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Is Barclay similar to GE?

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Is Barclay similar to GE?

I always see posts about Barclay credit cards. Are they similar to GE where they're credit cards from department stores?

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Re: Is Barclay similar to GE?

Not similar at all.

 

Barclays has visa and mc versions of store cards

 

 

http://www.aboutbarclaycardus.com/prodsresource_products.php

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Re: Is Barclay similar to GE?

Well....I guess my question is...

 

Is Barclays an actual financial institution? Or is it like GE where they have banana republic, Old Navy (example), etc.

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Barclays is one of the biggest banks in the world. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Barclays

 

They offer co-branded store cards, like the Apple Store Financing cards, Priceline, LL Bean, various Airlines, etc. But all of these "store" cards are Visa or MC so they can be used anywhere. 

 

They also have their own cards (not co-branded). These include the Barclaycard Ring, Arrival, Barclaycard Rewards, etc.

 

Here is their lineup of cards that are available to US consumers: http://www.aboutbarclaycardus.com/prodsresource_products.php

 

So, no they aren't really like GE.

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Re: Is Barclay similar to GE?


zeusta20 wrote:

I always see posts about Barclay credit cards. Are they similar to GE where they're credit cards from department stores?


Barclays has their own cards. 

The Ring, Arrival, Rewards are some of the cards that I can remember at the top of my head.

 

Barclays is a full fledge financial institution with a wide array of products / services. They are just not as "prominent" in the US consumer market. Their corporate and investment banking divisions account for most of their operations in the USA.

 

Anyhow, here's a list of largest banks if you're interested: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_largest_banks

 

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Re: Is Barclay similar to GE?

Ohhhh. Okay. That makes sense. Thanks everybody. That pretty much clarifies it for me. I was a little confused. I kept reading about Barclays and never really knew about them. Now it makes sense.

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