Corporate Escrow Services

From M&A and Capital Markets to Pensions and Litigation, we offer a range of escrow solutions to support your transaction. Whatever your needs, our range of cost-effective escrow services will help ensure capital is held securely and available when required.

What can escrow services do for you?

Our escrow solutions can be used to manage the secure transition of funds for a range of transactions. Contact us for more information.

Mergers & Acquisitions

Our M&A escrow solutions can facilitate proof of funds, regulatory requirements, retentions, deferred payments and the safe keeping of acquisition finance proceeds until completion.


Escrow accounts can help drip-feed long term project financings, ring fence financing proceeds, help in the execution of refinancing and provide a source of cash security.


Use escrow accounts to demonstrate security for costs, ring fence contested funds pending judgement or provide security for class actions and appeals.


Our pension escrow accounts help unlock negotiation with trustees, offering a robust contingent asset proposition whilst guarding against the accumulation of surplus.

Regulatory requirements

Hold assets in escrow to comply with government regulations in areas such as environmental protection, real estate development, bankruptcy and pension protection.

Capital Markets

Protect investors and segregate transaction funds by safeguard the proceeds of capital market issuances between raising and application in our escrow accounts.

Why Barclays for escrow?

  • You can rely on our experienced escrow specialists to provide full end-to-end support for your major financial transactions – from structuring solutions to servicing accounts
  • Simplify the documentation process and reduce cost by utilising our standardised escrow agreements available under English, New York, Irish, German, Italian, Singapore and Hong Kong governing law
  • Hold escrow amounts in joint or single-party accounts, depending on your needs
  • Benefit from express onboarding to ensure your critical timeframes are met
  • Escrow accounts are available in London, New York, Dublin and Dubai in a wide range of currencies including GBP, USD, EUR and AED
  • Comfort of dealing with one of the world’s largest diversified banks.

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