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Barclays Abandons Post Office Cash Withdrawal Scheme

Barclays bank has decided to sabotage the poor little village post offices that are stepping into the money management void left by the departure of small bank branches, as the banking giant is to stop letting its customers withdraw money using their debit cards at post office counters. Read More >>

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Barclays to Drop Telephone Banking Passwords for Voice Recognition This Week

In a move designed to make telephone banking both slicker and more secure, Barclays is to start replacing passwords with voice recognition technology for customers this week. Read More >>

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Barclays Officially Snubs Android Pay in the UK

Not-at-all-predictably, Barclays has confirmed that it has no intentions of getting on board with Android Pay in the UK. It’s another kick in the delicate bits for Barclays customers, who had to wait nine months for the bank to finally jump on board with Apple Pay. It was the last major UK bank to do so. Read More >>

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Barclays’ Contactless Mobile is an Android Pay Rival Coming Next Month

Barclays has announced the launch of its own contactless payment service for Android handsets, named Contactless Mobile, which will go live next month. It will compete directly with Google’s Android Pay, which is set to arrive at some point this summer. Read More >>

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Barclays’ VR Work Experience Pod Isn’t a Late April Fool’s Joke

Banking chain Barclays has presumably had enough of bored teenagers being sent to stumble cluelessly around its offices trying to get Reddit to load on financial workstations, as it's created a "LifeSkills Pod" to put people in and teach them things about the working world. Without the awkwardness of people being in their working world. Read More >>

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Barclays Customers Can FINALLY Use Apple Pay

Barclays has finally jumped on board with Apple Pay, just a cool nine months after the service came to the UK. Barclays and Barclaycard customers can start using the contactless payment service straight away -- yep, that means today -- so you can expect to see lots of people struggle to pay for goodies at the shops and journeys around the capital with their iPhones, Apple Watches and iPads over the next week or so. Read More >>

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Barclays is Turning its Branches into 3D-Printing Hotspots

UK banking chain Barclays is trying to position itself as some sort of leading-edge digital business, by offering up some of its floor space to be used by local educators and startups. Read More >>

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Barclays Bringing Apple Pay Support in 2016, Possibly Heralding the Death of Pingit

Hoorah! Barclays has finally put an end to the frankly ridiculous amount of speculation and false rumours by confirming that it is indeed set to introduce support for Apple Pay. Read More >>

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Here’s Why Barclays Doesn’t Support Apple Pay

We found out last night that Apple Pay is launching in the UK in July, which is great news for most people. But there is one bank that appears to be sitting out for the time being: Barclays. Read More >>

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Barclays Lets You Send Money Through Twitter by @-ing Your Mates

Barclays will shortly update its Pingit cash management app to incorporate Twitter accounts, meaning you'll be able to send money to someone by sending it to their social media account alone. Read More >>

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Barclays Goes Biometric to Help Keep Your Shameful Overdraft Details Secret

That businessman there is conducting his business fractions of a second faster than his competitors, thanks to the Barclays Biometric Reader; a finger scanner that does away with the need for PINs and passwords and trying to remember what your safe word is when logging in to your banking site. Read More >>

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Barclays to Replace Cashiers With Community Bankers and iPads

Banking giant Barclays is beginning the process of phasing out the idea of people sitting behind screens accepting our wrinkled cheques, with its new wave of "community bankers" coming out into the front of the building to engage with punters via iPads. Read More >>

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In the Shop of the Future, Buying Milk Will Be Effortless Yet Totally Creepy

Walk down pretty much any one of Britain’s High Streets, and the boarded-up shops paint their own bleak picture of an industry in recession. Managers will tell you how there’s no money left in bricks-and-mortar anymore; this is one business model well and truly disrupted. But Silicon Valley hasn’t destroyed physical retail; it’s just changing it beyond all recognition. Read More >>

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30 Second Chit Chat Replaces PINs and Passwords at One Barclays Division

An introductory chat about the weather and last night's TV may soon be enough to get you through your bank's telephone security system, with Barclays successfully testing a voice recognition tool that authenticates users by analysing their speech patterns. Read More >>

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Barclaycard Launches DIY Mobile NFC Sticker

The futuristic dream of NFC payments looks a bit tatty today, after Barclays' credit card division revealed its latest high-tech solution for contactless payments -- a sticker. Read More >>