Corporate Escrow Services

From M&A payments to litigation funds, we offer a range of escrow solutions for your most critical transactions. Whatever your needs, we help ensure capital is held securely and cost-effectively.

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

Support your M&A transactions with escrow solutions to hold a range of payments that may be contingent on different stages of the transaction being agreed.


Manage counterparty risk in project and infrastructure finance, acquisition finance and cash collateralised credit.


Hold funds in escrow awaiting the outcome of a court judgement, ensuring the safeguarding of assets during the appeals process.

Capital raising

Provide assurance to transaction parties that funding is in place for acquisition financing or pending an Initial Public Offering (IPO).

Regulatory requirements

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

Why Barclays for escrow?

You can rely on our experienced escrow specialists to provide full support for your major financial transactions – from structuring solutions to servicing accounts.

  • Use our proven, standardised escrow agreements to simplify the documentation process, reduce negotiation times and minimise legal costs. 
  • Hold escrow amounts in joint or single-party accounts, depending on your needs.

Escrow for cross-border

Discover the benefits of escrow accounts for corporates undertaking cross-border transactions.

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Important information

Corporate Banking operates in the UK through Barclays Bank PLC, and in Belgium, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Portugal and Spain through Barclays Bank Ireland PLC.

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