Barclays Bank Contact Number

0843 557 4385

If you need to get in touch with your bank, it can be easy to do so when you call us to be transferred to the Barclays contact number.

Why would I call the Barclays Bank Customer Number?

  • To report your card as lost or stolen.
  • To open or close an account.
  • To get a new PIN.

Barclays products and services

Barclays is a British banking chain. If you bank at Barclays or you wish to start, call the Barclays customer service contact number to switch to Barclays today.

Barclays products and services include: savings accounts, current accounts, personalised cards, personal loans, mortgages, instant cash ISA’s, cash ISA’s, e-savings reward, investment ISA’s, home insurance, travel insurance, student insurance and life insurance amongst much more. Barclays has also as of 2013 became part of the Government’s “Buy to Let” scheme alongside several other high street banks, which helps first time buyers purchase a home with a small deposit, often around 10%, rather than renting or having to save up for years. The scheme has been met with praise by critics, but also some criticism due to high mortgage repayments at a later time.

With Barclays, you can also opt to bank online, over the telephone or by using the Barclays app on your smartphone or tablet. The Barclays app has been rated as one of the best banking apps around. Some of the benefits of banking with Barclays include: contactless debit cards, online statements, text alerts about your account and interest free overdrafts.

About Barclays Customer Service

Barclays is a British bank and financial services company. The bank has a range of operations in retail, wholesale and investment banking. Barclays has branches in over 50 countries and has around 48 million customers. The company headquarters can be found in London. To find out more, visit the website.

Blackpool Donkeys Are Now Accepting Contactless Payments

blackpooldonkeysAugust 22nd 2014

In a bid to keep moving forward with the times, the world famous donkey rides at Blackpool are now accepting contactless payments.

The donkey ride firm, Real Donkeys, which has been working on the famous seaside for almost 20 years now, has teamed up with Barclaycard, a division of Barclays, to offer its customers the change to make payments without needing cash, by simply touching their card on the flash new system.

The lucky donkey who is sporting the technological gadget is known as Dillion. He has a contactless payment saddle, which gives parents the chance to touch their contactless payment credit or debit card in return for a ride.

The owner of Real Donkeys, Mark Ineson, said “Over the years I’ve had to turn hundreds of kids away because mums and dads don’t have the cash on them to pay for a ride on Dillon – and the beach is often the last place you want to be carrying lots of change. So I approached Barclaycard to see whether they could help solve the problem. The saddle they’ve come up with means hundreds more people will be able to experience one of the great British seaside traditions and have a donkey ride along the sands. It also shows that, regardless of how traditional your business might be, there are always new things to trial that can give it a much-needed boost.”

The technology department of Barclaycard collaborated with the designers at Seymourpowell to build the saddle. The design team at Seymourpowell have an impressive portfolio of work behind them, including being the creators of the first cordless kettle in the world and the concepts of the interior for the Virgin Galactic spacecraft.

The head of contactless payment at Barclaycard, Tami Hargraves, said “More and more of us are relying on card payments, and contactless payment. We leapt at the chance to help Dillon and his owner Mark get more from his business and bring smiles to more kids this bank holiday. Now all we have to do is hope the British summer plays along. Assuming that Dillon’s pioneering approach in going cashless is a success, we could see the roll out of more Contactless Donkeys everywhere next summer. In fact, we’re constantly building on the market leading innovations we have delivered, and we have exciting projects in the pipeline which are set to shape the future of payments.”

In the UK alone, there are 45 million contactless cards in circulation as well as more than 300,000 points up and down the country that accept this as a form of payment.

FRC Abandons Report On Barclays Practices

December 6th 2013

The Financial Reporting Council has officially dropped an investigation into Pricewaterhouse Cooper’s work on putting together a compliance report for Barclays Capital.

Britain’s top accountancy body confirmed that they had closed the probe into PWC’s auditing of Barclays Capital’s handling of clients money for the eight years between December 2001 and December 2009. The Financial Reporting council stated that there was no realistic prospect that the investigation would make an adverse finding against the accountancy firm and bank, therefore closing the investigation as a result and taking no further action.

A spokesperson for PWC said that the closing of the report had only confirmed their view that there was nothing to find anyway. Of course, in the past many banks have faced substantial fines for failing to properly separate clients funds from the banks own money.

In 2012, the Financial Reporting Council fined PWC £1.4m following an investigation into the firms work on clients funds for JP Morgan. As a result of this previous fine, PWC was in the spotlight as soon as they began to work for Barclays. However, this time the work seemed to be above board.

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