Barclays PLC overview

Barclays PLC is a global financial services company that provides various financial products and services worldwide. It is engaged in retail banking, credit cards, corporate and investment banking, and wealth management with an extensive international presence in Europe, the Americas, Africa, and Asia.

The company offers current accounts, savings products, Woolwich-branded mortgages, unsecured loans, general insurance, and banking and money transmission services to small- and medium-sized businesses; investment and insurance products; business lending services; bank assurance solutions; and retail, credit and debit card, and corporate services. It also offers international payments services for consumer and business customers, including credit cards and consumer lending services; investment banking services comprising strategic advisory, financing, and risk management services to large corporate, government, and institutional clients; integrated corporate banking solutions, including cash management, lending, and trade financing services to corporate and financial institutions as well as multinationals; and a range of wealth and investment management services such as international and private banking, investment management, fiduciary, and brokerage services.

Barclays aims to foster a culture of innovation within the business. It runs its own accelerator (in partnership with Techstars) in London, Tel Aviv and New York. It also has its own national network, Eagle Labs, which launched in 2015 and focuses on innovation across a wide variety of industries. Finally, Barclays also leads Rise, which focuses purely on developing and scaling Fintech companies.

In September 2019, Barclays announced it was to back a new Female Innovators Lab, in partnership with Anthemis. The lab, based in New York, will target female entrepreneurs who wish to establish companies in the banking industry.

In January 2020 Barclay's partnered with Techstars alum and fintech Nimbla, enabling Barclays SME customer to take out insurance against individual invoices, rather than the whole book. Shortly after this, Barclays announced it had taken a minority stake in Flux, the fintech which issues digital receipts directly within banking apps. Flux has issued over a million receipts in this way through partnership with retailers.

Barclays operates in over 50 countries and employs more than 147,500 people. Barclays has more than 48 million customers and clients worldwide. The company was formerly known as Barclays Bank Limited and changed its name to Barclays PLC in January 1985. It is headquartered in London, United Kingdom.

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London, United Kingdom

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Key people

Nicole Sandler FinTech and Regtech - EMEA Legal Regulatory Policy and Affairs Lead
Richard Meddings Group Financial Controller
James Moore Head of Data Architecture
Mike Ashley Non-Executive Director
Leo Salom CEO,Western European Retail and Commercial Banking
Wendy Lucas-Bull Non-Executive Director
Diane d e Saint Victor Non-Executive Director
Robert Le Blanc Chief Risk Officer
Thomas King Co-Chief Executive, Corporate and Investment Banking
Valerie Soranno Keating CEO, Barclaycard
Brett StClair Head of Digital Product
Andrew Elphick Director - Open Innovation Internal Programmes
Gary Posternack Head of global mergers and acquisitions
Jeremy Takle Managing Director of Branded Consumers
Jes Staley Group Chief Executive Officer
Eric Felder Head of Securities
Reid Marsh Co-heads of Asia-Pacific investment banking
Geoff Meacham Managing Director - Senior Analyst Biotech & Pharma
Stavros Apostolou Vice President, Innovation
Dambisa Moyo Non Executive Director
James Staley CEO
Anthony Watson Managing Director & CIO of Europe Retail & Business Banking & Global Operations
Peter Gott Head of Barclaycard Technology Delivery
Tim Breedon Non-Executive Director
Tushar Morzaria Group Finance Director
Chad Parker Managing Director and Head of Global Transportation
John Sunderland Non-Executive Director
Eric Bommensath Co-Chief Executive, Corporate and Investment Banking
Richard Thompson FinTech Innovation, Barclays Accelerator Lead
Hugh (Skip) E. McGee III Chief Executive, Americas
Shirley Gilbey Head of Rise and Co-Creation
Ashok Vaswani CEO, Retail and Business Banking
Pieter Vorster Chief Data Officer
Jose Alatrista Head of HR Analytics and Insight
Patrick Kwan Co-head of Asia-Pacific investment banking
Steven Cooper CEO, Personal Banking & Executive Director Europe
Matt Cooney Vice President
Tim Lorah Head of Financial Crime Compliance
Maria Ramos Chief Executive, Barclays Africa Group
Pedro Solbes Míra Director
Reuben Jeffery Non-Executive Member of the Board of Directors
Troels Oerting Group Chief Information and Security Officer
David Walker Chairman
Kriti Sharma VP, Head of Product, Real-time Big Data Analytics
Simon Fraser Non-Executive Director
Tom Kalaris Chief Executive of Wealth & Investment Banking
Frits van Paasschen Non-Executive Director
Jonathan Smart Head of Development Services
Stephen Thieke Non-Executive Director
Nicole Sandler Vice President (VP) Fintech and Resolution and Recovery Planning - EMEA Legal Lead
Bob Hoyt Group General Counsel
Esme Harwood Vice President, Public Policy
Michael Roemer Group Head of Compliance
Nvalaye Kourouma Chief Digital Officer
Quiessence Phillips VP, Cyber Security - Incident Response
Dan Roberts Managing Director, Head of Transaction Banking Products and Services
Ajwad Hashim Vice President, Innovation and Emerging Technology
Chris Merwin Vice President
Chris Bell Project Manager
Roger Davis Member of the Board of Directors
Franklin Sonn Board Member
Michael Rake Member of the Board of Directors
Aurelija Urbonaviciute VP Global Head of packaging and deployments - end user technologies
Matthew Ginsburg Head of Asia investment banking
Harry Powell Head of Advanced Data Analytics
Yasaman Hadjibashi Chief Data Officer, Barclays Africa Group
Larry Hamdan Head of M&A - Americas
Adele Robertson Director, Insurance Propositions
Pier Luigi Colizzi Head of Mergers and Acquisitions , Europe, the Middle East and Africa
Simon Dumville Vice President - Collaboration Services
Raffael Strassnig VP Data Scientist
CS Venkatakrishnan Group Chief Risk Officer
Carlo Calabria Chairman of M&A for Europe, Africa and the Middle East
Mike Bagguley COO
Darren Campili Vice Chairman, European Healthcare Investment Banking
Jacquelyn Titus Managing Director
Megan Caywood Managing Director - Global Head of Strategy