Barclays PLC, through its subsidiaries, provides various financial products and services worldwide. It offers personal and corporate banking, mortgage, and wealth and investment management services to individuals and businesses; consumer payments products and services to consumers and merchants; and retail and business banking, corporate and investment banking, and wealth management and insurance services. The company also provides brokerage and risk management services across various asset classes, including equity and fixed income, currency, and commodity products; strategic advice on mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance, and strategic risk management solutions; and multi-asset class and macro-economic research services, as well as offers credit cards and wholesale banking. The company was formerly known as Barclays Bank Limited and changed its name to Barclays PLC in January 1985. Barclays PLC was founded in 1896 and is based in London, United Kingdom.