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Barclays is to set up a 2,500 sq ft business facilitation office at the iCentrum building in Birmingham this April.

Barclays is to expand the 1,000-strong workforce at its contact centre on Wavertree Technology Park in Liverpool with 300 new jobs.

Barclays is to sell Barclays Risk Analytics & Index Solutions to Bloomberg for £520m.

Barclays is to set up a banking fraud detection centre in Sunderland, with the creation of 200 jobs.

Barclays is planning to recruit 800 apprentices this year, including 150 at its Liverpool-based banking call centre and branch network.

Barclays is looking to set up virtual bank branches in various community sites, starting with pilot schemes in London, Sunderland and Norfolk.

Barclays is to create more than 100 jobs at its telephone banking call centre in Sunderland.

Barclays is to relocate its Manchester-based call centre to a new 80,000 sq ft office at 4 Piccadilly Place.

Barclays is to open an initial four bank branches in Asda stores early next year.

Barclays is planning to relocate its office in Newcastle upon Tyne from Grey Street to a 35,000 sq ft unit at East Quay Five.

Barclays is reported to be in negotiations to acquire an 80,000 sq ft office at 4 Piccadilly Place in Manchester, with the relocation of staff from an existing call centre and corporate office.

Barclays is planning to relocate its Bristol offices into a new 18,750 sq ft unit at Bridgewater House.

Barclays Bank is planning to sell Barclays Infrastructure Funds Management to 3i Group, including a London-based investment team and assets under management of £780m.

Barclays is planning to expand its apprentice recruitment programme from 1,000 to 2,000 by 2015.

Barclays is to recruit 50 apprentices at its technology centre near Knutsford this year.

Barclays Bank is said to be looking into the possibility of consolidating its Manchester-based operations into a new 250,000 sq ft headquarters.

Barclays is to acquire ING Direct UK from ING of the Netherlands, with the transfer of 750 staff and 1.5m online banking customers.

Barclays is considering two potential sites in Camberley and Basingstoke for a new 60,000 sq ft office for its Mercantile division.

Barclays is said to be seeking a suitable 60,000 sq ft office for its Mercantile division in the Basingstoke and Camberley area.

Barclays is to create more than 300 jobs at its customer complaints department in Poole.

Barclays is to create 1,000 apprenticeships at contact centres and bank branches across the country.

Barclays is to sell Barclays Private Equity to a management buy-out, and the business is being relaunched as Equistone Partners Europe.

Barclays has acquired the small business credit card portfolio of MBNA Europe, which will affect up to 50 staff in Chester.

Barclays is to acquire Egg's UK credit card assets, in order to expand its Barclaycard division with 1.1m new accounts.

Barclays is to sell its Barclays Private Equity division to a management team, in return for a share of future profits.

Barclays is to set up a new shared services centre in Glasgow, with the creation of up to 600 jobs, in order to support its investment banking and wealth management business.

Barclays Corporate is to relocate its Sheffield office and 50 sales staff to the St Paul's Place development this autumn.

Barclays is to acquire Tricorona, the Swedish trader in carbon emission reduction credits, for £98m.

Barclays Bank is to sell HomEq Servicing, its US mortgage servicing business, to Ocwen Financial Corporation for about £900m.

Barclays is planning to double the size of its corporate lending and wealth management operations in Scotland by 2012.

Barclays is planning to invest £350m in the expansion of its wealth management business, including new IT systems and the creation of hundreds of banking jobs.

Barclays has acquired the Italian credit card operations of Citi for undisclosed terms, including gross assets of £205m.

Barclays is to acquire Standard Life Bank, the mortgage and savings division of Standard Life with 270 staff in Edinburgh, for £226m.

Barclays is to relocate 270 Manchester-based commercial banking staff to a 36,000 sq ft office at 3 Hardman Street in Spinningfields by the end of the year.

Barclays has sold its Barclays Global Investors asset management business in the US to BlackRock for £8.2bn.

Barclays has agreed to sell its iShares asset management division to private equity firm CVC Partners for £3bn.

