Submitted 18th October 2005
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.
Barclaycard was set up in 1966 and was the UK's first credit card and leading card services provider on the internet. Barclaycard also looks after Barclays consumer lending business, mostly branded as Barclayloan, as well as other businesses.
Barclays Capital is the investment banking division of Barclays Bank PLC, the international financial services group. Provides corporates, governments and supranational organisations with solutions to their financing and risk management needs.
Barclays Personal Investment Management does exactly that for UK resident investors with more than £50,000 to invest. We create a portfolio of stocks and shares for you and work to deliver your particular investment requirements both now and in the future
We provide comprehensive access to expert advice from recognised professionals who can give small businesses the support they need. Business banking is similar to personal banking with are 4 key types of banking products you and your business need.
Loans & Overdrafts
Take care of all your borrowing requirements - often at preferential rates - with a range of Premier products designed to increase your financial flexibility, with rates ranging from flexible to fixed or a combination of both.
Treasury & Investments
Through Barclays Global Investors your Relationship Manager can provide direct access to a range of international investment funds and services.Tailored treasury services, including exchange rate risk management and derivatives,to fit your business' need