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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.

We’ve been supporting farmers since 1744, so we know the types of challenges and opportunities you face. We have a range of financial products that could help your business, from agricultural overdrafts to finance and agricultural mortgages.

Our newsletters offer news and insights into hot industry topics, with articles and statistics on livestock and crop prices, exports and market trends.

We have several case studies too – from farming benchmarking to success stories of those who’ve branched out into new agricultural territory.

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.

Barclays Agriculture Fund

Helping farmers grow and diversify their businesses

Our £200m fund is available to help farmers invest in infrastructure, Agri-Tech or diversification into new revenue streams. There are plenty of ways the fund could help to increase efficiency and long-term sustainability.

Rural project loan

Develop your business

Thinking about developing an alternative income stream but not sure how to get it off the ground? Talk to us to see how we could help bring your ideas to life with our flexible project loan, especially for agricultural businesses, with repayments structured to match your future cashflow.

A field of information

Livestock and arable industry news

Summer 2018

Oliver McEntyre gives his insight into all things farming, from arable and livestock to finance and agri-tech – and everything in between. Discover the latest news and updates from the industry.

Farming and agriculture news

News from the field

Features and views, including insights from Oliver McEntyre, our National Agriculture Strategy Director, and news about the business events we're visiting.

Articles and case studies

Farm diversification

Helping an award-winning winemaker sparkle

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

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.

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.

Farming technology

Modernising for long-term success

Discover how the Williams family is using farming technology to get the most from their farm.

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.

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 7pm1.