Barclays PLC Announces Pingit Mobile Payments Service in India
Aug 21 14
Barclays PLC has unveiled a new function allowing mobile payments to India through its Pingit mobile payments service in the UK. The app will allow users in the UK to send quick and easy payments using just a mobile number to friends, family or contacts in India. This is a first as neither senders nor recipients need to be Barclays customers. Barclays Pingit users in the UK will simply send a payment using the mobile phone number of the intended recipient in India - there's no need for the sender to obtain swift codes, sort codes or account numbers of the recipient. Recipients will then receive a registration notification for the first time, or once registered an alert to confirm payment has been made. There is a minimum transaction of GBP25 and a maximum of GBP 1,500 and payments can take up to 48 hours.
Bloomberg And Markit Separately Look To Buy Barclays's Index Unit
Aug 13 14
Bloomberg L.P. and Markit Ltd. (NasdaqGS:MRKT) are separately looking at acquiring the fixed-income index unit of Barclays PLC (LSE:BARC) is up for sale, according to people familiar with the matter. Bids being discussed are about $1 billion, said the people. Some other potential bidders are still monitoring the discussions, one of the people said.
Barclays Appoints Justine Gaudion to the Role of Head of Local Markets in Guernsey
Aug 5 14
Barclays has appointed Justine Gaudion to the role of Head of Local Markets in Guernsey. She will lead the team of Premier and local Corporate Relationship Managers in addition to the personal banking team based in Barclays' St Peter Port branch. Justine has 28 years' experience at Barclays locally, working in various senior roles including Premier Relationship Executive, Branch Manager and Head of Mortgages.
Barclays Africa Mulls Acquisitions In Nigeria
Aug 5 14
Barclays PLC’s (LSE:BARC) unit, Barclays Africa Group Limited (JSE:BGA) is looking for acquisitions. The company said that it is looking for acquisition targets in Nigeria.
Barclays PLC Declares Second Interim Dividend for the Year 2014, Payable on September 19, 2014; Reports Unaudited Consolidated Earnings Results for the Second Quarter and Six Months Ended June 30, 2014
Jul 30 14
The board of Barclays PLC has decided to pay a second interim dividend for 2014 of 1 pence per ordinary share to shareholders on the share register on August 8, 2014, making a total for first half of 2014 of 2 pence (2013: 2 pence). The dividend will be paid on September 19, 2014. For qualifying US and Canadian resident ADR holders, the second interim dividend of 1 pence per ordinary share becomes 4 pence per ADS (representing four shares). The ADR depositary will post the second interim dividend on 19 September 2014 to ADR holders on the record at close of business on 8 August 2014. The ex-dividend date is 6 August 2014.
The company reported unaudited consolidated earnings results for the second quarter and six months ended June 30, 2014. On adjusted basis, the company reported net operating income of £12,246 million, profit before tax of £3,349 million and profit after tax of £2,240 million or 10.9 pence per basic share against net operating income of £13,440 million, profit before tax of £3,591 million and profit after tax of £2,467 million or 15.2 pence per basic share a year ago period. Return on average shareholders' equity was 6.5% against 7.8% a year ago. Return on average tangible shareholders' equity was 7.5% against 9.1% a year ago. Net cash from operating activities was £593 million against net cash used in operating activities of £36,042 million a year ago.
On a statutory basis, the company reported net operating income of £12,298 million, profit before tax of £2,501 million and profit after tax of £1,606 million or 7.0 pence per basic share against net operating income of £13,526 million, profit before tax of £1,677 million and profit after tax of £1,083 million or 5.0 pence per basic share a year ago period. Return on average shareholders' equity was 4.2% against 2.6% a year ago. Return on average tangible shareholders' equity was 4.9% against 3.0% a year ago. As on June 30, 2014 Net asset value per share was 327 pence against 331 pence per share as of December 31, 2013. As on June 30, 2014, net tangible asset value per share was 279 pence against 283 pence per share as of December 31, 2013.
The company said adjusted profits in the three months to the end of June fell to £1.7 billion ($2.9 billion) from £1.8 billion a year ago.