Compare current accounts
What is a current account?
With a current account you can receive money and make payments safely. You can have your income paid into the account, and then set up regular payments for your bills. Most current accounts enable you to pay for things in shops or online using a debit card, and some let you make contactless payments.
Different types of current accounts
Most banks offer current accounts with features designed to meet specific needs. As well as a standard current account, many offer accounts for students, children, businesses and people with higher incomes. Some also offer accounts for people who regularly make and receive payments in foreign currencies.
Premier Current Account
More than an everyday bank account
Barclays basic bank account
If you don’t qualify for a regular current account, don’t yet have a UK account, or you’re experiencing financial difficulty, this could be the right account for you.
Student and graduate accounts
Accounts designed to fit your needs – before and after graduation.
Student Additions Account
Get a student account that helps you budget for life at university. Apply in minutes with the award-winning Barclays app1
Higher Education Account
Helping graduates with life after uni
- No monthly fee
- Take control with the Barclays app. Check your balance, send money and even earn rewards3
- Arranged overdraft of up to £3,000 interest free (subject to application, financial circumstances, borrowing history and lending criteria)
- Now available to Higher Apprentices (Level 7+)
Whether you’re looking to start your first job, or travel the world, this account is available for three years after you graduate – which is the perfect next step after you’ve completed your studies.
Accounts for young people
Accounts with tools and features to help you start to manage your money your way.
Children’s Bank Account – BarclayPlus
Just right if you’re 11 to 15 years old
It’s easy to look after your money with our simple, secure bank account with no monthly fees.
Young Person's Account
Make the most of your money if you’re 16 or 17 years old
Take control of your money with our simple, secure bank account with no monthly fees.
Sending or receiving foreign currency regularly? These accounts could make your banking easier.
Foreign currency accounts
Bank in the currency of your choice
Make and receive foreign payments with our foreign currency accounts.