On September 16, 2008, Barclays announced its agreement to purchase the investment and trading banking services of Lehman Brothers (including its New York skyscraper), a U.S. financial conglomerate that filed for bankruptcy. Barclays helped fund the government of President Robert Mugabe in Zimbabwe.  The most controversial loan provided by Barclays is the $30 million you have made available to support land reforms, where Mugabe confiscated white farmland and pushed more than 100,000 black-faced workers out of their homes. Opponents called the bank`s participation a « shame » and « insult » to the millions of people who have suffered human rights violations.  Barclays spokesmen say that the bank has had customers in Zimbabwe for decades and would now step up its mission: « We are committed to continuing to provide these customers with a service in a seemingly challenging operating environment. »  In April 2016, Barclays announced an agreement allowing its UK customers to use Apple Pay.  Barclays plc is a British investment bank and financial services company based in London. In addition to investment banking, Barclays is divided into four main businesses: Personal Banking, Corporate Banking, Wealth Management and Investment Management.  Barclays also provides bank accounts to two of Mugabe`s employees and ignores European Union sanctions against Zimbabwe.  The men are Elliot Manyika and Public Service Minister Nicholas Goche. Barclays defended its position by insisting that EU rules do not apply to its 67% Zimbabwean subsidiary, as it was set up outside the EU.
 Luc Despins, advisor to the creditors` committee, said: « The reason we have no objection is really due to the lack of a viable alternative. We did not support the transaction because there was not enough time to verify it properly. In the amended agreement, Barclays would contract $47.4 billion in securities and take on $45.5 billion in commercial debt. Lehman`s lawyer, Harvey R. Miller of Weil, Gotshal and Manges, said: « The purchase price of the real estate components of the agreement would be $1.29 billion, including $960 million $US for the Lehmans New York headquarters and US$330 million for two computing centers in New Jersey. Lehman`s initial estimate put its head office at $1.02 billion, but a CB Richard Ellis estimate this week put it at $900 million. In addition, Barclays will not purchase eagle Energy, but will have companies known as Lehman Brothers Canada Inc, Lehman Brothers Sudamerica, Lehman Brothers Uruguay and its private investment management activities for high net worth individuals. Finally, Lehman will retain $20 billion of securities at Lehman Brothers Inc. that will not be transferred to Barclays.  Barclays had a potential liability of $2.5 billion to pay as severance pay if it chose not to retain certain Lehman employees beyond the 90 days guaranteed.   According to the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, Barclays` inadequate monitoring procedures did not prevent many clients from swapping one investment fund for another if the transaction costs could jeopardize the benefits of a change, resulting in losses of US$8.63 million to their clients between January 2010 and June 2015.