Barclays Bank has bought 8,500 iPads, reports “The Channel” ( The buy, made with dealer Insight UK, is believed to be one of the largest roll outs of the iPad or indeed any tablet in the UK finance sector, and signals the growing acceptance of the tab tech in corporate land.

A PR person told “The Channel” that the iPads will be used “to assist our branch colleagues to interact with customers, improving the customer experience,” “We investigated a number of different tablet options and in this instance, we concluded that iPads were the best solution for their specific needs,” she added. “We are now starting to use these across Barclays branches in the UK.”