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What's your Barclayloan rate?

  • Check to see if you have a personalised price quote online or on your mobile 6
  • Viewing your rate doesn’t affect your credit score
  • Price guarantee 2

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Representative APR applies to loans of £7,500 - £15,000 for terms between 2–5 years. 4

Your rate may differ from the representative APR. Loans are subject to status. Early settlement fees apply (see below) 4.

Personalised Barclayloan

Check your price quote so you know what your loan from us would look like. There’s no need to apply and we’ll only carry out a simple credit check to show you your rate – so there’s no effect on your credit rating. 

Your personalised price quote gives you a loan rate that’s just for you, not the representative APR you see in an advert. 

A representative APR is the rate that most people get, but if you’re already a Barclays or Barclaycard customer, yours could be different. 

So unlike a representative APR, the personalised rate we show you is exactly the rate you’ll get if you take out the loan today. 

To see if you have a personalised loan quote, log in to Online Banking or your Barclays Mobile Banking app if you’re registered. If you’re not registered, just fill in our Barclayloan quotation form below. 


What you get

  • No effect on your credit score when you view your personalised rate
  • Get your loan decision immediately
  • If your application’s approved, we can often transfer the money to your current account straightaway 1
  • Price guarantee – find any like-for-like loan with a lower APR and we’ll match it 2
  • Convenience – apply online, on your mobile, in branch or over the phone 6
  • The same personalised rate no matter what you’re borrowing for

All loans are subject to status.


Repaying your loan early

You have the legal right to repay your loan early, in part or full, at any time. As well as any other interest that’s due, we’ll charge you a fee equal to 30 days’ interest. This will be calculated using the amount being repaid for a partial repayment or on the amount you owe us if you repay in full. For more information, call 0800 716 5982 5 or visit a branch.


Barclayloan calculator

Use our car finance calculator 3 to find out your total car budget and get an idea of what your repayments and interest rates could be. Your actual rates and repayments may differ, and will depend on several factors 4.

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£ Savings you could add to your car budget?

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What is the Representative APR?

51% of people who take out a Barclayloan within the amounts and terms shown are expected to get the Representative APR (or a lower APR). Your rate may differ.

What is the Representative Example?

The Representative Example is typical of the loan agreements we expect to enter into at the Representative APR and within the amounts shown.

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Representative APR applies to loans of £7,500 - £15,000 for terms between 2–5 years.

Defaqto is an independent financial research company focused on supporting better financial decision making

How to apply

Barclays current account holder?

If you already have a current account, log in to Online Banking to see if you have a provisional loan limit and can apply.

Have another Barclays product or service?

If you have another Barclays product, but don't have a current account, you could apply online.

Want to speak to us?

If you have any questions you can call us on 0800 716 5982 5 to speak to a lending specialist. Or, you can ask us to call you when it suits you.


Find out if you're eligible to apply online

You may be eligible to apply for a Barclayloan online if you:

  • Are at least 18 years old
  • Are a UK resident
  • Have at least one of these with us:
    • Current account
    • Savings account
    • Barclaycard
    • Mortgage


What you can use a Barclayloan for

A Barclayloan can be used for almost any purpose, apart from:

  • Anything related to starting or running a business
  • Investment purposes, including buying stocks and shares
  • Timeshares
  • Other property finance, including purchases, part payment or deposits on purchases and property development – although home improvements are fine
  • The repayment of CCJs or gambling debts
  • As a deposit for something being purchased with money from another lender

Top up an existing loan

Top up your current Barclayloan

Topping up an existing Barclayloan could be a good option if you want to borrow more money.


How it works

When you top-up a loan, we don’t actually add money to your current loan. Instead, we set up a new one for the total amount you want to borrow. 

For example, if your current loan is £5,000 and you want to borrow an extra £2,000, we’ll open a loan for £7,000 and pay off the first loan, leaving you with the remaining amount. Early repayment charges on the first loan may apply.

The new loan may have a different interest rate from your initial loan, and the term might be different, too. This may mean that you’d pay more interest than you did before.


How to apply

You could apply for a loan using Online or Mobile Banking if you’re registered. 

Log in to see if you have a provisional loan limit and can apply online. If not, you can register now or call us on 0800 716 5982 5.

Use our mobile banking app to see if you could apply for a new loan or top up a current one. 


Want to borrow more, but keep your repayments separate? 

If you got your current loan for a specific reason and want to borrow more for something different or you just want to keep your repayments separate, you might want to take out a new loan instead of topping up an existing one.

If you’ve already got a Barclayloan and are registered for Online Banking, you could apply for a second loan online.

Log in to see if you have a provisional loan limit and can apply online. Then follow the application process.

If you're not registered for Online Banking, call us on 0800 716 5982 5.

Resume your online application

Resuming your Barclayloan application

If you’ve previously started an application, you can reopen it in 2 ways:

1. Log in to Online Banking

Once you’ve signed in we’ll take you straight to your online application.

