Barclays Wealth, a leading global wealth management firm and the UK’s largest, has announced the launch of Barclays Wealth iAlert - a free online tool which monitors foreign exchange rates - as part of an enhanced foreign exchange offering for clients of Barclays Wealth International.

Barclays Wealth iAlert allows clients to monitor up to 75 currency pairs, with subscribers to the FX service receiving email alerts to inform them when their pre-selected currency pairs reach the upper and/or lower levels identified. In addition, through the iAlert website, clients can now access real-time foreign exchange data including:
  • Current and historical currency rates
  • Extensive Barclays Wealth research and market commentary
  • FX tutorials including videos on the basics of FX and buying a property in a foreign currency

Commenting on the launch of iAlert and the enhanced foreign exchange offering, Shaun Phillips, Managing Director, Barclays Wealth International, said: “For our clients, having access to up-to-date information on foreign exchange rates is an important factor in managing their wealth effectively, yet few people have the time to watch currency rates as closely as they would like to. Barclays Wealth iAlert is a valuable, time-saving addition to our foreign exchange service and is complimented by access to research publications and tutorials including case studies and online demonstrations which are designed to enable clients to make more informed decisions.”

Barclays Wealth iAlert is available to all existing clients and individuals who are not clients are invited to sign up to a free 60-day trial. The trial period will be extended to any individual who opens an international bank account with Barclays Wealth International.

Barclays Wealth International provides international and offshore wealth management solutions including: banking, savings, foreign exchange, investments and mortgages to international clients located around the world. Find out more at www.barclayswealth.com/banking .

For more information on Barclays Wealth iAlert please visit www.barclayswealth.com/ialert-press or call +44 (0)1624 684 080.

About Barclays Wealth

Barclays Wealth is a leading global wealth manager, and the UK’s largest, with total client assets of £170bn, as at 30 June 2011. With offices in over 20 countries, Barclays Wealth focuses on private and intermediary clients worldwide, providing international and private banking, investment management, fiduciary services and brokerage.

Barclays Wealth is the wealth management division of Barclays.

Barclays is a major global financial services provider engaged in retail banking, credit cards, corporate and investment banking and wealth management with an extensive international presence in Europe, the Americas, Africa and Asia. With over 300 years of history and expertise in banking, Barclays operates in over 50 countries and employs over 145,000 people. Barclays moves, lends, invests and protects money for customers and clients worldwide.

For further information about Barclays Wealth, please visit our website www.barclayswealth.com.