Younger generation critical to Scotland’s COVID-19 economic recovery, Barclays report finds

Young people's energy and enthusiasm, technological skills and creativity will help boost Scotland's COVID-19 economic recovery, according to new research released today by Barclays' LifeSkills.

Published 29 October 2020

Barclays beats forecasts with £1.1bn pre-tax profits

Barclays has beaten profit forecasts with its third quarter pre-tax profits reaching £1.1 billion after taking a smaller hit from the coronavirus crisis than the City had expected.

Published 23 October 2020

Barclays plans new branch and offices at Glasgow Beco building

Barclays wants to convert the Glasgow B-listed Beco building into a new branch and offices at its Tradeston site.

Published 13 October 2020

Barclays to provide £250m funding to help farmers drive sustainability

Barclays has launched a £250 million programme to help UK farmers drive sustainability through Agri-tech.

Published 7 October 2020

Bethany Christian Trust receives £100,000 grant from Barclays

National homeless charity Bethany Christian Trust has been awarded a grant of £100,000 by Barclays to help serve 3,000 households through Scotland with emergency supply packs including items such as food, toiletries and cleaning products.

Published 2 October 2020

Surge in online shopping feeds rise in e-commerce roles

The boom in online shopping during the coronavirus pandemic has seen more than one in seven UK retailers (15%) create roles specifically to cater to an increase in digital sales and boost online capacity, according to a study of over 300 senior retail executives conducted by Barclays Corporate Banking.

Published 3 September 2020

A fifth of women in Scotland want to start their own business in the next five years

A fifth (20%) of women in Scotland want to start their own business in the next five years, according to new research conducted by LifeSkills in collaboration with Barclays. 

Published 31 August 2020

Street Soccer Scotland wins regional stage of Barclays’ Entrepreneur Awards

Street Soccer Scotland has received the accolade in the Social Entrepreneur of the Year category of the Barclays' Entrepreneur Awards, which seeks to recognise a company that is delivering transformative social or environmental change.

Published 25 August 2020

3DReid builds resilience through coronavirus business loan

Architecture practice 3DReid has secured a loan from Barclays through the Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme (CBILS).

Published 17 August 2020

Barclays investigated for spying on staff

The Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) has launched an investigation into Barclays after allegations that the bank used computer monitoring software to spy on employees. 

Published 13 August 2020

Robert Mackie of Scotland secures £250,000 CBILS loan from Barclays

Robert Mackie of Scotland has secured a £250,000 CBILS loan from Barclays as the bank continues to support SMEs in the Kilmarnock area. 

Published 11 August 2020

Barclays takes further financial hit from coronavirus pandemic

Barclays has taken a £1.6 billion hit from the coronavirus pandemic in the second quarter of this year.

Published 29 July 2020

UK retail sales increased by 13.9% in June

Retail sales in the UK increased by 13.9% in June, marking the second month of significant improvement in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, according to the latest data from the Office for National Statistics (ONS). 

Published 24 July 2020

Barclays launches new plan and invest service

Barclays has launched a new digital advice service to tackle the UK’s advice gap and give more people the confidence and support to invest their savings.

Published 16 July 2020

Barclays: Impersonation scams double in June

During lockdown, people in the UK have experienced a significant spike in impersonation scams, with June seeing a surge in the monthly figures for scams involving con artists pretending to be police or bank staff, according to a new report from Barclays. 

Published 15 July 2020