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Barclays brings Britain’s offering closer to UAE residents

August 28, 2016

Smart phone application delivers insights into UK’s real estate, education and international banking

Ashok Vaswani, Chief Executive of Barclays UK

Ashok Vaswani, Chief Executive of Barclays UK

Dubai, United Arab Emirates: Barclays announced today the launch of its most recent smartphone application titled ‘Unlock Britain’, an engaging experience that offers users in the United Arab Emirates valuable insights into the United Kingdom’s property market, educational system and international banking.

Available for both iOS and Android operating systems, the app provides quick and easy access to up-to-date and in-depth research by Barclays and third party experts. In addition to insights from within the UK’s property market and a step-by-step guide to buying property there, ‘Unlock Britain’ features a property finder, interactive maps and various useful tools such as mortgage repayment, rental yield and purchase budget calculators.

App ImageThe interactive app also enables residents in the UAE to explore the UK’s educational system, delivering key insights about educating their children in the UK and an overview of universities available in the country, while supporting them in accessing their international banking needs.

Ashok Vaswani, Chief Executive of Barclays UK, said: “People are increasingly living internationally and many people from the UAE are choosing to spend time, buy a property or educate their children in the UK. There are very strong linkages between our two countries and the UK remains a great place to live, get an education or to invest. That is why we created the ‘Unlock Britain’ app specifically to give people in the UAE a brilliant experience, and put information on how to get ahead in the UK at their fingertips.”


About Barclays

Barclays is a transatlantic consumer, corporate and investment bank offering products and services across personal, corporate and investment banking, credit cards and wealth management, with a strong presence in our two home markets of the UK and the US.

With over 325 years of history and expertise in banking, Barclays operates in over 40 countries and employs approximately 130,000 people. Barclays moves, lends, invests and protects money for customers and clients worldwide.

For further information about Barclays, please visit our website

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