International payments

You can make international payments in Online Banking using PINsentry , through Telephone Banking or by visiting us in branch.

Overview

International payments options

Select one of the following options to make an international payment:

  • International Payments Service: Allows you to send money to 90 countries in 60 different currencies. The Priority option which will suit you best if you need to make same-day or next-day payments, or use the Standard option for less urgent transfers
  • SEPA credit transfer: More cost-effective if you want to make a non-urgent euro payment to the Single Euro Payments Area (SEPA) including any EU/EEA country, Iceland, Lichtenstein, Norway, Monaco or Switzerland

How to make a payment

Once you’ve selected an option, you can make your payment online, over the phone or in branch.

  • Log in to Online Banking and use PINsentry if you’re registered
  • If you’re registered for Telephone Banking and have your passcode, call us on 0345 734 5345 or +44 24 7684 2100 from outside the UK 1
  • If you have a Premier account and are registered for Premier Telephony, call us on 0800 924 7365 or +44 24 7684 2100 from outside the UK 1
  • If you have a Business account and are registered for Telephone Banking, call us on 0345 605 2345 or +44 24 7684 2091 from outside the UK 1

What you need

You need the details of the destination account to make the payment:

  • Full name of the destination account holder and their bank’s address
  • Bank account number or International Bank Account Number (IBAN)
  • SWIFT Bank Identifier Code (SWIFTBIC) – this helps us identify which bank to send the payment to

If you’re unsure of any of these details, you can still make an international payment using one of these options:

  • International Drafts service: Your local branch can provide you with a paper draft for you to send by post
  • Barclays Pingit: Send money to friends and family in selected countries free of charge, using just your mobile

International Bank Account Number (IBAN)

You may need an International Bank Account Number (IBAN) to make or receive international payments.

For more about IBANs, go to the 'IBAN' tab above where you can use our tool to generate your IBAN for each of your Barclays sterling accounts.

Exchange rates

When you make your payment in a foreign currency, we’ll use the Barclays exchange rate of the day and let you know the rate before we send your payment.

If you make your payment in pounds, the exchange rate will be set by the overseas bank. 
 
Daily payment limits

Personal:  £10,000 per day (£5,000 per payment using Telephone Banking)
Premier: £100,000 per day (£25,000 per payment using Premier Telephony)
Business:

£100,000 per day (£50,000 per payment using Telephone Banking)

All payments are subject to our standard terms and conditions .

IBAN

You may need an International Bank Account Number (IBAN) to make or receive international payments.

Your IBAN is similar to your usual account number, but with extra information that helps the overseas bank identify your account and make the payment.

To generate your IBAN, simply enter your Barclays sort code & account number into our tool.

Remember, you can only use this tool to generate IBANs for your Barclays sterling accounts.

You can find your IBAN for your Barclays currency accounts on your statements.

And you can’t generate an IBAN number for someone else – if you need their IBAN to make a payment, you’ll need to ask the person for it.

 

Where else can I find my IBAN?

Your IBAN is on your bank account statements, whether you view them in Online Banking or get them in the post. You’ll have a different IBAN for each account you hold.

Statement showing IBAN

Your statement also shows the Barclays UK SWIFTBIC code: BARCGB22.

If you’re receiving a payment, this code (sometimes called SWIFT code) helps overseas banks identify us as the correct bank to send the money to.

Visit The Payments Council for more information about IBANs.

Information & charges

Charges

  Barclays charges Beneficiary bank charges
Payment
type
Timing Channel Barclays Missing SWIFTBIC/ IBAN Cover bank 3 Overseas delivery 3
SEPA 2 All All £15 N/A N/A N/A
International Standard Branch / Telephone £25 N/A Yes Yes
International Future-dated Branch / Telephone £25 N/A Yes Yes
International
(outside Europe)
Priority Branch / Telephone  £40 N/A Yes Yes
International
(Payments to Europe)
Priority Branch / Telephone £40 N/A N/A N/A
International All Online £25 £7 Yes Yes

 

Timescales

If you make a payment online using our International Payments Service, the following cut-off times will apply (though they will vary according to the currency you use).

UK, EU, North America Other European currencies
Same-day value:
  • Sterling: 14.30
  • Euro (these payments are known
    as SEPA Credit Transfers): 14.30
  • US dollars: 17.00
  • Canadian dollars 13.30
Same-day value:
  • Czech krone: 08.00
  • Danish krone: 08.00
  • Norwegian krone: 08.00
  • Polish zloty: 08.00
  • Swedish krone: 08.00
  • Swiss franc: 08.00
Next day value:
  • Hungarian forint: 15.00
Asia: Africa:
Next day value:
  • Japanese yen: 14.00
  • Hong Kong dollars: 09.00
  • Singapore dollars: 09.00
  • Thai baht: 09.00
  • Pakistan rupee: 15.00
2-day value:
  • UAE Dirhams: 08.30
Next day value:
  • South African rand: 08.00
  • Kenyan shilling: 15.00
Australasia:  
Next day value:
  • Australian dollars: 13.30
  • New Zealand dollars: 13.30
 

 

Country & currency list

You can now make online payments to 90 countries and in 60 different currencies.

