Barclays Fined £2.3m For ‘Records Failure

Barclays Fined £2.3m For ‘Records Failure

Barclays has been fined $3.75m (£2.3m) by a US regulator over an alleged decade-long failure to properly keep electronic records, emails and instant messages.

The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) said that from 2002 to April 2012, Barclays failed to preserve order data, trade confirmations, account records and other information in a format that prevented their alteration or erasure, known as “Write-Once, Read-Many” or “WORM.”

It also said Barclays failed to properly retain attachments to some Bloomberg emails from May 2007 to May 2010, and failed to properly retain about 3.3 million Bloomberg instant messages from October 2008 to May 2010.

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