Rebecca McNeil is Head of SME & Corporate Lending at Barclays supporting everything from microenterprises to multi-million pound businesses. In her role, Rebecca uses her passion for supporting UK businesses to shape Barclays SME Lending strategy. During her tenure Barclays was the first bank to introduce pre-assessed lending limits, meaning businesses can make decisions in the knowledge that funding is available. Barclays supports over 850,000 UK businesses and in its latest figures SME lending was up 4.5 per cent to £14 billion.
Since joining Barclays in 2011, Rebecca has been instrumental in driving Barclays support for charitable organisations that help people start their own businesses, including The Prince’s Initiative for Mature Enterprise (PRIME) and ASPIRE.
Rebecca started her career on the graduate programme at American Express following a Masters in Ancient History at the University of London. She joined Barclays in May 2011 from GE Capital where she worked in consumer lending & asset management for five years.