Backing the UK

When the societies where we operate succeed, Barclays succeeds. That is why, for over three centuries, we have risen to the challenges that our communities face, and played our part.

We are proud to be part of the fabric of the United Kingdom, where we help the 23 million customers and almost one million businesses, who put their trust in us, every day.



Barclays backs UK SMEs through Brexit with a package of support including a £14bn lending fund

Barclays has today announced a £14bn* lending fund as part of a series of initiatives to help small and medium-sized businesses (SMEs) to succeed and flourish through Brexit and beyond.


SME Brexit clinics

As uncertainty about the impact of Brexit on UK business continues, we report on how Barclays is offering practical support to SMEs.

Backing the UK with our campaigns


Helping local economies to thrive

Collaborating with local stakeholders to maximise opportunities for the UK’s communities.


Helping to deliver the Northern Powerhouse

Barclays and the UK Government have agreed key priorities to deliver economic growth, champion the region and sharpen efforts to help its connectivity. More broadly, we want to promote and celebrate major projects in the North which really help to demonstrate the tangible growth of the Northern economy.


Helping local SMEs succeed in the global economy

Supporting businesses across the UK with finance, expert advice and on the ground help.

Our latest campaign progress


Is your business 5G-ready?

Just 15% of business decision makers are thinking about how they can utilise the new technology


Barclays launches initiative to build thriving local economies

Barclays is joining forces with local authorities, academics, schools and business groups to boost local economic growth, under a major five-year programme.


Barclays hosts Trade Minister to discuss promoting UK exports

Experts share their thoughts on the opportunities for businesses to start exporting


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