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preparing for brexit

Preparing for Brexit

We're changing the way we structure our organisation to prepare for Brexit


Barclays' response to Brexit

As a leading, diversified, transatlantic bank with global reach, our European operations are integral to the strategic ambitions of Barclays International, which is comprised of our top tier Corporate and Investment Bank, our Global Barclaycard business and our Private Bank. Following the UK’s decision to withdraw from the EU, we are preparing to take the necessary steps to preserve market access for our clients.

Our plans are centered around the expansion of our existing subsidiary Barclays Bank Ireland (BBI), which will become the legal entity serving clients in the European Economic Area (EEA), should Brexit result in a loss of relevant market access for the UK financial services industry. This is planned to occur ahead of the UK’s anticipated departure from the European Union (EU) in March 2019.

If you are a client and are affected by these changes, you will be contacted. This page is intended to support these interactions, and to provide information and tools to predominantly European (excluding the UK) clients of our Corporate Bank, Investment Bank, and Private Bank businesses who are impacted by our plans and have been notified. Please note that the content of this website is being updated regularly to reflect new information for customers and clients of Barclays relating to the execution of our Brexit plans.