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Agriculture

Supporting UK farming

We’ve been supporting the agricultural sector since 1744, helping farmers and growers to thrive and grow their businesses.

As well as the livestock and growing sectors, we also support the Landed Estates, energy and agri-tech sectors.

We know that sector expertise and local knowledge are crucial, which is why we have over 130 Agricultural Managers across the UK, all supporting businesses within their local communities.

So whether you’re established or just starting out, see how our range of products, services and sector expertise could help your business thrive.

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Farming matters

News, views and financial support

Whether you have scope to diversify and are seeking ideas and support, or you’re looking for finance for your farming business, see how we could help.

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Landed Estates

Committed to helping landowners for more than 3 centuries

We know it’s not just a business – it’s your heritage too – so we provide a range of products and services to help it flourish.

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Energy and environment

Supporting renewable energy production

Whether you’re already using some of your available space to produce renewable energy, or are thinking of diversifying, see how we can help.

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Agri-tech

The future of farming

From drones that survey land and track livestock, to GPS-guided tractors and machinery, technology is rapidly transforming farming.

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Podcast

Let’s talk agriculture 

Oliver McEntyre, our National Agricultural Strategy Director, examines the important issues facing farming businesses today with experts in the field.

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Agricultural sustainability

Helping to build sustainable farms through agri-tech

We’ve put aside £250 million to help farmers make their businesses more environmentally-sustainable and energy-efficient.

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#FarmtheFuture

Inspiring the next generation

We’re launching a nationwide campaign to encourage farmers to kick-start their succession plans.

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Formidable farmers

Diversifying farming for success

See how our successful farmers have built thriving businesses to stand the test of time.

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Supplying Asian markets

Looking further afield for growth

A booming middle class in Asia could present a longer-term opportunity for British farmers and growers. 

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Cashflow in farming

Why good cashflow management is key to a successful farming business

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Succession planning – the seeds of future security

Succession planning within UK agriculture has often been viewed as a difficult, thorny topic. All too often, it gets left at the bottom of the ‘to-do’ list – or just isn’t addressed at all. Oliver McEntyre, our National Agriculture Strategy Director, considers the personal and business risks of not having a succession plan, and the steps you should take to put one in place1.

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Business and environmental sustainability

Oliver McEntyre explores business and environmental sustainability and how you could use them to have a sustainable and growing agriculture business.

Articles and case studies

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Farm diversification

Helping an award-winning winemaker sparkle

Find out how tenant farmer Charles Palmer’s decision to diversify into vineyards led to success.

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Technology in agriculture

The impact of smartphones and apps on farming

Mike Hambly is a fast-moving farmer with an app for everything. See how smartphones are changing the way he manages his business.

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Fraud in farming

Preventing farm subsidy fraud

Get some tips to help protect yourself against financial crime, including being wary of impersonators, information seekers and unusual transactions.

Financial support for farmers

Wensleydale farmer knew where to go for finance

How we helped one dairy farmer with the finance needed to get through tough times.

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Revitalising a dairy business

New technology is helping a farm to flourish

Stowell Farms turned around its dairy business with the help of innovative technology and our support. 

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Farming transformation

From broiler chickens to home-grown British cassis

Jo Hilditch has taken her family business into new areas. Not content with chicken production, her farm now produces apples and blackcurrants.

Financial solutions for family run businesses

Financial solutions for family run businesses

A shared passion helped us back Brambells Glamping, to keep Buildings Farm a family affair after four generations.

Barclays Agriculture Fund Helping farmers grow and diversify their businesses

Barclays Agriculture Fund: helping farmers grow and diversify their businesses

Barrow Farm had been in Graham and Kate’s family for over 100 years, but they were keen to make the business more sustainable. The Barclays Agriculture Fund, available to help farmers invest, was able to give them a 100% loan to pay for everything they needed.

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Three generations of farming

Building a family business

Discover how we supported Metcalfe Farms to expand and diversify.

Contact us

Get in touch with our agricultural team

Whether you're looking for a bank account, an agricultural mortgage or to discuss the seed of an idea, your local Agricultural Manager can help.

Don't bank with us yet?

Call us on 0800 515 462. Lines are open Monday to Friday, 8am to 7pm2.