Barclays PLC

Barclays Bank
Barclays headquarters  

Barclays Bank

Barclays PLC (NYSE: BCS, LSE: BARC) is a global financial services company offering retail, corporate and investment banking, assets management, private banking and other services. Barclays’s core businesses include Barclays UK (Personal Banking, Barclaycard UK, Business Banking and Wealth) and Barclays Corporate & International (Corporate and Investment Bank, Barclaycard International, Payments and Merchant Acquiring). With approximately 130,000 employees, the company serves 48 million customers in more than 50 countries throughout Europe, Asia, Africa, Middle East and America (USA, Canada, Brazil, Cayman Islands, Mexico and Puerto Rico). In 2008, Barclays acquired Lehman Brothers North American investment banking and capital markets businesses. In 2010, it acquired Standard Life Bank and Italian credit card business of Citibank International Bank. In March, 2011, Barclays agreed to acquire Egg’s UK credit card assets. In 2013-2014, it bought ING Direct UK business and sold its retail banking unit in Spain to Caixabank. Barclays is the second largest bank in the UK in terms of assets. As of September 30, 2016, it had total assets of £1.324 trillion (US$1.716 trillion), total loans of £473.719 billion (US$614.1 billion) and customer deposits of £438.5 billion (US$568.5 billion).

Barclaycard Credit Cards

Barclaycard is a division of Barclays Bank and a leading credit card and payment provider. As of March 2017, it offered services to about 23.5 million customers in the UK, Europe and the United States. The company launched the first credit card in the United Kingdom in 1966.

Purchase credit cards

  Purchase rate p.a. (variable) Annual Fee
All-rounder Platinum card 18.90% $0
Platinum travel credit card 14.90% $0
Freedom Rewards card 21.90% $0

Rewards credit cards

  Purchase rate p.a. (variable) Annual Fee
Hilton HHonors Platinum Visa 18.90% $0
Freedom Rewards card 21.90% $0

Credit building credit cards

  Purchase rate p.a. (variable) Annual Fee
Initial credit card 34.90% $0
18 month balance transfer Platinum card 24.90% $0

Balance transfer credit cards

  Purchase rate p.a. (variable) Annual Fee
All-rounder Platinum card 18.90% $0
37 month balance transfer Platinum card 18.90% $0
32 month balance transfer Platinum card 18.90% $0
No fee 24 mo. balance transfer Platinum card 18.90% $0
18 month balance transfer Platinum card 24.90% $0
Barclaycard Freedom Rewards card 21.90% $0

 Credit Ratings (Barclays plc, March 2017)

  Long Term Short Term
Standard & Poor's BBB A-2
Moody's Baa2 P-3
Fitch A F1

Barclays principal subsidiaries

Barclays Bank PLC
Barclays Capital Securities Limited
Barclays Private Clients International Ltd
Barclays Securities Japan Limited
Barclays Africa Group Limited
Barclays Capital Inc
Barclays Bank Delaware

Barclays International branchesBarclays Capital Offices

Head office address:
1 Churchill Place
London, E14 5HP, UK
Phone number: +44 (0) 20 7116 1000
Fax: +44 20 7116 7665
Website: www.barclays.com, www.barclays.co.uk