Current accounts

We have a range of current accounts to suit different lifestyles. Choose the one that’s right for you.

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Accounts with extra features

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Bank accounts

Barclays Bank Account

If you’re looking for an account that you can personalise, this gives you the flexibility to do so.

  • Open online – get your sort code & account number straightaway
  • Customise it with add-ons designed to make your life easier
Bank accounts

Premier Current Account

If you pay an annual gross income of £75,000+ into one of our current accounts or save or invest £100,000+ through us, this account gives you an exclusive service.

  • Speak to our UK-based Premier Banking Team 24/7
  • Bespoke Individual Review with our Premier Relationship Team 
  • Enjoy exclusive Premier Rewards and benefits 
Bank accounts

Cash Card Account

If you’re looking for an account offering no-frills banking and you’re not able to open a regular one, this gives you the basics.

  • Keep tight control of your money
  • Avoid overdraft fees and debts
  • Get a debit card or cash card

Shape your account

Barclays Mobile Banking

Banking on your mobile

Bank on the move with our smartphone app or our dedicated mobile website 1.

Personalised Debit Card

Barclays Personalised Card

Personalise your debit card with a favourite photo or an image from our online gallery 2.

Feature Store

Features Store

Make your account your own with home, tech or travel bolt-ons.

Switch to Barclays

Build an account that’s shaped around your lifestyle. Switch to us – it’s safe and simple.

Bank accounts
  • Choose your preferred switch date
  • We’ll contact your old bank and get the process underway
  • All payments moved over in just 7 working days

Existing customers

Don’t forget to shape your account. Log in to Online Banking and customise it in the Features Store.

Bank accounts
  • Barclays Pingit – send money using just a mobile number
  • Text Alerts – keep track of your money with free alerts
  • Customise it with add-ons designed to make your life easier

Looking for other current accounts?

Not all our accounts are open to new customers. If you hold one of these accounts, you can find out more about them here:

Student and graduate accounts

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Student accounts

Student Additions Account

An account for full-time UK students.

  • Overdraft of up to £3,000 with the first £2,000 fee-free 4

    Representative example:
    Fee-free overdraft up to £2,000 (subject to application, status and residency) while you stay within that limit.
    Up to £2,000 fee-free. If you use an overdraft of £2,200, you will be charged £1 a day when you use it.
  • No monthly fee
Student accounts

International Students Account

An account designed for international students studying full-time in the UK.

  • Free Text Alerts
  • Online, Mobile and Telephone Banking
  • Make international transfers online and over the phone
Student accounts

Higher Education Account

Bridge the gap between your studies and your new life with this straightforward graduate account.

  • Fee-free overdraft of up to £1,500 5, depending on year of graduation
    Representative example:
    Fee-free overdraft up to £1,500 (subject to application and status) while you stay within that limit.
    For your 1st year after graduation: Up to £1,500 fee-free. If you use an overdraft of 1,800, you will be charged 50p a day when you use it. Lower fee-free limit applies in 2nd year.
  • No monthly fee
Student accounts

Graduate Additions

An account with extras for recent graduates.

  • Fee-free overdraft of up to £3,000 4, depending on year of graduation

    Representative example:
    Fee-free overdraft up to £3,000 (subject to application and status) while you stay within that limit.
    For your 2nd year after graduation: Up to £2,000 fee-free. If you use an overdraft of £2,200, you will be charged £1 a day when you use it.
  • £7 monthly fee
  • Mobile phone insurance
  • RAC Roadside and At Home Assistance in the UK
  • Card Secure – covers you worldwide if your card is lost or stolen

 

Shape your account

Overdrafts

Overdrafts

Going into the red doesn’t have to leave you red-faced.

Barclays Mobile Banking

Banking on your mobile

Bank on the move with our smartphone app or our dedicated mobile website 1.

Personalised Debit Card

Barclays Personalised Card

Personalise your debit card with a favourite photo or an image from our online gallery 2.

Children's and teen accounts

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Children's accounts

Children's bank account: BarclayPlus

An account for 11 to 15 year olds, which gives you easy access to your money and tiered interest rates to help you save.

  • Open with as little as £1
  • Earn interest on every £1
  • Cash card or debit card 6
  • No monthly fee
Children's accounts

Young Person's Account

An account for 16 to 19 year olds, which allows you to save, spend and enjoy your money the way you want.

  • Debit card
  • Online Banking
  • Mobile Banking
  • No monthly fee

Shape your account

Children's savings

Children’s Savings

A savings account to help you save for a child under 18.

Barclays Debit Card

Debit card

Do your shopping or withdraw up to £300 a day from cash machines, if you've got money in your account.

Online Banking

Online Banking

If you have a Young Person’s Account, you can manage your money online with Online Banking.

Currency accounts

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Currency accounts

euro Account

If you regularly make or receive euro payments, this current account could be perfect for you.

  • Operates in euro
  • Chequebook
  • Reduces exchange risk 
Currency accounts

Foreign Currency Account

Make and receive foreign payments with ease with this current account.

  • Choice of currency
  • Reduces exchange risk
  • Chequebook

Shape your account

Online Banking

Online Banking

Do all your day-to-day banking at a time and place that suits you with Online Banking.

Text alerts

Text Alerts

Keep track of your money with free alerts to your mobile.

International transfers

International transfers

Send payments overseas using an electronic bank-to-bank transfer.

Contact us

If you have any questions about our products or services, please get in touch.

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Start a live web chat

Web Chat

Visit a branch

Come and speak to us in person – use our branch locator to find a branch near you.

Web Chat

Call us

To open an account, call 0345 600 4545, Monday to Friday, 8am-6pm, and Saturday, 9am-5pm 3. If you already have an account, call 0345 734 5345, Monday to Sunday, 7am-11pm 3.

Important information
 
1. Terms, conditions and restrictions apply. You must have a Barclays current account and be aged 16 or over to use Barclays Mobile Banking.
 
2. Image guidelines apply.
 
3. To maintain a quality service, we may monitor or record calls. Call charges
 
4. 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. The fees shown here are variable, which means we can change them – although we will let you know before we do this.
 
5. To apply for a debit card, you'll need permission from a parent or guardian.
 

Protecting your money. Find out more here. FSCS

 

Protecting your money

Your eligible deposits with Barclays Bank are protected up to a total of £85,000 by the Financial Services Compensation Scheme, the UK’s deposit protection scheme.

This limit is applied to the total of any deposits you have with the following: Barclays, Barclays Bank, Barclaycard, Barclays Business, Barclays Capital, Barclays Corporate, Barclays Direct, Barclays UK & Ireland Private Bank, Barclays International Private Banking, Barclays Premier, Barclays Private Bank, Barclays Wealth and Woolwich Mortgages. Any total deposits you hold above the £85,000 limit between these brands are not covered.

Further information is available in our PDF 1.26 MB . Or you can visit www.fscs.org.uk