Foreign Currency Account

Bank in the currency of your choice

Make and receive foreign payments with our Foreign Currency Account.

What you get

Available in all major currencies

You can open an account in a wide range of currencies to best suit your needs.

Reduced exchange rate risk

The Foreign Currency Account can help you save on exchange fees and avoid potential exchange rate loss.

Free transfers between Barclays accounts

There’s no fee for transferring money between your Foreign Currency Account and Barclays sterling current accounts.

Regular statements

We’ll send you statements twice a year but you can request for these to be sent more regularly – quarterly, monthly, weekly, even daily – for a fee.  See our Foreign Currency Account rates and charges 360 KB1

Cheque book

You can request a cheque book, so you can make payments in the account’s currency.

How to apply

You’ll need a sterling current account with us and maintain a foreign currency balance equivalent to USD $2,000 in your account. See our alternative accounts if you’re unlikely to maintain this balance or if you’re looking for a currency deposit account.

New to Barclays?

Find out more about our current accounts – you’ll need one before you can apply for a Foreign Currency Account.

Already bank with us?

Visit your local branch to apply for a Foreign Currency Account.

  • Account information and fees

Looking for alternative accounts?

Euro Account

Make and receive payments with our euro bank account

Whether you travel around Europe often, or simply need to make euro payments, our Euro Account can help.

Dollar Account

Get all the benefits of a current account in the world’s premier reserve and trading currency.

Offshore banking

Our offshore locations could offer you financial planning advantages.