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One of the world’s oldest financial services companies, Barclays officially entered the banking business in 1896 when Barclay and Company was founded in London. While Barclays is the third biggest bank in the UK, the bank’s presence in the U.S. relies on Barclays Bank Delaware, which runs the company’s American credit card operation, Barclaycard. According to a Nilson report from 2009, Barclays is the 11th largest credit card issuer in the U.S.

Still headquartered in London, Barclays has offices throughout the world. The Barclays U.S. division is headquartered in Wilmington, Del.

Credit card partnerships with Barclaycard

As Barclays has expanded over the past decade, its acquisition of Juniper Financial Corporation in 2004 paved the way for Barclaycard. From travel companies like USAirways to retail companies like LL Bean, Barclays works with more than 60 private businesses to issue branded credit cards that help cardholders earn reward points, discounts and other incentives with the partnering company. APRs and annual fees vary depending on each card, and Barlcays credit cards provide customers with fee-based cash advance access at more than 600,000 ATMs throughout the world.

Barclaycard prides itself on above-average customer satisfaction. While recent reports show that the credit card industry is suffering from declining customer satisfaction levels, they do support Barclays position, ranking Barclaycard fifth among credit card-issuing companies for customer satisfaction.

Check out Bankrate’s most recent Safe and Sound rating of Barclays Bank Delaware on

The Barclays Bank Delaware headquarters is located here:

100 S. West Street
Wilmington, DE 19801

To reach the Barclays U.S. headquarters, customers can call (302) 622-8990.

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