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Corporate Banking Solutions for Household Sector


As the first UK bank to introduce individual sector teams, we have been leading the way in banking services for the household sector. Our team of dedicated Relationship Directors cover the whole of the UK and Ireland, offering you both industry and regional expertise.

We understand that the Household sector is truly diverse, so we offer the breadth of products to match. For example, our Relationship Directors can work closely with our dedicated FX team to help save you money and minimise currency rate risks.

    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 Retail and Wholesale clients, you can also take advantage of:

  • the breadth of knowledge we offer. We’re often called on to appear in the trade press and the wider media, sharing our knowledge of the retail sector. You’ll also benefit from the regular research reports we produce, identifying key industry issues and trends
  • valuable networking opportunities. We host regular industry events, from smaller dinners to larger conferences, where you can meet colleagues from across the sector and learn from industry experts

What we can offer

With well over a decade of experience, we’re committed to your sector. We offer a full suite of products and services to support businesses across the household retail sector:

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 Household 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 Household 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 *