Young Person's Account

Children's accounts
  • The teen account for 16-19 year olds 1
  • Barclays debit card gives you easy access to your money
  • Save, spend and enjoy your money the way you want
  • Barclays debit card lets you shop on the high street and online and withdraw up to £300 a day from ATMs, as long as you've got money in your account 
  • Online Banking
  • Access your account through Mobile Banking
  • Get Text Alerts about your account to your mobile
  • Make payments by Direct Debit, standing order, electronic transfer or by cheque
  • No monthly account fee
  • Free day-to-day banking
  • No fees for most Barclays debit card transactions

Rates & charges for the Young Person's Account are detailed below. These charges and interest rates are variable and the bank reserves the right to amend them from time to time.

 

Day-to-day banking services charges

Payments into your account Free
Payments of standing orders and Direct Debits Free
Telephone & Online Banking Call charges Free
Issue of debit cards Free
Issue of cheque books and payment of cheques Free
Statements Free

 

 

Additional service charges

Barclays Direct Presentation Service 2 £20
Same day transfer of money in the UK using CHAPS £25
Banker's draft £15
Stopped cheque £12.50
Copy statement (per request per account) £5

 

These charges are applied at the time the service is provided.

 

Debit card rates and charges
has further information on charges when using your debit card in the UK and abroad.

 

To open an account we need confirmation of who you are and where you live – this is required by government regulations. We need 2 original documents (not photocopies) from the lists below.

To confirm who you are, we need 1 of the following:

  • Full passport
  • European Union National Identity Card
  • UK full photocard driving licence or UK full paper driving licence
  • UK Armed Forces ID card
  • If you’re under 17 years old, an introduction from a parent or guardian who is a Barclays customer can be used instead of the documents above. Your parent or guardian needs to prove your identity with a birth certificate or NHS medical card


To confirm where you live, we need 1 of the following:

  • UK full photocard driving licence or UK full paper driving licence (if not used as identification)
  • Gas bill (less than 3 months old) with evidence that the bill has been paid
  • Water bill (less than 3 months old) with evidence that the bill has been paid
  • Telephone bill for a fixed line (less than 3 months old) with evidence that the bill has been paid. We can't accept mobile phone bills.
  • Local authority (council) tax bill (less than 3 months old) with evidence that the bill has been paid
  • Bank statement (less than 3 months old) from another bank
  • If you’re under 17 years old, an introduction from a parent or guardian who is a Barclays customer can be used instead of the documents above. Your parent or guardian needs to prove your identity with a birth certificate or NHS medical card

This could suit you if:

  • You're aged 16-19
  • You'd like a debit card

See our alternative accounts if:

  • You're not aged 16-19
  • You're 19 and working full-time
  • You want an account designed for uni students

Apply for Young Person's Account

  • Apply in any branch
  • Bring your ID
  • Use your account within 7 working days

Looking for alternative accounts?

Student Additions Account – The account designed especially for students

 

Important information

1. To be eligible for this account at 19 years of age and beyond, you should either be in further education or taking a gap year before starting a full-time higher education course.
 
2. The Direct Presentation Service provides rapid cheque clearance.