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Graduate Additions Overdraft | Graduate Overdraft - Barclays

Graduate Additions account

A flexible way to borrow that's designed just for graduates

If you hold a Graduate Additions bank account with us, you can apply for an overdraft 1 2 to tide you over.

What you could get with a Graduate Additions overdraft:

(subject to status) 1

  • Up to £3,000 fee-free overdraft, with the amount depending on year of graduation:
    • Year 1: up to £3,000
    • Year 2: up to £2,000
    • Year 3: up to £1,000
    • Year 4: up to £500
    • Year 5: up to £200
  • The maximum arranged overdraft limit is £3,000

Daily overdraft fees are charged on your overdraft balance. If you go over the fee-free amount, you’ll be charged on the whole balance of your arranged overdraft as follows:

Up to £1,000 – 25p per day

Over £1,000 and up to £2,000 – 50p per day

Over £2,000 – £1 per day

Representative example:

Fee-free overdraft up to £3,000 (subject to application and status) while you stay within that limit.

For your 2nd year after graduation: Up to £2,000 fee-free. If you use an overdraft of £2,200, you will be charged £1.00 a day when you use it.

Daily fees are charged on the whole balance of an arranged overdraft above the fee-free limit. The daily fees are as follows:

Up to £1,000 – 25p per day

Over £1,000 and up to £2,000 – 50p per day

Over £2,000 – £1 per day

Applying for an overdraft

As long as you hold a Graduate Additions account you can apply for an overdraft at your local branch.

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See Graduate Additions overdraft charges

If you're registered for Telephone Banking, you can also apply by phone. You'll find the number you need to call on your statement.


1. Overdrafts are subject to status and application so the amount offered may be different to that shown on the example. All borrowing is repayable on demand. The fees shown here are variable, which means we can change them – although we will let you know before we do this.
2. The Lending Code. Barclays Bank PLC subscribes to the Lending Code which is monitored and enforced by the Lending Standards Board. The Lending Code sets minimum standards of good practice when dealing with certain customers in the UK in relation to loans, current account overdrafts, charge cards and credit cards. Further details can be found at: Lending Standards Board