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Corporate Banking Solutions for Motor Retail Sector


As the first bank to introduce dedicated sector teams, Barclays are well placed to support you as you develop your business. In a challenging market our experience and wide range of products could help you improve your offering and give you a competitive edge.

We have been committed to the motor retail sector for many years and have a team of experienced Relationship Directors working with retail businesses from around the UK and Ireland. 

    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 Motor clients, you can also take advantage of:

  • access to valuable industry contacts. We hold regular networking events, including trade breakfasts and conferences, where you can meet industry bodies and experts
  • our knowledge and expertise. Barclays are a trusted voice within the sector. Our clients benefit from regular research reports, as well as the chance to attend our trade dinners where industry peers come together to discuss the latest issues and innovations

What we can offer

Whether you’re a car, parts or accessories retailer or operating chain of petrol stations, you can benefit from Barclays expertise when arranging a broad range of financial products across the motor retail sector. We offer:

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 Motor 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 Motor Team can do for your business, email Ian or call our dedicated team on 0800 015 4242*

1Source: 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 *