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Supporting UK Exporters

Exporting is crucial for the health of UK businesses and also for the strength of the UK economy. It is essential that UK exporters adapt to the current shifts in world trade and are prepared with the tools and advice necessary to succeed in today's global marketplace.

At Barclays, we are committed to working with the UK Government to support UK businesses and their trading ambitions, both with access to finance and through our team of product specialists.

Proud to support. Exporting is great. Britain and Northern Ireland.

As part of the Government initiative, a new website,^ (opens in a new window) has brought together a range of support services for new and existing exporters. These include:

  • access to e-marketplaces across the world which are best suited to your business
  • access to export opportunities across the world
  • DIT’s ‘find a buyer’ service^ (opens in a new window) – offering you the opportunity to access new customers overseas and to increase sales. By setting up a company profile today, your business will be searchable by overseas buyers looking to source UK products and services.^ (opens in a new window) will also offer live events, webinars and other information provided by the government and its commercial partners, including Barclays.

Why Barclays?

  • Barclays supports thousands of UK businesses across a range of sectors with their Trade and Working Capital requirements
  • Through their Relationship Director, our clients can access over 250 product experts specialising in all aspects of trade and working capital ranging from simple letters of credit to complex supplier financing solutions
  • Barclays can also provide a range of solutions to mitigate trade risks, such as foreign exchange and interest rate fluctuations
  • Our Trade Directors work closely with Barclays industry specialists, from healthcare to hospitality, retail to real estate, transport to telecoms, to ensure our trade solutions meet your business needs

Products available to support your trade financing needs

Bonds, Guarantees and Indemnities

Demonstrate your financial credibility and tender competitively for business with bonds and guarantees issued by Barclays.

ECA Financing

Finance international trade using Export Credit Agencies to minimise operational risk and ensure working capital efficiency.

Letters of Credit

Securely settle overseas trade by protecting yourself against payment default and trading risks.

Trade Collections

Receive and make payments efficiently and securely for your exports and imports.

Trade Loans

Improve your cashflow by promptly paying your supplier for your purchases or imports.

Working Capital

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


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?

How can we help?

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