First Data International’s planned contact centre will create more than 430 jobs over the next five years (see page 13).

Barclays Wealth said it would create 500 jobs in Glasgow over the next three years. It is undergoing a period of rapid expansion and the roles will be largely focused on building an infrastructure operation to support future business growth.

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The UK wealth manager, which is already based at four sites in Glasgow and employs 1200 people in the city, has secured four floors in the city’s Aurora building to house its expanding workforce.

Barclays Wealth has pledged to invest £125m ($244m) each year globally over the next three years in people and infrastructure on a pay-as-you-go basis as the company strives to meet its ambition to be Europe’s premier wealth manager.

The third investment is JPMorgan’s plans to expand its European Technology Centre (ETC) in Glasgow, with the creation of up to 200 software design and development jobs over the next two years.

JPMorgan was one of the first global financial organisations to locate in Glasgow’s International Financial Services District when it launched its ETC in 1999.