Barclays PLC (LSE:_BARC, NYSE:_BCS) is a British multinational banking and financial services company headquartered in London, United Kingdom. As of 2010 it was the world's 10th-largest banking and financial services group and 21st-largest company according to a composite measure by Forbes magazine. 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 30 June 2010 it had total assets of 1.94 trillion, the third-largest of any bank worldwide (after BNP Paribas and HSBC). Barclays is a universal bank and is organised within two business 'clusters': Corporate and Investment Banking and Wealth and Investment Management; and Retail and Business Banking. The Corporate and Investment Banking and Wealth and Investment Management cluster comprises three business units: Corporate banking, Investment banking and Wealth and investment management.
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