Barclays Bank plc

Barclays Bank is a global universal bank, offering retail, private, corporate and investment banking products and services worldwide. Barclays Bank plc is the head bank of Barclays Group (United Kingdom).


Total Assets (2016)
1 135.32 bln GBP  (+5.38%)
Net Income (2016)
3 729.00 mln GBP  (+201.21%)

In 2016 total assets of Barclays Bank plc were 1 135,32 bln GBP. In 2016 the bank's net income was 3 729,00 mln GBP.

Barclays Bank plc is rated by Fitch, Moody's. Long-term credit rating assigned to the bank by Fitch is A (high credit quality). Long-term credit rating assigned to the bank by Moody's is Baa3 (lower medium grade).

Barclays Bank plc participates in deposit guarantee scheme of the United Kingdom. This scheme covers accounts up to 85 000 GBP per bank per depositor.


One Churchill Place, E14 5HP, London, United Kingdom
20 7623 23 23
20 7773 68 40

Barclays Bank plc is headquartered in London.

Bank Identifiers

Company Number
Start Date
October 1971

Financial Positions

Total Assets (2016)
1 135.32 bln GBP  (+5.38%)

In 2016 total assets of Barclays Bank plc were 1 135.32 bln GBP. Growth compared to the previous period (2015) was 5.38%.

Credit Ratings (as of Apr 2016)

Fitch Moody's
A (high credit quality) Baa3 (lower medium grade)

Credit Rating is an opinion of a credit rating agency about credit worthiness of a company or a government. Barclays Bank plc is rated by Fitch and Moody's.

Credit ratings assigned to Barclays Bank plc as of April 2016 are shown in details in the following sections.


Long-term issuer default rating is Fitch's view of a credit institution's relative vulnerability to default on its financial obligations, for Barclays Bank plc it is set to A (high credit quality), outlook is stable (not likely to change). The rating is not on watch. Short-term issuer default rating for Barclays Bank plc is set to F1 (highest short-term credit quality).

Long-Term Issuer Default Rating  A
    Outlook  stable
    On Watch  No
Short-Term Issuer Default Rating  F1
Viability Rating  a
Support Rating  5
Support Rating Floor  NF

Viability rating for Barclays Bank plc is set to a (high fundamental credit quality); support rating is 5 (there is a possibility of external support, but it cannot be relied upon); support rating floor is NF (no floor; no reasonable presumption of potential support being forthcoming).


Long-term rating for Barclays Bank plc it is set to Baa3 (lower medium grade). Long-term bank deposit rating is not assigned. Bank financial strength rating is not set. Short-term rating is set to Ba2.

Long-Term Rating  Baa3
Long-Term Bank Deposit Rating  -
Bank Financial Strength Rating  -
Short-Term Rating  Ba2
Outlook  stable

Outlook for the ratings of Barclays Bank plc is set to stable (not likely to change).

Deposit Guarantee

Deposit Guarantee
Yes (up to 85 000 GBP per depositor)

Deposit Guarantee Schemes compensate certain deposits held by depositors of a bank that becomes unable to meet its obligations.

All credit institutions operating in the United Kingdom are obliged to participate in the United Kingdom's deposit guarantee scheme.

In the case of Barclays Bank plc failure, eligible depositors having covered accounts in this bank will be paid out the following compensation:

Eligible Depositors  private individuals, small companies
Covered Currencies  all
Maximum Protected Amount  85 000 GBP
Paid In Currency  GBP

Further Information


BIC (Business Identifier Code, also known as SWIFT code or SWIFT BIC) is a the mostly used international identifier of financial institutions. SWIFT is the registration authority for BICs. BICs are used in financial transactions, client and counterparty data bases, compliance documents and many others.

A BIC consists of eight or eleven characters, comprising a financial institution code (four characters), a country code (two characters), a location code (two characters) and, optionally, a branch code (three characters).

BIC of Barclays Bank plc and its components are shown in the table below.

Bank BIC Code  BARC
Country Code  GB (United Kingdom)
Location Code  33
Branch Code  XXX


MFI ID (Monetary Financial Institution Identifier) is a code, unique to each institution in the MFI list provided by ECB (European Central Bank). MFI ID is hence applicable to MFIs resident in the European Union.

The code is alphanumerical, with the first two digits representing the two-digit ISO code for the country of residence of the MFI and the remaining number of digits (no limit has been specified) is any combination of alphanumerical characters.

MFI ID of Barclays Bank plc is shown in the table below.

MFI ID  GB0570

Company Registration Number

Company Registration Number is a distinctive code issued upon registration of a new company. This code can be used to find data about the company in a national company register.

Company Number  01026167

European Presence: 18 banks in 15 countries

Barclays Bank plc operates under the brand name Barclays Bank. This banking brand has presence in the following European countries and selected dependent territories of the European countries:

Cayman Islands





Isle of Man









United Kingdom

Defunct Banks: 4 banks in 4 countries

The following banks operating under Barclays Bank brand name has been recently closed down:





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