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Current accounts

Find a current account that works for you

Everyday current accounts

Barclays Bank Account

No monthly cost 

Our standard and most popular account – it’s flexible and tailored to your needs.

What you'll get

Optional arranged overdrafts

Rewards for banking with us

Manage your money with the Barclays app1, Online Banking and more

You'll need to

Be aged 18 or over

Be a UK resident 

Premier Bank Account

No monthly cost 

With Premier, you’ll get access to a range of exclusive products and benefits.

What you'll get

Dedicated team of Financial Guides and access to 24/7 servicing support

Exclusive rates on Premier mortgages and savings accounts

Collect Avios with Barclays Avios Rewards or earn cash rewards with Barclays Blue Rewards, both for a monthly fee 

You'll need to

Be aged 18 or over

Be a UK resident 

Have a minimum £75,000 annual gross income, or £100,000 saved or invested with us

 

Open a current account straight from the Barclays app.

Student and graduate current accounts

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If you’ve lived in the UK for less than 3 years

Unfortunately, you can’t apply to a Student Additions Account if you haven’t been a UK resident for 3+ years – but you can still apply for a Barclays Bank Account in the Barclays app.

Student Additions Account

No monthly cost 

Get more from your everyday banking with our account designed for student life.

What you get

Apply for an interest-free overdraft up to £1,500 over the course of your studies2

A free 12-month subscription to Perlego, the UK’s most popular e-book service for students 

To apply, you must 

Be 18 years or older

Have lived in the UK for at least 3 years

Be studying full-time in the UK

Be studying for an undergraduate degree (2 years’ minimum length)

                                   or

Studying for a postgraduate degree (1-year minimum length)

                                   or

Studying for a Higher Apprenticeship (Level 4+)

Higher Education Account

No monthly cost 

Whether you’re looking to start your first job or travel the world, take the next step with this account – available for three years after you graduate. 

What you'll get

No hidden charges

Optional arranged overdrafts

Add packs to your account – including our Tech Pack and Travel Pack 

You'll need to

Be aged 18 or over

Be a UK resident 

Have completed a higher education programme in the last three years

 

Accounts for under 18s

Children’s Account – BarclayPlus

No monthly cost 

Start your banking journey with our simple, secure account for 11 to 15 year olds.

What you'll get

A cash card or debit card

A dedicated BarclayPlus app3 – specially designed for children

Buy things with your phone, using Apple Pay4 or Contactless Mobile

You'll need to

Be aged 11 to 15

Be a UK resident

Get a parent or guardian to provide ID for you 

Young Person’s Account

No monthly cost 

Spend, save and learn more about money with our account for 16 to 17 year olds.

What you'll get

A free account with no hidden fees

Use Apple Pay to buy things with your phone

Manage your money on the go

You'll need to

Be aged 16 or 17

Be a UK resident

 

Foreign currency current accounts

Foreign Currency Account

No monthly cost 

Make and receive foreign payments with our foreign currency accounts.

What you'll get

Reduced exchange rate risk

Cash deposits and withdrawals

12 currencies available

You'll need to

Be aged 18 or over

Have a sterling current account with us already

Not sure you’re eligible?

If you’re not eligible for our current accounts, don’t yet have a UK account, or you’re experiencing financial difficulty, a Barclays Basic Account could be right for you.