View by country | View by currency 
 

Andorra Iceland Portugal
Antilles Ireland Qatar
Australia* Israel Reunion
Austria  Italy Romania
Bahamas Jamaica  San Marino
Bahrain* Japan Saudi Arabia*
Barbados Jordan Singapore
Belgium Kenya Slovakia
Belize Kosovo Slovenia
Botswana Kuwait South Africa 
Brazil Latvia South Korea
Bulgaria Lesotho Spain*
Canada* Liechtenstein Sri Lanka
Cayman Islands Lithuania St. Pierre and Miquelon
China Luxembourg Swaziland
Croatia Malawi Sweden
Cyprus Malaysia Switzerland
Czech Republic Malta Taiwan
Denmark Martinique Tanzania
East Caribbean Mauritius Thailand*
Estonia Mayotte Trinidad and Tobago
Fiji Mexico* Tunisia
Finland Monaco Turkey*
France Montenegro Uganda
French Guiana Morocco United Arab Emirates*
Germany* Netherlands United Kingdom
Ghana New Zealand* United States
Gibraltar Norway Vanuatu
Greece Oman Vatican City
Guadeloupe Pakistan* Zambia
Hong  Kong Phillippines  
Hungary Poland  

*NB. Some countries and currencies require specific information to be provided and failure to do so may result in online payments being delayed or returned. These rules can be found below:

 

Payments to...
 
Must include...
Australia Requires a National Clearing Code (NCC)
Bahrain Requires a valid International bank account number (IBAN)
Canada Requires a National Clearing Code (NCC)
Germany Requires a valid SWIFTBIC
Mexico Payments in Mexican New Peso require an 18 digit CLABE number to be entered into the Account number field.
New Zealand Requires a National Clearing Code (NCC)
Pakistan If a company is involved in remittance at either end, then payment requires purpose of remittance from beneficiary in Pakistan before releasing the funds.
Saudi Arabia A valid IBAN number to be quoted for the beneficiary.
Thailand Purpose of the payment is required for all payments, e.g. purchase of land.
Turkey Requires a valid International bank account number (IBAN)
United Arab Emirates Requires a valid International bank account number (IBAN)
US Dollar payments Requires a valid Federal Wire (FW) number (also known as ABA number or Routing number) to be entered into the NCC field.

 

 

You can now make an online international payment in the following 60 currencies:

 

View by country | View by currency

Currency Name Currency Name
AED UAE Dirhams LTL Lithuanian Litas
ANG Netherlands Antilles Guilder LVL Latvian Lev
AUD Australian Dollars MAD Morocco Dirham
BBD Barbados Dollar MUR Mauritius Rupee
BHD Bahamas Dollar MWK Malawi Kwacha
BSD Bahrain Dinar MXN* Mexican New Peso*
BWP Botswana Pula NOK Norwegian Krone
BZD Belize Dollar NZD New Zealand Dollars
CAD Canadian Dollars OMR Omani Rial
CHF Swiss Franc PHP Phillippine Peso
CZK Czech Krone PKR Pakistan Rupee
DKK Danish Krone PLN Polish Zloty
EEK Estonia Krone QAR Qatar Rial
EUR Euros RON Romanian Lei
FJD Fiji Dollar SAR Saudi Arabian Riyal
GHS New Ghana Cedi SEK Swedish Krone
HKD Hong Kong Dollars SGD Singapore Dollars
HRK Croatian Kuna SZL Swaziland Lilangeni
HUF Hungarian Forint THB Thai Baht
ILS Israeli Shekel TND Tunisian Dinar
JMD Jamaican Dollar TRY New Turkish Lira
JOD Jordanian Dinar TTD Trinidad and Tobego
JPY Japanese Yen UGX Uganda Shilling
KES Kenyan Shilling USD* US Dollars*
KWD Kuwait Dinar VUV Vanuatu Vatu
KYD Cayman Island Dollar XCD East Caribbean Dollar
LKR Sri Lankan Rupee ZAR South African Rand
LSL Lesotho Loti ZMK Zambian Kwacha



 *NB. Some countries and currencies require specific information to be provided and failure to do so may result in online payments being delayed or returned. These rules can be found below:

Payments to...
 
Must include...
Australia Requires a National Clearing Code (NCC)
Bahrain Requires a valid International bank account number (IBAN)
Canada Requires a National Clearing Code (NCC)
Germany Requires a valid SWIFTBIC
Mexico Payments in Mexican New Peso require an 18 digit CLABE number to be entered into the Account number field.
New Zealand Requires a National Clearing Code (NCC)
Pakistan If a company is involved in remittance at either end, then payment requires purpose of remittance from beneficiary in Pakistan before releasing the funds.
Saudi Arabia A valid IBAN number to be quoted for the beneficiary.
Thailand Purpose of the payment is required for all payments, e.g. purchase of land.
Turkey Requires a valid International bank account number (IBAN)
United Arab Emirates Requires a valid International bank account number (IBAN)
US Dollar payments Requires a valid Federal Wire (FW) number (also known as ABA number or Routing number) to be entered into the NCC field.
 

 

Important information
 
1. To maintain a quality service, we may monitor or record phone calls. Call charges
 
2. Euro payments to an account in the Single Euro Payment Area (the 27 EU countries plus Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway). SWIFT Bank Identifier Code (BIC) and the International Bank Account Number (IBAN) of the account you’re sending the money to must be provided. An additional charge of £7 will be applied where these details are either not provided or are provided incorrectly.
 
3. These only apply when you choose to 'pay all charges'. Cover bank and overseas delivery charges may be requested by foreign banks involved in the transfer. The charges are fees imposed by the foreign bank to process your payment. The amount of these charges can vary from country to country and even from bank to bank.
 
4. All non-future dated payments made in Online Banking are treated as Priority at no extra charge.