Children's bank account - BarclayPlus

An account for 11 to 15-year-olds

Get easy access to your money and tiered interest rates to help you save1.

  • Save and earn interest on your money
  • Track your money with Barclays Mobile Banking
  • Personalise your debit card with your favourite photo

What you get

Account features

  • You only need £1 to open an account
  • Earn 0.50% interest on your account1
  • Pay money straight into your account – and start saving your money

Bank your way

  • Check your balance on the go with Barclays Mobile Banking
  • Withdraw cash from any cash machine (subject to limits)
  • Visit your local branch and talk to us if you have any questions

Make it yours

  • Make your debit card unique with your favourite photo
  • Add images to your Barclays Mobile Banking app
  • Choose a cash card or a contactless debit card2

Cash card

Withdraw up to £50 a day from cash machines

Debit card

Shop in store or online, and withdraw up to £300 a day from cash machines2

What you need to apply

To open an account for you, we need to confirm who you are and where you live – these need to be original documents and not photocopies.

To confirm who you are we need 1 of the following

  • Your own passport (not a parent or guardian’s)
  • European Union National Identity Card

If you don’t have either of these, you can ask your parent or guardian to prove your identity with a birth or adoption certificate and an NHS medical card.

To confirm where you live we need 1 of the following

  • A parent or guardian’s household bill
  • A parent or guardian’s bank statement (that’s less than 3 months old).
  • Banking terms explained

  • For parents, carers and guardians

Apply now

Apply in branch

Visit your local branch to apply for a BarclayPlus account – don’t forget to bring your proof of ID and address with you.

Get in touch

If you’ve got a question about our BarclayPlus account, there are many ways to get in touch.

Web chat

Please don’t share any account information during your chat.

Tweet us

Tweet us a question @BarclaysUKHelp and we’ll respond within 2 hours.

There's more to explore

Bank on your phone or tablet

There’s a Barclays Mobile Banking app specially designed for your BarclayPlus account – all you need is your smartphone or tablet.

LifeSkills - for your future

Learn skills you’ll need in the future with our range of tools, tips and interactive learning modules.