HOME TheInfoList.com
Providing Lists of Related Topics to Help You Find Great Stuff
[::MainTopicLength::#1500] [::ListTopicLength::#1000] [::ListLength::#15] [::ListAdRepeat::#3]

picture info

Barclays Plc
BARCLAYS /ˈbɑːrkliz/ is a British multinational bank and financial services company headquartered in London. It is a transatlantic consumer, corporate and investment bank with global reach, offering products and services across personal, corporate and investment banking, credit cards and wealth management, with a strong presence in its two home markets of the UK and the US. It has operations in over 40 countries and employs approximately 120,000 people. Barclays
Barclays
is organised into four core businesses: Personal & Corporate (Personal Banking, Corporate Banking, Wealth David Barclay owned a great plantation in Jamaica, later freeing his slaves and coming to appreciate their equivalence to whites. ) In 1776 the firm was styled "Barclay, Bevan and Bening" and so remained until 1785, when another partner, John Tritton, who had married a Barclay, was admitted, and the business then became "Barclay, Bevan, Bening and Tritton"
[...More...]

"Barclays Plc" on:
Wikipedia
Google
Yahoo

picture info

Joint-stock Company
A JOINT-STOCK COMPANY is a business entity in which shares of the company's stock can be bought and sold by shareholders . Each shareholder owns company stock in proportion, evidenced by their shares (certificates of ownership). Shareholders are able to transfer their shares to others without any effects to the continued existence of the company. In modern-day corporate law , the existence of a joint-stock company is often synonymous with incorporation (possession of legal personality separate from shareholders) and limited liability (shareholders are liable for the company's debts only to the value of the money they invested in the company). Therefore, joint-stock companies are commonly known as corporations or limited companies . Some jurisdictions still provide the possibility of registering joint-stock companies without limited liability. In the United Kingdom and other countries that have adopted its model of company law, they are known as unlimited companies
[...More...]

"Joint-stock Company" on:
Wikipedia
Google
Yahoo

Gurney's Bank
GURNEY\'S BANK was a well-respected family-run bank founded by members of the Gurney family in 1770 and headquartered in Norwich
Norwich
, England. It merged into Barclays Bank
Barclays Bank
in 1896. CONTENTS * 1 History * 2 See also * 3 Notes * 4 References * 5 External links HISTORYThe bank was founded in 1770 by John and Henry Gurney, sons of John Gurney (1688–1741), who passed the business to Henry's son, Bartlett Gurney, in 1777. The bank was founded in what is now known as Bank Plain (formerly Redwell Street). The Quaker
Quaker
Gurneys were renowned for their honesty, reliability, and fair dealings — so people entrusted them their money for safe keeping. About 1777, Alderman Poole, a wine merchant, sold Bartlett Gurney premises near to the red well, and Gurney installed safes for bullion. A junior clerk slept on the trapdoor to the vaults to safeguard the valuables
[...More...]

"Gurney's Bank" on:
Wikipedia
Google
Yahoo

picture info

Automated Teller Machine
An AUTOMATED TELLER MACHINE, also known in the United States
United States
of America as an AUTOMATIC TELLER MACHINE (ATM, American , British , Australian , Malaysian , South African , Singaporean , Indian , Maldivian , Hiberno , Philippine and Sri Lankan English ), AUTOMATED BANKING MACHINE (ABM, Canadian English
Canadian English
), CASH POINT (British English ), CASHLINE, MINIBANK, CASH MACHINE, TYME MACHINE, CASH DISPENSER, BANKOMAT or BANCOMAT is an electronic telecommunications device that enables the customers of a financial institution to perform financial transactions , particularly cash withdrawal, without the need for a human cashier , clerk or bank teller . According to the ATM Industry Association (ATMIA) , there are now close to 3.5 million ATMs installed worldwide
[...More...]

"Automated Teller Machine" on:
Wikipedia
Google
Yahoo

picture info

British Linen Bank
The BRITISH LINEN BANK was a commercial bank based in Britain. It was acquired by the Bank of Scotland
Bank of Scotland
in 1969 and served as the establishment's merchant bank arm from 1977 until 1999. CONTENTS* 1 History * 1.1 Foundation * 1.2 Move into banking * 1.3 Expansion * 1.4 Amalgamations * 1.5 Merchant bank
Merchant bank
* 2 British Linen
Linen
Advisors * 3 In popular culture * 4 External links * 5 References HISTORYFOUNDATION The Bank's former Head Office in St. Andrew Square, Edinburgh. British Linen
Linen
Company carving in Govan The Edinburgh-based British Linen
Linen
was "the only British bank to be formed on the basis of an industrial charter" and, as the name suggests, its roots lay in the Scottish linen industry
[...More...]

