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Mobility and dexterity

Tools you may find useful to access to our branches and services.

  • Visiting us in a branch

    Most of our branches have private meeting rooms and accessible quiet areas, so you’ll have a comfortable space to talk to us.

    We also offer longer appointments, so we have plenty of time.

    If you’d like these, just let us know when you book your appointment

  • Accessible statements

    You can choose to receive your statements from us in standard print, large print, audio CD, Braille or online.

    If you use Online Banking, you can adjust the text size and screen contrast when you’re logged in, to make your statements easier to read. You can also download them as PDFs on a computer or smartphone.

    If you use Barclays Mobile Banking, changing the accessibility features on your device can help you read your statements in the app, like inverting the colours on the screen1.

    Get more information on how to adjust your device settings.

  • Cheque, credit-slip and card-signing templates

    We offer templates to make writing cheques, filling out credit slips and signing your debit or credit cards easier.

    You just use the spaces and Braille instructions on the relevant template to show you where to write the amount, payee, date and signature for cheques and slips and your signature for cards.

    You can order templates from any of our branches or by calling us on 0345 734 53452.

  • Chip-and-sign cards

    If you find it difficult to remember a PIN, a chip-and-sign card allows you to use your signature when using your debit or credit card, or use PINsentry to identify yourself in branch.

    Instead of entering a PIN, you’ll be asked to sign a receipt that will be checked against the signature on your card.

    You can order a chip-and-sign card from any of our branches or by calling us on 0345 734 53452.

  • Low-level branch counters

    We’ve installed low-level counters in many of our branches so it’s easier to talk to our staff should you find it difficult to use higher ones.

    You can find out which branches near you have low-level counters by calling us on 0345 734 53452. or check using our branch finder.

  • Post Office banking

    There are thousands of post office branches across the country, one of which may be more convenient for you to visit than your nearest Barclays branch.

    Services available at the Post Office

    Current accounts

    Savings accounts

    Debit card cash withdrawal

    Yes

     

    Yes, if you have an card with the account

    Cash deposit with bank card

    Yes

    Yes

    Cash deposit using pre-printed paying-in slips

    Yes3

    Yes3

    Cheque deposit using pre-printed paying-in slips and deposit envelope

    Yes

    Yes

    Cheque cashing

    Yes (must be set up in advance)3

    No

    To pay in a cheque to your account you’ll need to use a pre-printed, personalised paying-in slip – like those in your cheque or paying-in book – and a cheque-deposit envelope, which you can order by calling us on 0800 169 30912..

    You can deposit cash in 2 ways – either with a card for the account you want the money to go into or a paying-in slip. However, the option to use a paying-in slip is not currently available at all outlets, so it’s best to use a card if you have one or check in advance by visiting the Post Office you want to use.

    Cheques and cash paid in using a slip can take up to 2 working days longer to reach your account than if you used a Barclays branch. Cash paid in with a card will get there that day.

    To use the pre-authorised cheque-cashing service, you’ll need to call us on 0800 169 30912. You can choose 2 Post Offices where you want to cash your pre-authorised cheques.

  • Signature stamp

    If you find signing your name difficult or have an inconsistent signature, we can provide you with a stamp of your signature that works in place of a handwritten one.

    You can use it as you would a handwritten signature – on cheques, when making a debit or credit card payment or any other time it’s required.

    You can order a signature stamp from any of our branches .You’ll need to sign or verbally confirm a signature stamp agreement and indemnity form, and register the stamp for the accounts you want to use it for. If you already have a signature stamp that you need to register for your accounts, you can do that in-branch.

  • Online Banking

    Online Banking lets you do your banking in your own time, without having to visit a branch or phone us. It’s safe and it gives you complete control of your accounts with us. It’s been awarded the AbilityNet Accessibility kite mark.

    You can adjust the size of text and screen contrast when you’re logged in, as well as change your computer settings to give you a better experience.

    It’s free to register for Online Banking, and once you have, you can do almost everything you can in a branch, with clear guides to help you at any point. Just register online or call us on 0345 600 2323 4, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. You can use our Text Relay service if you prefer.

    Find out how you can change your device settings to make it more accessible.

    Passcode and memorable word

    You can use a passcode and memorable word to log in to Online Banking, instead of PINsentry. Just choose that option on your Online Banking homepage we’ll ask you to enter your code and 2 random letters from your memorable word. You can also save this as your preferred log-in method.

    For security reasons, some features of Online Banking are only available if you log in with PINsentry. See our PINsentry FAQs  for more information.

