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Barclays Bank Account

Flexible, rewarding banking

Apply for a bank account and use our app1 to help keep your money under control.

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Get £175 when you switch your current account to us

Use the Barclays app1 to switch your current account to us by 30 August 2024 and we’ll give you £175. This offer is only open to new customers who’ve opened a Barclays Bank Account or Premier Current Account between 8 July and 30 August 2024. Terms, conditions and eligibility apply.

How to get your switch bonus

You must start your full switch by 30 August 2024.

Download the Barclays app and use it to:

  • Open a sole Barclays Bank Account and join Blue Rewards for £5 a month (T&Cs and eligibility apply) or
  • Open a sole Premier Current Account (eligibility applies)
  • All other accounts are excluded from this offer, including our basic bank account
  • Use the Current Account Switch Service to move your current account from another participating bank or building society to us, including at least two active Direct Debits
  • Pay at least £800 into your new account by 30 August 2024.

Within 28 days of you qualifying for the offer, we’ll pay £175 into your new account.

Benefits you’ll get

Stay in control of your finances with the Barclays app – get spending insights, flexible security controls and more.

Money management tools

Stay in control of your finances with the Barclays app1 – get spending insights, flexible security controls and more. 

Set up an arranged overdraft to suit your needs.

Optional arranged overdrafts

Set up an arranged overdraft to suit your needs.

To get a Barclays Bank Account, you’ll need to be aged 18 or over and a UK resident. To get a joint account, you’ll both need to meet the criteria.

Eligibility

To apply for a Barclays Bank Account, you’ll need to be

Aged 18 or over

A UK resident

To get a joint account, you’ll both need to meet the above criteria.

Not eligible for this account? Explore our other options.

Open and manage your account with the Barclays app

Compare how much you spend with specific shops and businesses month by month.
  • Spending insights

  • See a summary of your spending by category, shop or business
  • Track where and when you’ve made payments
  • Set daily spending limits
Temporarily freeze your debit card if you can’t find it, set a daily limit for cash-machine withdrawals
  • Flexible security controls

  • Temporarily freeze your debit card if you can’t find it
  • Get a PIN reminder whenever you need it
  • Report your card lost or stolen
Apply in the Barclays app
  • Get your account with the Barclays app

    Get your account with the Barclays app

  • Download the app
  • Upload a video selfie and add photo ID to verify your identity
  • Get instant access to your new current account

Before you apply, take a look at the important information about overdrafts

How to apply

Sole account

Get a Barclays Bank Account for one person

To apply for this account in the app2, you’ll need to:

  • Be 18 or over
  • Have a UK mobile number
  • Provide proof of identity, like a passport or driving licence.

If you’d like help applying in the app, you can book a video appointment

Joint account

Get a Barclays Bank Account between two people

To apply for this account, both account holders will need to:

  • Be 18 or over
  • Have lived in the UK for at least 12 months.

The other account holder will need to be with you during the application.

For more information on what you could get with a joint account, take a look at our joint account features

Already have a current or savings account with us?

Save time and apply with your existing details

You can log in and apply for a new current account in our app or Online Banking.

Applying in the Barclays app

If you don’t have the app

Go to your app store to download the app2 and apply.

Frequently asked questions

Terms and conditions

Please read these important guides to your rights and responsibilities when using the Barclays Bank Account