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125 South West Street
Wilmington, DE 19801

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.

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Reviews (155)

Barclays is exceptional

Posted by: ebonyperry | Oct 1, 2017

I have always banked locally near where I live. It was convenient and usually the fees were competitive. As the fees increased I began to think about banking online. I've heard and read about it and had found some interesting facts. I was skiddish at first because I always banked in person. Having done some homework I finally decided to try banking online with Barclays. I started with my personal checking that I pay my bills with and I was so pleased I switched my savings account over also. The customer service was great and I received all the help I needed. I am now going to set up a college fund for my grandchildren and I am looking at CDs next. I highly recommend Barclay for online banking

Great Online Bank

Barclays has been a great online bank. I prefer their rates as opposed to other banks. They provide exception 24 hour support and they stay on top of everything. The one downside is that it is online and can make withdrawals and deposits a little bit more difficult. To deposit cash I usually have to go to a family member and swap them cash for a check to deposit it. Check deposits are extremely easy and quick. However any excess cash I typically hold onto.

Not bad but would still go local if possible.

This is one of the banks that when everything is working fine then it is a really good solution. Thought there rates were very competitive but if there is a problem then it becomes a big problem. I had two issues one where I had lost one of my cards and it took 60 minutes to get everything taken care of over the phone as oppose to my local bank where I walked in and 5 minutes later it was taken care of. Also I had an issue with someone trying to use my information to get money and that ended up being a 2 week process of getting this all cleared up. My biggest complaint with that is they don't know me so you have to jump through hoops to prove who you are as opposed to my local bank where everyone knows you by your face and it would have been handled so much quicker. In the future I might just use this for savings or cd's.

For Bank Of This Size - Horrible Customer Service

Posted by: aka13 | Sep 14, 2017

This was classic 'how to lose your customer 101' experience. I had Barclays Savings account for a bit more than 3 years now. On Monday I tried to log into my account to transfer additional funds from my external checking accounts. When I clicked on "transfer funds" the system kicked me out and despite my attempts to relog-in, it kept saying I enter incorrect information and ultimately blocked my account. I called their 800 number and asked what was happening. A rep could not explain what was the reason and also said there were no reports of technical issues. She unblocked my account and so on the next log in I created a new password and also updated security questions while I was at it. Logged-in I tried again to transfer money and the same story happened - I was kicked out. No error messages, nothing - just back to the log in page. The system let me to log-in on a 3d attempt, but I could not do anything once in besides looking at the balance - otherwise it kept kicking me out. I decided to change the password one more time, as clearly I was freaking out by that point that the account has been somehow compromised. The system would not even let me do that!
So after an hour or so of attempts to do something, I called the customer service again. I explained everything that happened and the rep offered to re-set my password. I told him I don't need that but I want some assurance that my account has not been hacked and the money is not on its way somewhere offshore. He said he cannot do that. When I asked if I can put a temp freeze on any funds transfer from the account he said he cannot do that either. Ok, then I said I want to transfer the entire balance to my checking account asap and he said I should do it online. Yet again I had to explain that the system would not let me do it and kicks me out. Then he said the only solution is to notify a technical support team. BUT there is no time frame with which they will respond. I had a significant amount there so I was very nervous since it seemed I could not do anything to get my money! I then asked to talk to a manager since the entire experience had been more than surreal and I was concerned about my money. The guy said there was no managers on duty. I could not believe that and asked again - he responded that he swears no one is available. It is Barclays for god's sake! I asked again - then he started to tell me a story how everyone is assisting with the Hurricane Irma response. I could not believe my ears! The only thing he said he can do it to take a message and a manager will get back to me in 24-48 hours! I was at a nervous breakdown by that point since the account had more than 4 years of my savings in it!
After the call I tried to see if I can send an email to customer support - nope, no such option for any Barclays US business, as you can find quickly online. I tried to call again - just to get a voicemail that offices are now closed.
Finally, after a dozen of log-ins from all browsers and computers I could get a hold of I managed to initiate the transfer of my entire balance. It has been 72 hours and I have not heard a thing from either customer service, technical team or the mysterious manager. I still cannot believe the entire experience, since I always thought Barclays is a trusted name and a seasoned bank. But if you cannot get me my money or at least show that you do care about the issue and work on resolving it asap, especially when it gets to the point of questioning the safety of my funds - you will not have me as a customer. I now transferred the money to an account with a higher yield at a bank that has phone, chat and email support, so at least the story ended well for me.



Health Grade Components

FDIC Certificate #57203
Year Established2001
Primary RegulatorFDIC
Profit Margin
Return on Assets - YTD2.22%
Return on Equity - YTD16.55%
Annual Interest Income$1.52B
Assets and Liabilities
AssetsQ2 2017vs Q2 2016$30.81B$29.67B
LoansQ2 2017vs Q2 2016$24.37B$23.45B
DepositsQ2 2017vs Q2 2016$21.37B$20.79B
Equity CapitalQ2 2017vs Q2 2016$4.36B$3.78B
Loan Loss AllowanceQ2 2017vs Q2 2016$897.8MM$837.7MM
Unbacked Noncurrent LoansQ2 2017vs Q2 2016$277.0MM$250.1MM
Real Estate OwnedQ2 2017vs Q2 2016$0$0
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Barclays Online Savings Now 1.30%

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Barclays increased their Online Savings account today to 1.30%(Was: 1.20%).

Barclays Online Savings Rate Increase

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Another Jump today to match Synchrony Bank!
Was:1.15% Now: 1.20%

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Barclays Savings Account Rates

1.30%--Online Savings Account
1.20%--Dream Account

Barclays CD Rates

2.35%--60 Month Online CD
2.00%--48 Month Online CD
1.95%--36 Month Online CD
1.70%--24 Month Online CD
1.55%--18 Month Online CD
1.50%--12 Month Online CD
0.60%--9 Month Online CD
0.55%--6 Month Online CD
0.35%--3 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