Barclays Bank has acquired the Italian residential mortgage business of Macquarie Bank, including operational support functions and staff.

Barclays is to acquire PT Bank Akita, the Indonesian bank with ten branches.

Barclays has agreed to acquire the North American investment banking and capital markets operations of Lehman Brothers, including the New York headquarters and two data centres.

Barclays Bank is to sell Barclays Life Assurance Company to Swiss Reinsurance for £753m, including 760,000 life insurance policies, pension policies and annuity contracts.

Barclays Commercial Bank is to relocate about 1,000 staff to a 98,000 sq ft office at the Snowhill development in central Birmingham by the end of 2009.

Barclays Bank is to consider options to improve its Wimborne Road office in Poole, having dropped plans to relocate hundreds of staff to a new development on West Quay Road.

Barclays Bank is creating 85 jobs at a new financial planning call centre at Doxford International in Sunderland.

Barclays is planning to set up a new regional commercial banking centre at the St James Court office development in Norwich, which is due for completion in late 2009.

Barclays is to acquire Expobank, the Russian retail and commercial bank with 32 branches, for £373m.

Barclays has acquired the UK credit card business of Discover Financial Services, including about 700,000 Goldfish customers, for £35m.

Barclays is to proceed with plans to build a new 100,000 sq ft regional headquarters for 850 staff at Asda's Dalgety Mills site in Poole by 2010.

Barclays Bank is to acquire Walbrook Group, the independent fiduciary services company with operations in Jersey, Guernsey, Isle of Man and Hong Kong and gross assets of £13m.

Barclays is to open a private wealth management banking centre at Park Square in Leeds in June, and similar offices will open in other cities.

Barclays Bank is to sell Barclays Global Investors Japan Trust & Banking, the trust administration and custody operation of its Japanese asset management division, to Sumitomo Trust & Banking for £21m.

Barclays Bank has sold most of Monument, its Sussex-based sub-prime credit card business, to Compucredit of the US for £390m.

Barclays is planning an international expansion programme for its retail banking business, and will open 350 new branches in Italy, Spain, Portugal, Africa and the Middle East this year.

Barclays Bank is to acquire EquiFirst Corporation, the US-based non-prime mortgage company, from Regions Financial Corporation, for £115m.

Barclays is to acquire Nile Bank, the Ugandan commercial bank with 18 branches and 228 staff, for undisclosed terms.

Barclays is to expand the 1,200-strong workforce at its wealth management division in Glasgow with 500 new jobs over the next three years.

Barclays is to acquire Indexchange, the German provider of exchange traded funds, for £161m, in order to expand its Barclays Global Investors business.

Barclays Bank is to sell some of its vendor finance operations in the UK and Germany to CIT Group of the US, including gross assets of £1.1bn.

Barclays Bank is to relocate four branches and 60 staff from Liverpool city centre to a new £2.5m site at the Grosvenor retail development next spring.

Barclays Bank is seeking a suitable site in Dorset to relocate 2,500 staff from its existing 300,000 sq ft office in Poole.

Barclays Bank is said to be looking into the possibility of setting up an 85,000 sq ft office in Glasgow, which could lead to the relocation of hundreds of jobs from England.

Barclays is to acquire HomEq Servicing, the US mortgage servicing company, for £256m.

Barclays is considering plans to open more high street bank branches in prime locations, cut the number of UK processing centres and transfer more work offshore.

Barclays is planning to invest up to £375m in the expansion of its wealth management business over the next three years, including new staff and technology.

Barclays is planning to set up a chain of 35 bank branches in Italy by the end of next year, at a cost of about £50m, and is also expanding in Portugal.

Barclays is to invest £86m in the expansion of its investment banking operations in India.

Barclays is to create 100 new jobs at its Firstplus secured loans call centre in Cardiff over the next few months, and is seeking a suitable site for a new headquarters to house up to 550 staff.

Barclays is to create 250 new jobs at its customer services call centre at the Doxford International Business Park in Sunderland by the end of the year.

