Barclays business CEO worries SME lending bubble could burst

Barclays business banking CEO Ian Rand fears growing SME lending market could see a Wonga-style collapse if fintech lending criteria are not rigorous enough


Q&A Ian Rand, CEO of Barclays Business Banking

The head of Barclays Business Banking says that small business owners value the human element just as much as the latest banking app


Barclays launches £15bn fund to help small business through Brexit

Fund will offer loans, mortgages and overdrafts of up to £250,000 to SMEs, as well as cash flow and growth funding


Barclays leads £10m funding round for loyalty scheme startup Bink

Bink brings together all your loyalty cards onto one manageable platform.

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Barclays extends high growth tech fund for UK scale-ups to £200m

Barclays is the first of the big four banks to offer high growth businesses and their founders debt funding solutions at this early stage.


Barclays provides £1.5m finance facility for augmented reality platform

Banking giant strengthens relationship with mobile image recognition platform Blippar.


Barclays creates fintech start-up accelerator scheme with Techstars

A new initiative for start-ups in the financial technology space has been launched by high street bank Barclays in partnership with Techstars.


Barclays backs Allied Glass MBO

Mid-market investor Barclays Private Equity has acquired glass container maker Allied Glass in a £75 million secondary management buy-out (MBO).


Barclays acquires Standard Life Bank

Barclays Bank has agreed to acquire the retail banking division of Standard Life for £226 million in cash.