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About us

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Barclays operates in over 40 countries and moves, lends, invests and protects money for customers and clients worldwide.

About us

Barclays moves, lends, invests and protects money for customers and clients worldwide.

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Our Purpose and Values

Our common purpose is to help people achieve their ambitions – in the right way. This sits at the core of our business and underpins everything that we do. We believe that only a business driven by strong values can deliver strong, sustainable returns.

I want Barclays to be a bank where our employees choose to work here because they believe in the institution, and its intrinsically valuable role in society. This is a mind-set I want to reinvigorate in everyone, from branch colleagues working on the high street in Manchester, to the M&A banker in New York.
Jes Staley, Chief Executive
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Our history

We have more than 325 years of history and expertise in banking. From our beginnings in Lombard Street, London through to the launch of the world’s first ATM and innovative mobile phone payments services, find out more about our achievements to date.

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Barclays history
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Our strategy

Our strategy

At the heart of Barclays’ strategy is to build on our strength as a transatlantic consumer, corporate and investment bank anchored in our two home markets of the UK and the US.

Business structure

Barclays operates two clearly defined businesses: Barclays UK and Barclays International.

Balanced Scorecard

The Balanced Scorecard defines what we need to achieve over the next five years.

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