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Current Account Plus

Your new current account – built around you

Your Current Account Plus will become a Barclays Bank Account with Tech Pack. We've improved your mobile phone and gadget insurance, and there are some changes to the features you get with your account, including the price you pay.

What you get with your new account

Some of your account benefits will change – see what’s new with your Barclays Bank Account with Tech Pack.

Barclays Bank Account

You can still manage your money how you want to – online, on your mobile, over the phone or at your nearest branch. You can also earn rewards and save money with your account as long as you’re eligible.

Tech Pack

With Tech Pack you can cover even more devices. Your phone, laptop and other devices are protected worldwide against theft, breakdown or damage for £9.50 a month.

Compare the benefits of your Current Account Plus with our Barclays Bank Account with Tech Pack.

 

Current Account Plus

Barclays Bank Account

Tiered credit interest available

Yes (currently at 0%)

No

 
 

with added Tech Pack

Monthly charge

£6.50

£9.50

Mobile phone insurance

1 handset for a sole account

2 for a joint account

2 handsets for a sole account

4 for a joint account

Gadget insurance

Gadgets up to the combined value of £750

Gadgets up to the combined value of £1,500

Fee-free overdraft amount

Up to £300

Up to £200 (Your current overdraft limit won't change)

Card Secure

Yes

No *

24-hour Tax and Legal Helpline

Yes

No *

Extended Warranty for domestic appliances

Yes

No *

Who is covered by the insurance features?

Account holder(s) and dependent children under 18 years in your care

Account holder(s) and dependent children under 18 years in your care

 

Tiered credit interest available

Current Account Plus

Yes (currently at 0%)

Barclays Bank Account

No

 

 

Current Account Plus

 

Barclays Bank Account

with added Tech Pack

 

Monthly charge

Current Account Plus

£6.50

Barclays Bank Account

£9.50

 

Mobile phone insurance

Current Account Plus

1 handset for a sole account

2 for a joint account

Barclays Bank Account

2 handsets for a sole account

4 for a joint account

 

Gadget insurance

Current Account Plus

Gadgets up to the combined value of £750

Barclays Bank Account

Gadgets up to the combined value of £1,500

 

Fee-free overdraft amount

Current Account Plus

Up to £300

Barclays Bank Account

Up to £200 (Your current overdraft limit won't change)

 

Card Secure

Current Account Plus

Yes

Barclays Bank Account

No *

 

24-hour Tax and Legal Helpline

Current Account Plus

Yes

Barclays Bank Account

No *

 

Extended Warranty for domestic appliances

Current Account Plus

Yes

Barclays Bank Account

No *

 

Who is covered by the insurance features?

Current Account Plus

Account holder(s) and dependent children under 18 years in your care

Barclays Bank Account

Account holder(s) and dependent children under 18 years in your care

* We don’t offer 24-hour Legal and Tax Helpline. Card Secure or Extended Warranty for domestic appliances with Tech pack. If you’re interested in these, there may be other options available to you. See more of our packs .

Your next steps

You have four options, so please take the time to decide what you’d like to do.

1. If you are happy with these changes you don’t need to do anything. If you’re comfortable with the improved cover and price change, your account will become a Barclays Bank Account with added Tech Pack on 13 May 2016. If you want the comfort of knowing your devices are covered, please read below to ensure you get the most value from your Tech Pack.

2. If you decide you don’t want the Tech Pack, you’re free to change your account to a Barclays Bank Account without Tech Pack but you’ll need to let us know before 12 May 2016. By not opting for the Tech Pack your account will still become a Barclays Bank Account – with no monthly account fee – but your insurance benefits will end. If you have an arranged overdraft, although your limit won't change, no part of your overdraft limit will be fee-free. You can change your account in two ways: call us on 0800 158 32151 or come into branch and your account will be changed straight away. Alternatively, if you want to keep your Current Account Plus benefits until 13 May 2016, you can wait until then to tell us. However, if you wish to remove the Tech Pack after it is added on 13 May 2016, as long as you tell us before 23 May 2016, you will not pay the monthly fee.

3. If you would like to consider alternative insurance packs which can be added to a Barclays Bank Account, you can view our range of Packs by visiting the Features Store

4. If you decide you no longer want your account, you’re free to close it at any time without extra charge, but you’ll need to tell us before 12 May 2016 if you don’t want these changes to take place.

Our packs

With a Barclays Bank Account, you can choose the add-ons to suit your needs. You could benefit from our multi-pack discount if you want to add more than one pack to your account.

Home

Home Pack

Cover your satellite and TV equipment and get extended warranty on your domestic appliances.

Home protection

Home Protection Pack

Cover your gas boiler and central heating, and get accidental breakdown cover for your home essentials and appliances.

Travel

Travel Pack

Get RAC breakdown cover in the UK and protect yourself and your loved ones when you travel to Europe.

Travel plus

Travel Plus Pack

Protect yourself and your loved ones on holiday, and get access to airport lounges around the world.

FAQs

What’s not changing?

Your sort code, account number and any Direct Debits or standing orders won’t change. Your debit card and overdraft limit, if you have one will also remain the same. If you’ve joined Barclays Blue Rewards, you’ll continue to receive your monthly payments from us.

What’s changing?

Your Current Account Plus will become a Barclays Bank Account with Tech Pack. There are some changes to the features you get with your account, including the price you pay. If you have an arranged overdraft, although your limit won't change, the first £300 of your overdraft will no longer be fee-free when your account changes. Instead, by holding Tech Pack, the first £200 of your overdraft will be fee-free.

You currently pay £6.50 per month for Current Account Plus, your monthly fee will increase to £9.50. The first Tech Pack fee will be taken from your account on 1 June 2016.

Do you live outside the UK?

If you’re no longer a resident in the UK, you’re not eligible for many of the insurance benefits our accounts offer. If this applies to you, or you have any queries, call us on +44 (0) 345 600 4545 .

How do I know if Tech Pack is right for me?

It’s important to check from time to time that the cover is still right for you, and that you’re still eligible for the benefits you’re paying for. You can visit our Features Store at any time to review what’s available to you, and what the cover gives you.

Can I change my Current Account Plus today?

Yes. You can call us on 0800 158 3215 and we’ll discuss your options with you. Find out more about Tech Pack .

Do I have to re-register for the benefits I already have?

No – we’ll automatically transfer your details to Tech Pack. You may want to take the opportunity to review what benefits are available, and make sure you’re fully registered where needed.

Need more help?

If you’d like to talk to us about these changes and your choices, you can call us on 0800 158 3215 or visit any branch before 12 May 2016.