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Corporate Banking Services for Media Sector


We were the first UK bank to have a dedicated Media team. Thirty years later, we can offer your business the experience that comes from working with the sector’s leading businesses.

By working with many top broadcasters, independent TV companies and global marketing services networks, we have gained valuable knowledge, experience and contacts that can benefit your business.

As one of our Media clients, we can also offer you:

  • valuable networking opportunities through long-standing relationships with key sector bodies and our series of regular industry seminars
  • in-depth analysis of Media trends from our in-house research team1

Our Media expertise

To be more closely aligned to your specific business requirements, our Relationship Directors have dedicated areas of focus, including:

  • Television Production – we can lend against fully funded broadcast and distribution contracts and discount TV tax credits
  • Publishing – numerous publishers bank with us in both B2B or B2C and across the newspaper, magazine and book sub-sectors 
  • Marketing Services – covering industries from advertising to digital marketing banking, we have relationships with many of the global and independent Marketing Services networks
  • Music – we work with clients in the live and recorded sectors, ranging from promoters to collection agencies, labels, publishers and more
  • Film - we can provide banking services and discount film tax credits against a fully funded film production

What we can offer

In addition to our Relationship Directors’ dedicated focus and sector expertise, we offer services from across the Barclays group, including:

Cash Management

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

Corporate and Acquisition Finance

Fund growth and acquisitions in confidence with the support of our specialist finance team.

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.

Term Loan

Receive finance over a specified period for general business needs.

Working Capital

Ease cashflow fluctuations with a range of products that can support you in covering everyday expenses or planning for growth.

Contact our Media team

Lorraine Ruckstuhl – Director, Technology, Media and Telecoms

Lorraine Ruckstuhl – Director, Technology, Media and Telecoms

Lorraine has over 20 years’ experience of corporate and investment banking. Before joining the Technology, Media and Telecoms team, she spent five years in Debt Finance at Barclays, arranging and providing acquisition finance and term debt facilities to a variety of corporates.

Before that she spent seven years as a Relationship Director working with large UK- and European-based media clients, which took her regularly to France, the Netherlands and Scandinavia.

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

1Source: Please note that this in-house research team is not the research department of Investment Banking and the materials used are not investment research


How can we help?

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