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Barclays Bank PLC

by Jennifer DemirJune 5, 2017
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Founded

1925

Headquarters

London, United Kingdom

Website

http://www.barclays.co.uk/

Barclays Bank PLC

Barclays Bank PLC, together with its subsidiaries, provides financial services in the United Kingdom, rest of Europe, the Americas, Africa, the Middle East, and the Asia Pacific. It offers retail banking, credit cards, wholesale banking, investment banking, wealth management, and investment management services. The company was formerly known as Barclays Bank International Limited and changed its name to Barclays Bank PLC in January 1985. The company was founded in 1925 and is headquartered in London, the United Kingdom. Barclays Bank PLC is a subsidiary of Barclays PLC.

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Jennifer Demir
History of banking: Banking began with the first prototype banks of merchants of the ancient world, which made grain loans to farmers and traders who carried goods between cities. This began around 2000 BC in Assyria and Babylonia. Later, in ancient Greece and during the Roman Empire, lenders based in temples made loans and added two important innovations: they accepted deposits and changed money. Archaeology from this period in ancient China and India also shows evidence of money lending activity...

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