Our banking partners focus on supporting business development and growth, working with companies of all sizes across all industry sectors. Experienced business managers and sector specialists work with companies to deliver tailored support and financial solutions.

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Metro Bank Logo Metro Bank PLC

Britain’s first new high street bank in over 100 years offers banking focused on you, the customer.  Metro Bank provides you with unparalleled levels of service and convenience, delivering the best of every channel.

We’re a unique customer-focused, retail business which reinvents the rules of retail banking – no stupid bank rules.

Our stores are open 7 days a week, 362 days a year.  We are only closed on New Year’s Day. Easter Sunday and Christmas Day.

Our Services: 

Whether you’re on the move or sitting on your sofa, our online banking puts you in control of your finances.

Our banking app is easy to use and allows you to manage your accounts securely on the go.  You can even talk to a real person in our local UK call centre.  It’s simple and there are no automated menus to navigate.

We continue our rapid expansion with the aim of having 100 stores by 2020.  We’re always looking out for great new location and communities.  Visit one of our stores today and love your bank at last.

Help for relocating or expanding businesses: 

At Metro bank, we believe in a different type of business banking.  The type that provides you with your own Relationship Manager who knows and understands your business.  The kind that opens new accounts in hours not weeks.

Running a business is tough.  That’s why we designed our business banking products and services to take the hassle out of everyday task, leaving you more time to do the things that make a difference.

For more information, visit their website here: www.metrobankonline.co.uk

Handelsbanken logo Handelsbanken

Handelsbanken is a local relationship bank, built on satisfied customers, financial strength and traditional values. We invest time to get to know our customers and aim to provide the best service we can; giving sound advice, taking sensible decisions in the branch and creating unique solutions to match our customers’ needs.

This different approach has helped us to be top for satisfaction in an independent survey of British personal and business banking customers for nine years running (EPSI Rating 2016/2017), and we have been ranked by our UK bank peers as Britain’s most admired company in the banking sector (Management Today, December 2016).

Our services to customers

We provide a full range of corporate and personal banking facilities, including commercial loans, deposit facilities, treasury, trade finance, asset finance, invoice discounting and forward exchange, together with internet banking and cash management services for corporate businesses.

For private clients we provide a range of products and related banking services.

We take a long-term view, investing time to get to know our customers, free from product campaigns, sales targets or short-term bonus incentives. We retain traditional banking values, with local people making local decisions in their local market. All our customers have direct access to branch staff with experience and their own dedicated account manager. We can support established corporate businesses and private clients with a full range of banking services, with a breadth of choice and personal dedicated management support.

Business services we provide

We specialise in working with established businesses, who are looking to grow their market share and expand their business operations, whilst benefiting from award winning localised standards customer service. We do not generally work with start-up businesses, but can provide a full range of banking services to established businesses, whether you trade purely within the UK or globally.

For more information about Handelsbanken, visit their website here.

Barclays

Supporting UK Trade

Trade 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.

As part of the Government initiative, a new website, great.gov.uk 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 – 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.

great.gov.uk 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

Visit www.barclays.co.uk for more information

NatWest

NatWest have a focus on supporting Small and Medium sized Enterprises (SMEs) in the UK. Their Business Banking team provides relationship banking to business with a turnover from £500k up to £2million and the Commercial Banking Team looks after Business with a turnover of £2million up to £25 million. Typical customers are owner managed limited companies, Partnerships and Limited Liability Partnerships can choose from a wealth of products and services including current and deposit accounts, loans and overdrafts.

Independently accredited sector specialist relationship managers provide a full, expertise led, service from start to finish work closely with a number of important product partners from within the group. These include Mentor, RBS Invoice Finance, Lombard, GBM, Credit, IFS, OneCard, Private Banking and Commercial Cards allowing us to provide a full, expertise led, service from start to finish.

In addition to providing a market-leading suite of financial products and services, customers can use their relationship manager for guidance and support to help generate thoughts and ideas about their future strategic plans. By forming close local relationships, relationship managers become a trusted business partner for customers.

Find out more at www.business.natwest.com

Lloyds

Lloyds Bank Commercial Banking provides comprehensive expert financial services to businesses of all sizes, from start ups, through to small businesses, mid sized businesses and multinational corporations. These corporate clients range from privately-owned firms to FTSE 100 PLCs, multinational corporations and financial institutions.

Maintaining a network of relationship teams across the UK, as well as internationally, Lloyds Bank Commercial Banking delivers the mix of local understanding and global expertise necessary to provide long-term support and advice to its clients.

Lloyds Bank Commercial Banking offers a broad range of finance beyond just term lending and this spans import and export trade finance, structured and asset finance, securitisation facilities and capital market funding. Its product specialists provide bespoke financial services and solutions including tailored cash management, international trade, treasury and risk management services.

Its heritage means it has a deep understanding of business needs and a proven track record of supporting businesses across the sectors and regions. Taking a relationship approach, it provides support to its clients throughout the economic cycle.

Lloyds Bank has been voted Bank of the Year for an unprecedented eight consecutive years at the FDs’ Excellence Awards in association with ICAEW and supported by the CBI & Real Business.

Find out more at www.lloydsbankcommercial.com | www.lloydsbankcommercial.com/Products-and-Services