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October 04, 2015 5:22 AM ET


Company Overview of Barclays Bank PLC

Company Overview

Barclays Bank PLC, together with its subsidiaries, provides financial services in the United Kingdom, Europe, the Americas, Africa, the Middle East, and Asia. The company offers personal banking, mortgages, wealth and investment management, and corporate banking services, as well as payments services, including credit cards and consumer lending for consumer and business customers. It also provides retail, wholesale, and business banking services; investment banking services; and insurance services, as well as origination-led and returns-focused market banking services. The company was formerly known as Barclays Bank International Limited and changed its name to Barclays Bank PLC in January 1...

1 Churchill Place

London,  E14 5HP

United Kingdom

Founded in 1925

132,300 Employees

Key Executives for Barclays Bank PLC

Group Chief Executive Officer, Executive Director, Group Chief Executive Officer of Barclays PLC and Director of Barclays PLC
Age: 53
Group Finance Director and Executive Director
Age: 46
Group Chief Operating Officer
Group Chief Executive of Absa and Chief Executive of Barclays Africa
Age: 56
Chief Executive Officer of Personal and Corporate Banking
Age: 54
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2015.

Barclays Bank PLC Key Developments

Kirk Baert of Koskie Minsky LLP, Sotos LLP and Siskinds LLP Launches CAD 1 Billion Class Action against Several Banks

A CAD 1 billion class action alleging that several banks conspired to rig foreign exchange markets has been launched by Kirk Baert of Koskie Minsky LLP and lawyers from Sotos LLP and Siskinds LLP. The defendants include Royal Bank of Canada, Bank of America Corp., The Bank of Tokyo Mitsubishi, Barclays Bank, BNP Paribas Group, Citigroup Inc., Credit Suisse Group AG, Deutsche Bank AG, Goldman Sachs Group Inc., HSBC Holdings Plc, JPMorgan Chase & Co., Morgan Stanley, Royal Bank of Scotland Group Plc, Société Générale SA, Standard Chartered Plc and UBS Group AG. Kirk Baert of Koskie Minsky LLP and lawyers from Sotos LLP and Siskinds LLP represent the plaintiff Christopher Staines, an Ontario investor who is said to have been exposed to the foreign exchange market via his dealings with RBC subsidiaries. The action - filed in the Ontario Superior Court of Justice - accused the financial institutions and their subsidiaries of conspiring to manipulate foreign exchange markets using electronic chat rooms.

Barclays Africa In Talks To Acquire Barclays Bank Egypt And Barclays Bank of Zimbabwe

Barclays Africa Group Limited (JSE:BGA) is in discussions to acquire 100% stake in Barclays Bank Egypt S.A.E. and 67.7% stake in Barclays Bank of Zimbabwe Ltd. (ZMSE:BARC) from Barclays Bank PLC.

Barclays Bank PLC Announces Second Interim Dividend for 2015, Payable on 14 September 2015

For 2015, the Board of Barclays Bank PLC has concluded that it is appropriate to plan for a 6.5 pence distribution, the same level as 2014, while the company focus on improving the returns of the business and accelerating the implementation of the strategy whilst maintaining capital strength. A second interim dividend for 2015 of 1 pence will be paid on 14 September 2015 to shareholders on the share register on 7 August 2015, making a total for first half of 2015 of 2 pence.

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