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Worst Declines for Start Ups Over by Year's End, Predicts Barclays

Embargoed until 00:01 hours, September 10, 2008 The worst of the decline in start up business numbers is expected to be over by the end of the year, according to Barclays estimates revealed today (10 September 2008) at the National Federation of Enterprise Agencies conference in York. The figures reveal an expected 380,000 businesses to start up during 2008 (2007: 430,000), as well as an SME market better financially prepared to weather the economic downturn.

Barclaycard leading a revolution in the way we pay

CEO says now is the time to reinvent the credit card Barclaycard today revealed that it will lead a revolution in the way people pay for goods and services which will have as big an impact as the introduction of ‘plastic’ decades ago. Barclaycard launc

Barclaycard leads new payment technology

One million cards will be issued by the end of 2008 Barclaycard leading the way with more than 6,000 terminals live across the UK 50,000 Londoners will experience contactless on 13th &14th September for nothing!

Save money and worry with Barclays new low cost life insurance

Barclays has launched a new life insurance product to provide customers with affordable and reliable cover. As well as ensuring that their family has adequate protection should the worse happen, signing up to the insurance could save customers money with

Woolwich cuts fixed mortgage rates again

Woolwich, the lending arm of Barclays, is cutting the cost of fixed rate mortgages by as much as 0.28 percentage points as SWAP rates continue to reduce the cost of funding mortgages.

Barclaycard Student

With the approach of the new academic term, Barclaycard will be offering students clear advice on the benefits of using credit and the potential downsides of debt plus advice on borrowing responsibly.