How do I close an account with Barclays?

Current accounts

You can close your current account by visiting us in branch or by writing to us.

In branch
In branch you will need to take your debit card and chequebook (if you were issued with one) along with valid relevant ID such as a driving licence or passport.

Only one account holder needs to visit to close a joint account where it’s ‘either to sign’ and there are no disputes over the closure. All of the account holders will need to go where it’s a ‘both’ or ‘all’ to sign joint account. Find your local branch

Write to us
If you want to write to us, send us your name, address, details of the account you wish to close and what you would like us to do with any remaining balance. You'll also need to cut up your debit card and chequebook and return them with your letter.

The letter needs to be signed by one of the account holders where it’s a joint account and ‘either to sign’. All of the account holders will need to sign where it’s a ‘both’ or ‘all’ to sign joint account.

Write to:

Barclays
Leicester
LE87 2BB

e-savings and e-savings Reward accounts

e-savings and e-savings Reward are our online-only savings accounts.

Please call the Online Banking Helpdesk on 0345 600 2323 1 to close your account.

Savings accounts, excluding e-savings and e-savings Reward

If you have another Barclays account that you want to remain open and are registered for Telephone Banking, you can call us on 0345 734 5345 1 to close your account.

Otherwise, you can visit us in branch or you can write to us. In branch you will need to take your debit card (if you have one) along with valid relevant ID, such as a driving licence or passport, and proof of address.

If you want to write to us, send us your name, address, details of the account you wish to close and what you would like us to do with any remaining balance. The letter must be signed by all account holders. Write to:

Barclays
Leicester
LE87 2BB

ISAs

You can close your ISA account by visiting us in branch or by writing to us. In branch you will need to take along valid relevant ID, such as a driving licence or passport, and proof of address.

If you want to write to us, send us your name, address, details of the account you wish to close and what you would like us to do with any remaining balance. Write to:

Barclays Bank PLC
ISA Processing Team
Leicester
LE87 2BB

If the ISA is closed within the 14-day cancellation period, any subscriptions made to the account will be returned to you and will not count towards the current tax year's allowance.

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