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Green Solutions

Barclays is dedicated to helping companies take action to address the environmental and sustainability challenges facing our planet. To this end, we offer a wide range of flexible financing and deposits to support your company's green agenda.

Solutions to your objectives

  • Access flexible financing at competitive rates to support your business’s environmental and sustainable activities – plus deposit solutions to align your surplus capital with your green priorities
  • Fund a variety of green assets, projects, trading needs and innovation in areas from renewable energy to green transport to sustainable food production
  • Secure flexible funding at fixed or floating interest rates and with a choice of repayment structures
  • Funding will be assessed against our Barclays Green Product Framework developed in partnership with Sustainalytics1^.
  • Green Asset Finance supports the financing of green assets through lease purchase, finance and operating leases.

    Qualifying green assets can cover a variety of initiatives including energy efficiency, renewable energy, green transport, sustainable food, agriculture and forestry, waste management and greenhouse gas emission reduction.

    This type of financing can enable you to preserve capital and generate income from your new assets while still paying for them. Plus you can match repayments to your cashflow cycles.

    We follow our standard lending procedures and assess every arrangement against our green framework developed in partnership with Sustainalytics1^.

    Find out more about Asset finance.

  • Barclays Green Loans can provide funding for a variety of green and environmental projects including energy efficiency, renewable energy, green transport, sustainable food, agriculture and forestry, waste management and greenhouse gas emission reduction.

    All lending is approved in line with our Green Product Framework developed in partnership with Sustainalytics1^.

    Loans for £3m upward, or the USD and EUR equivalent, are available for an agreed term, with a choice of fixed or floating interest rates. Flexible repayment structures, including capital repayment holidays, are also available.

    Find out more about Green Loans.

  • Innovation Finance offers small to medium-sized UK businesses financing of up to £5m at a competitive rate to support green business innovation.

    Loans offered under this scheme are supported by the InnovFin SME Guarantee facility, with the financial backing of the European Investment Fund, which enables loans to be offered at competitive rates.2

    Funds are available to innovative small and medium-sized companies, especially those developing new or substantially improved products, processes or services resulting in improved environmental protection or sustainable outcomes.

    We follow our standard lending procedures and assess every arrangement against our green framework developed in partnership with Sustainalytics1^.

    Find out more about Innovation Finance.

    2Under Horizon 2020 Financial Instruments and in anticipation of support pursuant to the European Fund for Strategic Investments (EFSI).

  • Earmark cash balances against green assets held on Barclays’ balance sheet – available to larger clients.

    Solutions to support your environmental goals

    Barclays Green Deposits  support your environmental goals by matching balances against Barclays’ Green Assets1.

    How green asset matching works

    Deposits are earmarked against ‘green bonds’ that are helping to fund a variety of thematic projects including energy efficiency, renewable energy, green transport, sustainable food, agriculture and forestry, waste management and greenhouse gas emission reduction.

    Is it right for you?

    • Deposits will be earmarked to support a wide range of projects in pursuit of the transition to a lower carbon economy, assured annually by an accredited third-party
    • A quarterly Green Deposit Impact Report is provided to all deposit holders
    • Available for 65 & 95-day notice periods and in GBP and USD
    • You can add funds or make partial or full withdrawals via your Relationship Team
    • Minimum deposit of £500k (or USD equivalent).

    We follow our standard lending procedures and assess every arrangement against our green framework developed in partnership with Sustainalytics1^.

    1Barclays Green Product Framework - The Barclays Green Product Framework defines all eligible activities for financing. It has been carefully developed in collaboration with Sustainalytics, a leading expert in provision of Environmental, Social, Governance (ESG) and corporate governance research and ratings.

    Find out more about Barclays Green Framework 585KB  PDF

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  • Green Trade Loans can support your green working capital needs – from procurement through to final sale of goods.

    By securing funding from the initial purchase until final payment is received, you can trade with confidence and plan and manage your cashflow more accurately.
    Green Trade Loans can be used for regular or one-off purchases of goods and raw materials to support a variety of sustainable purposes including energy efficiency, renewable energy and sustainable food production.

    Loans of £250,000 upward are available to UK-based companies with short-term borrowing needs of between 30 and 364 days.

    We follow our standard lending procedures and assess every arrangement against our green framework developed in partnership with Sustainalytics1^.

    Find out more about Trade Loans.

What can green solutions do for your business?
 
  • Enable you to respond to the many regulatory, reputational and commercial pressures to take action on environmental issues
  • Provide flexible funding to enable the procurement of assets or the initiation of projects in line with your green agenda – while matching repayments to your cashflow cycles
  • Offer you a means of financing regular or one-off purchases of goods and raw materials – and also research and innovation
  • Could reduce your overall borrowing costs.

Find out more about Sustainalytics1^ – a leading provider of ESG and Corporate Governance research and ratings.

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