Digital Banking Newsletter: October 2013
Coming soon: Manage your mortgage in Online Banking
You’ve been telling us you wanted to manage your Barclays mortgage online and we’ve been listening. Soon you’ll be able to see your mortgage alongside your current account in Online Banking.
You’ll be able to view your mortgage account information, including your interest rate, balance and recent transactions. And you’ll be able to make lump-sum overpayments straight from your current or other accounts.
Watch this space for other new features being rolled out soon.
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Organise your life with Barclays Cloud It
Would you like the convenience of managing all your personal records in one place? Now you can with Barclays Cloud It – a new service in Online Banking that lets you store important documents securely online, so you can do away with drawers full of paperwork.
Add Barclays Cloud It to your Online Banking homepage and use whenever you log in.
- Upload your utility bills, receipts, copies of your driving licence and more
- Set up renewal, payment and other alerts by text or email – to make sure you never miss an important date
- Add tags to find your documents quickly
And to make things even easier, we’ll upload any Barclays documents to your cloud for you. You’ll already find your account statements in your cloud and, if you take out any Barclays products in future, we’ll include the details there as well.
As always, your online security is our priority and Barclays Online Banking has been recognised by the British Standards Institute (BSI) for our high standards in security and resilience. So you can rest assured your details are safe with us.
Split the bill with Barclays Pingit
We've all been there – out for a team lunch or a birthday dinner with a large group of people and, when the bill arrives, you're left to figure out what everyone owes.
Now you can use the Barclays Pingit in-app calculator to quickly work out how to split the cost, add individual tips and request payments from your friends. So you won't be left out of pocket.
Download the latest version of Barclays Pingit to get the in-app calculator, which you can find on the 'Requests' screen.
Don't be a victim of phone scams
An increasing number of people have been falling for a persuasive phone scam known as 'vishing'. Be on alert so you can protect yourself against it.
Fraudsters have been calling people and posing as someone from a bank's fraud investigation team, the police, a telephone or internet service provider, a utility company, etc.
The scammers then try to get credit or debit card details, internet banking security codes, bank account details or other personal information.
Remember that banks and other legitimate organisations will never ask you for your sensitive information. Never give out your PIN or PINsentry codes to anyone who contacts you.
Focus on student finance
It's that time of year again when many young people across the country begin life at university. We’ve put together
5 top tips money tips for students:
- Open an award-winning student account with Barclays and you can apply for an interest-free overdraft up to £2,000 1 and get travel insurance discounts
- Check out our planner to calculate your weekly outgoings and take the stress out of budgeting
- Understand your student loan and think about how best to utilise use it
- Take our quiz to learn more about your spending habits
- Watch our videos from other students, to see how they made savings whilst away saved on costs while away from home
Don’t forget, our Mobile Banking services (Barclays Pingit, Barclays Mobile Banking 2 and free Text Alerts) will help you keep track of your money – whether you’re in lectures or down the union.