A woman taps her smart wristband against the card reader at the ticket barrier at a train station

Our latest developments

Keeping you up-to-date

We’re committed to inclusive design and accessible services – using new technology to make banking easier for you.

  • Our debit and credit cards have a contactless-payment feature. This lets you make payments up to £45 by just tapping your card on a contactless reader, without having to enter the card PIN or provide your signature.

  • You can link your Barclays debit card or Barclaycard to your Android device and use it whenever you see the contactless symbol.

    You can also make payments from £45 to £300 by holding your mobile on the card reader, entering your normal card PIN into the device , then holding it over the reader again.

    To set up Contactless Mobile, you’ll need the latest version of the Barclays app1 installed on your phone. Read more about Contactless Mobile

  • You can use your Apple device to pay with your debit card or credit card. Just need to tap your device against the contactless reader, and authorise the payment in the Apple Pay app with your Touch ID.

    To set up Apple Pay, your Phone, iPad or Apple Watch needs to running the most up-to-date operating system. You can check by tapping ‘Software update’ under ‘General’ in ‘Settings’.

    Read more about Apple Pay

  • Use voice commands to make Siri payments to payees set up on your chosen account.

  • Withdraw cash with your contactless debit card or Android smartphone, without having to use your PIN. Read more.

Other ways we can help you

Changing your settings

If you want to make your computer or device easier to use, we’ve created a site with disability charity AbilityNet to show you how to do so.