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Payment services

Payment services

There are many ways to make and receive payments for your business. You can use as many services as you need, whether it's online, at the counter or on the go.

Making payments

Mobile Banking

Barclays Pingit

  • Pay anyone instantly using just a mobile number
  • Pay suppliers and track transactions
  • Protected by the Mobile Banking Guarantee
Mobile Banking

Business credit cards

  • Manage cashflow with up to 56 days interest-free credit 1
  • 0% purchases for 3 months 2 and no card fee for 12 months 3
  • APR 21.9% representative (variable)
Mobile Banking

International payments

  • Make payments in more than 60 currencies
  • Transfer funds between sterling and currency accounts
  • Pay online, by phone or in branch
Mobile Banking

Business debit cards

  • Make payments or purchases almost anywhere with Visa debit
  • Fast and convenient for day-to-day expenses
  • Withdraw up to £750 cash a day if funds are available


Other ways to make and receive payments

Transfers and standing orders

  • Easy for customers to pay online, in branch
    or by phone
  • Most banks use Faster Payments ,
    meaning same-day transfers 4
  • Use standing orders for payments of a
    regular, fixed amount

Cash and cheques

  • Cash accepted everywhere
  • Cheques still accepted as a method of payment but no longer guaranteed 5
  • Cheques may be returned unpaid if the customer has insufficient funds

More information on cash and cheque clearance:

Cash and cheque clearance 220 KB


Receiving payments

Mobile Banking

Barclays Pingit

  • Customers can pay you instantly using just a mobile number, QR code or short code
  • Receive up to £5,000 a day
  • Quick and easy to issue refunds from the app

Mobile Banking

Accept card payments with Barclaycard

  • Face-to-face, online, phone and mail payments
  • Boost trade with the speed of contactless technology
  • One simple rate of 1.5% 6


International payments

  • Simplify your international transactions by receiving electronic payments straight into your account
  • Currency accounts available to support you in managing exchange rate fluctuations if you receive regular payments in a specific currency
  • No charge for Euro payments received from EU/EEA countries so long as they are formatted with valid IBAN and SWIFTBIC details. If the payment is in a different currency or from countries outside the EU/EEA, there will be a £6 charge.


Other ways to make and receive payments

  • Faster funds transfers and standing orders
  • Cheques and cash
Important information
1. When you pay off your balance in full and on time each month.
2. From date of account opening.
3. £32 annual fee payable on each anniversary of your account opening.
4. If your customer's bank is not using the Faster Payments service then your customer’s payment will be in your account in 3 working days.
5. The Cheque Guarantee Scheme was withdrawn on 30 June 2011, which means you are no longer able to accept guaranteed cheques as a form of payment, even if your customer presents a card displaying a cheque guarantee hologram. Visit Payments Council for more information
6. During the 18-month offer period, the Merchant Service Charge (MSC) will be charged at 1.5% for all card types (additional terms apply).

Barclays Bank PLC. Authorised by the Prudential Regulation Authority and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority and the Prudential Regulation Authority (Financial Services Register number: 122702). Barclays Bank PLC subscribes to the Lending Code which is monitored and enforced by the Lending Standards Board. Further details can be found at Barclays Insurance Services Company Limited is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (Financial Services Register number: 312078).

Barclays Bank PLC. Registered in England. Registered no. 1026167. Barclays Insurance Services Company Limited. Registered in England. Registered no. 973765. Registered office for both: 1 Churchill Place, London E14 5HP. ‘The Woolwich’ and ‘Woolwich’ are trademarks and trading names of Barclays Bank PLC. Barclays Business is a trading name of Barclays Bank PLC.


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