Barclays PLC provides various financial products and services worldwide. The company primarily operates in UK Retail and Business Banking; Europe Retail and Business Banking; Africa Retail and Business Banking; Barclaycard; Investment Bank; Corporate Banking; and Wealth and Investment Management segments. It offers current accounts, savings products, Woolwich branded mortgages, unsecured loans, general insurance, and banking and money transmission services to small and medium sized businesses; investment and insurance products; business lending services; bancassurance solutions; and retail, corporate, and credit and debit card services. The company also offers international payments services for consumer and business customers, including credit cards and consumer lending; investment banking services comprising strategic advisory, financing, and risk management services to large corporate, government, and institutional clients; integrated corporate banking solutions, including cash management, lending, and trade financing services to corporates, financial institutions, and multinationals; and a range of wealth and investment management services, such as international and private banking, investment management, fiduciary, and brokerage services. The company was formerly known as Barclays Bank Limited and changed its name to Barclays PLC in January 1985. Barclays PLC was founded in 1896 and is headquartered in London, the United Kingdom.
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