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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.

If you’re in the agri-tech business with ambitions to scale up – either domestically or internationally – let us help.

Agri-tech is becoming big business in farming. We’re seeing more and more farms improving productivity and efficiency with tech such as:

  • Drones
  • Sensors
  • Robotics
  • Artificial intelligence
  • Modularisation
  • Precision agriculture

From inception to R&D, prototyping and finding your first customers, our team of experts and extensive network can help you develop your product.

As well as everyday banking and lending services, we can also support you with grant applications and give you access to our High Growth & Entrepreneurs network. You’ll benefit from access to specialist teams, such as technology, media and telecoms, manufacturing, transport and logistics, and retail and wholesale as well as high growth specialists – all to help you scale up your business and generate sales.

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Our vision

We want to support the agricultural industry to improve efficiency and become even more competitive in providing food, for both the UK and the global market.

Supporting agri-tech start-ups and scale-ups in getting their products to a wider market is an essential foundation for achieving this.

Green asset finance

We’ve partnered with industry experts Propel to help your business get access to quick and cost-effective finance for eligible green assets. You could get a reduced fixed rate of 7.45% for an Electric Vehicle and 9.25% for other green assets (subject to change1).

Borrowing from £5,000

Reduced fixed rate for electric vehicles (EVs), solar photovoltaic (PV) panels, battery storage units2, LED lighting, heat pumps (air, water and, ground) and electric vehicle charging points.

Green Barclayloan for Business

Explore ways to help transition your business towards net zero with our financial support. A Green Barclayloan for Business gives you:3

Borrowing from £25,0013

Funding for an eligible green asset

No arrangement fees on your loan

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Agricultural finance

Helping you finance your farming business

From our agriculture fund and agricultural mortgages, to short-term finance to help you through challenging markets, we have a range of products to help you sustain or grow your business.

Contact us

Want to bank with us?

To apply for a business account, book an appointment with us by calling

0800 515 4624

Already bank with us?

For help and support, or to talk about other products and services we offer, call us on

0800 027 13215.