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Corporate Banking Solutions for Clothing, Accessories, Footwear and Department Stores

Clothing, Accessories, Footwear & Department Stores

A trusted partner through challenging markets and times of opportunity, Barclays will work with you to help progress your strategic growth and development, streamline your banking process and identify cost and time savings.

Our dedicated Relationship Directors have many years of experience within this sector. We are committed to retail and wholesale for the long-term and invest heavily in thought leadership. Our clients can benefit from regular opinions and industry reports.

    90% of FTSE 350 retailers have banking relationships with us.¹
    68% of the UK’s top 200 retailers work with Barclays.²

As one of our Clothing, Accessories, Footwear and Department Stores clients, you can also take advantage of:

  • our sector-specific knowledge and regional expertise. We have dedicated Relationship Directors across the UK and Ireland, including an experienced team in London
  • a smooth transition to Barclays with our dedicated 'on boarding' team
  • the opportunity to network and make valuable contacts. Barclays host regular sector meetings where industry experts debate and discuss the latest issues

What we can offer

Whether you’re in clothing, jewellery, footwear or offering a wider range of products within a department store, we can offer a range of products to help support you:

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.

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.

Liquidity Management

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

Contact our Clothing, Accessories, Footwear and Department Stores Team

Ian Gilmartin – Head of Retail and Wholesale

Ian Gilmartin, Head of Retail & Wholesale

Ian has over 20 years of corporate banking experience and has spent the last five years providing specialist banking services to retailers and wholesalers as part of the leadership within Barclays Retail & Wholesale Team.

Prior to that he was a senior relationship director in the Technology, Media and Telecoms team, and before joining Barclays held a range of positions at Dresdner Kleinwort Benson and Allied Irish Banks.

To find out what our Clothing, Accessories, Footwear and Department Stores Team can do for your business, email Ian or call our dedicated team on 0800 015 4242*

Source: FTSE 350 General Retailers Index, 2015
2Source: Retail Week’s top 200 retailers, 2015

How can we help?

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