SEC Punishes Barclays for having offered and sold approximately $17.7 billion of securities in unregistered transactions. Buyers of the “unregistered securities” right to demand Barclays buy back the products at the original price plus interest. Barclays sets 1.3 billion aside to cover the costs.

Sept 29 (Reuters) – British bank Barclays (BARC.L) agreed to a $361 million penalty over internal control failures related to the unregistered offer and sale of “an unprecedented amount” of securities, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission said on Thursday.

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