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A Tale of Two Pride Campaigns

Ian Johnson | Posted 19.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Ian Johnson

As this year's pride season comes to a close it is hard not to have noticed the sheer volume of corporate activity that has been directed at LGBT communities all over the world by brands looking to ingratiate themselves with LGBT consumers.

Barclays Spending Millions On Teaching Its Bankers Not To Lie

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 04.07.2014 | UK

Barclays, which is battling allegations of "toxic" fraud in the US, is going to spend millions teaching its staff principles such as "truthfulness" in...

'The Stench Was Unreal': Barclays Bank Hit By Dirty Protest (GRAPHIC PICTURES)

South West News Service | Posted 30.06.2014 | UK

A branch of Barclays Bank was forced to temporarily close after a man strolled through the premises depositing steaming piles of poo. The culprit ...

Barclays In Hot Water With US Authorities Over 'Toxic' Traders

The Huffington Post/PA | Posted 26.06.2014 | UK

Barclays is taking allegations "very seriously" that it misled large institutional investors and other clients in the United States by falsely telling...

Barclays To Sack 7,000 Investment Bankers In Major Revamp

The Huffington Post/PA | Posted 08.05.2014 | UK

Barclays is to cut 7,000 jobs from its investment banking division by 2016 as part of a strategy review. The bank has already announced job losses ...

Barclays Profits Fall Could See Investment Bankers Sacked

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 06.05.2014 | UK

Barclays has posted a 5% fall in profits for the first three months of the year as earnings from its investment bank slumped by half. Bank chairman...

Barclays' New US Boss Has The Best Banker Name Ever

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 29.04.2014 | UK

Barclays has appointed Joe Gold to take over as head of the bank's American operations as part of a major shake-up. Gold will move up from being g...

Barclays 'Telling Customers To Go To Hell', Shareholders Rage

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 24.04.2014 | UK

Barclays is "telling customers to go to hell" rather than becoming the "go to" bank, shareholders warned bank bosses during an angry annual general me...

'It Would Not Be Right'

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 03.02.2014 | UK

Barclays CEO Antony Jenkins has turned down his bonus for the second year running, arguing that it would "not be right" to take it. This comes as ...

Nelson Mandela and the Stench of Hypocrisy

Rebecca Tinsley | Posted 06.02.2014 | UK Politics
Rebecca Tinsley

Politicians and journalists are falling over themselves to pay tribute to Nelson Mandela. Alas, the curse of having a good memory means recalling when the same politicians and journalists condemned the ANC leader as a terrorist.

Barclays To Axe 1,700 Jobs Across Its Branches

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 14.11.2013 | UK

Barclays has been accused of making a "colossal mistake" over plans to axe 1,700 jobs from across its branch network by the Unite Union. Unite warn...

How Much Of Britain Does China Own?

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 21.10.2013 | UK Politics

Britain will get its first new nuclear power station for nearly 20 years thanks to French-owned EDF Energy teaming up with Chinese investors, who are ...

Cloud It: Barclays Bold Move Into Personal Data Stores

Colin Strong | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Tech
Colin Strong

The service, from Barclays, is called Cloud It and is a form of Personal Data Store (PDS) where consumers, rather than companies, become responsible for their own data management.

Bob Diamond 'Set For UK Comeback'

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 01.10.2013 | UK

Aquis Exchange, a new European equity trading platform backed by former Barclays CEO Bob Diamond, will reportedly launch in London on November 14. ...

Barclays Bids To Banish 'Sins Of The Past'

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 23.09.2013 | UK

Barclays has launched a review of its overdraft fees faced by around 12 million current account customers as part of a major overhaul to clean up any ...

'Barclays Johnson'

Huffington Post UK | Posted 03.09.2013 | UK

Boris Johnson will change his name to 'Barclays Johnson' if the bank continues to provide financial support for the London bike scheme. The Mayor o...

The Silent Death of the British Remittance Industry

Hugo Winn | Posted 28.09.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Hugo Winn

In the next couple of weeks a prosperous British industry will be reduced to ashes. The industry in question is the remittance sector - a vast and growing area made up of hundreds of Money Service Businesses (MSBs) - local, generally small businesses which provide diaspora communities with a means to remit money back home.

Barclays Rushes To Plug £5bn Hole

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 30.07.2013 | UK

Barclays has unveiled plans to raise £5.8 billion in cash from investors in a massive share sale in order to meet City regulators' requirements to st...

Barclays Hands Bosses £40m Windfall.. On Budget Day

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 20.03.2013 | UK

Barclays investment banking chief Rich Ricci landed an £18 million windfall today after the bank handed out mammoth share awards to top bosses. Ri...

Barclays Finance Director Stepping Down

PA | Posted 04.02.2013 | UK

Barclays bank announced tonight that finance director Chris Lucas was stepping down. Lucas and general counsel Mark Harding will leave the company ...

Food prices, Hurricane Sandy and Speculation

Deborah Doane | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Politics
Deborah Doane

Aside from facing a few days off the trading floor last week in Wall Street, big banks will be the ones to benefit the most from the impacts of Hurricane Sandy. Wall Street and other financial centres, such as the City of London, have ridden the wave of extreme weather over the past year, including the drought in the US, driving food commodity prices to new heights.

Busted! Bank Clerk Who Stole £46k For Beauty Treatments Including Boob Job Is Jailed

SWNS | Sara C Nelson | Posted 21.11.2012 | UK

An aspiring glamour model who stole £46,000 from the bank where she worked to fund a boob job, dental work and liposuction has been jailed for a year...

Barclays Calls For New Industry Body With Power To Ban Rogue Bankers

PA | Posted 07.09.2012 | UK

Disgraced lender Barclays has called for a new industry body to be formed with the power to ban rogue bankers in the wake of the rate rigging scandal,...

Who Is Bob Diamond's Replacement?

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 30.08.2012 | UK

Under-fire banking giant Barclays today named its retail and business banking boss Antony Jenkins as chief executive. The appointment of Jenkins co...

Banker Bashes MPs

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 18.08.2012 | UK

Bob Diamond, the former Former Barclays boss who resigned in the wake of revelations about Libor rate-fixing, has hit back at claims he was "highly se...