Headed up by Ian Robinson, HSBC UK’s Public Sector and Education team support Higher Education institutions across the UK with wider connections across the HSBC network to support the global nature of the HE sector.

As a global relationship bank our aim is to open a world of opportunity and develop long lasting strategic relationships with our clients to understand their ambitions and support multiple aspects of their strategy.

Through sector specialism and thought leadership we aim to add value to university clients beyond traditional financing support to ensure they are well placed to thrive, with a particular focus on their students, estates, sustainability and transition to net zero.

We support institutions with a number of financial solutions including;

  • Banking arrangements
  • Liquidity and investment management, including green and sustainable solutions
  • Card solutions (Corporate, Purchasing, Virtual and Fuel Cards)
  • Asset Finance including IT finance
  • Working capital needs
  • Long and short term capital finance via bank lending, including green finance
  • Access to debt capital markets including private placements and public bonds
  • Fraud protection
  • Student bank accounts, including the ability to open accounts prior to arrival in the UK

HSBC UK also supports financial education via our financial wellbeing team who work with a number of staff and students across the sector to support financial health.

Some of the wider interaction also include cooperate raids, CV workshops, corporate business introductions to support KTPs and development sessions with MBA students to develop their learning and demonstrate how this is reflected in the banking environment.


HSBC Education

Contact Details


Ian Robinson

Sector Head

Public Sector & Education


+44 7920 417 565



Higher education continues to be a dynamic sector. We produce a number of articles providing thoughts and coverage of the sector to support clients and their future requirements.


HSBC UK Public Sector & Education

Financial Wellbeing


Graduate Recruitment

Covid related articles

Where to start…

What to plan for and which institutions are at risk?

Scenario planning and my predictions

Protecting universities

The future environment

Financial Year End and everything Else on your Plate

A-Levels, let the clearing battle commence

Algorithms and the predicted grade fall out

The Future of Education – Post Covid (Webinar)


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