A multinational banking and financial services company. It was founded in 1690 and is located in the United Kingdom.

Barclays is a consumer and wholesale bank that conducts business across transatlantic markets. It offers financial services for individuals including banking, receiving loans, getting insurance, and obtaining mortgages. It also offers services business and corporate banking. Start-up companies can utilize the business banking services for business advice as well as banking essentials, such as managing payments. Industries on which Barclays focuses include agriculture, real estate, and high-growth entrepreneurs.

Funding and Investments

The company has made 54 investments and has has two funds. The most recent fund was in 2018 and it raised £200 million.


October 9, 2019

Barclays halts 'Last In Town' and remote branch closures for two years and launches new cash back scheme

July 16, 2019

Barclays, University College London and Capital Enterprise launch the UK's first precision medicine accelerator to boost growth of healthcare start-ups

Barclays, UCL and Capital Enterprise announces the launch of the UK's first precision medicine accelerator, the P4 Precision Medicine programme, an incubator for start-ups specialising in disease treatment and prevention taking into account an individual's genes, environment and lifestyle.



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Further reading


Barclays Adds Prominent Investment Executives to Board

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September 26, 2019

Documentaries, videos and podcasts


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September 20, 2019




Charlotte Cowles
February 16, 2020
Plus, Bloomberg floods the internet with ads -- and the campaign trail with cash.
BBC News
February 13, 2020
BBC News
Financial watchdogs are investigating Jes Staley's links with disgraced financier Jeffrey Epstein.
Steve Lohr
February 12, 2020
A new report points to a shortage of successful programs for tech careers. One, it says, shows how they can work.
February 10, 2020
Barclays, which processes nearly half of the UK's debit and credit card transactions, has signed a new, multi-year partnership with long-standing partner Visa. The European agreement, which recognises the unique position Barclays has in the market, is designed to drive innovation and product development as well as facilitate international expansion. At the same time, it will assist Visa to develop industry-leading, cutting edge product innovations and deploy them at scale across the Barclay...
Kevin Peachey
February 9, 2020
BBC News
Is Hawes, in the Yorkshire Dales, a template for the future of bank branches and community services?
Patrick Collinson
February 5, 2020
the Guardian
Greenpeace delivers a message to Barclays in the form of an oil spill stuck across their flagship branch in Piccadilly Circus, central London. Photograph: Jiri Rezac/Greenpeace
Reuters Editorial
January 28, 2020
Barclays said on Tuesday oil prices will be impacted by $2 per barrel on the potential economic fallout from the coronavirus outbreak in China.
Paulina Duran
January 23, 2020
Australia's Westpac Banking Corp on Thursday named a former Barclays boss as chairman, entrusting veteran banker John McFarlane to help steer it through the fallout of a massive money-laundering scandal.
Kirstin Ridley
January 14, 2020
Former Barclays chief executive John Varley first suggested the bank could use a side deal to satisfy Qatar's demands for extra cash in return for rescue funding for the bank during the 2008 credit crisis, a London court heard on Tuesday.
Eric Rosen
December 17, 2019
Business Insider
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Aimee Robinson
December 7, 2019
BARCLAYS BANK refused to return a man's missing money to him after the pensioner mistakenly input the wrong sort code, directing his £193,000 inheritance to the wrong bank account. Can this simple mistake be fixed?
November 28, 2019
Women in Football (WiF) and Barclays have announced a new three-year partnership where Barclays will expand its role as Lead Partner of the professional women's network. Barclays partnership will help WiF to grow its reach and offer, expand its highly regarded leadership course to more levels and deliver it across the country in the major centres of football employment - helping to upskill, empower and connect more women working in and around football, the first of which will be in Manche...
Sinead Cruise
November 28, 2019
Barclays is planning to cut the 396,000 pounds ($508,068) pension allowance it pays Chief Executive Jes Staley by around half, echoing moves by rivals who have pledged to rein in executive pension perks following a campaign by investors.
November 13, 2019
, , , , • Students find first term of university the most financially stressful, , • Almost two thirds (64 per cent) run out of money by the term's mid-way point, , • Nearly half of students (44 per cent) aren't sure where to turn to get help with managing their money, , • Barclays is trialling puppy sessions in branch to help soothe stressed students, as well as streaming it on Barclays YouTube channel , , , , , , New research from Barclays has revealed that money worries are negatively impacting stude...
November 7, 2019
Barclays has announced the launch of its new economic growth initiative for rural communities in Taunton Deane, Somerset. Taunton Deane has been chosen as the bank's third local economy pilot location as part of its study into different types of communities. Barclays will join forces with local leaders in the heart of the area across government, business and education to identify how to boost the local economy through a landmark study and over a three-year period, introduce bespoke progra...
October 28, 2019
The Economic Times
Chunks of loans for at least five private equity deals are currently sitting on banks books.
Shrutee Sarkar
October 25, 2019
A steeper decline in global economic growth still more likely than a synchronized recovery, even as multiple central banks dole out rounds of monetary easing, according to economists polled by Reuters in recent weeks.
Reuters Editorial
October 24, 2019
Barclays on Thursday said it will maintain customers' ability to withdraw cash from Britain's Post Office branches, reversing a change announced earlier this month that angered the public and lawmakers amid cuts to the lender's branch network.
Ashley Rodriguez
October 23, 2019
Business Insider
AT&T's answer to Netflix, HBO Max, will need to scale faster than its niche predecessor HBO Now to break even and appease investors, Barclays says.
BBC News
October 21, 2019
BBC News
Sir Ian Cheshire, chairman of Barclays' UK operations, says business leaders want to see certainty.