Barclays backs next generation to boost Britain’s farms

Barclays has launched #FarmtheFuture, a nationwide campaign encouraging farmers to plan for their future and tell young people about the benefits of a career in agriculture, as new data reveals that Britain’s farming population is ageing rapidly. The bank has teamed up with TV presenter and former JLS boyband star JB Gill, who has swapped pop stardom for a rural life of turkey and pig farming, to show the younger generation that farming could be their perfect career. The number of British farmers aged over 65 has increased by 70…

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Barclays backs sustainability with new Green Trade Loans

Barclays Corporate Banking has launched a new Green Trade Loans product, designed to help meet clients’ working capital needs when pursuing sustainable activities. The move follows the bank’s decision late last year to develop a suite of products aimed at boosting investment in green projects, with Green Trade Loans focused on tackling funding challenges related specifically to trade and working capital financing. Accessing the right funding options can be crucial for businesses who are attempting to reduce their environmental impact alongside their day to day business activities. The new Barclays…

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