- £7 a month, with added benefits
- Mobile phone insurance
- Interest-free overdraft up to £3,000 1
For your 1st year after graduation
Up to £3,000 – 0% interest pa (variable) 1
Key features, benefits, limitations & exclusions
- Mobile phone insurance for loss, theft and accidental damageexplain
- RAC Breakdown Cover, including roadside and at-home assistanceexplain
- Card Secure, enables all cards to be registered and cancelled with one phone callexplain
- 24/7 legal advice helpline
- Barclays loyalty mortgage – get a better mortgage deal (subject to status and availability) 2
- Contactless debit cards to make payments easier and faster (subject to status)
- Apply for an interest-free overdraft up to £3,000 in your 1st year after graduation lower interest-free tiers apply in future years after graduation 1
Up to £3,000 – 0% interest pa (variable)1
- Option to extend your overdraft after the 1st year up to £3,000 at 14.9% pa (variable)
Ways to bank
- Online Banking
- Telephone Banking
- Mobile Banking
- Debit cards
- Free Text Alerts with free Near Limit Alert text messages
- A network of more than 1,700 branches
Already have Graduate Additions? Find out how to make the most of your benefits
All benefits are subject to terms, conditions and exclusions. Please read the policy documents to ensure you know what's covered and what's not.
Open the document you need by selecting the relevant link from the table below. You can then print or save it to your computer 6.
The account costs £7 a month Graduate Additions rates & charges
The Data Protection Act
Under the Data Protection Act you have a right of access to certain personal records. Should you wish to exercise this right please write to the Data Protection Team, Barclays Bank PLC, Knutsford, Cheshire WA16 9EU, quoting ref APP99. A fee will be charged for this service.
Disclosure (in relation to insurance cover provided as part of the Barclays Additions packages)
It is your responsibility to provide complete and accurate information to insurers when you take out your insurance policy, throughout the life of your policy, and when you renew your insurance. It is important that you ensure that all statements you make on proposal form, claims forms and other documents are full and accurate. Please note that if you fail to disclose any information to your insurers, this could invalidate your insurance cover and could mean that part or all of the claim may not be paid.
Governing law (in relation to insurance cover provided as part of the Barclays Additions packages)
If you buy insurance in the United Kingdom, you can choose which law will apply to your policy. Unless you and the Insurer make a written agreement saying otherwise before the policy is issued, the law of England and Wales will apply to this insurance.
Important information about compensation arrangements: We are covered by the Financial Services Compensation Scheme (FSCS). The FSCS can pay compensation to depositors if a bank is unable to meet its financial obligations. Most depositors – including most individuals and small businesses – are covered by the scheme.
In respect of deposits, an eligible depositor is entitled to claim up to £85,000. For joint accounts each account holder is treated as having a claim in respect of their share so, for a joint account held by two eligible depositors, the maximum amount that could be claimed would be £85,000 each (making a total of £170,000). The £85,000 limit relates to the combined amount in all the eligible depositor’s accounts with the bank, including their share of any joint account, and not to each separate account.
For further information about the scheme (including the amounts covered and eligibility to claim) please ask at your local branch, refer to the FSCS website www.FSCS.org.uk or call 020 7892 7300 or 0800 678 1100.
Barclays Bank PLC may also accept deposits under the following trading names; Barclays, Barclays Bank, Barclaycard, Barclays Business, Barclays Capital, Barclays Commercial, Barclays Corporate, Barclays Financial Planning, Barclays International Private Banking, Barclays Local Business, Barclays Premier, Barclays Private Bank and Barclays Wealth, Standard Life Cash Savings and Standard Life Cash Savings & Mortgages. Deposits accepted from an eligible depositor under these trading names are combined for the purposes of deposit compensation from the FSCS. The FSCS is not applicable to deposits held at branches in the Channel Islands or the Isle of Man.
The Direct Debit Guarantee
This Guarantee is offered by all Banks and Building Societies that take part in the Direct Debit Scheme. The efficiency and security of the Scheme is monitored and protected by your own Bank or Building Society. If the amounts to be paid or the payment date changes, you will be told of this in advance by at least 14 days as agreed. If an error is made by the company or your Bank or Building Society, you are guaranteed a full and immediate refund from your branch of the amount paid. You can cancel a Direct Debit at any time by writing to your Bank or Building Society. Please also send a copy of your letter to the originator/company.
The clearing cycle
For further information on the clearing cycle, and how long it takes, please refer to the Current accounts - our bank charges explained 540 KB leaflet.
We want to hear from you if you feel unhappy with the service you've received from us. Letting us know your concerns gives us the opportunity to put matters right for you and improve our service to all our customers. You can complain in person at your branch, in writing, by email or by telephone. A leaflet detailing how we deal with complaints is available on request in any of our branches, from the Barclays Information Line on 0800 400 100 3 or at www.barclays.co.uk. Alternatively you can write to Barclays, Leicester LE87 2BB.
If we do not resolve your complaint internally to your satisfaction, you may be able to refer it to the Financial Ombudsman Service at South Quay Plaza, 183 Marsh Wall, London E14 9SR (telephone: 08000 234 567). The Financial Ombudsman Service is an organisation set up by law to give consumers a free and independent service for resolving disputes with financial firms. Details of those who are eligible complainants can be obtained from the Financial Ombudsman Service.
Barclays services and facilities for disabled customers
Full details of our services and facilities for disabled customers (eg induction loops for hearing aid users, cheque-writing templates, bank note gauges, etc) can be found in our brochure Disabled customers - making our services available, which is available in standard print, Braille, large print and audio tape. Phone the Barclays Information Line on (via TextDirect if appropriate) or by ordering online from our Accessible services site.
If you have an existing student account you can apply for Graduate Additions provided that you:
- Have completed your full-time higher education
- Are a permanent resident of the UK 5
- Have your main current account with Barclays
If you don't have an account with Barclays, you must meet the criteria above and also be in permanent employment or have a firm job offer (minimum 6-month contract) to apply for a graduate account.
This could suit you if:
- You'd like an overdraft 1
- You want a graduate account with extras
- You're a recent graduate
See our alternative accounts if:
- You're not a recent graduate
- You'd like even more benefits
Consumer Moneyfacts Awards 2013 – current accounts
We’re pleased to announce that we won Student Account Provider of the Year.
We were also nominated for 6 other awards, including:
- Online Banking Provider of the Year
- Current Account Provider of the Year
Read more about the Moneyfacts Awards and nominations
Looking for alternative accounts?
Higher Education Account – A graduate account with no monthly fee
Barclays Bank Account – A current account with no monthly fee
1. The available interest-free overdraft limit depends on year of graduation and is subject to status and application so the amount offered may be different to that shown on the example. See the Graduate Overdraft page for full details. Overdrafts are subject to status and application so the amount offered may be different to that shown on the example. All borrowing is repayable on demand.