2. Resume with your reference number

We sent you an email after you started the application, and it contains your reference number. Resume your application and you can enter this reference number to continue your Barclayloan application.

Get helpful guidance from the experts

We've teamed up with the experts at RAC Cars and Glass's to bring you a selection of handy tools, helpful guides and independent information 7.


Read the sections below to take advantage of expert guidance.

Find your next car

Looking for a quality used car? Set your price range and choose your favourite style, make and model and search across thousands of used cars either in your local area or across the country to find the perfect one for you.

If you’ve decided to buy a new car, finding the right one for your budget can seem difficult. Glass’s can help you find new cars at a price to suit you.

Find out the value of car you want to buy or sell

Getting a realistic valuation when buying or selling car is not always easy, but it doesn’t have to be guesswork. If you’re selling a car, you want to get as much as possible for it – but setting the price too high can scare off potential buyers. If you’re buying a car, knowing its approximate value in advance can be a useful bargaining tool when you negotiate a price.

Glass's can provide you with a free online estimate based on the registration number and average mileage data – 9 out of 10 car dealers use them for valuations. It also offers a more detailed valuation based on the actual mileage and if the car has any optional extras.

How to buy a second-hand car

Whether you’re planning to buy a used car from a dealership or a private seller, RAC Cars has some practical tips that will help you avoid problems. You’ll find out how to check that the car belongs to the seller and has not been written off by insurers, as well as the paperwork you should check before buying, such as the log book and vehicle identification number (VIN).

RAC Cars also gives tips on inspecting and test-driving the vehicle, and using car history and professional vehicle checks to make sure you’re not buying a damaged or illegally traded car.

How to check the history of a second-hand car

Before you buy a second-hand car, you’ll probably check the bodywork, the engine and take a test drive – but this doesn’t always tell you everything you need to know. Some details may be hidden until you check the car’s history to see if it’s been stolen, written-off, clocked or has outstanding finance.

Around 1 in 3 second-hand cars sold each year has a hidden past – based on checks done by HPI in 2010. You can get an insight into a car’s history by paying for a HPI Check or HPI Multicheck. It’s an instant, online check by vehicle registration number and you can check up to 3 cars at any one time.

How to cut the cost of owning and using a car

Owning a car can be a costly business, RAC Cars has come up with some points on how to understand and manage your motoring costs. For example, some newer models have engine features that could cut your road tax payment to zero, while start-stop systems (engine turns off when the car stops) can save significantly on fuel over time. 

A yearly service will help to reduce the speed with which the car’s value depreciates, which also helps to prevent problems that could cause a costly breakdown. Even the way you drive can cost you – fast acceleration and hard braking will add to your fuel costs and cause wear to the engine and braking system.

What types of car finance are there to choose from?

Unless you’re a cash buyer, there are 4 main ways to pay for a new or used car – hire purchase (HP), leasing, personal contract payment (PCP) and a bank loan.

There are plenty of questions to consider before choosing, such as whether you have a deposit, how much you could pay each month and how long you’re prepared to stay in an agreement. Your choice could also be affected by whether you’d want to sell the car or trade it in for a newer model in future – even how many miles you drive each year.

RAC Cars has a guide that helps you work out how to choose car finance based on your circumstances and preferences.

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Important information
1. If you apply online and your application is approved, and you can print or download your agreement and sign it online between 7am and 10.30pm, we'll usually transfer the money to your current account instantly. The same applies to loan applications made by phone where, if approved, you sign your agreement in online banking (registration required).
2. If you take out a Barclayloan and another lender offers you a like-for-like unsecured loan with a lower APR, you can claim under our guarantee within 30 days of the date we signed your Barclayloan agreement. We’ll reduce the interest rate to produce an APR equal to the competing offer and recalculate your monthly repayments to reflect the reduced interest rate. Please see our full Price guarantee terms and conditions
3. The maximum amount for which you can apply depends on your circumstances and how you apply. Calculator results are based on the Representative APR for applications of the amount you entered.
4. The rate you’re offered may differ from the Representative APR shown and will be based on your personal circumstances, the loan amount and the repayment term. Loans are subject to status. Eligibility and conditions apply. You must be a UK resident to apply.
5. Lines are open daily 8am-10pm except for UK bank holidays. To maintain a quality service, we may monitor or record phone calls. Call charges
6. Not all customers can apply via all of these channels and certain restrictions apply. Contact us to discuss your options.
7. We’ve teamed up with Glass and RAC to provide you with general information about the car buying process, as well as convenient links to their websites so you can find out more about the services they provide. The general information on this page and on the linked websites has been prepared by Glass and RAC and Barclays Bank PLC and its affiliates accept no responsibility for its accuracy or any loss you may incur resulting from your use of it. This general information and the links provided should not be regarded as advice nor a recommendation by Barclays that you use the services offered by Glass and RAC. By clicking on the links below, you will be redirected to Glass's and RAC's external websites. Although we make every effort to ensure these links are accurate, up to date and relevant, Barclays cannot take responsibility for pages maintained by external providers.
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 the Lending Standards Board