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Corporate Banking Solutions for Commodities


Our dedicated Commodities team operates globally and has relationships with many of the world’s largest commodity trading companies. Barclays offers a range of solutions to support the financial requirements specific to the Commodities sector and has experienced Relationship Managers based in major trading geographies worldwide.

Barclays has a long history in the commodities trading sector and boasts a strong track record of delivery. We offer our clients sector-focused Relationship Directors in key geographic locations.

    14 geographies in which we have a Corporate Banking presence.¹

As a client of the Commodities team within Barclays, we also offer you:

  • Specific commodities expertise from experienced Relationship Directors
  • International representation and presence across Barclays’ 14 geographies with a connected global approach led centrally and managed locally
  • Products to support the requirements of commodity trading companies such as Borrowing Base, Receivables Financing, Foreign Exchange and International Cash Management
  • Sector research across a range of commodities and markets
  • Access to market-leading online trading platform BARX
  • Significant expertise in debt financing derived from many years of experience delivering solutions to clients
  • A Credit Sanctioning team specifically dedicated to the commodities trading sector
  • Valuable networking opportunities through our long-standing relationships with key sector bodies and access to our series of regular focused industry seminars and articles.

Focused expertise across the sector

To better meet your business requirements, our Relationship Directors have a dedicated focus within the sector:

  • In soft commodities such as sugar, cocoa, coffee, grain
  • Agricultural commodities such as cotton and wool
  • Hard commodities such as metals, oil and oil products
  • A range of financial solutions including Trade Finance, Debt Finance, and Working Capital Management and hedging capabilities.

What we can offer

In addition to our Relationship Directors’ dedicated focus and sector expertise, they can offer you access to a range of products from across Barclays, including:

Bonds, Guarantees and Indemnities

Demonstrate your financial credibility and tender competitively for business with bonds and guarantees issued by Barclays.

Cash Management

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

Cash Pooling

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

Corporate Lending

Benefit from a wide range of finance products to grow your business, recapitalise, refinance and consolidate debt.

Foreign Exchange

Reduce the risk of the exchange rate volatility and benefit from our sector professionals who can offer you products that meet your FX requirements.

SWIFTNET Corporate Access

Gain greater control and global visibility of accounts with this fully integrated platform.

We can also help you access our Investment Bank (opens in a new window) which focuses on providing a simplified financial commodities flow platform for clients, with a strong emphasis on efficient electronic execution, including Financial Oil, US Financial Gas and Index products.

In addition, you could benefit from BARX, our multi-asset class e-trading solution. BARX Commodities delivers a fully integrated and global service for base metals and energy products in all major currencies. Clients can trade commodities using the advanced functionality of the award-winning BARX FX platform.

Contact our Commodities team

Thomas Wilkinson – Head of Oil and Gas

Thomas Wilkinson – Head of Oil and Gas

Tom was appointed Head of the Oil & Gas Team for Corporate Banking with effect January 2016. As an institution, Barclays remain fully committed to the Oil & Gas industry, with our continued support to our clients and the Upstream, Oil Field Services & Midstream subsectors being demonstrated and managed through Tom’s leadership.

Tom is based in London and has responsibility for Barclays’ corporate banking clients right across the Oil & Gas industry. The team is located across both Aberdeen & London offices. As a member of the Barclays Oil & Gas team for 6 years, Tom’s new role will see him managing the external stakeholder dialogue for the industry, and leading the team as we continue to support the sector and our clients through challenging times, providing Debt, Trade & Working Capital facilities, Cash & Liquidity management solutions as well as Risk Solutions.

Thomas Wilkinson – Head of Oil and Gas

Tommy Gregory - Relationship Director

Tom covers the Oil and Gas portfolio within the International Corporates Natural Resources Team. Working closely alongside our Investment Banking Division, Tom supports our International Oil & Gas clients with products and services from our global businesses such as cash management, trade finance, working capital lending, debt finance and liquidity structures across the bank’s multiple geographies, particularly Asia, the US and Europe.

Tom has over 14 years Banking experience and joined the International Corporates Team in 2009 where he has since covered the US, European and UK regions across multiple industries including our FTSE 100 client base and Oil & Gas Portfolio.

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

1Source: Barclays, May 2018

How can we help?

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