Firstsource Solutions, a Mumbai-based business process outsourcing (BPO) provider, on Thursday announced a five-year outsourcing partnership with Barclaycard, the UK-based credit card and consumer lending business of Barclays PLC.
The five-year customer service contract would involve Firstsource managing Barclaycard’s credit card and payment businesses beginning November 1, the company said in a statement. Firstsource will manage the majority of the services currently provided by the Teesside centre, as well as a related payment servicing team located in Wavertree, Merseyside.
Derek Allgood, global sales and service director, Barclaycard, said, “Firstsource have given us a commitment to establish a long-term presence here in Teesside and, with their global footprint, they are also well placed to meet the current and future needs of our growing international customer base.”
In June, Business Standard had reported that Firstsource is in talks with Barclaycard for an outsourcing contract. In February 2008, Firstsource signed a five-year outsourcing agreement with Barclays’ US credit card business. Under the terms of the agreement, Firstsource is managing and operating Barclays’ operations centre in Colorado Springs, Colorado, which includes providing customer care and collection’s support to Barclays US cardholders.