Barclays Bank

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Barclays "has two business Clusters: Global Retail Banking and Corporate & Investment Banking and Wealth Management - both comprising world-class businesses and brands.

"There are two other major areas of the business: Group Centre and Absa. Group Centre is our head office and support functions operation. The Absa Group is one of South Africa's largest financial services businesses. " [1]

Antony Jenkins was appointed Group Chief Executive on 30 August 2012. [2]


Accessed July 2010: [3]




Coal financing

In November 2011, Barclays was listed as the number 5 top global financier of coal-fired power plants in a report complied by various environmental groups entitled, Bankrolling Climate Change: A Look into the Portfolios of the World's Largest Banks. The report noted that Barclays spent $10,272 million euros on coal plants around the world since 2005.[4]

Resources and articles

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  1. About, Barclays, accessed July 18, 2010.
  2. Barclays, Antony Jenkins, accessed February 19, 2014.
  3. Directors, Barclays, accessed July 18, 2010.
  4. Bankrolling Climate Change: A Look into the Portfolios of the World’s Largest Banks Earthlife Africa Johannesburg and BankTrack, 2011.