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Client Stories, Centre Parcs, Corporate Banking

Lending to UK Businesses

Barclays is committed to lending to businesses and supporting economic growth. We help our corporate banking clients succeed through our extensive product range and the expertise of dedicated product and industry specialists.

Supporting business

  • Barclays had current account, deposit and loan relationships with over 1.2m UK-based SMEs in the year leading up to March 2016 and we’ve lent UK businesses more than £67 billion to help them start, grow and succeed1
  • We lent to an SME approximately every 4 seconds in the 12 months to March 20161
  • Barclays is also a leading bank within the Business Finance Taskforce, which enables organisations to access free impartial information and financial support from a network of business mentors
  • Barclays is a founder shareholder in Business Growth Fund , which with £2.5bn of capital has become the UK’s leading provider of long term equity investment to growing small and medium sized businesses2
  • We are committed to supporting high growth SMEs in the UK, and have £100m of lending available to these organisations through Barclays Innovation Finance*
  • Our Investment Bank team was involved in nearly 280 public UK deals in the year leading up to March 2016, with an overall value of almost £257 billion1
  • In 2016 Barclays was a bookrunner on deals in the UK totalling $12.5 billion3

*Barclays Innovation Finance is backed by a guarantee from the European Investment Fund, enabled by the InnovFin initiative with financial backing from the European Commission’s Horizon 2020 programme.

Why Barclays?

  • We are committed to supporting our clients by building strong and enduring relationships, ensuring that they have access to the right people at the right time. Our Relationship Directors are dedicated to supporting the achievement of our clients’ ambitions, in the right way
  • Barclays can support your business worldwide, whether you’re a multinational company or looking to trade overseas from a UK base. We are a trusted partner to around 28,000 businesses in 26 countries internationally.

Products available to support your financing needs

Asset Finance

Finance to help you fund new equipment or vehicles, enabling you to maximise performance or growth.

Corporate Lending

Benefit from a wide range of finance products to grow your business, recapitalise, refinance and consolidate debt.

Debt Capital Markets

Origination and structuring of fixed income securities to meet specific needs.

Innovation Finance

A term loan or revolving credit facility partly guaranteed by the European Investment Fund (EIF) enabling it to be offered, subject to availability and eligibility, to innovative companies.

Working Capital

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

Contact

New to Barclays? Our experienced UK-based team can listen to your business need, offer assistance on-the-spot or put you in touch with the right specialist at Barclays. Call us on

0800 015 4242*

Alternatively we can call you back or you can email us with your query.

Existing client?

1Source: Barclays in the UK, Barclays, December 2016
2Business Growth Fund, 2016
3Source: Dealogic, January 2017

 

How can we help?

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