May 23, 2018 / 6:52 AM / in a month

Barclays has no plans for tie-up with rival banks - sources

LONDON, May 23 (Reuters) - Barclays Plc is not exploring a potential merger with other banks, two sources close to the lender told Reuters, dismissing a media report that said Barclays was considering a possible deal with rivals, including Standard Chartered.

The Financial Times reported on Wednesday that Barclays' top executives were exploring a deal with another banks and chairman John McFarlane was keen on the idea of a possible combination with StanChart. on.ft.com/2IWuFwR

Barclays and Standard Chartered declined to comment on the FT report.

Reporting by Lawrence White and Sinead Cruise, writing by Pamela Barbaglia, editing by Silvia Aloisi

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