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Corporate Banking for Government and Local Authorities

Government & Local Authorities

Barclays is committed to meeting your needs. We’ve had a dedicated team working with local authorities for over 15 years and are now one of the leading lenders to the sector, offering industry expertise to government departments, non-departmental public bodies, local authorities and embassies.

Our years of experience in the government banking sector have taught us that clients benefit from the deep relationships we develop in order to truly understand and support them. We have a team of highly experienced UK Relationship Directors who will work in partnership with you to help execute innovative services that make the most of the expertise across the wider Barclays group.

As one of our Government and Local Authorities clients, you can also benefit from:

  • a wide range of products and procedures with quick applications and streamlined set-up processes: for example, the ability to deal in gilts and a range of three-month savings products offering twelve-month interest rates
  • a wealth of experience in both the Eurozone and global sovereign debt markets
  • peace of mind through our strong financial position

What we can offer

With many years’ experience in public sector banking, our clients trust us to maximise returns on a substantial portfolio of local and central government deposits while minimising risk on surplus funds. We’re also a trusted lender to the sector:

Payments and Collections

Access an extensive range of products and services to support your organisation in efficiently initiating and receiving payments.

Risk Solutions

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

Contact our Government and Local Authorities Team

Fraser Mackay – Head, Barclays Corporate – Education, Social Housing and Local Authority Coverage Team.

Fraser Mackay, Head, Barclays Corporate – Education, Social Housing and Local Authority Coverage Team

In his current role as Head of ESHLA Coverage, Fraser leads the UK Education Social Housing and Local Authority Team. The team consists of 20 Relationship Directors and Relationship Support Managers located across the UK.

In addition, Fraser operates as Sector Head for the Local Authority Sector across Barclays Corporate Banking. In 2014, he led Barclays Corporate Banking’s local authority strategy in response to the Co-Op Bank’s decision to exit the sector. He has since overseen the successful migration of around 55 local authority clients across to us. Barclays has significantly increased its market share of local authority banking mandates in recent years and continues to work closely with many of the largest councils in the UK.

Fraser joined the Bank in 1984 and has over 30 years’ experience in Barclays where he has held various roles across Corporate, Retail and Operations.

He has an MBA (with distinction) from Warwick Business School.

To find out what our Government and Local Authorities Team can do for your business, email Fraser 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*