Barclays, a DepositAccounts.com advertiser, is a UK-based multinational bank that maintains operations in retail and investment banking, as well as lending, credit cards, and wealth management. The financial holding company, of which its personal banking component is a subsidiary, is one of the largest in the world, with trillions of dollars in assets.
On its personal banking side, Barclays has limited deposit account offerings available in the United States. The bank offers both a high-yield savings account and Certificates of Deposit (CDs) through its online banking platform. Both accounts feature attractive interest rates, with the savings account interest rate being one of the highest available in the country. DepositAccounts.com reported that the savings account interest rate remained over 1% for over a year until the summer of 2013. Barclays savings accounts have no hidden fees or minimum balances to join and come with an easy to use online banking system from which account holders can transfer funds, deposit checks via scanner or mobile deposit, and make online payments. Its savings accounts also come with a debit card that customers may use to withdraw funds at any Bank of America ATM for a discounted fee.
Barclays CDs are also managed on Barclays’ online banking system and offer a guaranteed rate of return with no minimum balance to open and no monthly service fees. Barclays began allowing monthly interest disbursements on its CDs in May of 2013. Both of these accounts may be easily opened and managed online.
Barclays online banking business is headquartered in Wilmington, Delaware, which is also home to its Barclaycard (credit card) division. The bank’s wealth management group is based in New York City, and all of its operations in the United States are subsidiaries of Barclays Bank PLC, a Financial Holding Company headquartered in London, England. The retail bank has no branches in the United States and provides its services through its online banking platform.
Barclays has a long history dating back to 1690, when two bankers started trading as goldsmith bankers. In 1965, the bank branched out to the United States for the first time when it started Barclays Bank of California in San Francisco. Today, the bank maintains operations through affiliates in over 20 countries.
I have been banking with Barclays for almost 5 years now. After I finished college, I wanted to open a new savings account that could maximize my interest rate. At the time, Barclays was one of the highest offerings at just over 2% interest for a savings account. The fact that they don't have large offices all over the country allows them to pass on the savings to customers through great interest rates. I ended up also opening a 5 year CD with Barclays and have been earning almost 2.5% interest with them for my CD. Though the stock market is better for higher earnings, I don't think there is a safer place to put your money than a high interest rate earning CD such as the one offered by Barclays. The savings account is great too, it's easy to set up and the customer service is actually top notch. They are always very nice and helpful.
I had no problems opening the account and they have kept the rate at 1%. They are not a primary financial institution and are good for higher yields on savings and CD's. I use them to obtain the higher rates. They do not have ATM access and I do all transactions by ACH and have never had any problems. However if you need same day access to your funds this is not the bank for you. This is a great place for your money if you want or need FDIC Insurance and dont need same day access.
I have a savings accounts with Barclays and I was just monitoring how they calculate interest. I tried to check the calculation and to my surprise it was not matching. When I tried in all the possible ways of calculating interest and it didn't match to what I was getting, I called customer care. I asked them to help me understand the calculation and I was told that the calculation is all correct because the rep was sitting somewhere is far east and had a pre-fed calculator to check the math. I requested to explain me the formula but he failed. Then I asked for a manager and when i spoke to the manager, I came to know that the 0.90% APY is actually not 0.90% APY its 0.888896% APY and that my calculation on the amount is right. They have rounded it to display 0.90% APY.
THIS IS REALLY SHOCKING.
|FDIC Certificate #||57203|
|Return on Assets - YTD||2%|
|Return on Equity - YTD||11.01%|
|Annual Interest Income||$1.33B|
|Assets and Liabilities|
|Assets||Q2 2021vs Q2 2020||$28.77B$32.93B|
|Loans||Q2 2021vs Q2 2020||$18.42B$20.38B|
|Deposits||Q2 2021vs Q2 2020||$21.14B$25.20B|
|Equity Capital||Q2 2021vs Q2 2020||$5.39B$5.23B|
|Loan Loss Allowance||Q2 2021vs Q2 2020||$1.60B$1.70B|
|Unbacked Noncurrent Loans||Q2 2021vs Q2 2020||$194.0MM$334.0MM|
|Real Estate Owned||Q2 2021vs Q2 2020||$0$0|
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|APY||MIN||MAX||ACCOUNT NAME||VIEW DETAILS|
|0.40%||-||-||Online Savings Account|
|APY||MIN||MAX||ACCOUNT NAME||VIEW DETAILS|
|0.25%||-||-||12 Month Online CD|
|0.25%||-||-||18 Month Online CD|
|0.25%||-||-||24 Month Online CD|
|0.25%||-||-||36 Month Online CD|
|0.25%||-||-||48 Month Online CD|
|0.25%||-||-||60 Month Online CD|
|0.10%||-||-||3 Month Online CD|
|0.10%||-||-||6 Month Online CD|
|0.10%||-||-||9 Month Online CD|
Barclays is an Internet only bank and does not have branch locations. Its headquarters is located at 125 South West Street - Wilmington, DE 19801