1988 Standard Life

The Standard Life Assurance Company was established in 1825 and was reincorporated as a mutual assurance company in 1925.

During the 19th century it opened offices in Canada, India, Shanghai and Uruguay.

In 2006 demutualisation took place and the company was floated on the London Stock Exchange.

The company sold Standard Life Bank plc to Barclays plc in January 2010 and then acquired the remaining 75 per cent stake in Three sixty, a financial advisory support business, that it did not already own for an undisclosed sum in March 2010.

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1988 Barclay Loan

Barclays PLC (LSE: BARC, NYSE: BCS) is a British multinational banking and financial services company headquartered in London, United Kingdom. It has operations in over 50 countries and territories across Africa, Asia, Europe, North America and South America and around 48 million customers.  As of 31 December 2010 it had total assets of US$2.33 trillion, the fourth-largest of any bank worldwide (after BNP Paribas, Deutsche Bank and HSBC).

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1988 Woolwich

The Woolwich is a trademark of the British bank Barclays. Originally the ‘Woolwich’ was the Woolwich Building Society before it demutualisedand became a public limited company in 1997. The Company was listed on the London Stock Exchange and was once a constituent of the FTSE 100 Index but was acquired by Barclays in 2000.

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Barclaycard – Rowan Atkinson

First in the series of the classic Barclaycard ads from the late 80s starring Rowan Atkinson.

Barclaycard, part of Barclays Retail and Business Banking, is a global payment business. The Barclaycard was the first credit card introduced in the UK, coming into service in 1966. It enjoyed a monopoly until the introduction of the Access card in 1972.

Barclaycard later became part of the Visa network. Nowadays, Barclays offers both MasterCard and Visa versions. Barclaycard claims it isEurope’s leading issuer of credit cards with 10.4 million customers in the UK and 10.8 million outside the UK.  Barclaycard’s main offices are in Northampton, along with several floors at Barclays’ corporate HQ, One Churchill Place in Canary Wharf, London.