Fintechs at Barclays

Barclays and fintechs

Barclays has a longstanding tradition of supporting fintech companies to bring innovative solutions into the market, for the benefit of our customers and clients, and the industry as a whole. These relationships also contribute to the growth of the companies we work with.

By signing the Fintech Pledge, we have further committed to the success of these businesses and to create an environment where they can connect, create and scale

The Fintech Pledge will support transparent and efficient collaboration between Barclays and early-stage fintech companies, which will ultimately provide solutions, products and services to benefit our customers and clients

Mark Ashton-Rigby

Group COO, Barclays

Mark Ashton-Rigby
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What is the Fintech Pledge? 

The Fintech Pledge, spearheaded by the UK Government and Tech Nation, aims to ensure that the UK is the best possible place to start and scale a financial services technology firm.

The signatories, including Barclays, have committed to ensuring that relationships between technology firms and banks are conducted with renewed vigour, by building upon industry leading transparency and communication.

Work with us 

The Fintech Pledge is predominantly focused on supporting technology businesses in the UK that are pre-Series C funding. Barclays however commits to apply the principles of the pledge in any engagement with pre-Series C companies, independently of their location.

Moreover, we will explore the opportunity to support any business that might provide innovative technology solutions to Barclays beyond pure ‘fintechs’ companies.

If you would like to register your interest in working with us on a POC (Proof of Concept), please contact us, including the following information* to help us understand more about you and your business:

  • Company name
  • Lead contact name
  • Contact number
  • E-mail address
  • Funding Stage
  • Business Case Proposal (200 words maximum)**
  • Are you a current Rise or Eagle Labs Member?
  • Lead contact name of anyone you are currently or have previously engaged with at Barclays

*Data will be used to identify suitable opportunities, and entering information does not translate into an automatic agreement on a POC with Barclays. 

** Please refrain from including information that you regard as confidential, commercially sensitive or valuable.  Barclays will not be liable for keeping any such information confidential, or for its use.

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Our onboarding process

Step 1: Awareness

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Step 2: Due Diligence

Step 3: Onboarding

The Fintech Pledge Principles

1. Provide clear guidance to tech start-up firms on how the onboarding process works through a dedicated online landing page

2. Provide clarity to tech start-up firms on their progress through the onboarding process

3. Provide a named contact, guidance and feedback

4. Encourage good practice and improvement

5. Commit to implementing this process within 6 months from signing, and providing bi-annual feedback on progress