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Banking 101 -

A showstopping partnership: commercial banking for the creative and entertainment industries

Discover the benefits of industry-specific commercial banking for media and television. Read our guide to entertainment industry banking.

Commercial banking is an essential tool for many businesses.

The financial requirements of businesses in the media and creative industries can vary. While smaller companies often only require light-touch transactional banking, as a business scales, it becomes more operationally complex.

Having a responsive and flexible banking partner with specific sector knowledge can be essential to the basic functioning of your business.

One of the benefits of having a banking partner is that they are used to dealing with the kind of transactions that you require, making your banking experience more seamless. For example, account opening for SPVs can be a particular pain point in the TV production sector and a banking partner with considerable experience in running production accounts is crucial.

Another important part of the relationship is the banking partner's responsiveness and flexibility.

At Arbuthnot Latham, our dedicated team of media bankers offer multiple, personal points of contact, whether in-person, over the phone, or via email. We know that in the media sector, most things are urgent and will only ever get more urgent.


Banking services for media, entertainment, and creative industries

The world is changing quickly and those working in the media, entertainment, and creative industries are at the forefront of that change.

Industry-specific commercial banking can help businesses respond to the latest changes in their sector.

Additionally, media banking may include services such as financing against UK tax credits, advice on foreign exchange hedging, and ensuring that surplus cash works harder for businesses.

By focusing on these specific functions, companies can access banking options tailored to their business objectives, allowing them to maximise their resources.

At Arbuthnot Latham, we have a combined 75 years of experience in these sectors, working with more than 1,000 clients.

We speak the language of our clients and understand the individual, but also the organisational and systemic challenges they face. It is rare we encounter a client with a challenge we have not seen before. Where the industry changes, we have the experience of dealing with it quickly and applying that learning in the future.

With the breadth of our network, we work on the principle that if we are not in the best position to help with your needs, we can introduce you to someone who will be.

Our clients have real in-depth knowledge of their given sector; we have the breadth of knowledge across sectors to compliment that.


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Becoming a client

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