Games and

Playing our part to support growth

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At Barclays, we’re helping the UK games industry grow and develop.

We see the positive impact that games can have in bringing communities together, inspiring creativity and encouraging learning.

That’s why we…

  • Offer innovative products for developers including our tax credit loan 

  • Support businesses to connect, innovate and grow with our Eagle Labs network 

  • Sponsor the UKLC and NSE

  • Partner with games and esports industry leaders
  • Help games developers at all levels from grassroots up.

Here to fast forward your business plan

Whether you’re a startup, a player or an established company, we can help you take your business forward. Like games and esports, we have global reach and we offer a wide range of products and services across personal, corporate and investment banking, credit cards and wealth management.

In 2019, we were the first high street bank to launch a tax credit loan specially designed for games developers as a source of advanced funding.

Learn more about our tax credit loan:

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As part of our work in supporting the games industry, we’re partnering with world-class UK esports professionals to help, develop and grow the sport.






Our Labs networks have joined forces with our partners to pull together an impressive calendar of free, virtual events.


Resource Hub

Missed an event we ran? You’ll find recordings of all our events on our resource hub.

Resource Hub


Partnering with games industry experts from the grassroots up

We’re partnering with best-in-class industry bodies to bring new events, workshops and solutions. We support the UK games and esports industries to develop their skills and connect with like-minded professionals.

Take a look at some of our partners:


Whether you’re starting out in games and esports or looking to expand, we’re here to help. If you’d like to find out more about our exciting gaming and esports programme and upcoming events, we’d love to hear from you.

We have created a series of articles and videos working with our partners and ecosystem to help you grow your business.

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Meet the Barclays Games Team

Dave Gowans

Head of Barclays Games

Jon Paterson

Partnership Lead

Elaine Moran

Strategy Lead

Matthew Colclough

Esports Lead

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