The number of jobs being axed was in the "low
hundreds", the source told Reuters, and the cuts will probably
come in the next few weeks. Barclays is also restricting travel
to meetings, according to the source, a sign it is clamping down
Last year, Barclays Chief Executive Antony Jenkins pledged a
fresh course for the bank, in an attempt to restore its
reputation following a series of scandals.
Jenkins said in February that under his plan, Project Transform,
the bank would shed 1,800 jobs in corporate and investment
banking and 1,900 in its European retail and business banking.
The latest cuts come in addition to those. Overall, Barclays
employs around 140,000 people.
The bank has also cut pay for its investment bankers, halted
speculative trading in some asset classes and began efforts to
reform its corporate culture.
Barclays declined to comment.
The bank is scheduled to report its full-year results on
(Reporting by Clare Hutchison;
editing by Larry King)
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