WILMINGTON, Del., Dec. 1, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Barclays consumer business in the United States, one of the fastest-growing top-10 credit card issuers and online banks in the nation, has been named Company of the Year in the Large Company category of the Best in Biz Awards – the only independent business awards program judged by prominent editors and reporters from top-tier publications in North America.
Barclays is a leader in meeting customer needs with award-winning products from its co-branded credit card programs, with some of the country's most successful travel, entertainment, retail and affinity institutions, to its own branded credit cards, online savings accounts, CDs, and personal loans. This year, Barclays surpassed $12 billion in customer deposits, furthering its growth and success as a premier direct bank. In October 2017, the company officially launched the co-branded Uber Visa Card for U.S. customers, a new, innovative credit card rewards program.
Each year, Best in Biz Awards entrants span the spectrum – from some of the most innovative local start-ups to recognizable global brands. The seventh annual program was particularly competitive, with more than 650 entries from an impressive array of public and private companies of all sizes, representing a variety of industries across the U.S. and Canada.
"Innovation is at the core of everything we do," said Curt Hess, CEO of the Barclays U.S. consumer business. "We believe the unique combination of an entrepreneurial spirit backed by the knowledge and experience of a 327-year old company has resulted in unparalleled excellence across our diverse streams of business. This award underscores our success at providing exceptional service, raising the bar on industry-leading innovation and redefining what customers should expect from a financial services company."
The Company of the Year category was determined by overall company achievements and excellence, recognizing a variety of recent successes from Barclays including growth, innovation, company culture, a focus on customer service and overall company excellence.
"Entries in the Company of the Year category stood out, in sum, for their level of investment, innovation and focus on smart growth potential," said Paul Miller, The Keene Sentinel, one of this year's Best in Biz Awards judges. The 2017 judging panel also included professionals from Accounting Today, AdWeek, Associated Press, Atlanta Tribune, Business News Daily, Consumer Affairs, Entrepreneur, eWeek, Forbes, Harvard Business Review, Healthcare Innovation News, Inc., Investment Advisor Magazine, Laptop, MediaPost, Pittsburgh Business Times, Security Products Magazine, Wired, WLRN and Yahoo Tech.
For a full list of gold, silver and bronze winners in Best in Biz Awards 2017, visit: http://www.bestinbizawards.com/2017-winners.
Barclays is a transatlantic consumer and wholesale bank that moves, lends, invests and protects money for customers and clients worldwide. Barclays U.S. consumer business, headquartered in Wilmington, Del., is one of the fastest-growing top-10 credit card issuers and online banks in the country. The company creates customized, co-branded credit card programs for some of the country's most successful travel, entertainment, retail and affinity institutions. The company also offers its own branded credit cards, online savings accounts and CDs, and personal loans.
About Best in Biz Awards
Since 2011, Best in Biz Awards, Inc. has made its mark as the only independent business awards program judged each year by a who's who of prominent reporters and editors from top-tier publications from North America and around the world. Best in Biz Awards honors are conferred in two separate programs, North America and International, and in 65 categories including company, team, executive, product, and PR and media. For more information, visit: http://www.bestinbizawards.com.