidity and FX.

Your business can benefit from our specialist Relationship Directors who have proven track records and valuable industry expertise. Their consultative approach can help you to shape and achieve your business objectives.

    1,500 clients across the world¹

As one of our clients, we can also offer you:

  • Access to the products, services and expertise drawn from Investment Banking, Wealth Management and Barclaycard
  • A dedicated team which supports you from the point of implementation and project management through to everyday servicing
  • Our Relationship Directors’ in-depth knowledge of market conditions and regulatory issues
  • Regular thought leadership through our newsletters and seminars
  • Our payment processing services, where each day the team serves more than 100,000 clients and processes more than six million payments with a value in excess of £400 billion¹.

Focused expertise across the sector

To better meet your business requirements, our Relationship Directors have focused expertise across the key sub-sectors within Financial Institutions.

Alternative Finance

We can offer your business a dedicated, sector-specific Relationship Director and support team with in-depth knowledge of your market.

Banks and broker dealers

With dedicated teams in 11 markets, our team can support your institution in achieving your international ambitions.

Escrow Services

Protect your business and secure control over your cash assets.


Our global team of Relationship Directors understands the challenges and opportunities of this growing sector.


Our experienced Relationship Directors can offer a wealth of expertise across the entire funds spectrum.


We can offer your business the experience that comes from working with many of the sector’s leading businesses.

Private Equity

We offer extended coverage and specialised support, including fund financing solutions, to clients operating across many different strategies in key global centres for the private equity sector.

What we can offer

We recognise the unique challenges and opportunities you face in your sector, and we understand the solutions you need to grow within it.

We can meet both your day-to-day banking needs and longer-term financial requirements through a suite of products drawn from across Barclays, including:

Cash Pooling

Optimise the efficiency of your working capital with our Cash Pooling techniques.

Cash Management

Optimise your working capital with products that enable you to efficiently manage funds, payments and collections.

Trade Finance

Improve your cashflow and your trading potential both in the UK and overseas.

Foreign Exchange

Reduce the risk of exchange rate volatility and benefit from the proactive, strategic approach of our specialist team.

Contact our FIG team

Philip Bowkley, Head of Non-Bank Financial Institutions (NBFI)

Philip Bowkley
Global Head of Financial Institutions Group

Philip has global accountability for Corporate Banking client coverage of insurance, funds and asset managers, private equity, FinTech, and alternative finance companies.

To find out what our Financial Institutions Group Team can do for your business, email the FIG team or call our dedicated team on 0800 015 4242*.

1 Source: Barclays, January 2018