    You can choose your own passcode and memorable word in 2 ways:

    1. Selecting ‘I’ve forgotten my log-in details’ on your Online Banking homepage.
    2. Logging in and selecting ‘Change my passcode & memorable word’ under ‘Customise my site’.

    Then just follow the on-screen instructions.

  • Home visits

    If, for an access-related reason, you find it difficult to visit one of our branches, we can arrange to visit you at home, in hospital or a supported-living environment to help you with most matters concerning your banking.

    It’s free and easy to arrange a visit from us – just call us on on 0345 734 53452 or you can send a nominated person to book on your behalf at any of our branches. You can check with us in advance what we can do during home visits, but please note that we can’t bring, take or exchange cash.

  • Telephone Banking

    Telephone Banking allows you to safely pay bills, transfer money, order statements and get statements read to you over the phone, 24 hours a day 7 days a week.

    Call 0345 734 534522. and we’ll send you 5-digit passcode and membership number within 5 working days.

    If you find it difficult to use your telephone keypad, press star when asked for your membership number or card number, and then again when asked for your account sort code. You’ll then be put through to an adviser who can help you.

    You can also access Telephone Banking using Text Relay or Next Generation Text Relay service. You can also create your own Telephone Banking passcode that's more memorable to you.

  • bPay by Barclaycard

    bPay is a range of contactless payment devices that may be helpful id you have dexterity problems, sight loss or dyslexia. They use pre-paid accounts that link to most major credit or debit cards – you don’t need to bank with us or have a Barclaycard.

    You can choose a wristband, fob or sticker,which all work just like a contactless card, so you can pay for anything up to £30.

    You can also use the bPay mobile app with your contactless device. It lets you track your spending and top up yor account on the go.

    You can choose your device on the bPay website. If you’d like your bPay welcome pack and chip ID in Braille, large print or audio, please email your full name, phone number and order number to help@bpay.co.uk.

  • Our mobile banking app

    Our Barclays Mobile Banking app1 has been designed with accessibility in mind, and has been awarded the AbilityNet Accessibility kite mark. This means it’s compatible with most accessibility features, like inverting screen colours on your device and voiceover technology.

    If your device uses fingerprint technology or face recognition, you’ll be able to log in using your unique fingerprint, so you won’t have to use your passcode every time.*

    In the app, you can check your balance, view your statements, make payments and view your cards. You can also contact our team using our live instant-messaging service or Direct Call.

    Find out how you can change your device settings to make it more accessible.

    You can also chat to us face to face wherever you are in the app using our video-banking service. To do this, you'll first need to download and install the separate Barclays Video Banking app. Once you have, you can make a call from the Barclays Mobile Banking help menu.

    Get our app

    * For your security, we'll still ask you to enter your five-digit mobile banking passcode from time to time.

  • Ways to contact us

    If coming to see us in branch or speaking to us on the telephone isn’t convenient for you, we have several other ways you can get in touch that might be more suitable.

    SignVideo
    If you use BSL (British Sign Language), talk to us safely and easily through our SignVideo service.

    Secure messaging
    You can use our secure messaging service in Online Banking to get help with your banking when it's convenient for you. Just log in to send us a message.

    Direct Call
    Our app lets you contact us using our Direct Call service. This means that we already know who you are, so you don’t have to go through the steps to identify yourself again. Get the app.

    Live chat
    Our app also has a live instant-messaging service, to get help with your banking anywhere, anytime. Get the app.

  • Audio-accessible PINsentry card reader

    Our audio-accessible PINsentry card reader is larger than a standard device, so it’s easier to hold, has a bigger screen and an easy-to-use key pad, to help you log in to Online Banking.

  • Care indicators

    To help us tailor your banking to your needs, you can let us know if you have any specific requirements. We’ll then add a discrete and confidential note to your account, so we’ll know about this whenever you want to speak to us or visit a branch. For example, you can let us know if you have speech impairment and need extra time when talking to us, or if you have sight impairment and need us to send your information in a certain format.

    Our care indicators include:

    • Dexterity
    • Reading, or understanding words or numbers
    • Hearing
    • Hearing – lip reader
    • Hearing – sign language
    • Mobility
    • Memory
    • Speech
    • Speech and hearing
    • Speech – synthetic voice
    • Visual – audio letters
    • Visual – large-print letters
    • Visual – Braille

    Our video shows how we use care indicators to tailor our service to you.

    We’ll never use this information for any reason other than to improve our service and tell you about new services that you might find useful.

    Just let us know if you’d like to add a care indicator and we’ll take care of the rest. You can also ask us to remove it at any time.

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.

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.