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Corporate Banking Solutions for Financial Intermediaries

Alternative Finance

From clearing houses to stockbrokers, specialist lenders to mortgage service providers, broker dealers to securitisation, we can offer your business wide-ranging industry expertise and experience.

There are a wide variety of businesses within the Alternative Finance sector and your business can benefit from our experience of working with leading companies.

    15 years average Relationship Director experience.¹

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

  • Support in key markets including the US, Ireland and Western Europe
  • Dedicated product experts who can help you minimise exposure to exchange rate fluctuations; manage the security of, and access to, liquidity; mitigate risk; ensure payment security, and maximise your working capital
  • Access to our products and services such as SWIFT and Barclays.Net, alongside innovative Barclays technology, including BARX and Pingit, to support your collections and disbursements business
  • Access to the wealth of expertise from across Barclays, including corporate cards, Investment Banking and wealth and investment management – helping to support you with your strategic advisory, financing, risk management, international and private banking and fiduciary services.

Focused expertise across the sector

To be more closely aligned to your specific business requirements, our Relationship Directors have dedicated areas of focus:

  • Consumer finance
  • Stockbrokers
  • Non-physical delivery FX brokers
  • Non-standard consumer finance
  • Crowd funding / peer-to-peer lending
  • Specialist mortgage providers and servicers
  • Debt collection
  • Securitisation services.

What we can offer

We recognise the range of requirements within the sector. Working closely with you, your Relationship Director will be able to assist you in providing a combination of services to support your business needs.

Cash Pooling

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

Debt Capital Markets

Origination and structuring of fixed income securities to meet specific needs.

Liquidity Management

Improve the management of your surplus cash through our suite of day-to-day and long-term deposit products.

Foreign Exchange

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

Foreign Exchange

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

Trade Finance

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

Contact our Alternative Finance Team

George Osborne – Head of Alternative Finance

George Osborne- Head of Alternative Finance

George Osborne is Head of Alternative Finance. The team provide banking services to the P2P and traditional lending industry. George also has responsibility for Innovation in the Financial Institutions business, charged with ensuring that the best of Barclays’ innovation work is brought to bear for clients. 

George is leading on a number of areas in Barclays’ positioning for new sectors within FinTech, and holds sector policy responsibility for the exciting developments in Alternative Finance.

George has held diverse roles in Barclays, previously running Strategic Innovation projects and managing banking relationships in the AltFi and FinTech teams.

Prior to joining Barclays he served as a British Army Officer in various roles, leading soldiers in the UK, Northern Ireland, Germany, Cyprus, Kenya and Iraq.

To find out what our Alternative Finance Team can do for your business, email George or call our dedicated team on 0800 015 4242*

1Source: Barclays, March 2017

How can we help?

To discuss switching to Corporate Banking at Barclays, call us on: 0800 015 4242 *