Barclays PLC is a global financial services company engaged in retail banking, credit cards, corporate and investment banking and wealth management with an extensive international presence in Europe, the Americas, Africa and Asia. Barclays operates in over 50 countries and employs nearly 145,000 people. Barclays moves, lends, invests and protects money for 48 million customers and clients worldwide. Total assets: £1,312 billion (as of December 31, 2013). Net income: £4.6 billion (2010), £3.0 billion (2011). Net loss: £236 million (2012).
Barclays Bank is a universal bank and is organised within two business "clusters": Global Retail Banking, Corporate & Investment Banking and Wealth Management. The Global Retail Banking cluster comprises 4 business units: Barclaycard (credit card and loan provision), Barclays Africa, UK Retail Banking and Western Europe Retail Banking. The Corporate & Investment Banking and Wealth Management cluster comprises 3 business units: Barclays Capital (investment banking), Barclays Corporate (commercial banking) and Barclays Wealth (wealth management).
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09.10.2012 Barclays Bank PLC announces that it has agreed to acquire the deposits, mortgages and business assets of ING Direct UK. More
27.04.2011 Barclays PLC reports first quarter 2011 net profit of £1.01 billion (approx. US$ 1.67 billion), compared to £1.07 billion in the first quarter 2010 (down 5.94%).
15.02.2011 Barclays PLC reports full-year 2010 net profit of £4.6 billion (approx. $7.1 billion) compared with net profit of £3.5 billion in 2009 (up 30%).
17.12.2010 Barclays announces that Robert E Diamond Jr will become Group Chief Executive on 1 January 2011. More
09.11.2010 Group ended the first nine months of 2010 with profit before tax of 4,274 million pounds (up 4%). More
No more queues in front of ATMs - 23.01.2013 Reduced transaction duration is an important issue for customer satisfaction and for efficient use of Banking channels, especially at ATMs. Every measure taken to fasten cash withdrawals, most widespread used ATM transaction, is beneficial to both customers and banks.
Swiss bank Wegelin & Co. to close after US tax evasion fine - 04.01.2013 Switzerland's oldest bank is to close permanently after pleading guilty in a New York court to helping Americans evade their taxes. Wegelin & Co., which was established in 1741, has also agreed to pay $57.8 million in fines to US authorities. Source: BBC
Banks seen shrinking for good as lay-offs near 160,000 - 16.11.2012 Major banks have announced some 160,000 job cuts since early last year and with more lay-offs to come as the industry restructures, many will leave the shrinking sector for good as redundancies outpace new hires by roughly two-to-one. Source: Reuters