Corporate Escrow

Our range of escrow services can help to ensure your capital is held securely, and is readily available when you need it.

How can escrow services support your business?

  • Specialist support
    From financing to litigation, to complying with regulatory requirements, our standardised escrow can simplify the documentation process and reduce your costs. Plus, our specialists can provide end-to-end support for your major financial transactions – from structuring solutions to servicing accounts

  • Security
    We offer a range of escrow solutions to help ensure your capital is held securely and is readily available when required

  • Tailored solutions
    We offer tailored solutions and provide the option to hold escrow amounts in joint or single-party accounts depending on your needs. Escrow accounts are available in London, New York and Dubai in a wide range of currencies including GBP, USD, EUR and AED
  • International reach
    Our standardised escrow agreements are available under English, New York, Singapore and Hong Kong governing law. They can offer express onboarding for when you need things to move quickly or want a straightforward solution.

Key product features and benefits

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. Giving you the peace of mind that comes with choosing an escrow solution with a global financial institution, and demonstrating stability to all parties.


Escrow accounts can help drip-feed long term project financing, ring fence financing proceeds, help in the execution of refinancing and could also support as a potential source of cash-security.


Use escrow accounts to demonstrate security for costs, ring fence contested funds pending judgment or provide security for class actions and appeals. Choosing Barclays as a neutral third party can provide reassurance to the counterparties involved.


Our pension escrow accounts help unlock negotiation with trustees, offering a robust contingent asset proposition, whilst guarding against the accumulation of surplus, supporting you to manage risk and deliver certainty when it is most needed.

Regulatory Requirements

When requirements need to be met, speak to our dedicated escrow specialists. They will support you with finding a solution to hold assets in escrow to comply with government regulations in areas such as environmental protection, real estate development, bankruptcy and pension protection.

Capital Markets

Our escrow accounts can help protect investors and segregate transaction funds by safeguarding the proceeds of capital market issuances between funds being raised and subsequent deployment. Having an escrow arrangement in place can be particularly useful in times of uncertainty and can give comfort to all parties and promote a sense of security.

Your next steps

  • United Kingdom

    Get in touch

    An escrow account is available to corporate or institutional clients. This is available for both existing Barclays clients and new-to-bank clients who want to use Barclays for escrow services.

    The Barclays Escrow team will guide you through the escrow account opening process and any documentary requirements. With our simplified documentation system, you’ll benefit from a streamlined account opening process. Get in touch, our team is here to help.

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    Explore further solutions

    We offer a wide range of solutions to help you make the right decisions for your business.

    Our solutions are designed to support you at any stage and help future proof your business through our latest banking solutions and technology.

  • United States

    Get in touch

    If you’re based in the US and want to find out more about our US Corporate Escrow service, get in touch with our US Escrow Services team.

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  • United Arab Emirates

    Get in touch

    If you’re based in the UAE and want to find out more about our UAE Corporate Escrow service, get in touch with our UAE Escrow Services team.

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Important Information

The  products referred to in this webpage are subject to separate terms and conditions. Learn more by getting in contact with our Corporate Banking team.


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