"British Linen Bank" on:
Wikipedia
Google
Yahoo

picture info

The Woolwich
The WOOLWICH EQUITABLE BUILDING SOCIETY (later WOOLWICH BUILDING SOCIETY or THE WOOLWICH) was a United Kingdom
United Kingdom
financial institution owned by its members as a mutual organization . In 1997 it demutualised and became WOOLWICH PLC. The company was listed on the London
London
Stock
Stock
Exchange . It was once a constituent of the FTSE 100 Index but was acquired by Barclays
Barclays
in 2000. CONTENTS * 1 History * 2 Headquarters * 3 References * 4 External links HISTORYThe Society was founded in Woolwich
Woolwich
in 1847 as the WOOLWICH EQUITABLE BENEFIT BUILDING AND INVESTMENT ASSOCIATION, one of the first permanent building societies . Previously it had been active as a temporary society since 1842
[...More...]

"The Woolwich" on:
Wikipedia
Google
Yahoo

Backhouse's Bank
BACKHOUSE\'S BANK of Darlington (James "> * ^ Barclay\'s defiling their Quaker roots * ^ A B Margaret Ackrill; Leslie Hannah (2001). Barclays: The Business of Banking, 1690-1996. Cambridge University Press. p. 22. ISBN 978-0-521-79035-2 . * ^ Margaret Ackrill; Leslie Hannah (2001). Barclays: The Business of Banking, 1690-1996. Cambridge University Press. p. 57
[...More...]

"Backhouse's Bank" on:
Wikipedia
Google
Yahoo

picture info

Goldsmith
A GOLDSMITH is a metalworker who specializes in working with gold and other precious metals . Historically, goldsmiths also have made silverware , platters , goblets , decorative and serviceable utensils, ceremonial or religious items, and rarely using Kintsugi , but the rising prices of precious metals have curtailed the making of such items to a large degree. Goldsmiths must be skilled in forming metal through filing , soldering , sawing , forging , casting , and polishing metal. The trade has very often included jewellery -making skills, as well as the very similar skills of the silversmith . Traditionally, these skills had been passed along through apprenticeships , however, more recently jewellery arts schools specializing solely in teaching goldsmithing and a multitude of skills falling under the jewellery arts umbrella are available
[...More...]

"Goldsmith" on:
Wikipedia
Google
Yahoo

Barclays Investment Bank
BARCLAYS INVESTMENT BANK (formerly known as BARCLAYS CAPITAL) is the investment banking division of the British multinational Barclays , and is headquartered in London . It provides advisory, financing and risk management services to large companies, institutions and government clients. It is a primary dealer in U.S. Treasury securities and various European Government bonds . Barclays Investment Bank has offices in over 29 countries and since the acquisition of Lehman Brothers ' main U.S. division in September 2008, employs over 20,000 people, with over 7,000 people working in the IT division. This has significantly increased Barclays' presence in North America. HISTORYBarclays' first investment banking arm was established in 1985 under the name BARCLAYS DE ZOETE WEDD (BZW) in response to the Big bang in UK financial services. It was formed through the merger of Barclays Merchant Bank with a UK stockbroker de Zoete "> * ^ "Our Firm". Barclays Capital
[...More...]

"Barclays Investment Bank" on:
Wikipedia
Google
Yahoo

picture info

Barclays Wealth
BARCLAYS WEALTH AND INVESTMENT MANAGEMENT is a wealth manager providing private banking, investment management, brokerage and fiduciary services to private clients and financial intermediaries all over the world. Barclays
Barclays
provides Wealth and Investment Management across 20 offices to clients in 50 countries and has client assets of £202.8 billion (as of 30 June 2013). In May 2013, Peter Horrell was named interim Chief Executive of the Wealth and Investment Management division of Barclays
Barclays
reporting to Antony Jenkins , Barclays
Barclays
Group Chief Executive. Horrell was permanently appointed Chief Executive in September 2013
[...More...]

"Barclays Wealth" on:
Wikipedia
Google
Yahoo

picture info

Multinational Corporation
A MULTINATIONAL CORPORATION (MNC) or WORLDWIDE ENTERPRISE is a corporate organization that owns or controls production of goods or services in two or more countries other than their home country. A multinational corporation can also be referred to as a MULTINATIONAL ENTERPRISE (MNE), a TRANSNATIONAL ENTERPRISE (TNE), a TRANSNATIONAL CORPORATION (TNC), an INTERNATIONAL CORPORATION, or a STATELESS CORPORATION. There are subtle but real differences between these three labels, as well as MULTINATIONAL CORPORATION and WORLDWIDE ENTERPRISE. Multinational corporations are criticized as being in lack of ethical standards , and that this shows up in how they evade ethical laws and leverage their own business agenda with capital, and even the military backing off their own wealthy host nation-states
[...More...]

