Submitted 18th October 2005
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Barclays is a UK-based financial services group, with a very large international presence in Europe, the USA, Africa and Asia. It is engaged primarily in banking, investment banking and management.

Barclays has been involved in banking for over 300 years and operates in over 60 countries with more than 111,300 permanent employees. For the half year ended 30th June 2005, the group achieved a pre-tax profit of 2,690 million, up nine per cent on the same period in 2004. In 2004 Barclays paid over 1 billion in taxes. UK Business Banking provides relationship banking to larger and medium-sized businesses. Nearly 182,000 customers are served by a network of relationship and industry sector specialist managers
Provides solutions to Barclays UK retail and business banking customers. Customers are served through a variety of channels comprising: the branch network, cash machines, telephone banking, online banking and relationship managers. International Banking - providing offshore banking services for individuals and corporates. Serves affluent, high net worth and corporate clients, primarily in the UK and continental Europe, providing private banking, offshore banking, stockbroking, financial planning and asset management services. Barclays Financial Planning - provides regulated financial planning advice on life, pensions and investment products. International Retail and Commercial Banking provides a range of banking services, including current accounts, savings, investments, mortgages and loans, as well as services to corporate customers across Spain, France, Portugal, Italy, Africa and the Middle East. Barclays operates over 800 international branches.