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Barclays to launch ‘AvTech’ Eagle Lab at Cranfield University to support rapid prototyping, product development and specialised AvTech equipment

Barclays will launch an ‘AvTech’ Eagle Lab at Cranfield University, a co-working space for ambitious entrepreneurs to scale and grow, drawing on the University’s aerospace heritage stretching over 70 years The Lab, located at the heart of the University campus, … Read the full press release

Barclays Corporate Banking doubles its SVOD (subscription video on demand) fund to support UK TV producers

LONDON, 22-Nov-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Barclays Corporate Banking has announced a doubling of its SVOD (subscription video on demand) fund to support UK TV producers. The £100m fund was launched in March 2017 in response to the rapidly evolving TV … Read the full press release

Barclays launches new digital platform to boost its Corporate Banking operations in Western Europe

European footprint improved through increased investment Digital Corporate Banking platform developed to support multi-country banking More complete range of services available to institutional clients and global corporates Enhanced offering boosted by new hires in Europe LONDON, 26-Sep-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Barclays … Read the full press release

Barclays is one of only four banks on the Fortune Magazine’s 2018 Change the World List

LONDON, 27-Aug-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Barclays has been named on Fortune Magazine’s 2018 Change the World List.  The list recognizes companies that have had a positive social impact through activities that are part of their core business strategy. Barclays is one of only four … Read the full press release

Barclays takes significant minority stake in fintech company MarketInvoice

LONDON, 06-Aug-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Barclays has today announced that it is partnering with leading fintech business MarketInvoice, Europe’s largest online invoice financing platform, in a deal that is set to transform the way small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in the … Read the full press release

Matt Pecot appointed Head of Equities Asia Pacific at Barclays

HONG KONG, 10-May-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Barclays today announces the appointment of Matt Pecot as Head of Equities Asia Pacific. Mr. Pecot is based in Hong Kong and is responsible for leading the Equities franchise in Asia Pacific, a region that … Read the full press release

Barclays, HSBC and RBS loan €165 million for new Center Parcs constructed in County Longford, Ireland

LONDON, 18-Dec-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Barclays Corporate Banking has arranged a €165 million bank financing facility for a new Center Parcs which is being constructed in County Longford in the Republic of Ireland. Barclays acted as Co-ordinator, Agent and Security … Read the full press release

Barclays survey: efforts by hoteliers to lure customers to book directly through their websites are paying off

Almost two fifths (37%) of UK holidaymakers plan to book their holiday accommodation directly with hoteliers this year, more than double on ten years ago when 17% booked direct Online travel agents are the preferred booking method (52%) for international … Read the full press release

Filippo Zorzoli appointed Barclays Head of Macro Distribution for EMEA and APAC

LONDON, 03-Jul-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Barclays today announces the appointment of Filippo Zorzoli as Head of Macro Distribution for Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia Pacific. In addition, Filippo will also be Head of Solutions Sales globally.Barclays’ Macro business is … Read the full press release

Barclays study: UK population is offer-phobic

The average Brit is offer-phobic, missing out on £520 from ignoring offered deals Barclays sends fleet of coffee vans around the UK, but there’s a twist… The vans will hand out breakfast and £7 to commuters across the UK LONDON, … Read the full press release

Barclays’ Structural Reform Planning: Barclays Capital Services Limited to become the Group Service Company (“ServCo”)

LONDON, 09-Dec-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — Barclays has previously stated that it will establish a Group Service Company (“ServCo”), which will deliver infrastructure services to the businesses within the Barclays Group.  ServCo is intended to meet UK regulatory requirements regarding operational continuity … Read the full press release

Barclays: International confidence in UK’s entrepreneurs is high but a lack of innovation could dampen long-term trade prospects

Fourth fifths of world business leaders think Britain is ‘a good place to start a business’, despite Brexit Three quarters say ‘Made in Britain’ remains great selling point for British products Brits seen as ‘reliable’, ‘smart’ and ‘polite’ but could … Read the full press release

Commonwealth Bank of Australia and Barclays to transform the way people move money between Australia and the UK

Commonwealth Bank of Australia and Barclays join forces to shake-up, streamline and simplify payments between Australia and the UK Innovative link-up of CBA’s CommBank app and Barclays’ Pingit will allow customers to move money over 10,000 miles – quickly, securely … Read the full press release

Barclays telephone banking service will use technology to identify the caller based solely on their voice

Barclays is offering voice security technology to all of its customers Passwords will no longer be needed because each voice is as unique as fingerprint LONDON, 02-Aug-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — Barclays has today announced that it is introducing voice security technology … Read the full press release

Carlo Calabria joins Barclays from CMC Capital

Barclays announces the appointment in London of Carlo Calabria as a Chairman, M&A EMEA within its Investment Bank LONDON, 09-Mar-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — Carlo Calabria joins Barclays from CMC Capital where he was a Founding Partner having established this business in … Read the full press release

Barclays Head of Retail & Wholesale Richard Lowe comments on ONS Retail Sales figures

