Barclays Bank

Barclays Bank

Barclays is a British multinational investment bank and financial services company. It was founded in 1690 and is headquartered in London.

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32%
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Overview

First Glance

Barclays is a British multinational investment bank and financial services company. It was founded in 1690 and is headquartered in London.

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Contact Info

Email
YOUniquelyBarclays@barclays.com
Address
One Churchill Place, Canary Wharf, London E14 5EF, UK
Phone
0800 279 4726

About Barclays Bank

Barclays is a British multinational investment bank and financial services company. It was founded in 1690 and is headquartered in London.

Barclays originated as a goldsmith banking business in which James Barclay became a partner in 1736. In 1896, several English banks merged under the name Barclays and Co. Since then, the bank has expanded across the UK and internationally, acquiring several other corporations including Provincial and South Western Bank, Mercantile Credit, Woolwich and the North American operations of Lehman Brothers following the 2008 crash.

Barclays now has nearly 5,000 branches in 55 countries, including 1600 branches in the United Kingdom. Barclays customers in the UK can also access some services via the Post Office.

Barclays Products and Services

Barclays Bank operates across four core divisions: personal banking, wealth management, corporate banking and investment management. These divisions are organised into two large clusters – corporate and investment banking and wealth and investment management, and the retail and business banking arm.

The first cluster includes the following services:

  • Investment banking
  • Corporate banking
  • Wealth and investment management

The second cluster, retail and business banking, covers Barclaycard, Europe Retail and Business Banking, Africa Retail and Business Banking and UK Retail and Business Banking.

Personal banking customers can choose from a comprehensive portfolio of services, including loans and mortgages, current accounts, savings accounts, ISAs, insurance, overdrafts and credit cards. Barclays Premier banking is available to customers with a minimum of £100,000 in savings or investments or an annual gross income of £75,000 paid into their Barclays account.

Security at Barclays Bank

Barclays has several independent security certifications, including a Kitemark for Secure Digital Transactions, the Cyber Essentials Scheme and ISO/IEC 27001:2013 certification.

Barclays Bank UK is authorised by the Prudential Regulation Authority (PRA) and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) and the Prudential Regulation Authority. Deposits of up to £85,000 are covered by the Financial Services Compensation Scheme (FSCS).

Barclays Bank Contact Details

1 Churchill Place
London
E14 5HP

Telephone: 0800 279 4726

Email: YOUniquelyBarclays@barclays.com

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Barclays Bank Reviews

Jurgita Pirinauske
March 26, 2024

“Compliments , BARCLAYS , Lewisham Branch _ Please do not ignore my request , Please forward to customer service employee * Leah *my sincerely '* Thank You '* for dealing with a very professional manners on behalf of branch stuff, providing excellent service between customer relationship by adding another branch employees to resolve financial situation during hard time of the year”

Compliments , BARCLAYS , Lewisham Branch _ Please do not ignore my request ,
Please forward to customer service employee * Leah *my sincerely ‘* Thank You ‘* for dealing with a very professional manners on behalf of branch stuff, providing excellent service between customer relationship by adding another branch employees to resolve financial situation during hard time of the year.
Another * Big Thank You * for listening my story, for trying to get extra help if you have a lack of Branch stuff on 03/11/2023 – there been always a good Branch providers to book an early shift to see branch higher skilled employee at the 4th floor to figure out there my money are ASAP. Thank You.
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Jamie Finch
March 26, 2024

“When you've been with a bank for 30 years as a Premier customer and for the first time, you use your overdraft and find that as a result of using it (because quite obviously you need it) it's been reduced and no matter your track record of millions of pounds going through your account over the years, you don't fit the current algorithm and there is no appeal, it's clear it's not a good bank to be with”

When you've been with a bank for 30 years as a Premier customer and for the first time, you use your overdraft and find that as a result of using it (because quite obviously you need it) it's been reduced and no matter your track record of millions of pounds going through your account over the years, you don't fit the current algorithm and there is no appeal, it's clear it's not a good bank to be with. My advice, DO NOT BANK WITH BARCLAYS

One person found this helpful
Sean Day
March 26, 2024

“Absolute shambles of a bank. They closed my account yesterday with money inside for no damn reason”

Absolute shambles of a bank. They closed my account yesterday with money inside for no damn reason. Went to the bank today, waited almost two hrs, and they wouldn't give me a reason. Good riddance. Onto bigger and better banks.

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Richard McKenzie-Browne
March 26, 2024

“Having banked with Barclays for 42 years , from a mere lad, they decided to close my account giving me one months notice”

Having banked with Barclays for 42 years , from a mere lad, they decided to close my account giving me one months notice. Once I got past the queue waiting to speak to a human, I asked for a balance and they couldnt give me a balance stating that the account was now closed. So what happened to my money? They then sid it was in a holding account and I should got my my nearest Barclays bank and withdraw my funds…..I live in NZ! The nearest Barclays Bank is 8000 miles away! Then the procedure to access my funds requires a lawyer to verify my identity which Barclays already know. Its just too hard to access MY money., so many hurdles in place. Here to help is their strap line…..I dont think so!

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Barclays Bank Accounts

Start-up Business Account
Start-up Business Account
Business
£6.00-£6.50 (2 types of payment plans)
Monthly Fee
Interest Rate
No
Overdraft
Overdraft Rate
Help to Buy: ISA
Help to Buy: ISA
Cash, ISA
Monthly Fee
2.58%
Interest Rate
Overdraft
Overdraft Rate
Premier 1-Year Flexible Cash ISA
Premier 1-Year Flexible Cash ISA
Cash, ISA
Monthly Fee
0.95%
Interest Rate
Overdraft
Overdraft Rate
1-Year Flexible Cash ISA
1-Year Flexible Cash ISA
Cash, ISA
Monthly Fee
0.85%
Interest Rate
Overdraft
Overdraft Rate
Instant Cash ISA
Instant Cash ISA
Cash, ISA
Monthly Fee
0.60% - 0.75%
Interest Rate
Overdraft
Overdraft Rate
Children’s Regular Saver
Children’s Regular Saver
Savings
Free
Monthly Fee
1.51% to 3.50%
Interest Rate
No
Overdraft
Overdraft Rate
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