Barclays is a major global financial services provider engaged in personal and corporate banking, credit cards, investment banking, wealth and investment management services, with an extensive international presence in Europe, the USA, Africa and Asia.
With over 300 years of history and expertise in banking, Barclays operates in over 50 countries and employs over 140,000 people.
Barclays moves, lends, invests and protects money for over 49 million customers and clients worldwide.
For further information about Barclays, please visit our website www.barclays.com.
Barclaycard is a leading global payment business which understands the needs of both purchasers and sellers. It enables retailers and merchants to accept cards, helps customers make payments through card, contactless and mobile applications as well as extending credit to consumers.
The company is one of the pioneers of new forms of payments and is at the forefront of developing viable contactless and mobile payment schemes for today and cutting edge forms of payment for the future. It also issues credit and charge cards to corporate customers and the UK Government. Barclays partners with a wide range of organisations across the globe to offer their customers or members payment options and credit.
In addition to the UK, Barclays operates in the United States, Europe, Africa and the Middle and Far East.
Key facts published in August 2008;
- number of UK card customers: 11.9m
- number of International cards in issue: 11.2m
- number of retailer/merchant relationships: 93,000
For more information please visit www.Barclays.com
Investment Banking and Investment Management Cluster Profile