We move, lend, invest and protect money worldwide

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About us

Barclays at a glance

Barclays is a major global financial services provider engaged in personal banking, credit cards, corporate and investment banking and wealth and investment management with an extensive international presence in Europe, the Americas, Africa and Asia. With over 300 years of history and expertise in banking, Barclays operates in over 50 countries and employs 140,000 people. Barclays moves, lends, invests and protects money for customers and clients worldwide.

Becoming the
‘Go-To’ bank

"Becoming the ‘Go-To’ bank is our corporate goal. The pursuit of it will drive our thinking, our decisions and our actions." Antony Jenkins, Barclays Group Chief Executive.

Antony Jenkins, Barclays Group Chief Executive, sets out the results of Barclays Strategic Review, details of the Transform Programme which will take Barclays towards becoming the ‘Go-To’ bank, and information on the future performance, size and shape of the business.

Corporate governance

Framework, code and rules

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Framework, code and rules

All of our corporate governance practices have been brought together in one document, Corporate Governance in Barclays. This framework provides the basis for promoting the highest standards of corporate governance in Barclays.

Board responsibilities

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Board responsibilities

The Board's principal duty is to create and deliver sustainable shareholder value through setting Barclays' strategy and overseeing its implementation. We pay due regard to matters affecting Barclays' future, and the impact decisions could have on our stakeholders.

The Directors

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The Directors

Under UK company law, Directors must promote the success of the company by exercising independent judgement with reasonable care, skill and diligence, while having regard to the long-term consequences of their decisions.
 

Board Committees

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Board Committees

Certain responsibilities are delegated to Barclays Board Committees, which assist the Board in carrying out functions and provide independent insight of internal control and risk management. The Chairman of each Board Committee reports to the Board on the matters discussed at committee meetings.

Board performance

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Board performance

Each year, the Board undertakes an effectiveness review, to assess its performance. Our review is a formal, rigorous process that has been facilitated externally since 2004.
 

Policies

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Policies

Read a summary of our Policy on the Provision of Services by Barclays' Statutory Auditor, and our Risk Management strategy.

Shareholder engagement

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Shareholder engagement

We have a comprehensive investor relations programme, which facilitates regular access to Barclays' senior management for investors and analysts, so they can interact directly to discuss key topics. All documents produced for investor events are also published on Barclays.com.

Celebrating over
300 years

A history of Barclays

Barclays has more than 300 years of history. 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.

Our awards and achievements

Barclays has won acclaim around the world in every part of our business

We’ve received a wealth of recognition for innovative products, exemplary people, our approach to Citizenship and more.

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