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Barclays/Legal & General: bancassurance model of the future?

Published By Datamonitor
16 Jan 2001
CommentWire
CommentWire

Barclays/Gerrard: some logic, some risks

Barclays [BARC.L] has announced one of the largest deals to date in the UK private client sector with the purchase of the Gerrard wealth management unit from Old Mutual [OML.L]. The deal secures Barclays' number one position in the UK market but will present the bank with significant challenges as well as opportunities.

Published By Datamonitor
27 Oct 2003
CommentWire
CommentWire

Barclays/Bradford & Bingley: no marketplace for merger

Bradford & Bingley has an attractive distribution network among other features that makes it appealing for acquisition. This explains why it been targeted by major banks hungry to take advantage. With Barclays' initial GBP2.5 billion bid being thwarted due to stock market pressures, Bradford & Bingley's future still remains unclear.<BR /><BR />

Published By Datamonitor
29 Jul 2002
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Barclays-Asda tie-up: cutting costs, improving service

Barclays' decision to relocate four of its branches within nearby Asda stores will enable the bank to reduce costs and increase convenience for consumers.

Published By Datamonitor
18 Nov 2013
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Barclays' push into Asia could net a big boost with IAM team

Barclays has created a team to cater to the growing independent or external asset manager segment in Asia and announced ambitions to become a top-three player within this space in the region. The development of this offering for IAMs gives the bank an opportunity to rapidly grow its Asian AUM without going the same route as Julius Baer and buying an existing book.

Published By Datamonitor
24 Aug 2012
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Barclays' preparations for the RDR may be replicated by other players

The UK-based financial services player Barclays has announced that it intends to close the financial planning arm within its retail division, making it the first major bank to make such a decision in light of imminent regulatory change. If other large retail banks follow suit, then the proportion of the public that are underserved by financial services will increase.

Published By Datamonitor
28 Jan 2011
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Barclays' international rollout of Pingit highlights the potential for innovation in money transfers

Barclays is to expand Pingit, its mobile payments app, into several new territories following the success the service has had in the UK since launching. This mobile payments service, the first of its kind to operate internationally without imposing commission or related fees, highlights the potential seen in the money transfer market, not only by Barclays, but also the alternative provider Wonga.

Published By Datamonitor
24 Aug 2012
CommentWire
CommentWire

Barclays Wealth: recent resignations signal staff uncertainty

The departure of product specialist Amy McNally follows a spate of defections from Barclays Wealth in the last few months. As the market revives, rivals are able to lure away key staff, casting uncertainty over their work environment in the minds of its employees. This will complicate Barclays Wealth's ambitions to double the amount of client-facing staff in five years.

Published By Datamonitor
09 Sep 2010
CommentWire
CommentWire

Barclays Wealth: expanding headcount as it looks to become a top five player

Barclays Wealth has become one of the first wealth managers to launch a big hiring program in the wake of the financial crisis, announcing that over the next few years it is looking to double the number of its relationship managers serving high-end clients. This is a well-timed and far-sighted move by Barclays, which is intent on establishing itself as one of the dominant global wealth managers.

Published By Datamonitor
01 Mar 2010
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Barclays Wealth: ahead of the emotional curve

Barclays Wealth has been using behavioral finance theory for four years in an attempt to understand the potential impact of investors' tendency to make irrational investment decisions. According to the company's vice president of private banking, the market leading insight that this practice provides has given it an edge over rivals and, in Aberdeen, led to a significant upturn in 2010 revenues.

Published By Datamonitor
15 Feb 2011

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