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Brexit resources

Doing what we can to help you prepare

The Brexit transition period is coming to an end. From January 1, 2021 the impact of the UK’s new position outside the EU will become clearer, and there could be some important changes in several aspects of your life – including work, travel, and your finances.

We’ve compiled some articles to help explain what these may be. We’ve also collated some FAQs that you might find helpful if you're based in the European Economic Area (EAA) and you’re concerned about how Brexit could affect your finances.

From our roots in 1690, we’ve used our experience, expertise and resilience to help the people who bank with us weather all manner of challenges, uncertainty and opportunities. Brexit is no different.

That’s why we’ve also collected information on a wide range of topics to help you feel more confident about the future. Whether you’re looking to create a budget for your spending, planning a holiday or thinking of buying a home, there’s something here that could help.

Find out how you and your finances could be impacted by Brexit

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Q&A on Brexit and your finances

Find out what Brexit could mean for your travel plans, investments and property with this summary of some of the key points.

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House prices, holidays and investments – your Brexit guide

From holiday healthcare to sending money overseas, we’ve provided answers to some key questions you may have about the impact of Brexit on your finances.

GOV.co.uk – transition period

Find out how the transition period will affect you and your business, and get a personalised list of actions if you fill out a survey.

Worried about your finances?

Our practical advice can help you tackle money troubles, improve your financial habits and find the support you need. 

Money worries

Worried about your finances? Our practical advice can help you tackle money troubles, improve your financial habits and find the support you need.

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Managing your money

Getting your budget back on track

Dev was having trouble controlling his finances and was often relying on an overdraft to cover expenses.

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Debt and mental health

Keeping your spending and mental health in check

Mental health and money management can be linked. Sarah’s mental health led to her spending more than she could afford, which added to her anxiety.

 

Barclays Money Mentors

Let’s sort your money

Get free and impartial help from Barclays Money Mentors®. You can ask them about anything, from the basics of budgeting to buying your first home.

Managing your day-to-day finances

Our practical advice can help you tackle money troubles, improve your financial habits and find the support you need. 

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Money management

How to improve your financial health

Develop your money-management skills with our easy-to-follow guides on budgeting, saving, planning for the future and handling debt.

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A budgeting guide for everyone

Seven easy tips for everyday money management

Finances are different for everyone, but there are some tips that work for us all – let’s explore some of them. 

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Take control of your money

10 ways to help get your spending under control right now

When the future is uncertain, getting a grip on your outgoings can be vital. From savvy saving to smart spending, we’ve highlighted actions you can take to help you regain control over your outgoings.

14 top saving tips

Simple hacks to boost your bank account

Reboot, recharge and get your finances into shape. We’ve put together fourteen personal finance hacks – savvy shortcuts to bolster your bank balance1.

Travelling abroad

Planning a trip, travel money and insurance.

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Travel

Tips to help you plan your trip

Whether you’re heading off on a UK break or venturing abroad, get ready for your trip with our tips, products and handy in-app features. Wherever you’re headed, remember to take care.

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Foreign currency

Bureau de change

If you need foreign currency, you can order it online and we’ll deliver it for free to your home address in the UK, or you can collect it from one of our branches.

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Using your debit card abroad

A secure and convenient way to pay when you’re away

If you’re currently abroad and need to use your debit card, here’s what it’ll cost you to withdraw cash and make purchases.

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Travel disruptions

Planning for the unexpected

Holidays aren’t always plain sailing, and there are still public health concerns at the moment. Here’s how you can make sure you’re travelling as safely as you can, and what to do if you face disruption before your trip – just be sure to follow the latest health and wellbeing guidelines.

Property

Improving your home, moving or investing.

Mortgage calculators

Work out the kind of mortgage you could afford

Use our mortgage affordability calculators to work out how much you could borrow and what kind of deposit you need for a mortgage.

First-time home buyers

Start the journey to your first home

Find out how to buy a home and take out a mortgage, get tips on what to do if you can’t save the deposit you need and work out much you could borrow.

Remortgage guides

How remortgaging works

Find out why moving your mortgage to us from your current lender could be right for you – and how the remortgaging process works.

 

How to buy to let

How to buy to let

Practical tips for aspiring landlords

What to consider before you buy a buy-to-let property or expand your portfolio – from property types and location to getting the right mortgage.

Preparing your investments

Whatever the final outcome, Brexit is certain to have repercussions for investors in both the short and long term – but there are strategies to help ride out market turbulence.

The value of investments can fall as well as rise. You may not get back what you originally invested. We don’t offer personal financial advice so if you’re not sure about investing, seek independent advice. 

Four tips for investors from Brexit

The clock is ticking for UK negotiators to seal a trade deal with the EU by 31 December – the date when the transition period following Brexit ends. Here we explain what it all means for investors.

3 funds to help you steer through Brexit

We explore some of the options for investors looking for protection from stock market storms

Five dos and don’ts during periods of volatility

Market ups and downs can be unnerving. We look at investing dos and don’ts during turbulent times.

Other tools that might help

Stay in control of your money.

The Barclays app

Take control of your money

Check your balance, send money and earn rewards on your mobile with the Barclays app.2

Supporting the needs of all our customers

If you have a current account with us, this table shows the key ways of supporting you when you need us.

Barclays Journal

Helping you to prepare your finances for whatever changes, choices or challenges are ahead. We’ve pulled together news, articles and guides to help you stay on top of your finances – now and tomorrow.

Other Brexit resources you might find helpful

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Brexit and beyond

Preparing for change

There are steps you can take to get your business ready for the changes ahead.

Brexit and the EEA

Changes that could affect your accounts

If you have an address outside the UK, but within the European Economic Area (EEA), you may face changes to your banking and investment products and services in the future.