Barclays

Definition

International financial institution, which provides a number of financial services for consumers and businesses at the global level. The company has been in business for over 300 years and is considered one of the largest banks in the United Kingdom. In 2008, the company acquired a portion of troubled Lehman Brothers for $1.35 billion. The company's corporate headquarters is based in London, England.

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My parents and I decided to go to "Barclays" to apply for student loans in order for me to attend Oxford College.

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I was able to buy my new apple macbook, because I financed the cost through Barclays with no interest for the first six months.

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When Watson needed a large business loan to finally start his export business, he decided to pursue Barclays since they had such a trusted and long-standing reputation.

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