United Kingdom
Scotland; South Western Scotland; Glasgow City
Location of affected unit(s)
Financial Services
Financial And Insurance Activities
Financial Service Activities, Except Insurance And Pension Funding
64.91 - Financial leasing

100 - 350 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
18 March 2010
Employment effect (start)
18 March 2010
Foreseen end date
30 September 2010


Barclaycard has confirmed that it is to close a Glasgow office with the loss of about 350 jobs, following a 3 month consultation period with employees and other parties. Staff will be offered transfers to other parts of the group throughout the UK. Loan Centre Barclays Partner Finance is expected to close its Glasgow office by the end of Summer 2010, with most of its work being transferred to Barclaycard's secured loans business in Cardiff. The company has said that with the creation of jobs in other areas the net loss would be about 50 jobs across the group, and has promised a 'comprehensive package of advice and support' to all affected staff.

Update 23.03.10

Around 250 jobs are being moved from Glasgow to Pentwyn, Cardiff.  Although the jobs are officially being transferred it is expected that few people will move from Scotland and most of the positions will be recruited locally in Wales; recruitment has already begun, with people expected to be in post by the end of the summer. The positions will still come under the division of Barclays Partner Finance.


  • 23 March 2010: BBC Website ()
  • 18 March 2010: BBC Website ()
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Eurofound (2010), Barclays Partner Finance, Relocation in United Kingdom, factsheet number 70310, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/70310.