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Corporate Sector Banking for Public Service Industry

Public Sector

Barclays is committed to working with you to make a real difference to people’s lives. As the first bank to introduce specialist sector teams, we’ve been building relationships with public sector organisations for well over a decade, changing lives by working with a wide range of clients within the sector.

We strongly believe our work with the Public Sector is a great way to improve people’s lives. We aim to reach hundreds of thousands of people through financing social housing, education, government and local authorities, as well as being a trusted advisor to the not-for-profit sector. As part of this, we invest heavily in innovation and thought leadership to change the quality of the sector’s overall offering for the better.

    22% of the top 5,000 charities have relationships with us.¹
    32% of the top 100 charities use Barclays as their main bank.¹

As one of our Public Sector clients, you can also take advantage of:

• our commitment to your sector’s future. We work hard to deliver cost and time efficient products that could benefit you and your clients, through innovative products such as You at Work and Pingit

• our understanding of the challenges you face. We take the time to develop relationships with those working in your industry so we can recognise the unique challenges and opportunities offered. We also host regular workshops, seminars and conferences, giving our clients the chance to meet with and learn from industry experts, as well as offering valuable networking contacts 

Learning from the industry’s leading names

Having worked closely with businesses across the Public Sector for over a decade, our dedicated team can offer a wealth of experience.

  • we’re considered an experienced voice within the sector and are regularly invited to contribute to many industry publications
  • you can benefit from access to key industry bodies and experts through Barclays, for example, Third Sector and the Higher Education Funding Council

Specialist expertise across the sector

With years of experience in the Public Sector, we can offer a full range of products and supporting services, tailored to meet the needs of your specific area. We can also offer infrastructure and project finance packages tailored to meet the needs of the Public Sector: 


Winner of multiple prestigious EducationInvestor awards.

Government and Local Authorities

A trusted partner to many local authorities.

Charities and Not-for-Profits

32% of the top 100 charities use Barclays as their main bank.1

Social Housing

Helping to improve and develop many of the UK’s social housing organisations.

Contact our Public Sector Team

David McHattie – Head of Public Sector & Healthcare

David McHattie – Head of Public Sector & Healthcare

David was appointed as Head of Public Sector and Healthcare for Corporate Banking in 2018, having been Head of Charities for the last seven years. David has a wealth of experience from over 30 years in corporate banking, including structured debt finance and international operations.

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

1Source: Charities Financials’ Charity Banking Spotlight report^ (opens in a new window) October 2016

How can we help?

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