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International payments

You can make international payments in Online Banking using PINsentry , through Telephone Banking, via Pingit 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
  • Single Euro Payments Area (SEPA) Credit Transfer: Allows you to send payments in Euros to EU countries and their territories (including the UK Crown Dependencies) plus Iceland, Lichtenstein, Norway, Monaco, San Marino and Switzerland. Funds are guaranteed to be in the recipient’s account the next working day if they’re sent by 3pm.

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

Watch our video guide to making an international payment in Online Banking.

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
  • 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 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:  £50,000 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.

IBAN tool

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

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 Cover bank 2 Overseas delivery 2
SEPA 2 All Branch / Telephone £15 N/A N/A
SEPA 2 All Online £5 N/A N/A
International Standard Branch / Telephone £25 Yes Yes
International Future-dated Branch / Telephone £25 Yes Yes
International
(outside Europe)
Priority Branch / Telephone £40 Yes Yes
International
(Payments to Europe)
Priority Branch / Telephone £40 N/A N/A
International3 All Online £15 Yes Yes

Investigation charge for international payments 

If you’d like to trace, change or cancel an international payment that you’ve made, there’s a £20 fee. This fee helps to cover the investigation and processing costs that other banks may charge for. We’ll explain the fee and make sure you agree with it before we begin a new payment investigation. 

If the investigation  finds an error with your payment – and the error is our fault – we’ll refund the £20 back to your account. 

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

 

*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
India Requires an Indian Financial System Code (IFSC Code) to be entered into the NCC field and purpose of payment for all payments, eg purchase of land.
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 LSL Lesotho Loti
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 PLN Polish Zloty
DKK Danish Krone QAR Qatar Rial
EEK Estonia Krone RON Romanian Lei
EUR Euros SAR Saudi Arabian Riyal
FJD Fiji Dollar SEK Swedish Krone
GHS New Ghana Cedi SGD Singapore Dollars
HKD Hong Kong Dollars SZL Swaziland Lilangeni
HRK Croatian Kuna THB Thai Baht
HUF Hungarian Forint TND Tunisian Dinar
INR* Indian Rupee* TRY New Turkish Lira
ILS Israeli Shekel TTD Trinidad and Tobego
JMD Jamaican Dollar UGX Uganda Shilling
JOD Jordanian Dinar USD* US Dollars*
JPY Japanese Yen VUV Vanuatu Vatu
KES Kenyan Shilling XCD East Caribbean Dollar
KWD Kuwait Dinar ZAR South African Rand
KYD Cayman Island Dollar ZMK Zambian Kwacha
LKR Sri Lankan Rupee    



 *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
India Requires a National Clearing Code (NCC), and the purpose of payment is required for all payments, e.g. purchase of land
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 Payments Area the EU countries and their territories (including UK Crown Dependencies), Iceland, Lichtenstein, Norway, Monaco, San Marino and Switzerland. The International Bank Account Number (IBAN) of the account you are sending money to must be provided. If the account is held in a non-EEA country, the SWIFTBIC must also be provided. An additional charge of £7 will be applied where these details are either not provided or are provided incorrectly.
 
3. All International Payments made in Online Banking are treated as Priority at no extra charge.