Barclays is to acquire a 60% stake in Absa, the South African bank, for £2.9bn, and will integrate the business with its existing operations in other African countries.

Barclays is to acquire a majority stake in Fiat's Iveco vehicle finance and leasing business for £67m.

Barclays has started to relocate its 5,000 head office staff from the City of London to Canary Wharf, and the move should be completed by May.

Barclays Bank is planning to acquire the French wealth business of ING Securities Bank, including ING Ferri and ING Private Banking, creating a combined group with more than 50 branches.

Barclays has acquired Juniper, the US credit card company, from CIBC for £160m.

Barclays has acquired a 50% stake in Intelenet Global Services, the Indian business process outsourcing company, for £19m.

Barclays is looking to expand its international banking business, and is particularly interested in Spain, the Middle East and Africa.

Barclays is to recruit 1,000 additional branch staff, in order to improve customer service, but 800 middle management and support jobs will be lost.

Barclays is recruiting a further 30 staff to start work at its call centre in Sunderland in February, while 70 are due to start in January.

Barclays Bank has acquired Gerrard Management Services, the private client wealth manager, from Old Mutual for £210m.

Barclays is to acquire Banco Zaragozano, the Spanish bank with 361 branches, for £810m.

Barclays is planning to recruit a further 60 staff at its Cardiff-based Firstplus financial services business, taking the total to 250.

Barclays has acquired the European retail stockbroking business of Charles Schwab for a nominal sum, which will result in the closure of offices in Birmingham and Milton Keynes.

Barclays is planning to expand its Woolwich independent financial advisory division into continental Europe, to attract expatriate customers.

Barclays is to create 500 jobs at its banking call centre in Sunderland this year.

Barclays Private Clients International is to relocate its offshore headquarters to Douglas on the Isle of Man, with the creation of 90 jobs.

Barclays has announced plans to invest £50m in the roll out of Woolwich's Open Plan account, which enables customers to offset their current account balance against their mortgage.

Barclays is to relocate its head office functions from a number of offices throughout London to a new 1m sq ft building at Canary Wharf.

Barclays is planning to extend the opening hours at most of its 1,719 branches over the next two years, with the creation of 2,000 jobs.

Barclays has announced plans to recruit a further 1,000 staff at its Sunderland call centre over the next year.

Barclays is to recruit a further 600 staff at its telephone banking call centre in Coventry over the next year, taking the total to 1,300.

Barclays has reached agreement for the £5.3bn acquisition of the Woolwich mortgage bank, which will result in about 100 branch closures and the loss of 1,000 jobs.

Barclays has announced plans to spend £325m on e-commerce this year, including the development of an online savings account and a share-dealing facility for mobile phones.

Barclays has sold its Dial car leasing business to ABN Amro for £269m, in order to withdraw from the rapidly consolidating market.

Barclays and Freeserve are forming a £20m joint venture to develop a web portal for small businesses, and Barclays will switch its own-brand internet access service from British Telecom to Freeserve.

Barclays is selling its Transpay foreign currency processing business to a joint venture of Travelex and the Royal Bank of Scotland for about £25m.

Barclays has sold Merck Finck, the German private banking business, to Kredietbank Luxembourgeoise for £170m, as it did not fit in with group strategy.

Barclays has opened a new Barclaycall telephone banking centre at Doxford International Business Park in Sunderland, and a further 300 jobs will be created over the next few months.

Barclays is to build a £11m administration processing centre in Leicester, creating almost 850 jobs.

Barclays Bank is to open a telephone banking centre in Sunderland for its Barclaycall service, creating 2,000 jobs.

SEC Group, the financial services company, is acquiring Barclays Personal Taxation Service for up to £5m.

Barclays has sold part of its BZW Asian equities business to Credit Suisse First Boston for undisclosed terms, including the Taiwan equities operation and a 70% stake in a Singapore joint venture.

ABN Amro of the Netherlands is acquiring the Australian and New Zealand equity investment banking operations of BZW from Barclays Bank for about £71m.

Barclays is selling its European equities and corporate advisory operations to Credit Suisse First Boston for £100m.