Why HSBC for Education?


In-depth sector knowledge

Our sector specialists understand the unique challenges facing the education sector. We work closely with organisations across the sector including Independent Schools, Universities, & EdTechs, leveraging our experience and global network to help you achieve your goals.

Products & Solutions

Support for your ambitions

We provide a range of support, including access to finance, industry insights, and solutions to help our clients transition to net zero. We also support commercialisation teams and university spin outs, providing a dedicated relationship manager.


The right connections

We engage with the regulators, government and industry partners supporting the sector to exchange knowledge, launch collaborative resources and regularly speak at conferences and other events.

Leo Jones

Leo Jones

Head of Education

Leo brings a range of skills developed over two decades with HSBC where he has previously held roles covering Retail Banking, Owner Managed business and Mid-Market Corporates. Leo has led relationship teams and delivered strategic change programs before moving to work with the charity and not-for-profit sectors in 2016. He is passionate about problem solving and identifying creative solutions and brings experience in finance, governance, and risk management to support institutions across the sector with strategic planning for sustainable growth.

Working closely with sector aligned relationship teams, Leo is responsible for coordinating and leading the Education and Not For Profit strategy for customer-facing teams across the bank’s Commercial Banking business. In the Education sector, Leo’s aim is to develop higher quality engagement with Universities, Independent Schools, EdTechs and Alternative Providers, whilst assisting with student and employee wellbeing, IT infrastructure, liquidity & deposits and various financing requirements – be it sustainable green finance and bank loans through to accessing the debt capital markets.

Education insights

Education sector snippet

Find out more about the latest trends, developments and challenges impacting businesses in your sector from our team of specialists.

Navigating the challenges of independent schools

HSBC UK’s new Head of Education and Not for Profits, Leo Jones, considers some of the key challenges facing the independent school sector now and in the future.

UK Universities – What lies ahead

HSBC UK’s new Head of Education and Not for Profits Leo Jones, considers some of the key challenges facing the higher education sector now and in the future.

Going the extra mile for Orbital Education

When Orbital Education needed a lending facility, HSBC was able to look beyond its global structure and see the company’s competence and its opportunity for growth.


2021 Winner: Bank/Capital Provider

Education Investor Awards 2021 Winner: Bank/Capital Provider

2022 Finalist

Education Investor Awards 2022 Finalist

Want to talk to someone? Request a call back.

At HSBC UK Bank plc, we want to provide information and insight to help you grow your business but we need your permission to send you any marketing emails.

Need help?

Get in touch to learn more about our banking solutions