"Multinational Corporation" on:
Wikipedia
Google
Yahoo

picture info

Banking
A BANK is a financial institution that accepts deposits from the public and creates credit . Lending
Lending
activities can be performed either directly or indirectly through capital markets . Due to their importance in the financial stability of a country, banks are highly regulated in most countries. Most nations have institutionalized a system known as fractional reserve banking under which banks hold liquid assets equal to only a portion of their current liabilities. In addition to other regulations intended to ensure liquidity, banks are generally subject to minimum capital requirements based on an international set of capital standards, known as the Basel Accords . Banking
Banking
in its modern sense evolved in the 14th century in the prosperous cities of Renaissance Italy but in many ways was a continuation of ideas and concepts of credit and lending that had their roots in the ancient world
[...More...]

"Banking" on:
Wikipedia
Google
Yahoo

picture info

Lehman Brothers
LEHMAN BROTHERS HOLDINGS INC. (former NYSE
NYSE
ticker symbol LEH) /ˈliːmən/ was a global financial services firm. Before declaring bankruptcy in 2008, Lehman was the fourth-largest investment bank in the United States
United States
(behind Goldman Sachs
Goldman Sachs
, Morgan Stanley
Morgan Stanley
, and Merrill Lynch ), doing business in investment banking, equity and fixed-income sales and trading (especially U.S. Treasury securities ), research, investment management , private equity , and private banking . Lehman was operational for 158 years from its founding in 1850 until 2008
[...More...]

"Lehman Brothers" on:
Wikipedia
Google
Yahoo

picture info

Qatar Holdings
The QATAR INVESTMENT AUTHORITY (Arabic : جهاز قطر للإستثمار‎) (QIA) is Qatar
Qatar
's state-owned holding company that can be characterized as a National Wealth Fund . It specializes in domestic and foreign investment . The QIA was founded by the State of Qatar
Qatar
in 2005 to strengthen the country's economy by diversifying into new asset classes. The fund is a member of the International Forum of Sovereign Wealth Funds and is therefore signed up to the Santiago Principles on best practice in managing sovereign wealth funds. CONTENTS * 1 History and profile * 2 Subsidiaries * 3 Investments * 4 Qatari Diar * 5 Recent developments * 5.1 Property Investments in London * 5.2 Volkswagen
Volkswagen
* 5.3 Barclays
Barclays
* 5.4 Recent upsurge of Qatari investments in New York and D.C. * 5.4.1 New York * 5.4.2 Washington, D.C
[...More...]

"Qatar Holdings" on:
Wikipedia
Google
Yahoo

picture info

Quaker
QUAKERS (or FRIENDS) are members of a historically Christian group of religious movements generally known as the RELIGIOUS SOCIETY OF FRIENDS. The Evangelical Friends Church International uses the phrase FRIENDS CHURCH. Members of the various Quaker movements are all generally united in a belief in the ability of each human being to experientially access "that of God
God
in every person", and therefore they profess the priesthood of all believers , a doctrine derived from the First Epistle of Peter
First Epistle of Peter
. They include those with evangelical , holiness , liberal , and traditional Quaker understandings of Christianity. To differing extents, the different movements that make up the Religious Society of Friends/Friends Church avoid creeds and hierarchical structures. In 2007, there were about 359,000 adult Quakers. In 2012, there were 377,055 adult Quakers
[...More...]

"Quaker" on:
Wikipedia
Google
Yahoo

John Freame
JOHN FREAME (1669–1745) was an English banker. He founded Barclays Bank in 1690. CONTENTS * 1 Early life * 2 Career * 3 Personal life * 4 Death * 5 References EARLY LIFEJohn Freame was born in 1669 in Cirencester , England. His father was Robert Freame. In 1683, he was apprenticed to Job Bolton, a Quaker goldsmith based in Lombard Street . CAREERUpon completion of his apprenticeship, Freame went into partnership with Thomas Gould , a fellow Quaker. Located in a part of the city where 25% of the population were Quakers they were able to build up their reputation – and their business particularly amongst their co-religionists. In 1713 he published Scripture Instruction: Digested into Several Sections by Way of Questions & Answers in Order to Promote Piety & Virtue, and Discourage Vice "> * ^ Akrill, M. & Hannah, L
[...More...]

"John Freame" on:
Wikipedia
Google
Yahoo
.