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Brits Reveal What Financial Freedom Really Looks Like

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The FINANCIAL — As the nation continues to adjust to ‘freedom’ after a return to life without restrictions, new research from Barclays reveals what financial freedom really looks like.Being debt free (48 per cent), paying off the mortgage (43 per cent) and confidently covering unexpected costs (41 per cent) topped the list of what’s deemed to be markers of financial freedom. For just under one in 10; however, they’d like nothing more than being able to buy their team’s new football shirt as soon as it comes out, Barclays notes.…

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Brits Reveal What Financial Freedom Really Looks Like

6 mins read

The FINANCIAL — As the nation continues to adjust to ‘freedom’ after a return to life without restrictions, new research from Barclays reveals what financial freedom really looks like.Being debt free (48 per cent), paying off the mortgage (43 per cent) and confidently covering unexpected costs (41 per cent) topped the list of what’s deemed to…

Barclays issues high-vis scams warning to Property and Construction sector

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The FINANCIAL -- Barclays data has revealed that scams targeting businesses increased by almost a third (31 per cent) in January and February, when compared with the same period last year.…

‘Made in Britain’ tag worth additional £3.5bn a year to UK exporters

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The FINANCIAL -- As the UK government negotiates new trade deals in markets across the globe, research1 from Barclays Corporate Banking released today reveals how British exporters can benefit from price premiums of up to £3.5bn per year in ten key countries.…

Spending on video games soars throughout 2020

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The FINANCIAL -- Exclusive data from Barclays Games and Esports released reveals that the games sector has seen one of the largest increases in spending in 2020, with an increase of 43 per cent in 2020 compared to 2019, 11 per cent higher than the increase in entertainment streaming services (music, video and books, 32…

New Year’s sales: how UK retail can survive and thrive beyond Brexit

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The FINANCIAL -- How can UK retailers and wholesalers prepare for the end of the Brexit transition period while dealing with the challenges of the coronavirus pandemic? It will be demanding, say Barclays experts Karen Johnson and Ian Taylor, but businesses need to look to their supply chains and improve their channels and payments.…

Backing UK agriculture through Brexit and beyond

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The FINANCIAL -- UK farmers face a ‘triple wave’ of coronavirus, Brexit and climate change. We hear from Barclays’ Mark Suthern and Oliver McEntyre about why, in anticipation of the end of the UK’s transition period after Brexit, the bank has been helping the UK farming sector embrace technology and move towards sustainability.…

World Bank prices $6 bln 5-year Sustainable Development Bond

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The FINANCIAL — The World Bank (International Bank for Reconstruction and Development, IBRD, Aaa/AAA) priced a global benchmark USD 6 billion Sustainable Development Bond maturing on October 28, 2025.           Very strong demand from global investors for the USD benchmark led to an orderbook of over USD 9 billion, with nearly 180 investor orders, anchored by…

Barclays research says more Brits buy locally made products amid Brexit and pandemic

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The FINANCIAL — Research released today by Barclays has uncovered the impact of the pandemic on consumer grocery shopping habits, as one quarter of Brits now suggest they buy produce in local shops and farm stores, instead of supermarket-only purchasing pre-Covid. Over 7 million Brits had never visited a farm shop prior to the pandemic,…

JPMorgan is moving $234 bn of assets from the UK to Germany as a result of Brexit

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The FINANCIAL — JP Morgan Chase & Co is reportedly set to move $234bn (£184bn) assets from the United Kingdom to Germany as a result of Britain’s exit from the European Union. While the type of assets being moved was not specified, similar transferals usually include cash and financial securities like stocks and bonds. The…