BARCLAYS is selling Portuguese assets to Spanish bank Bankinter SA for around €175 million.
The British bank is offloading its retail banking and wealth investments as well as its insurance arm to subsidiary Bankinter Vida.
Barclays’ share price was up almost 1.5% by close of trading on Thursday.
About 1,000 Barclays staff and 84 branches will move across to Bakinter as part of the deal.
Barclays expects to make a loss after tax of around €275 million on the deal despite a decrease in risk-weighted assets of €2.4 billion.
Barclaycard and the investment arm of the business will continue to operate in Portugal.
The bank was recently taken over by John McFarlane after chief executive Antony Jenkins was ousted.
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