Getting started with your current account
Your new Barclays account is now open and ready for you to use. This page will help you to get started. Read on to discover more about your account and to ensure you get the most out of it.
You might also want to consider moving over your salary and existing standing orders or Direct Debits so everything’s in one place. You can find out how to do that on this page, and we’ll also tell you where to go if you need any help and support.
Features of your new current account
Online Banking lets manage your money 24/7. Log in to check your statement, transfer money or make a payment securely – whenever you like. Registering for Online Banking is easy and only takes around 5 minutes.
Within Online Banking, you’ll find the Barclays Features Store – an interactive hub that lets you shape your account to suit your life. You can choose from a range of Packs 1 that could cover your gadgets, home appliances and travel (monthly fees and T&Cs apply) 2.
Banking shaped around you
We've also got several Features to help speed up your day-to-day banking, personalise your account and ensure you’re always on top of your money:
Personalised Debit Cards
Make your debit card your own
Personalise your debit card with your favourite photo, free of charge. Upload a holiday snap or photo of your family, create your own design or choose an image from our online gallery.
Our secure card designer is easy to use – you just need to complete 4 simple steps.
Text Alerts Service
Free text notifications
Keep track of your cash with free Text Alerts to your mobile phone. We’ll notify you by text when you get close to your limit or when a large amount comes in or out of your account.
Choose from 6 different Text Alert types – all of which are fully secure.
The easy way to send money
Send and receive money to friends, family, business and charities (including non-Barclays customers) with the Pingit app.
It’s free to download and use, and there is no need to set up payees. In just a few clicks, money is sent or received securely and instantly.
Barclays Mobile Banking
Banking on the go
If you’ve got a smartphone, download our banking app. It’s free to download and use, with the same advanced levels of security as Online Banking.
Check your balance, view your most recent transactions and make payments or transfers while on the go.
Important information about your new current account
The following documents set out our agreement with you and the charges and fees that apply to your current account:
[Terms & Conditions pdf]
[Our Bank Charges Explained pdf]
These additional documents will help you learn more about your new account and what services we offer:
[Welcome to Your New Account brochure]
[Lending Code – Guide for Consumers]
[We Can Help You Bounce Back]
[Account Transfer Service]
[NI Postcard (for Northern Ireland customers only)]
If you want to move your Direct Debits, standing orders, pension or salary to you new account, just print off and complete the following document:
[Credit redirection letter]
Help & support
Our FAQ area will help to answer all your day-to-day banking questions. You’ll find information on everything from reporting a lost or stolen card to changing your contact details or resetting your PIN.
Our help & support section is a handy one-stop shop for information about your account or other products and services.
To get in touch, use our online branch finder[Asset Included(Id:1242627251308;Type:File_C)]to locate your nearest branch or ATM – wherever you are the in the UK – or you can, of course, call us.
1. Terms, conditions and exclusions apply. Make sure you know what’s covered and what’s not by reading the policy documents.
2. Eligible accounts – My Packs are only available to Barclays Bank Account with Overdraft Tier and Premier Current Account customers.