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About us

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About us

About us

Barclays moves, lends, invests and protects money for 48 million customers and clients worldwide.

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About Barclays

Our Purpose and Values

Barclays has undertaken a fundamental review of how our business operates. We have looked at the bank in terms of business performance and in terms of culture, because we know only a business driven by strong values can deliver strong, sustainable returns.

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Our history

We have over 300 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.

Learn more about our history since 1690 See an interactive timeline
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Our Strategy

Business Structure

Our multiple business divisions work together to provide customers and clients the best offerings across our chosen markets.

Balanced Scorecard

The Balanced Scorecard defines what we need to achieve over the next five years. It clearly shows what success looks like across the 5Cs: Customer & Client, Colleague, Citizenship, Conduct, and Company.

Transform Programme

Transform is the plan that will help Barclays become the ‘Go-To’ bank. It has three overall goals: Turnaround, Return Acceptable Numbers, Sustain FORward Momentum.

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Corporate governance

Our corporate governance framework, code and rules, policies and Board responsibilities.

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