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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.

Does your parent or guardian bank with us?

If they don’t bank with us

Why choose BarclayPlus?

Here’s why we think you, and your parents or guardians, will find BarclayPlus a great first bank account.

The stuff you’ll like

  • Design your own card using your favourite photo
  • Check your money when you’re out and about with our app1
  • Shop in store or online if you have a contactless debit card2
  • Use Apple Pay to buy things with your phone3
  • It’s ideal for birthday or Christmas money, and you only need £1 to open an account

 

What your parents or guardians will like

  • It’s a free account, with no monthly fees4
  • There’s no overdraft, so you can only spend what’s in your account
  • You’ll earn interest on your account5
  • They can help you choose between a cash card and a debit card2
  • Your app is specially designed for the BarclayPlus account1

What you need to open an account

Because you’re under 16, your parent or guardian needs to help you open a BarclayPlus account. Here’s how it works, depending on whether or not they bank with us.

If your parent or guardian banks with us

If they have our app, you can open an account whenever you want through Video Banking. Your parent or guardian will just need to download the Video Banking app and have you and your passport to hand when they make the call. If you don’t have a passport, you can use your birth certificate.

If they don’t have our app, you’ll need to open an account in branch. You’ll need to bring in your ID (passport, national identity card or birth certificate) and your parent or guardian will need their debit card and PIN. If they don’t have a debit card, they’ll need to bring in proof of their ID.

If your parent or guardian doesn’t bank with us

You can only open an account in branch. You’ll need to bring in your ID (passport, national identity card or birth certificate) and your parent or guardian will need their ID and proof of address, such as a UK bank statement or utility bill. They can’t use the same document for ID and address.

Banking basics

If you’re not sure what some of the banking words mean, here’s where you can look them up. We’ve got helpful tips for your parents too.

How to apply

Apply in Video Banking

If your parent or guardian banks with us and has our app, they can open an account for you through Video Banking.

Apply in branch

Call to make an appointment at the branch where you’d like to open your BarclayPlus account.

Get in touch

If your parent or guardian has a question about our BarclayPlus account, here’s how they can get in touch with us.

Already bank with us?

Call any time6 on 0345 734 5345, or use the ‘Direct call’ button in the app to call us and fast-track through security.

Don’t bank with us?

Call 0345 600 4545, Monday to Friday, 8am-6pm, and Saturday, 9am-5pm.

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