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Corporate Bank and Lender to Education Market


We can help you move your business forward. As the first bank to introduce industry specialists, we set up our dedicated Education team over 15 years ago. Over the years we’ve built up and maintained a strong market presence, becoming a trusted partner to a range of clients across your sector.

We are a leading bank to the education sector and a principal provider of corporate banking for universities, colleges and schools and finance for private student accommodation. We have a strong team of education-focused UK Relationship Directors, demonstrating our commitment to your sector.

As one of our Education clients, you can also benefit from:

  • our regional network of education specialists, which means we have a Relationship Director wherever you are
  • our industry expertise. The majority of UK Further Education institutions have banking relationships with us, as do many of the largest charitable independent schools by turnover and UK&I higher education institutions. So we understand your sector. We also work with charities, businesses and governmental bodies involved in education.
  • regular networking events offering access to key industry figures, as well as valuable new contacts across the sector
  • knowing you’re working with EducationInvestor’s Banker/Lender of the year 2010-2016.

What we can offer

You can benefit from our industry expertise through a wide range of products that help support your needs, such as day-to-day Further Education, Schools and Higher Education banking, Barclaycard and specific project finance packages. Our team are experienced in understanding the challenges faced by businesses in your sector and can quickly provide bespoke products including:

Cash Management

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

Corporate Lending

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


Access an extensive range of finance products to fund a variety of needs.

Risk Solutions

Benefit from the expertise of dedicated professionals and an integrated approach to managing a variety of risks.

Contact our Education Team

Richard Robinson - Director

Richard Robinson – Director

Richard has been in his current role since 2016 having worked in the sector for nearly ten years. Richard is also a former college Vice-Chair and Governor of a further education college. Richard has 15 years’ experience in corporate banking.

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

How can we help?

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