LONDON, 21-8-2015 — /EuropaWire/ — Commenting on today’s ONS Retail Sales figures, Richard Lowe, Head of Retail & Wholesale at Barclays, said:  “Retailers should be pleased with today’s ONS retail sales figures. The heatwave at the start of July gave … Read the full press release

Barclays launches new physical and virtual global community for fintech innovation in New York

Rise, a new physical and virtual global community for fintech innovation, launches today in New York; new site will host the first US cohort of the Barclays Accelerator program, powered by Techstars New York and London, 17-7-2015 — /EuropaWire/ — … Read the full press release

Barclays announces its intention to appoint KPMG as its auditor for the year ending 31 December 2017

LONDON, 7-7-2015 — /EuropaWire/ — Barclays PLC and Barclays Bank PLC (Barclays) announces its intention to appoint KPMG as its auditor for the year ending 31 December 2017. This follows a competitive tender process overseen by an Audit Tender Oversight … Read the full press release

Barclays extends its mobile cheque imaging service to nearly a million more customers, including 500,000 customers with android phones

LONDON, 7-7-2015 — /EuropaWire/ — Barclays has today announced the extension of its pioneering mobile cheque imaging service to nearly a million more customers, including 500,000 customers with android phones. In another UK first, the service is also now being … Read the full press release

Barclays makes purchasing Buy-To-Let property more accessible

LONDON, 28-1-2015 — /EuropaWire/ — From today (26 January), purchasing a Buy-To-Let property with Barclays is made more accessible for many would-be landlords thanks to the introduction of a new approach that allows personal income to be accepted when assessing … Read the full press release

Barclays Mortgages research reveals 61 per cent of UK homeowners uncertain when interest rate might rise

Almost half (46 per cent) of homeowners aren’t able to recall what the current Bank of England base rate is Nine in ten (88 per cent) are completely unaware of the Bank of England’s recent interest rate forecast Half of … Read the full press release

Barclays Head of Manufacturing Mike Rigby comments on the PMI manufacturing figures

LONDON, 05-1-2015 — /EuropaWire/ — Mike Rigby, Head of Manufacturing at Barclays, comments on today’s PMI manufacturing figures. “2014 finished on an encouraging note for the manufacturing sector, with growth still moving in the right direction despite broadly benign UK macroeconomic conditions … Read the full press release

Barclays announces the appointment of Michael Gapen as Chief US Economist

Mr. Gapen will head the US Economics Research team LONDON, 26-11-2014 — /EuropaWire/ — Barclays today announced the appointment of Michael Gapen as Chief US Economist. Based in New York, Mr. Gapen will lead the US Economics Research team and … Read the full press release

Barclays launches two year sponsorship partnership with JA-YE Europe with six innovation camps in Spain, Russia, Italy, France, Germany and Portugal

BRUSSELS, 29-10-2014 — /EuropaWire/ — On Wednesday, Barclays launches its two year sponsorship partnership with JA-YE, kicking off a two-year plan with six innovation camps in Spain, Russia, Italy, France, Germany and Portugal on the theme of increasing economic growth.  Over … Read the full press release

Over 40 companies in eight European digital hubs opened their C-suite doors this week to students for e-Leaders-for-a-Day initiative

BRUSSELS, 29-10-2014 — /EuropaWire/ — MDs and CEOs of major internationals Accenture, Microsoft, LinkedIn amongst others* opened their C-suite doors this week to students aged 17-22 from high schools and universities in Bucharest, Amsterdam and Barcelona. Industrial Engineering student, Monste Cervera from … Read the full press release

Barclays Head of Manufacturing Mike Rigby comments on today’s PMI manufacturing figures

LONDON, 1-9-2014 — /EuropaWire/ — Mike Rigby, Head of Manufacturing at Barclays, comments on today’s PMI manufacturing figures. “Growth in manufacturing continues but at a more controlled level than we have seen so far this year. Although there is still a … Read the full press release

Barclays to participate in the Payments Council’s mobile payment service scheme Paym

LONDON, UK, 11-3-2014 — /EuropaWire/ — Barclays confirms it will participate in the Payments Council’s mobile payment service scheme Paym, following an announcement today. The initiative will allow customers to send and receive payments using just a mobile number to users across a … Read the full press release

Barclaycard said discounted ‘Black Friday/Mega Monday’ weekend in late November/early December saw spending up 10.4 per cent against 2012

• Online spending up 9.8 per cent on 2012, with in-store spending growing at a more modest 1.2 per cent • Big boost for Christmas Day and Boxing Day spending with 13.6 per cent rise • Average transaction values continue … Read the full press release

Barclays predicts UK consumer spending on debit cards during December this year will be £47 billion

A record £31.9 billion to be spent on debit cards and a further £14.9 billion of cash withdrawn from ATMs The busiest day for ATM withdrawals is predicted to be Friday 20th December, with over £1 billion being dispensed that … Read the full press release

The European Commission announced it fined 8 international banks € 1.71 billion for financial derivatives cartels within the European Economic Area

Brussels, Belgium, 05-12-2013 — /EuropaWire/ — The European Commission has fined 8 international financial institutions a total of € 1 712 468 000 for participating in illegal cartels in markets for financial derivatives covering the European Economic Area (EEA). Four of these … Read the full press release