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January to March 2014

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In the UK, the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) requires financial services firms to report on the number of UK FCA reportable customer complaints they receive on a half yearly basis. Barclays is the only bank to currently publish its results quarterly, twice as often as required. We also provide context and analysis on the figures, sharing the key causes of complaints along with an action plan for addressing them.

Our complaints data is published individually for each UK legal entity and in a Barclays Group summary, with segmentation across the five FCA product categories. Barclays Bank PLC accounts for the majority of all Barclays UK FCA reportable complaints (98%). Barclays complaints should be viewed within the context that we undertake over 7.5 million transactions per day, one of the highest volumes of transactions in the UK banking industry.

For the first quarter of 2014 (Q1):

- Total year on year complaints for the quarter are down 31 per cent (Q1 2014 145,549, Q1 2013 209,846)

- Total year on year complaints for the quarter excluding PPI* are up 10 per cent (Q1 2014 50,681, Q1 2013 46,144), this increase can be attributed to the following areas:

    - 43 per cent rise in mortgage complaints (Q1 2014 2,949, Q1 2013 2,062), this is as a consequence of growth in market share and updates to our systems and operations.

    - 10 per cent rise in banking complaints (Q1 2014 45,246, Q1 2013 41,152), driven largely by Claims Management Companies (CMC) legacy claims, not the day to day experience of customers. 

* The General insurance and Pure Protection category, of which the overwhelming majority are PPI complaints.

Detailed below is Barclays’ FCA reportable complaints data:
Barclays Group summary
Barclays Bank Plc
Barclays Stockbrokers Limited
Clydesdale Financial Services Limited
Firstplus Financial Group Plc
Woolwich Plan Managers Limited

Barclays Group summary

Period covered in this report: 1 January - 31 March 2014
Brands/trading names covered: Barclays Bank Plc, Barclays Sharedealing, Barclays Stockbrokers Limited, Clydesdale Financial Services Limited, Firstplus Financial Group PLC, Woolwich Plan Managers Limited, Standard Life Cash Savings & Mortgages, Standard Life Cash Savings, Standard Life Mortgages.

  Number of complaints opened Number of complaints closed Complaints closed within eight weeks (%) Complaints upheld by firm (%)
Banking 45,246 37,658 85% 54%
Home finance 2,949 1,975 70% 58%
General insurance and pure protection 94,868 103,625 83% 78%
Decumulation, life and pensions 492 405  79%  36%
Investments 1,994 1,834 87% 54%
Total 145,549 145,497 83% 71%

 

Barclays Bank Plc

Firm name: Barclays Bank Plc

Period covered in this report: 1 January - 31 March 2014 (Barclays Sharedealing and Barclays Stockbrokers Limited migrated into the Barclays Bank Plc Legal Entity 01/02/2014)
Group: Barclays Group
Other firms included in this report (if any): Barclays Insurance Services Company Ltd and Solution Personal Finance Ltd
Brands/trading names covered: Barclays Bank Plc, Barclays Retail Bank, Barclaycard, Barclays Wealth, Barclays Business Bank, Barclays Corporate Bank, Solution Personal Finance Ltd, Standard Life Cash Savings & Mortgages, Standard Life Cash Savings, Standard Life Mortgages, Barclays Stockbrokers Limited, Barclays Sharedealing.

  Number of complaints opened Number of complaints closed Complaints closed within eight weeks (%) Complaints upheld by firm (%)
Banking 43,904 36,294 85% 54%
Home finance 2,935 1,962 69% 58%
General insurance and pure protection 93,810 102,619 83% 78%
Decumulation, life and pensions 472 377 78% 35%
Investments 1,401 1,182 81% 54%
Total 142,522 142,434 83% 71%

Barclays Stockbrokers Limited

Firm name: Barclays Stockbrokers Limited
Group: Barclays Group
Other firms included in this report (if any): 
Brands/trading names covered: Barclays Stockbrokers Limited.

  Number of complaints opened Number of complaints closed Complaints closed within eight weeks (%) Complaints upheld by firm (%)
Banking 0 0 0% 0%
Home finance 0 0 0% 0%
General insurance and pure protection 0 0 0% 0%
Decumulation, life and pensions 17 28 93% 50%
Investments 161 251 99% 58%
Total 178 279 98% 57%

 

Clydesdale Financial Services Limited

Firm name: Clydesdale Financial Services Limited
Group: Barclays Group
Other firms included in this report (if any):
Brands/trading names covered: Clydesdale Financial Services Limited, Barclays Partner Finance.

  Number of complaints opened Number of complaints closed Complaints closed within eight weeks (%) Complaints upheld by firm (%)
Banking 1,131 1,158 88% 36%
Home finance 0 0 0% 0%
General insurance and pure protection 38 43 100% 91%
Decumulation, life and pensions 0 0 0% 0%
Investments 0 0 0% 0%
Total 1,169 1,201 88% 38%

Firstplus Financial Group Plc

Firm name: Firstplus Financial Group Plc
Group: Barclays Group
Other firms included in this report (if any): 
Brands/trading names covered: Firstplus Financial Group Plc.

  Number of complaints opened Number of complaints closed Complaints closed within eight weeks (%) Complaints upheld by firm (%)
Banking 211 206 99% 42%
Home finance 14 13 100% 15%
General insurance and pure protection 1,020 963 89% 96%
Decumulation, life and pensions 0 0 0% 0%
Investments 0 0 0% 0%
Total 1,245 1,182 91% 86%

Woolwich Plan Managers Limited

Firm name: Woolwich Plan Managers Limited
Group: Barclays Group
Other firms included in this report (if any): Barclays Wealth Funds Limited
Brands/trading names covered: Woolwich Plan Managers Limited, Barclays Wealth Funds Limited.

  Number of complaints opened Number of complaints closed Complaints closed within eight weeks (%) Complaints upheld by firm (%)
Banking 0 0 0% 0%
Home finance 0 0 0% 0%
General insurance and pure protection 0 0 0% 0%
Decumulation, life and pensions 3 0 0% 0%
Investments 432 401 97% 53%
Total 435 401 97% 53%
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