Internal restructuring
Location of affected unit(s)
Financial Services
Financial And Insurance Activities
Financial Service Activities, Except Insurance And Pension Funding
64 - Financial service activities, except insurance and pension funding

98 - 305 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
13 February 2013
Employment effect (start)
1 April 2013
Foreseen end date
31 December 2013


Barclays Bank will cut 305 positions in France after a slowdown in activity. Barclays will cut about 265 jobs in its retail bank activities (out of a total workforce of 1,406) and 40 positions at its business banks (out of a total workforce of 324). The bank will close 38 of its 113 outlets.

This plan is implemented in the context of a worldwide restructuring affecting 3,700 jobs in France, Spain, Italy and Portugal.

Updated, 17-01-2014: The Court of Appeal of Paris has cancelled the previously announced restructuring plan envisaging approximately 300 job cuts.

Updated, 27-06-2014: As reported, despite the fact that the restructuring measures were cancelled, 98 jobs were lost at its retail business sites.



Eurofound (2013), Barclays France, Internal restructuring in France, factsheet number 74940, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/74940.