Barclays is commonly acknowledged as the UK’s leading bank and its reputation is enhanced by its increasingly global reach and influence.
Barclays has more than 325 years of history and expertise in banking – from its beginnings in Lombard Street, London through to the launch of the world’s first ATM and innovative mobile phone payments services.
At the heart of its strategy is to build on its strength as a transatlantic consumer, corporate and investment bank anchored in its two home markets of the UK and the US. To drive this roadmap, Barclays operates two clearly defined businesses: Barclays UK and Barclays International.
The group turned over £21.45 billion in 2016 with pre-tax profits of £3.23bn.