There is a "standard" in Harry Potter fan fiction, that very often, when Goblins of Gringotts need to act in a banking capacity in the Muggle world, they use Barclay's bank (if such a bank is named at all).

This seems consistent enough across authors/years that I started to wonder if this idea is actually in some way originating in JK Rowling canon?


Barclays street appears often in Fantastic Beast and Where to Find Them, since the screenplay and movies take place in New York. As for Barclays Bank, its mentioned in both Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them as well as Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1 (movie) So in short, yes! There is a cannonical reason. I found this on the Harry Potter Wiki!

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    The Fantastic Beasts films were made decades after people started using Barclays in fanfic.
    – Valorum
    Nov 13 '21 at 9:21

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