|Account Type||APY||Account Name||Min||Max|
|Savings||1.00%||Online Savings Account||-||-||Details »|
|CD||2.00%||60 Month Online CD||-||-||Details »|
Barclays 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 recently started looking into online banking opportunities. I read a lot of reviews and liked the idea of the convenience online banking is. I had several credit cards and some offered personal checking,savings,CDs,iras as well as other offers. I decided to try out personal checking. I moved my personal checking account and savings account to Barclays Bank. They offered very competitive rates and fees and a lot of other services. Now that I've been using it for months now I couldn't be happier. The convenience is great and customer service has been outstanding. I ordered all my checks online and had some questions about some offers and the customer service department hooked me up with an expert who gave me very professional and outstanding advice. I am going to be looking into college accounts for my grandchildren. I highly recommend Barclays Bank to anyone in need.
I began banking with Barclays as my primary savings account provider in 2014. I have been satisfied ever since. External accounts are fairly easy to add and set up. I have set up recurring ACH transfers from my external checking account to my Barclays savings accounts and they always transfer by the next business day, which is much better than the 5-7 business day estimate for most banks. There are no fees that I am aware of and I have never been charged a fee. The interest rate on the online savings accounts varies by account from 1-1.05%, which, in this economic environment, beats out many competitors. I have earned interest that I would not have otherwise if I had banked with competitors. I have been satisfied with the little communication required to set up the account and I have had no adverse issues dealing with routine maintenance of the accounts.
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||1.49%|
|Return on Equity - YTD||11.82%|
|Annual Interest Income||$2.98B|
|Assets and Liabilities|
|Assets||Q4 2016vs Q4 2015||$32.51B$27.99B|
|Loans||Q4 2016vs Q4 2015||$25.37B$22.30B|
|Deposits||Q4 2016vs Q4 2015||$22.78B$19.35B|
|Equity Capital||Q4 2016vs Q4 2015||$4.02B$3.58B|
|Loan Loss Allowance||Q4 2016vs Q4 2015||$731.4MM$747.2MM|
|Unbacked Noncurrent Loans||Q4 2016vs Q4 2015||$245.8MM$247.4MM|
|Real Estate Owned||Q4 2016vs Q4 2015||$0$0|
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|APY||MIN||MAX||ACCOUNT NAME||VIEW DETAILS|
|1.00%||-||-||Online Savings Account|
|APY||MIN||MAX||ACCOUNT NAME||VIEW DETAILS|
|2.00%||-||-||60 Month Online CD|
|1.60%||-||-||48 Month Online CD|
|1.50%||-||-||36 Month Online CD|
|1.35%||-||-||24 Month Online CD|
|1.25%||-||-||18 Month Online CD|
|1.20%||-||-||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