Barclays has operated in Ghana for ninety five years. It is a wholly owned subsidiary of Barclays Bank PLC. Its vision is to become the best bank in Ghana, making lives much easier for its customers, employees and other stakeholders. Barclays Bank of Ghana Limited has an extensive retail and corporate banking network in the country, comprising 59 branches, 7 agencies, 10 Premier Life Centres, 2 Premier suites and 8 Local Business Centres. Barclays has 135 ATMs spread across 90 locations nationwide. Barclays offers a wide range of Corporate, Retail and Treasury products and services targeted particularly at business and corporate clients, while extending personal products and services to retail customers. Barclays also offers local business banking products and services to Small and Medium scale enterprises and indigenous businesses. In May 2011, Barclays re-launched its Premier banking with new suites accessible to our high net worth customers for their exclusive private banking. The Premier proposition also offers customers dedicated Relationship Managers, lifestyle alliances, global access to Premier lounges at airports, amongst others. The Bank has also introduced many exciting products to our current product suite. One of them is the Visa Debit card, a product which enables customers to make withdrawals from over 1.4million Visa-branded ATMs worldwide, including Ghana. Other new products include the Barclays Internet Banking, eStatement and SMS alerts. All ATM transactions, with effect from April 2011, have been made free of any charge in our continuous bid to make the lives of our customers much easier. Industries financed by Barclays include the cocoa industry, the backbone of the countryâ€™s economy; timber; and mining industries, as well as businesses in the manufacturing sector and commerce. The bankâ€™s citizenship or corporate social responsibility programme focuses on financial literacy, education and entrepreneurial development of the youth and other issues such as streetism and computer literacy. Barclays works with recognised Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs) that are aligned with the focal areas and has partnerships with Junior Achievement Ghana, Plan Ghana, Care International, Mentori, StreetInvest, C&J Ghana, and many others. Barclays supports its sustainability agenda with 1% of its pre-tax profits and has more than 80% of staff involved in voluntary community programmes across the country on a yearly basis. Barclays Bank of Ghana limited is part of the Barclays Retail and Business Banking (RBB) group under Barclays PLC. Barclays is a major global financial services provider engaged in retail banking, credit cards, corporate banking, investment banking, wealth management and investment management services, with an extensive international presence in Europe, the Americas, Africa and Asia. With over 300 years of history and expertise in banking, Barclays operates in over 50 countries and employs approximately 144,000 people. Barclays moves, lends, invests and protects money for over 48 million customers and clients worldwide.