What's the difference between a full and partial account switch?

The differences are explained below.

Full switch

  • We'll move all your regular incoming and outgoing payments, like Direct Debits, standing orders, bills and your salary, to your new Barclays account
  • We'll close your old account
  • Any payment made to your old account will be redirected for 3 years (or longer if required). Please refer to the Current Account Switch Agreement and Guarantee for further details
  • A full switch is covered by the Current Account Switch Guarantee


Partial switch

  • We’ll ask your old bank for a list of your outgoing payments for the account you're switching from
  • You select those you want us to move to your Barclays account
  • Your old account open remains open
  • We won't be able to switch any one-off, future-dated payments
  • You'll need to arrange the transfer of any credit payments (like your salary) to your new Barclays account
  • It takes longer than 7 working days and isn't covered by the Current Account Switching Guarantee

You’ll need to use our switching page or visit a branch to apply for a partial switch