Life in technology

We have a great history of innovation

The best is yet to come. Take a look at Barclaycard’s vision of the future made possible by developments in technology.

To view this content you need Flash Player installed – click here to download the latest version of Flash Player.

Rollover a specific year for more interesting facts

Barclays obtains its listing on the London Stock Exchange

Barclays appoints the UK’s first female branch manager

Barclays opens the UK’s first computer centre for banking

Barclays launches Barclaycard, Britain’s first credit card

Barclays unveils `Barclaycash’, the world’s first ATM

Barclays is the first UK bank to advertise on TV

Barclays is the first UK bank to introduce Personal Bankers

Barclays is the first foreign bank to file with the Securities and Exchange Commission in Washington

Barclays is the first British bank to have its shares listed on the New York Stock Exchange

Barclays launches Barclays Connect, the UK’s first debit card

Barclays is the first UK business to sponsor a non-fiction TV programme, travel show Wish You Were Here

Barclays is the first financial institution to launch a website

Barclays launches the first PC banking service for small businesses

Barclays opens the UK’s first drive-through ATM

Barclays is the first UK bank to offer customers a mortgage in euros to buy a British home

Barclays partnership with five international banks offers 40 million customers free access to ATMs

Barclaycard Breathe is the first UK credit card to reward customers for making green purchasing decisions

Barclays is the first bank in the UK to announce a mass roll-out of contactless-enabled debit cards

Barclays is the first bank in the UK to make free security software available to all its Online Banking customers for use on their mobile phones

Barclays launches two innovative cycling schemes in London: Barclays Cycle Hire and Barclays Cycle Superhighways, the first initiatives of their kind in the capital
Barclaycard Freedom launched in March 2010