Barclays press release


Barclays launches Mobile and Tablet Banking applications

 Dubai-UAE: 06 June, 2012 – Barclays today announced the launch of its mobile and tablet banking service, providing its UAE customers with a simple and secure method to access their bank accounts from their mobile phone or tablet device using a specially developed application. The ‘app’, which is available from both the Google Play store for Android devices and Apple iStore, is optimised and customised for smart phones and tablet devices such as iPhone, iPad, and all devices using the android operating system

Customers can access a host of Barclays Online Banking services including real-time viewing of their account information, transferring funds, and paying their credit card bills from their smart phone or tablet device. Barclays customers can also recharge their Etisalat and Salik accounts and make utility bill payments to DEWA, SEWA, and ADWEA through the secure, efficient and user-friendly interface.

Venky Srikantan, Head of Retail Banking said, "The launch of our new mobile and tablet banking application signifies our drive to ease our customers’ banking experience. This service will allow them to carry our retail banking solutions in their pockets, and access them anywhere in the world and at any time.”

He added, "We believe that mobile banking is important for our global minded customer base. In the UAE, where almost half of all residents have a smart phone and mobile phone penetration is amongst the highest in the world, mobile banking is becoming a necessity for consumers. Their busy and often hectic lifestyles, juggling work, family and social commitments, has led to an increased demand for mobile transactional services. With the Barclays mobile and tablet banking we bring Barclays to the customer, wherever they may be.”


For further information, please contact:

Khaled Abdulla, +971 (4) 365 2900

About Barclays

Barclays moves, lends, invests and protects money for customers and clients worldwide. With over 300 years of history and expertise in banking, we operate in over 50 countries and employ over 140,000 people.

Our customers and clients benefit from access to the breadth of expertise across Barclays. We’re one of the largest financial services providers in the world, engaged in retail banking, credit cards, corporate and investment banking, and wealth and investment management.

We are a leading global wealth and investment manager providing international and private banking, wealth planning, trust and fiduciary services, investment management, brokerage services and research to private and intermediary clients around the world..