Brits Reveal What Financial Freedom Really Looks Like

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…

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Spending on video games soars throughout 2020

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…

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Backing UK agriculture through Brexit and beyond

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…

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

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…

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