Debit cards

Make payments how, where and when you want to

Enabling contactless and mobile payments, as well as online and telephone, there’s more to your debit card now than what sits in your wallet. You can easily and securely control how it’s used through the Barclays Mobile Banking app and Online Banking.

Managing your card

Control your card on the go

You can control how and where your card is used through the ‘Cards’ section in our app. Set limits on payments online or abroad and cash withdrawals, temporarily freeze your card if you don’t know where it is, report it lost or stolen, view your PIN and more. 

Debit card FAQs

Quick answers to the most common debit card questions.

Lost or stolen cards

How to report your card lost or stolen – or freeze it if you’re just not sure where it is.

Bring your debit card to life

Want to add a little of your personality to your card?


Make your debit card a little more you

Personalise your debit card with your favourite photo, or choose one from our gallery.

Using your debit card

You can pay for goods and services with your Barclays debit card wherever you see the Visa sign – online, in-store and over the phone.

  • Contactless and mobile payments Contactless and mobile payments

    You can use your debit card to make contactless payments of up to £30 wherever you see the symbol, both in the UK and abroad.

    Apple Pay

    Apple Pay lets you use your Apple device* to pay with your Barclays debit card wherever you see the Apple Pay or contactless logo.

    Contactless Mobile

    With Contactless Mobile you can link your Barclays debit card to your Android phone and use it to pay wherever you see the contactless symbol.

    *Apple Pay is compatible with the iPhone 6 or later, Apple Watch (when paired with an iPhone 5 or later) and the iPad Pro, iPad Air 2, iPad mini 4, iPad mini 3 or later.

  • Withdrawing cash Withdrawing cash

    How much cash you can withdraw depends on the account you have with us and whether you have the funds available in your account or an arranged overdraft to cover the cash withdrawal. You can withdraw cash free of charge at our cash machines, and at other cash machines where you see the Visa or Plus signs. Some other companies may charge a fee.

    If you’d like to change your daily cash machine limit, head to the ‘Cards’ section of our app – you can stop all cash withdrawals here, too. 

  • Using your card abroad Using your card abroad

    You don’t have to tell us when you’re going abroad – you can use your card for shopping and withdrawing cash wherever you see the Visa sign, just like you would at home. If we have any concerns about a transaction made using your card, we’ll get in touch to check it’s genuine.

    If you use your debit card to make a payment abroad, you’ll be charged a 2.75% transaction fee. If you withdraw cash, you’ll be charged the 2.75% transaction fee and a £1.50 cash fee. But you won’t be charged the cash fee if you use one of our cash machines or one belonging to a Global Alliance partner bank.

    If you have our app, you can control how your debit card is used abroad through ‘In-store international spending’ in the ‘Cards’ section. You can find out more about this feature in our ‘Cards management’ page.

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  • Card security Card security

    As soon as you receive your Barclays Visa debit card you’re automatically registered for Verified by Visa. We’ll occasionally ask you for some extra security information to verify your purchases when you checkout online, to protect your card against unauthorised use.

    And if our security team see any suspicious activity on your card, we’ll be in touch. Remember, you’ll get back any money that’s stolen if you’re a victim of fraud through no fault of your own.

  • Payment support service Payment support

    Things you buy with your debit card could be covered by the chargeback service

    You can make a claim through this service if something goes wrong with a purchase – for example, if you order something that never arrives or you’re charged the wrong amount by mistake.