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Mobile businesses rush to embrace smartphones

Around half (48%) of UK small businesses are using smartphones for email or to use the Internet for business purposes, with a further 9% planning to adopt the technology this year, according to the Quarterly Survey of Small Business in Britain by The Open University Business School, Barclays and ACCA.

Barclays predicts bumper spending as people flock abroad

Brits are expected to shun the UK’s dismal weather in favour of sunnier climates this weekend as figures from Barclays indicate that August bank holiday weekend will produce the largest demand for overseas debit card spending and cash withdrawals this summer.

Barclays Bank PLC Settlement with US Authorities

Barclays has announced today that it has reached settlements with the United States Department of Justice, the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office, and the US Department Of Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (“OFAC”) (together the “US Authori