Who is Barclaycard?
Barclaycard is part of the Barclays Group and has its headquarters in the UK. We are one of Europe's largest multi-brand credit card and consumer lending businesses. In 1966, our credit card was the first to be launched in the UK and we went on to produce the first all-purpose credit card in Europe.
Today, we're still the UK's most recognised brand, with 9.8 million retail customers. In addition, we're now a rapidly expanding global cards and lending business with 6.4m cards in issue outside of the UK and operations in over fifty countries and four continents.
You can use Barclaycard to pay for goods and services in over 24 million outlets in over 200 countries, and to withdraw cash from over 600,000 cash machines and banks worldwide...
What does Barclaycard do?
Barclaycard is a multi-brand personal lending business that offers credit cards, secured and unsecured loans, marine finance and point-of-sale finance to customers in the UK and across the world.
In South Africa:
Barclaycard South Africa is a division of Absa Group Limited, of which the Barclays Group is a majority shareholder. The Absa Group is one of South Africa's largest financial services organisations in South Africa also providing products and services to selected markets internationally
Around the world:
Barclaycard's international presence is extensive. We currently operate across Europe, the United States, Asia-Pacific, and Africa. In 2006, two-thirds of new cards issued were in overseas markets and we now have 6.4 million cards in issue outside the UK.
In addition, our global partnerships form an exciting part of our expansion strategy. These include Absa in South Africa, Manchester United across Asia-Pacific, SpanAir in Spain, and nearly 50 US card partnerships, including: US Airways, Harvard and Barnes and Noble.