Barclays has a strong customer base of almost 20 million accounts. It enjoys adequate infrastructure in technology, and is well poised to take off from its strong platform. The UK market is highly competitive and sophisticated, so stock market circles expect Barclays to make rapid strides abroad once it moves in this direction decisively.
Companies that compete for funds in order to generate profits, are a driving force behind the stock market system. Although government securities cannot match the value appreciation potential of private professionally managed ventures, the risks of backing a government entity are likely to be minimal.