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Scandal-plagued Barclays bank raises bonuses after axing thousands of jobs

Barclays will axe thousands of jobs and raise bonuses for its investment bankers this year, the under-fire British lender announced on Tuesday after posting a return to annual profits. Chief executive Antony Jenkins, who has himself declined a huge bonus as Barclays is probed along with other banks over possible…

British schoolboy admits robbing bank ‘like a real-life action video game’

A British schoolboy described as a “model pupil” on Tuesday admitted robbing a bank while carrying a fake gun. The 15-year-old, who cannot be named for legal reasons, held up a branch of Barclays bank in Liverpool, northwest England, on Friday and made off with £2,000 (about $3,200), the city’s…

Hackers arrested after hitting Barclays for £1.3million

Scotland Yard arrested eight people this week who they suspect of stealing £1.3 million ($2.1 million) from Barclays Bank customers in April using a physical device to intercept computer communications, police said Friday. Criminals connected a KVM (keyboard, video and mouse) device to a 3G router inside a Barclay’s Bank…

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