Barclays has announced that it has been appointed as banking partner for Lisburn & Castlereagh City Council – one of the first virtual bank onboardings completed locally during the coronavirus pandemic.
The appointment sees Barclays now supporting 75 per cent of Northern Ireland’s 11 local authorities.
Barclays established a dedicated team to work with local authorities over 15 years ago and the bank is now one of the leading lenders to the sector both locally and nationally, offering industry expertise to government departments, public bodies and local authorities.
Joanna McArdle, Barclays Director said: “Winning the competitive tender process to deliver Lisburn & Castlereagh City Council’s banking requirements represents a major achievement for Barclays in Northern Ireland. We look forward to working in collaboration with Lisburn and Castlereagh City Council into the future.
Joanne Hewitt, Lisburn & Castlereagh City Council Head of Finance said: “We welcome the new partnership with Barclays Bank. We are confident that the skills and experience that Barclays provides will further improve our ability to meet our banking requirements. It will support the continuous development of our staff, enabling up-skilling and further embracing of new technology to improve services.”